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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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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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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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2020 SILVER BEAVER NOMINATIONS DUE

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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50 YOUTH TRAVELED THE METRO FOR URBAN ADVENTURE 2019

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, boyscoutsofamerica@email.scouting.org (You may view the online version of the message). We need your assistance to complete, collect,…

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