Tuesday, September 30, 2014

OA Fall Fellowship - Nov 21st

This fall get ready for the most spectacular, amazing, incredible, event of the year. An action packed night filled with swimming, pizza, broom ball, magic, video games, movies, games, and most importantly brotherhood. Come in a costume or just street clothes either way, here everyone is a hero.

Register --> https://scoutingevent.com/?oafallfellowshipnov2014

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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
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
 

Eagle Expo - October 21st
Who:  Life and Star Scouts, Parents, Eagle Coaches, Scout Leaders
What:  Northern Star Council's Advancement Committee 
              brings you the latest and greatest info re: Eagle Rank.

When:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014   7:00 - 8:30pm 
                 (sign-in begins at 6:45pm)
Where:  North Presbyterian Church

Church is located at 2675 Highway 36 East, North St. Paul.   From Hwy 36 or I-694, turn onto Century Ave (Hwy 120).  Turn west onto 16th Ave.  Then, turn on Charles St and on 14th Ave.  Church is at end of Street.

Come to to learn about the Life-to-Eagle process.  How to find a project.  Planning.  Developing.  Showing Leadership.  Fundraising.  Carrying out work days.  Creating the final report.

Plus!  The Eagle Application, what to expect at your Eagle Board of Review, and, Eagle Court of Honor Ideas.
 

Register for Cub Scout Leader Training - September 30th
What:   Training for all Cub Scout leader positions
When:  Tuesday September 30th  6:00pm
Where:  Woodbury Baptist Church

Address:  6695 Upper Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125
Cost:   $6 per leader
Register:  CLICK HERE

Be sure to bring cash or checkbook for the additional valuable scout resources.  A small snack to be served.  Any questions, please contact:  Dave Peters at 651-307-4259 or sharpelbow@gmx.com

 

SAVE THE DATE - Oct 10-12 - Fall District Camporee
What:  Great Rivers District 2014 Fall Camporee
When:  Friday October 10–Sunday October 12
Theme: “A Day in the Life of a Boy Scout”
Where:  Phillippo Scout Reservation

Register:  https://scoutingevent.com?grfallcamporee2014

The day will be filled with a variety of Scout Skills, that can be used toward rank advancement requirements as well as stations geared toward certain merit badge requirements.  It is not the intent of this year’s Camporee for the Scouts to complete a full merit badge, but rather to provide stations to introduce a scout to certain merit badges.  The Scout can then determine if they would like pursue completion of any of the merit badges.  Each Scoutmaster will determine if the Scout has completed the rank advancement requirement to their satisfaction.  If you have questions on the event you can contact Sue Gurrola (651) 295-5292 or by email at sue.gurrola@state.mn.us

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

Registration opens soon for the event 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!

This is an area-wide event put on by the Central Minnesota Council.  On-line registration begins October 1, 2014. read more ...

2014 Scouting for food results

While results are still being tabulated, the April Scouting for Food district wide drives so far report over 40,000 pounds collected and $1800 in monetary contributions.  Scouting for Food drives are done throughout the year, with Scouts collecting food donated by individuals and left by the front doors of their homes for pick-up. Tens of thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars in donations are collected each year through these drives and distributed to food shelves across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Great Rivers --> Our district totals are an estimated 8,055 pounds collected and distributed to five different food shelves around the district and over 1100 service hours performed.  

Don’t forget to enter your service hours on the JTE website. 

The returns reflect the food collected on April 26th by the Chief Black Dog, Dan Patch, Great Rivers and Northwest Districts. Scouts distributed door hangers promoting the drive the previous week and returned to pick up the items that Saturday morning.

These drives help feed individuals and families in need and teach the Scouts a core scouting value, helping others.


 

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