Updated (3/16/21) COVID Guidelines for Packs, Troops, and Crews from Northern Star Scouting

03/16/21 Based on the Governor’s announcement last week, Northern Star Scouting has updated the unit COVID Guidelines with the following: Volunteer led unit meetings/gatherings/campouts – Units must continue to follow COVID safety guidelines found in the ‘Unit COVID Safety Guidebook”. We have combined group size limits from private social gatherings and youth sports guidelines to increase…

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At the Spring 2021 University of Scouting our classes are online only.  We are offering a great selection of workshops with top notch instructors to help you on your Scouting journey.  Many of our classes feature Q&A sessions or panels, allowing you to interact with the experts you want to learn from, as well as your fellow Scouters. Scroll…

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2021 SPRING BALOO COURSE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION – BALOO Trained Leader is required for any Pack camping

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) TRAINED LEADERS PUT THE OUTING IN SCOUTING ​​Attention all Cub Leaders looking to get outside Camping with your pack! We have a BALOO training scheduled for May 22-23, 2021. A BALOO trained leader is a requirement for a Pack or Den to facilitate their own camping activities and covers topics…

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Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts!!

Eagle Scouts have been leading positive change in their communities for more than a century. That tradition continues with the historic inaugural class of Female Eagle Scouts. “Eagle Scout is a designation widely valued by universities, employers, and other respected institutions around the world, and we are honored to celebrate the hundreds of incredible young women…

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Sign-up now for the Winter-Spring Wood Badge – the premiere training for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Leaders – weekend of April 30th and May 22nd

Purpose of Wood Badge The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is…

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Spring Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!! April 24 – 25, 2021

Northern Star Scouting is hosting another exciting Outdoor Leadership training session. Our courses always fill up quickly, so please sign up early and don’t miss this excellent training opportunity. In addition to fulfilling the training requirements for Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is a fantastic introduction for parents or other adults to learn about Scouts, BSA and…

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Cub Leaders – Plan meetings that cover multiple ranks!

Den Leaders – are you working with Dens of different ranks? Looking to plan what advancement to work on? Pack Leaders – looking for themes for your next Pack meeting that covers multiple ranks? Check out this cool chart from the Atlanta Area Council that shows what themes can be used for meetings that apply…

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