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Cub Scout Parent Orientation Guide now available!

You have the Scouts – so what do you do with the parents? The parent orientation is a vital step in the recruiting process and should take place after your back-to-school night, your unit’s recruitment event, and School Night for Scouting.  Parent orientations serve as the opportunity to provide an introduction into Scouting and your…

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A GREAT NIGHT AT THE 2019 COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

ON MARCH 23 Hundreds of Scouters gathered on March 23 for the annual Council Recognition Dinner at the Golden Valley Country Club to celebrate our 15 Silver Beaver recipients and 7 Eagle Scout Scholarship recipients. We were also able to highlight some of the other awards given out throughout the year through various committees, activities,…

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SCOUTS BSA LAUNCH EXPANDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS

LAUNCHING NOW We’re excited to launch Scouts BSA on February 1st – welcoming girls to our signature program. There are already sixteen Scouts BSA Girl Troops with paperwork in the office ready to begin meeting, with another 47 scheduled for February and March, with commitments to date for 144 new Scouts BSA Troops being formed.…

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Happy Holidays and a New Year!

As we find ourselves between the Festival of Lights (a belated Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish Scouters!) and the upcoming Christmas holiday and the new year, we at Lake Minnetonka District wish you and your family all the best in 2019! Lake Minnetonka District Key 5

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WINTER ACTIVITY SAFETY

SAFETY MOMENT There is magic to camping in winter. It is one of the most challenging outdoor adventures. However, potentially extreme weather conditions, cold temperatures, and unique hazards associated with outdoor winter activities require careful planning to ensure safety. Go here to learn more about winter activity safety: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/winter-activity/ Scouting has quite a library of “Safety…

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FALL 2018 UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING WAS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY

Over 400 Scouts, Scouting volunteers and Scouting partners from around the council participated in the 2018 Fall University of Scouting held at Saint Paul College on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The training extravaganza had classes for everyone! Leader specific trainings, BALOO, ScoutBook, Outdoor Cooking, STEM, and Scouts BSA training classes were certainly some of the…

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Neil Armstrong’s Scout hat, Silver Buffalo Award among items to be sold by Heritage Auctions

A collection of memorabilia from Neil Armstrong’s time in Scouting, including his Boy Scout hat, Silver Buffalo Award and a variety of Scout patches, will be auctioned off this week in Dallas. The Scouting artifacts are part of the Armstrong Family Collection, presented by Heritage Auctions and Neil Armstrong’s sons, Mark and Rick. The pre-auction…

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