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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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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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2019 NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL HORNADAY RECIPIENTS

Scouts, do you know your conservation-oriented service project may also count towards a Hornaday Award? Hornaday Awards for youth include the badge, and bronze and silver medals. See more at the Scouting.org website by searching for Hornaday. In 2019, one Scout from our Council, Gavin Svensson of Troop 3469 in Bloomington MN, received the youth Hornaday…

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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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AN AMAZING MILLION DOLLAR DAY FOR SCOUTING

INSPIRATION, RECOGNITION AND DONATIONS TOPPING $1.2 MILLION Nearly 900 supporters attended our 2019 Million Dollar Day for Scouting – two breakfasts within a 25 hour period designed to raise $1 million to launch the 2020 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Participants saw a snapshot of Scouting’s influence as they shared fellowship and made their 2020 contributions.…

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