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Explore Base Camp at Pre-K Days this Summer!

Base Camp Pre-K Days Fun and active programs for youth ages 2-5 and an adult. Activities include: free play, circle time, games, story and a craft.  All sessions run from 9 am to 12:00 noon. $10 per child each day or $32 if you sign up for all four days at once; no cost for adults. Monday,…

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Day Camp Program for new Tiger Scouts!

Tiger Day Camp is the perfect introduction to Summer Camp for our youngest campers entering 1st Grade this fall! Spend a full day exploring camp and all of the awesome activities it has to offer. You can look forward to swimming, archery, bb guns, nature hike, bounce pillow and much more! ADVANCEMENT This program is…

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These nine young women joined Venturing 17 years ago; here’s where they are now

The members of Venturing Crew 1886 in 2006 — four years after the crew was formed. A Lutheran pastor in Virginia, a land development engineer in North Carolina and a fitness-focused Instagram influencer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. One common thread connects each of these three women — and six others with similar success stories. All…

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See what you missed at Roundtable!

June’s Roundtable was focused on First Aid training for Adults, Scouts, and Cub Scouts! Several leaders saw how First Aid can be taught to their youth through role-playing and games (with a  purpose). If you missed out and want to see how you could use games and role-playing, check out: https://www.programresources.org/first-aid-skill-activities/ Our Cub Scouts and…

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Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

Lake Minnetonka is setting the pace with seven Scouts BSA troops for girls started since February 1 of this year. Congratulations to Troop 5174 (Chaska), Troop 5283 (Wayzata), Troop 5330 (Chanhassen), Troop 5424 (Excelsior), Troop 5570 (Plymouth), Troop 5571 (Mound), and Troop 5589 (Victoria)! More than 50 girls are currently registered in these troops which…

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Soar toward a new STEM Nova Award with iFLY

Your Scouts can take flight and earn a cool new STEM Nova Award, thanks to a collaboration between iFLY and the Boy Scouts of America. iFLY indoor skydiving gives Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Sea Scouts and Venturers a chance to fly high while working on the “Up and Away” STEM Nova Award. They’ll focus…

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‘Linked troop’ Wood Badge course at SBR will blaze a new trail for training

An inventive new Wood Badge course, scheduled for January 2020 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, will give participants a chance to experience the “linked troop” model used by many Scouts BSA troops. Everything about the course breaks the Wood Badge mold in exciting ways. There’s the fresh format, the location at the BSA’s newest high-adventure…

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New Council Shoulder Strip – Northern Star Scouting

AND THE PATCH WINNER IS . . . THE VOTES ARE IN This design featuring canoeists under a starry sky in one of our many lakes, rivers and streams was the decisive winner with 51% of the online votes (compared to 33% for the next closest design). Gold was the top border choice with 39%…

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2019 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT – FREE TICKETS!

JOIN OUR ADVENTURE SUMMIT REPRESENT SCOUTING AND VOLUNTEER WITH US AT THE FAIR! The Minnesota State Fair is always a blast and a great way to end the summer! Of course, one of the best activities at the fair is our very own Adventure Summit In order for the Adventure Summit to run smoothly, we…

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Be Prepared to earn awards this summer – For Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and adults!

You and your Scout might already be looking forward to summertime fun. It’s a great time to get outdoors, earn some awards a little more conducive to the season and make lifelong memories. But to ensure maximum enjoyment, you should make sure you’re in shape to accomplish your goals. As Scouting magazine columnist Jeff Csatari…

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Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training – Sep 21 – 22, 2019

Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!!! Northern Star Scouting and Lake Minnetonka District are hosting another exciting Outdoor Leadership training session Sept 21 & 22, 2019. 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…

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Adventure awaits you at Arrow of Light Summer Camp – Are your 4th graders signed up for summer camp?

Are your 4th graders signed up for summer camp? Help them get ready to transition to Scouts BSA by signing them up!  19 out of 20 Webelos that go to Arrow of Light Camp go on to join a troop. Adventure awaits you at Arrow of Light Summer Camp! You can look forward to three…

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District Membership Status 2019

By Vicki Jurek | May 5, 2019 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2019

District Membership Status 2019 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Time to Plan for Unit Recruitment It’s that time of year for packs, troops, crews, and teams to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult leaders to…

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Explore Base Camp at Pre-K Days this Summer!

By Northern Star Council | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Base Camp Pre-K Days Fun and active programs for youth ages 2-5 and an adult. Activities include: free play, circle time, games, story and a craft.  All sessions run from 9 am to 12:00 noon. $10 per child each day or $32 if you sign up for all four days at once; no cost for adults. Monday,…

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Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | April 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies

Lake Minnetonka – Annual Recognition Dinner 2019 – Award Winners, Photos, and Biographies Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata Our Volunteers Are Super Heroes! The Lake Minnetonka District held their 2019 District Dinner and Recognition event on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Wayzata Country Club. The friendship and fellowship of…

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Day Camp Program for new Tiger Scouts!

By Northern Star Council | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tiger Day Camp is the perfect introduction to Summer Camp for our youngest campers entering 1st Grade this fall! Spend a full day exploring camp and all of the awesome activities it has to offer. You can look forward to swimming, archery, bb guns, nature hike, bounce pillow and much more! ADVANCEMENT This program is…

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‘Linked troop’ Wood Badge course at SBR will blaze a new trail for training

By Bryan Wendell | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

An inventive new Wood Badge course, scheduled for January 2020 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, will give participants a chance to experience the “linked troop” model used by many Scouts BSA troops. Everything about the course breaks the Wood Badge mold in exciting ways. There’s the fresh format, the location at the BSA’s newest high-adventure…

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Recruitment Materials Request Form

By Vicki Jurek | June 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Recruitment Materials Request Form

 Recruitment Materials Request Form Additional Information School Night for Scouting 2019 Recruitment Guide and Resources Fall Recruitment Materials and Recrcuitment Training Video Recruitment Materials   Do you have an upcoming summertime pack event, fourth of July parade, or community festival where you could use promotional items to help with new Scout recruitment?  If so, good news!  Northern…

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Student with autism inspires with Eagle Scout achievement

By Bryan Wendell | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Timmy working with a speech language pathologist at the Lerner School. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. Timmy Hargate was diagnosed at an early age with autism and an extreme speech delay. Thanks to years of hard work and the help of dedicated professionals, he is now an Eagle Scout. At age 7, Timmy enrolled…

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Congrats to our Units on achieving FOS Goals

By Sally Jensen | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The numbers are in – as of June 7, 12 of Lake Minnetonka’s units have achieved their Friends of Scouting goals for this year! 10 of those have not only achieved their goal, but passed their stretch goal! Thank you for all of the follow-up and work with your units to achieve these targets. Congrats…

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These nine young women joined Venturing 17 years ago; here’s where they are now

By Bryan Wendell | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The members of Venturing Crew 1886 in 2006 — four years after the crew was formed. A Lutheran pastor in Virginia, a land development engineer in North Carolina and a fitness-focused Instagram influencer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. One common thread connects each of these three women — and six others with similar success stories. All…

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Soar toward a new STEM Nova Award with iFLY

By Bryan Wendell | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your Scouts can take flight and earn a cool new STEM Nova Award, thanks to a collaboration between iFLY and the Boy Scouts of America. iFLY indoor skydiving gives Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Sea Scouts and Venturers a chance to fly high while working on the “Up and Away” STEM Nova Award. They’ll focus…

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13 Scouters to receive 2019 Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s top honor for volunteers

By Bryan Wendell | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

They’ve led giant corporations and highly ranked universities. They’ve skied at the North and South poles and chased eclipses around the world. They’ve volunteered with music education programs and at their places of worship. Impressive stuff, but there’s something even more remarkable on the résumés of the 13 men and women receiving the Silver Buffalo…

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Order of the Arrow Update: Earn Brotherhood 6 months after you join

By Northern Star Council | June 9, 2019 | 2 Comments

Brothers, In recent years, youth membership in the Order of the Arrow has declined significantly — down 18 percent since 2015. These changes have impacted lodges, and their ability to support councils and deliver program. The Order must grow, alongside the Scouting movement, to achieve its purpose. The best way to do this is through…

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Northern Star Scouts BSA Troop needs adult female leader for Philmont

By Nick Pedersen | June 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Scouts BSA Troop is looking for an adult female leader to join their Philmont Trek – and they’re willing to help pay the way! Know anybody interested? July 9-21. Comment if you want more info and we’ll connect you – you could make this young woman and her friends very happy!

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WORK AT YOUR FAVORITE PLACE, CAMP!

By Northern Star Council | June 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
Camp Staff

MOST OF OUR CAMPS ARE STILL HIRING WHAT IS THE JOB? Northern Star Scouting, based out of St. Paul, MN is seeking camp counselors age 15 and older that are interested in work with Scouts age 11-17 (Scouts BSA) or age 6-10 (Cub Scout). WHERE IS IT? Northern Star Scouting has camps throughout Minnesota and…

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Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

By Jim Bollback | June 9, 2019 | 2 Comments
Girl Climbing

Lake Minnetonka is setting the pace with seven Scouts BSA troops for girls started since February 1 of this year. Congratulations to Troop 5174 (Chaska), Troop 5283 (Wayzata), Troop 5330 (Chanhassen), Troop 5424 (Excelsior), Troop 5570 (Plymouth), Troop 5571 (Mound), and Troop 5589 (Victoria)! More than 50 girls are currently registered in these troops which…

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