News (Scouts)

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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National Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Update

On July 1 the National Boy Scouts of America organization announced that it had made substantial progress in its Chapter 11 case. They reported reaching agreement with a majority of the parties to attain a global resolution that will equitably compensate survivors and ensure Scouting’s future by resolving past abuse cases for both the national…

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Updated COVID Guidance for Units

05/07/21   Effective today, we will follow state of Minnesota guidance for most settings that no longer requires face coverings, social distancing or limitations on groups sizes (below 500) for outdoor Scout outings, meetings and weekend campouts.  However, we continue to recommend that you follow social distancing, smaller group sizes and use of face coverings when social…

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Recognize a Committee Member or Committee Chair this Month!

Do you have a  Committee Chair or outstanding Committee Member you want to recognize?  New to District M, each month, we are recognizing deserving leaders at our Virtual Round tables held the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Lets recognize our Committee leaders who have dedicated so much to your pack or troop this past year.…

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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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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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