Merit Badge Counselors List Available for Download

The Merit Badge Counselors list for the Western Region of Northern Star Council, including Lake Minnetonka District, was updated November 1st. This list is ready for download on the district website at / Program/ Advancement/ Boy Scouts/ Merit Badge Counselors List,  direct link. Please follow the directions to obtain your password. Thank you. Charlie Jones Advancement Chairman – Eagle…

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GABE ANDERSON OF TROOP 270 For most Scouts, earning the 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout is challenge enough. But for Gabe Anderson of Troop 270 in Rosemount, it was just the beginning. “When I first joined, I read an article about another Scout who earned every merit badge. I said, ‘I want…

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STEM Scout Named America’s Top Young Scientist

Photo: Andy King, Discovery Education Last week, STEM Scout Gitanjali “Anjali” Rao was named the winner of the 2017 Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge, making the world a better place in the process. Anjali’s award-winning project, the Tethys, enables users to test for lead levels in water with greater ease and effectiveness than many…

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$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Eagle Scout Scholarships—Each year up to twenty $1,000 Scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Northern Star Council. Endowed Scholarships include Camp Staff, Technical School, Southeast Asian Scout and more. See website for application and details. Applications are available online starting October 15, 2017 and close…

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Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

Scoutmaster Bucky provides advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts in the areas of Merit Badges, Rank Requirements, and Training. Based out of Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the Scoutmaster Bucky program is open to ALL registered Boy Scouts of America scouting youth and adult leaders. Post expires on Saturday June 2nd, 2018 205

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Eagle Scout praised for bravery, service after London terror attack

Tobias Ellwood, the politician gaining praise for his heroism after a fatal stabbing outside the U.K. Parliament in London, is an Eagle Scout. Ellwood, born in New York City to British parents, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council, which serves American Scouts living overseas. He earned Scouting’s highest honor on May 25,…

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Unique Spot for Eagle Court of Honor

By Northern Star Museum of Scouting Spring at North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is the season for Eagle Courts of Honor. For whatever reason, more new Eagles seem to finish their work, project, Scoutmaster conference, and board of review in time to have a Spring court of honor. The Museum has…

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