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Every year, thousands of organizations lose money — Are your Unit’s financials in shape?

Every year, thousands of non-profit organizations lose money thru disorganized finances, borrowing by volunteers and/or just simple embezzlement and theft. Watch the newspapers for a few months. You will start seeing the incidents. Protect your organization by adopting some of the below suggestions. Why does this happen? Volunteers are focused on fulfilling a need and…

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Make sure you’ve renewed your Youth Protection training – many leaders training expires this fall!

True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. The BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. All parents and caregivers should understand that our leaders are to abide…

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Updated!! Annual Unit Recharter FAQ

** Q. I’m not receiving the weekly emails — how do I get the Membership Charter Report? A. Email our District Exec, Jim Bollback jbollback@northernstar.org and he can send you a report   **Q. Do I need to turn in the Blue (Charter Org Approval Form) and Gold (Charter Partner Agreement) Forms A. Yes, these…

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Annual Unit Recharter Process — Now through Oct 15th

Units should now be working on their Charter Renewal! Complete your Unit Recharter in 3 EASY STEPS! Each Committee Chair and Unit Leader (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Skipper/Advisor) should be receiving a weekly email each Friday that includes 1.) a report that details all Youth and Adults who paid that week  2.) Your Unit Membership Charter Report. Each Committee…

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Remembering Lance Brackee

It is with great sadness that District M, lost one of our great volunteers, Lance Brackee from Troop 3337 and Girls Troop 5337.   Both of his sons and his daughter are actively in Scouting. Lance would light up the room with his presence, always cheerful and energetic, whether it would be at a PLC, or…

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Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣ ⁣

(from the National Park Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/59420116388/posts/10157206218541389/?d=n) READ: Please don’t run from bears or push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As a follow-up to a previous post, if you come upon a stationary bear, move away slowly and sideways; this allows you to keep an eye on the bear…

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NEW PROGRAM CATALOG

A UNIT PROGRAM PARTNER – ONE FOR EACH FAMILY For our new Scouting year, we have a new tool!  Copies of a 16-page, full color 2020-2021 Program Catalog for ALL your member households can be picked up at the August Program Kick-Offs. They contain brief descriptions, identified by season and Scouting program, of the major…

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District M – Pack and Troop Leader Gatherings this coming Week! Join us for an open discussion and more information!

All Leaders – Scoutmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, Assistant Scoutmasters, Membership Chairs and more — should join us for the leader meetings for Pack and Troop leaders this coming week! Hear important updates and get your questions answered in this virtual meeting! Make sure you register in the link below or email Jim Bollback jbollback@northernstar.org…

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