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National Jamboree 2021 Postponed

Last week, the National Executive Committee, at the recommendation of the National Jamboree Leadership, approved the action to postpone the 2021 National Jamboree. Like you, we are filled with immense sadness to not gather at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The safety of the Scouts and Scouters is our first responsibility. We are looking forward to…

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A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting!

Is your unit working through how to meet during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Are you struggling with keeping you boys and girls involved in Cub Scouting over the summer? A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting, a booklet developed by our District, can be downloaded here: A Guide to Virtual Cub Scouting.  This does not contain all…

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2020 Council Recognition Dinner – July 16th

The Council Recognition Dinner Committee has made the difficult decision to move toward a virtual format for our 2020 event. The premier of our virtual event will be on Thursday July 16th at 7PM. More information on accessing the virtual event through Brandlive will be available on the council site soon. Please save the date…

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Turn Almost Anything Into a Recruitment Event!

Be sure to download the latest Turn Almost Anything into a Recruitment Event booklet, created just for the Packs and Troops in District M. This handout of best practices, tools, and tips is a great resource throughout the year for leaders, both new and old, to build recruiting into your events.  

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Summer Recruitment tip: yard sign it up! 

  Did your local festival get cancelled?  Is your Pack missing out on its usual parade promotion?  Drive some local awareness and visibility with yard signs! Yard signs are available at the BaseCamp office.  Order yours here!  They’re free! Some Packs have turned yard sign placement into a family event!  Set a day for each…

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Summer Reading with Cub Scouts

Ah, summer. When the glass of iced lemonade sweats chilled droplets of water next to the dog-eared pages of a paperback novel blowing in the breeze that gently sways the porch swing overlooking the winding creek through a field of sun-soaked, bright green grass. Not quite how your summer days look? Not to worry, the takeaway here is…

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DOG SLEDDING REGISTRATIONS OPEN JULY 1ST

The dog sledding program at Snow Base is the highest demand program at Snow Base. Each year, it fills to capacity on the first day registration is open. This year we are opening registrations earlier. On July 1st at noon, registration will be open for the dogsledding program only. Registration will be first come first…

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Many Point Scout Camp – COVID-19 FAQs

Many Point Scout Camp has published a detailed list of FAQs regarding COVID-19 Health and Safety for those attending camp this summer. It’s important to note that this situation continues to evolve and change daily. Should our targeted start date of July 5th be altered, we will let you know promptly. We plan to publish…

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Troop Leaders Virtual Gathering – Thursday, June 4 at 7pm

Please join us for our TROOP LEADERS VIRTUAL GATHERING this Thursday, June 4, at 7:00 pm. The agenda will include discussion on camping and the new registration system/fees. Be sure to invite your ASMs and other significant adult volunteers to join the conversation.   Email Jim Bollback jbollback@northernstar.org or your Unit Commissioner for the zoom…

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