Support Youth Information Access Bill

Dear Northern Star Scouting Volunteer,                                                                            We are currently working to pass a legislative bill that would allow youth organizations, such as ourselves, to distribute paper fliers in the schools and we need your help in a grassroots campaign for support of the bill.  We are at a critical time and are asking for your…

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Price Increases for Awards and Uniforms

Unit leaders – we have some good news and some bad news. We’ve heard this information on several online Scouting groups, so wanted to share with our District M folks. Bad news? BSA’s national supply division is raising prices for some awards and uniform pieces. Good news? The prices don’t go into effect until March…

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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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If you’re looking to purchase, donate, or receive a good condition, used uniform, we can help. The goal of the Northern Star Uniform Exchange is to see that every Scout has a uniform. If you can’t afford our donation suggestions, please let us know and we’ll take care of you! PURCHASE UNIFORMS at discounted prices…

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Member Recruiting Update from Northern Star Scouting!

Application Approvals: With the new online registration system, Pack leaders play a critical role!  When a new family registers online, an email gets sent to the Committee Chair on file for approval.  Until that approval comes to the registrars, the new scout isn’t officially a Scout.  Quick responses to those approval emails are critical!  If…

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Troop 589 starts the year strong!

On the weekend of September 18-20, 2020, Troop 589 from Victoria, MN, started their new scouting year off strong with an epic “Skills & Bike” campout. After months of planning protocols to camp during COVID and successfully attending Many Point Scout Camp in July 2020, the Scouts of Troop 589 kicked off the 2020-2021 Scouting…

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