Please join us in congratulating Jacob Johnson, current Vice President of Communications for the Northern Star Scouting Council Venturing Officers’ Association, from Ship 9202, Crew 3943, and Troop 3439, who has been selected to serve on the National Service Territory 4 Venturing Officers Association (VOA). The VOA offers opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and…

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Cub Scout Leaders – Check out the Virtual University of Scouting Classes this Spring (FREE)

NEW UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING EXTENSION CLASSES NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION – UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING EXTENSION! The University of Scouting Extension provides a series of 1-hour evening Zoom classes, allowing you to better juggle your responsibilities and childcare. We currently have a selection of classes aimed at busy Cub leaders, and we will be adding classes…

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Northern Star Scouting Guidelines for Unit Funds and “Scout Accounts”

Recently, a couple of units in District M reached out to their Commissioner with questions related to fundraising and “Scout Accounts”. To start, the primary intent of fundraising should be raising funds to help the Pack/Troop/Crew run their program, from paying for needed program items such as Pinewood Derby or camping equipment, to funding activities…

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Accessing your Weekly Membership/Recharter Reports – How-To Guide

Last week, Unit Committee Chairs and Unit Leaders (Cubmasters, Scoutmaster, Advisors) should have received an email regarding accessing their unit’s current membership report for the 2021-2022 Scouting Year (copied below). Trusted users can log into Scouting Events at any time to view your unit’s current membership report for the 2021-2022 Scouting year. Some unit leaders have followed up…

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Northern Star Scouting is proud to announce the District Award of Merit class of 2021!  The recipients listed below were announced at the Council Recognition Event on March 20th, alongside Northern Star Scouting’s Silver Beaver recipients.  The District Award of Merit is the highest level of recognition that a volunteer can receive for service to a local…

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Recognize your great Den Leader today!!

Do you have a Tiger Leader, Den Leader or Webelo leader you want to recognize?  New to District M, each month, we are going to recognize deserving leaders at our Virtual Round tables held the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Lets recognize our Den Leaders who have dedicated so much to your pack this past…

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Every year, thousands of organizations lose money — Are your Unit’s financials in shape?

Every year, thousands of non-profit organizations lose money thru disorganized finances, borrowing by volunteers and/or just simple embezzlement and theft. Watch the newspapers for a few months. You will start seeing the incidents. Protect your organization by adopting some of the below suggestions. Why does this happen? Volunteers are focused on fulfilling a need and…

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Annual Unit Recharter Process — Now through Oct 15th

Units should now be working on their Charter Renewal! Complete your Unit Recharter in 3 EASY STEPS! Each Committee Chair and Unit Leader (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Skipper/Advisor) should be receiving a weekly email each Friday that includes 1.) a report that details all Youth and Adults who paid that week  2.) Your Unit Membership Charter Report. Each Committee…

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