News (Scouts)

Northern Star Scouting – Putting Units First

Scouting happens where we deliver our life-changing programs to young people. That’s in our units – Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships and Posts. Supporting those units effectively and efficiently is our primary mission. That’s why Northern Star Scouting is launching the Units First initiative, beginning January 1, 2020, following several months’ work by a variety of…

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NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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This year’s VOA Urban Adventure was attending by over 50 youth making up 7 teams. These teams enjoyed a beautiful day traveling around the Metro area and utilizing multiple forms of transportation, including over 46 miles traveled on the light rail. We had over 300 photos submitted and 268 waypoints completed. Team “Trees” took first…

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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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