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Youth Protection Begins with YOU!

  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. One aspect is having our leaders trained in youth protection. The new YPT curriculum was introduced February 1, 2018 and is good for two years. That means that over the next weeks most…

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Keep on Scouting

There probably are lots of reasons you joined Scouting. It’s a lot of fun. You like hanging out with your friends. You learn cool new stuff. You get to go camping and have fun in the outdoors. The list goes on. One thing for sure: You didn’t join Scouting to hear or read about things…

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National BSA Files Chapter 11 — Northern Star Is Separately Incorporated and Financially Sound

National BSA Files Chapter 11 Northern Star Is Separately Incorporated and Financially Sound Posted February 18, 2020 The financial restructuring announced today is limited to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America organization. Northern Star Scouting is separately incorporated, financially sound and will continue to keep Scouting strong for youth in our area.…

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Rethinking the Blue and Gold Banquet

By Mark Ray Photographs by Michael Roytek From the January-February 2019 issue of Scouting magazine Cub Scout Activities, Cub Scout Corner, Cub Scouts, Magazine, Videos Way back in 1952, The Boy Scout Encyclopedia — yes, there really was such a book — included this description of the pack blue and gold dinner: “Often the mothers…

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Welcome to District “M”

WELCOME to District “M” – I have to admit that that sounds a little like something straight out of James Bond. Your unit is one of the 66 units that compose this new district. As part of the re-alignment of district boundaries by the Council, I have been assigned to serve as the District Executive…

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2020 Adult Leader Recognition Dinner and Nomination Forms

2020 Adult Leader Recognition Nomination Forms and District Recognition Dinner Registration   Nomination Forms District Award of Merit Position Specific Awards Glowing Ember Award   EVENT TIME AND LOCATION Dinner Registration Dinner Flyer The 2020 District Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:30PM, at the Minnetonka Community Center,14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka,…

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January 15th is the Deadline for Applications for the Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship

Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship Each year, between 20 and 25 Eagle Scouts are selected to receive scholarships. Awarded annually and reviewed by committee, the process is rigorous and competitive. Online Applications open Oct 15 and close Jan 15 of the following year. A partial list of eligibility requirements are: Applicant was registered in…

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2020 Wood Badge Breakfast – Saturday, Jan 11th at 8am

Enjoy a morning of Wood Badge fellowship! Join us as we welcome new participants, meet the staffs for upcoming courses, reunite with fellow patrol and course members, and meet new friends. $15 for Wood Badgers Free for prospective attendees to upcoming Wood Badge courses Proceeds from Wood Badge Breakfast will go to support Northern Star…

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Northern Star Scouting’s Units First initiative – New District Map

Northern Star Scouting’s Units First initiative took another step forward after several months of planning and input from Scouters across our districts and council committees. On December 18 the Board of Directors approved an initial map of public School Districts contained within the 25 counties of Northern Star, changing the boundaries and the names of all of…

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BSA Names Roger C. Mosby as new CEO and President

Dear BSA Volunteers and Scouting Ambassadors, I am happy to let you know that earlier this evening, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America named Roger C. Mosby as the organization’s CEO and President after a focused search, which was initiated when former CEO and President Michael B. Surbaugh retired after a…

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