Northern Star Scout Shops opening June 2nd

The Twin Cities Scout Shops and Base Camp Customer Service Desk for Drop-offs/Pick-ups will open within safety guidelines on Tuesday, June 2. The Base Camp Customer Service Desk will be open from 8 AM – 5 PM The Base Camp Scout Shop will be open Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM and…

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Deadline extended to May 11th — Nominate a Deserving Scouter for District Recognition

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED! Please submit your nominations by May 11th!! Only 11 units have submitted nominations for Outstanding Leader (outstanding Den Leader, Committee Member, Assistant Scoutmaster, etc)  — please be sure to nominate your deserving Adults in your unit to be recognized!! Each year, the District gathers to celebrate and recognize the parents and…

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Northern Star Council – New Communications

The new Council Communications Committee has established a monthly schedule of targeted emails designed to provide information and resources for our units. They are being sent as follows: eNavigator is sent on the first of every month. Northern Starlight – Cub Scouting is sent during the first full week Northern Starlight – Scouts BSA/Venturing is…

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Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Posted from National Association of School Psychologists Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying…

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Scouting Tech: Online Conferencing Tools for Virtual Meetings

Cubmaster Rebekah, of Look Wider Still, wrote an informative piece about Scouting online. (source) We’re navigating some seriously uncharted territory right now, trying to find ways to maintain some normalcy and keep the kids from physically turning into the Fortnite character they’re obsessively playing. It’s been pleasantly surprising to witness the outpouring of knowledge and…

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Welcome to District “M”

WELCOME to District “M” – I have to admit that that sounds a little like something straight out of James Bond. Your unit is one of the 66 units that compose this new district. As part of the re-alignment of district boundaries by the Council, I have been assigned to serve as the District Executive…

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