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Pack Open Houses – a GREAT way to Recruit!

The State Fair is done which means school has start for most kids today in Minnesota. School Open Houses are where our top recruiting units are seeing the most foot traffic in promoting our Cub Scout packs!What we have found successfully working in the units that are being successful in recruiting is having a bright…

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IS YOUR UNIT READY FOR SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING?????

School Night for Scouting is fast approaching on Thursday September 19th, 6-7pm at all Elementary Schools. Open houses are behind us, now being out in your School for School Night for Scouting, being visible and talking about how much fun Scouting is, is key to your pack’s recruitment. Use the Media resources to help promote…

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District Membership Status 2019

Let’s Keep the Membership Growing! Lake Minnetonka has welcomed 20 more Scouts to the program over last year! Why is Membership Growth Important? Membership Growth simply shows that we’re sharing the values of Scouting with more young people and their families. The skills taught in weekly meetings or earned on campouts stay with Scouts forever.…

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Reminder: New Leaders need to Complete Youth Protection Training

As we recruit new Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers, we always try to recruit new adult leaders. As a reminder, all Scouting leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to registering. Unit leaders should instruct any interested volunteer to visit www.my.scouting.org and login by creating an account to access the training. For…

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UPDATES COMING TO MOBILE ARCHERY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Since 2017, Northern Star Scouting has operated five inflatable archery sets that units can check out for promoting recruitment at community events. Starting September 1st, 2019, some changes will be coming to the policies for the use of this equipment in an effort to improve user experience upkeep of the equipment:   A nominal fee…

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NEW Cub Scouts can attend Cub Scout Fall Day Camp for FREE!

WHAT IS FALL DAY CAMP? Fall Day Camp is a half-day opportunity for all Cub Scouts and their families to kick off the school year with a fun experience. New Scouts and parents get to participate in activities like Archery, BB Guns, GaGa Ball, and games while learning about the year-round camping opportunities Scouting offers.…

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Be a part of the Northern Star Council Scouts BSA Community!

Announcing — A new Facebook group for Scouts BSA Leaders, Volunteers, and Parents! This group is intended to be a resource for anyone involved in the Northern Star Scouts BSA program. This is the place to share ideas, programs, activities, training and provide resources to Scouts BSA leaders and families. We encourage others who are…

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Be a part of the Northern Star Council Cub Scout Community!

Announcing — A new Facebook group for Cub Scout Leaders, Volunteers, and Parents! This group is intended to be a resource for anyone involved in the Northern Star Cub Scout program. This is the place to share ideas, programs, activities, training and provide resources to Cub Scout leaders and families. We encourage others who are…

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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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The Bell Museum welcomes Scouting Groups!

The Bell Museum welcomes all Scouting groups!  Discounted museum admission (includes the Minnesota Journeys exhibits on the second floor, the Touch & See Lab and Collections Cove, and special exhibition galleries) is available for groups of 15 or more.  For an additional fee, Planetarium shows are also available. A minimum group size of 15 or…

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