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NEW SUSTAINABILITY COURSES AT UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

University of Scouting this month will have tons of courses to take – and among these courses is something new: an arc of three courses about sustainability. Why is sustainability important? Special reports by a United Nations panel (October 2018) and the U.S. Government Fourth Climate Assessment (November 2018) stated that if we continue our…

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A GREAT NIGHT AT THE 2019 COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

ON MARCH 23 Hundreds of Scouters gathered on March 23 for the annual Council Recognition Dinner at the Golden Valley Country Club to celebrate our 15 Silver Beaver recipients and 7 Eagle Scout Scholarship recipients. We were also able to highlight some of the other awards given out throughout the year through various committees, activities,…

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April Family Scouting Update

FAMILY SCOUTING IS ALIVE AND STRONG IN OUR NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING PROGRAMS! Cub Scout packs have been offering co-ed opportunities for over a year now, and we have a Scouts BSA troop for young women in nearly every district! Forms, tools and resources to help your decision making are available on a new page on…

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APRIL IS YOUTH PROTECTION MONTH

April is the month to promote Youth Protection Training to all adults who are planning to attend summer camp with your unit. Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must be Youth Protection Trained and officially registered with the BSA. The 72 hours need not be…

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Counselor In Training Available – BE A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) – Many Point Scout Camp – Jun 16-20 or Jul 14-Aug 17, 2019

BE A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING The Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Many Point Scout Camp has been designed to develop the future staff members for Many Point and to provide personal development for Scouts. Many Point has been continually rated as one of the top camps in the nation. This outstanding record is due…

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Upcoming Camp Training Courses – Various Dates 2019

Northern Star Council, through dedicated volunteers, offers multiple supplemental training courses throughout the year. In 2019 the following courses will be offered. For further information and to register, please click the link. BSA Archery at Kiwanis Scout Reservation –  April 6, 2019 https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-Spring2019BBArcheryTrainings BSA BB Rangemaster at Kiwanis Scout Resrvation – April 6, 2019 https://scoutingevent.com/250-Spring2019BBArcheryTrainings…

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Leave No Trace Trainer Course – 2019

The Trainer Course is an informative fun 2-day session on the ethics and practice of minimum impact recreation and travel. Course participants learn skills and teaching techniques through discussions and demos in a rustic outdoor setting. The course is for BSA adults and youth at least 14 years of age. When:   April 26-28, 2019 Where:   Stearns…

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NEXT STEPS FOR A NEW COUNCIL PATCH

POLL RESULTS ARE IN Thanks to all who participated in our online poll! Your top two choice picks and related comments will greatly help in the final selection. In all, there were 808 votes cast with the top choices in order (based on the totals of 1st and 2nd choice votes) being: E, B, A,…

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