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Update: Moving Some Churchill Recommendations Forward

As part of the ongoing process to identify how to optimize the Boy Scouts of America for success in the future, the National Executive Committee (NEC) recently asked the National Management Team to facilitate the evaluation of the 26 primary proposed recommendations that resulted from the Churchill Project. In addition to receiving survey input from…

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2021 NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN NOV 1st

Each year $25,000 in scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Northern Star Scouting. Endowed scholarships include Camp Staff, Technical School, Southeast Asian Scout and more. Applications are available online starting November 1, 2020 and close January 15, 2021. 2021 EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS Applicant earned their Eagle Scout Award with Northern Star…

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NEW PROGRAM CATALOG

A UNIT PROGRAM PARTNER – ONE FOR EACH FAMILY For our new Scouting year, we have a new tool!  Copies of a 16-page, full color 2020-2021 Program Catalog for ALL your member households can be picked up at the August Program Kick-Offs. They contain brief descriptions, identified by season and Scouting program, of the major…

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UPDATE ON NATIONAL BSA RESTRUCTURING COMMUNICATIONS

A MESSAGE TO NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING VOLUNTEERS You may have received or may soon receive a legal notice from Omni Agent Solutions and the National Council, Boy Scouts of America regarding the national organization’s Chapter Eleven bankruptcy. This is a requirement of the bankruptcy code as part of the process of reorganizing. Over the coming…

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ARE SUMMER OUTINGS OK?

Many of you have questions about how to conduct outings within BSA guidelines during the pandemic. As you plan, first check out Scout Unit Trip Planning Tips to ensure you are meeting basic Scouting guidelines.  Second, please check for regular updates to the Council’s COVID-19 page. Look for the brown tab labeled Unit Meetings, Activities & Outings. Q:…

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COVID19 AND NORTHERN STAR UNIT MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES

6/09/2020 – Group meeting size restrictions have been updated, on the Unit Meeting and Activities tab As of 6/9, Northern Star Scouting has updated the guidance for Unit Meetings and activities. Units can meet for den meetings, patrol meetings, service projects, or outings in groups of 25 or less in an outdoor space, or 10…

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Pack Leader Virtual Meeting – Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm

Join us on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm for the June District Pack Leaders Virtual Gathering. Make sure to attend this gathering and learn more about the upcoming Fall Recruitment plan, materials, and more information you need to know to welcome new Scouts to your Pack! Pack Recruitment Chairs, Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs…

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