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Northern Star Minecraft Campout – Camp Pinewood

We’re still social distancing and maintaining small groups, but we can meetup for some fun camp activities at Camp Pinewood, a virtual Camp made on a multi-player Minecraft server. Come check out all the cool amenities, and play one of your favorite online games. Instructions to sign into the server and a scavenger hunt sheet…

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CLASS OF 2020 VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT

Graduating Northern Star Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring Seniors: You are invited to a special event to honor your achievement! DETAILS Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Zoom meeting (for the seniors to join) and Facebook live for families and friends to watch. THREE STEPS TO REGISTERING Zoom Registration for Seniors…

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NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING AND COVID19 INFORMATION

ALL IN-PERSON SCOUTING MEETINGS, ACTIVITIES AND CAMPS SUSPENDED FOR GROUPS OF MORE THAN 10 (5/15/2020) Northern Star Scouting will take a small step away from Scouting at Home, and toward in-person den, patrol, and any group gatherings as of Monday, May 18. Per the Governor of Minnesota’s orders, and without conflict with state standards in Wisconsin, groups of…

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HELP UNLOCK A $50,000 MATCHING GIFT FROM MENARDS!

For a limited time, all new and increased donations to Scouting will be matched by a generous gift from the team at Menards Home Improvement Stores. Act now to double your impact and make an even greater difference in the lives of youth by going to: Northernstar.org/give Like you, Menards is dedicated to service and…

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2019 NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL HORNADAY RECIPIENTS

Scouts, do you know your conservation-oriented service project may also count towards a Hornaday Award? Hornaday Awards for youth include the badge, and bronze and silver medals. See more at the Scouting.org website by searching for Hornaday. In 2019, one Scout from our Council, Gavin Svensson of Troop 3469 in Bloomington MN, received the youth Hornaday…

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DROPPED YOUTH OUTREACH

In April and May 2020, Northern Star staff will be undertaking a new project: contacting every family who chose not to renew their membership for this year.  Taking cues from industry, staff will be asking former members about their decision to leave Scouting.  As we gather responses and code them, we will be sharing summary…

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