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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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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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Unit Meeting Guidelines (updated 5/29/20)

Units can meet for den meetings, patrol meetings, service projects, or outings in groups of ten or less per state guidelines. All other state guidelines with regard to social distancing and sanitizing should also be observed. For guidance we are following the detailed recommendations that can be found here for reference: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/socialdistance.pdf https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/aboutdnr/covid-19-outdoor-recreation-guidelines.html   For…

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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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District Troop Leaders Virtual Gathering – May 21st

Troop Leaders — are you looking to learn from each other? Share ideas and resources and learn from the other Troops in our District? Join us for a Virtual Troop Leader Gathering on May 21st at 7:00pm. Email Jim Bollback, jbollback@northernstar.org District Executive, for information on the Zoom meeting and passwords. what was your best…

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