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April Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Apr 6, 2017

What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to: Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally…

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2017 Council Recognition Dinner

A Great Night of Recognizing Our Top Volunteers Over 300 Scouting volunteers, family members and friends attended the Northern Star Council Recognition Dinner at Golden Valley Country Club on Saturday, March 18. Thank you to our Council Recognition Dinner Committee and our Council Silver Beaver Selections Committee for their time and energy to orchestrate the…

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She’s helped 1,000 young men become Eagle Scouts

It happened a few minutes after 7 p.m. on March 14. Inside Room 126 of the Peachtree City (Ga.) United Methodist Church, Preston A. passed his board of review and became an Eagle Scout. The moment wasn’t just monumental for Preston and his family. It was also historic for Ute Whatley, the Eagle Scout Coordinator in Preston’s district (the…

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Scouting gets high approval rating from four cabinet secretaries

Four meetings with cabinet secretaries yielded four strong responses to Scouting and the ways in which it prepares young people for life. It’s safe to say that, thanks to the 10 terrific Report to the Nation delegates who represent 2.3 million outstanding youth participants nationwide, the BSA’s approval rating is high. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security “I stand before…

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What a 190-member troop can teach you about retention

With 190 registered members, Troop 755 of Northville, Mich. — just outside of Detroit — is almost eight times the size of an average 25-member troop. In fact, it could be the biggest troop east of the Mississippi. With such an impressive number of boys, what better source for learning how the troop recruits and…

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At this military base’s Pinewood Derby garage, they’re making more than cars

Guest post by Sgt. David N. Beckstrom, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Reprinted with permission JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The smell of sawdust wafts through the air. Power tools whine. It’s mid-February, and inside the Scout Hut on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the boys and parents of Pack 462 are preparing for the annual Pinewood Derby in late March. The…

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Venturing Shindig – May 19, 2017

Cowboys and Outlaws The Venturing Shindig is an all weekend extravaganza. You get to do shooting sports, archery, COPE, and much more. Event Information May 19-21, 2017 Check in is from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on May 19. Check out is 9 a.m. May 21. Where? Stearns Scout Camp Who Should Come? All Venturers…

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2017 New at Many Point and Tomahawk

It’s All Good These new programs are coming to your favorite summer camp locations, Many Point Amazing Pace Day Program Sports featuring Bubbleball Soccer and Climbing Outpost Sportsman’s Outpost Real life Battleship’s and three more Aqua-Trampolines at our beaches Outdoorskills revamp Drones added to Moviemaking Tomahawk Expansion of Explore Program Sporting Arrows Pump Track Expansion…

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A Day of Drones and Fun at Base Camp – May 20, 2017

Drones, Computers, and Fun Northland Aerospace and Pathfinder will host a special STEM event at Base Camp Saturday, May 20th, and you’re invited! Each Boy Scout will choose a specific discipline for the day from some of the coolest technologies available anywhere, including Drone Building, Geospatial Imagery Analysis, and some incredible surprises you won’t want…

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