Thursday, March 05, 2015

Changes to the Cub Scout program

On June 1st, the new Cub Scout program starts.   Use the below links to learn more.  Watch for announcements about training at coming roundtables and at the April University of Scouting.


Attention all Cub Scout Leaders!

There are changes coming this summer for the Cub Scout program.

This will be the most significant change since the introduction of the current Webelos program in 1967.

There will be a webcast on January 17th if you would like to learn more and we will be offering more information at the upcoming roundtables for the rest of this school year.  Follow this link for information about the webcast:


U of MN Merit Badge Day - April 4th
Eleven merit badges taught by those majoring in the fields.

CLICK HERE for more information 

SAVE THE DATE - May 15-17 2015 - Ripley Rendezvous

Registration is now open for the event on May 15-17, 2015, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN. Join Scouts and Venturers from the US and Canada for a fun and challenging weekend!

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This is an area-wide event put on by the Central Minnesota Council.

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2015 District Pinewood Derby

The rules for the 2015 Great Rivers District Pinewood Derby have been posted. These rules will also be used as the official rules for any entries to the 2015 Council Race to be held on Saturday, June 6 at Base Camp.

The format has changed to a friendlier style. There are WARNING boxes and boxes with useful INFO. The main changes are: car clearance, use of washers, and who may race at the Northern Star Council Pinewood Derby Championship.

Additional information as to date and location will be posted soon.


Great Rivers District Roundtable

Please come to our Roundtable for new ideas and learn what's new in the District. Bring someone that has never attended before and they will receive a Great Rivers District patch and you will too for bringing them.

Roundtable meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. January and April conflicts move roundtable to the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please follow THIS LINK for directions.

  • 7:00 – Breakouts
  • 8:00 – Announcements
  • 8:30 – Midway

December roundtable will have shortened breakouts to allow for a presentation on the Religious Emblem program.

Don't forget January roundtable will be on January 8th (second Tuesday of the month).

January's Cub breakout will have a guest presenter to discuss boy behavior.

The Cub Leader Breakouts at our 2014-2015 roundtables will cover Cub Scouting's Core Values and Themes as follows:


         Month      Core Value      Themes
September Responsibility   Dollars and Sense
October Citizenship   Give Goodwill
November Respect   Stars and Stripes
December Positive Attitude   Yes, I Can
January Resourcefulness   Litter to Glitter
February Compassion    Aware and Care
March Faith    Soaring the Skies
April Health and Fitness   Backyard Fun

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