The ingenious way this Cub Scout pack welcomes new members

For a new Cub Scout family, nothing says “we’re glad you’re here” quite like a handcrafted kit containing some items you’ll need during your Scouting journey. Oh, and snacks help, too. A Cub Scout pack in Michigan welcomes new members with cleverly designed bags — made by the pack’s current Cub Scouts — that include…

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Are you hosting a Peer Recruiting Event this fall?

One of the best ways to recruit new Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, troop campout, lock-in, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Scouts for the youth and their parents. Cub Scouts — Which of…

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ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization & FAQs

To Our Volunteer Leaders in Lake Minnetonka District Earlier this week, every registered Adult Leader in the Boy Scouts of America should have received an email message, or will receive an email message, from the National BSA Email, (You may view the online version of the message). We need your assistance to complete, collect,…

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BSA Membership Fee to Increase, Rechartering Delayed, Additional Hard Copy Authorizations Required

(Reposted from Northern Star Council eNavigator: ) We want to share some recently released information from the National BSA organization. We were informed in late September that the national member registration fee will likely be increased for 2020. Although we have not been informed what the new fee will be or of the full…

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Let’s keep our Membership Growing!

Great job to all of the Scouts and Scouters who have welcomed new Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA members this month! In just the past week alone, there have been over 100 new applications to join Scouting! Thank you for welcoming more kids to have a Scoutlook on Life   Now’s the time to build…

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You Did It! Congrats on a Great School Night for Scouting!

Thank you to all of our Packs for a great School Night for Scouting! Over 140 new Cub Scouts have already joined Scouting in the Lake Minnetonka District. These youth now have a chance to experience all the benefits of Scouting!   What’s Next?  Now is not the time to slow down – let’s continue…

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Northern Star Scouting Launches Partnership Program for Educators

Northern Star Scouting recently launched a new site, Prepared for Learning   aimed at connecting and partnering with educators in our communities. Our overall goal is to increase our partnerships with our schools related to increased access to school open houses, distribution of paper fliers, support at school events like carnivals and community service opportunities.…

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NEW ‘Webelos Experience in the Woods’

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! This brand new opportunity  is for 4th and 5th graders to learn what Scouts BSA is all about, meet other Scouts from 6 districts, do things that Cub Scouts cannot, and have fun. The event is scheduled for Nov 1-3 at Stearns Scout Camp. Over the weekend, Webelos Scouts will form patrols…

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