Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Minnesota State Fair Volunteers - Registration Open

Registration is open.

It's time to start thinking about the Minnesota State Fair! Need an excuse to head out, eat pronto pups, and get some corn-on-the-cob for a side dish? Come to the fair and volunteer at the Boy Scout Adventure Summit booth!

Northern Star Council will once again be sharing the fun and excitement of Scouting at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. We will be calling on volunteers to help run our Adventure Summit activity.


Popcorn Fundraising - before May 10

Looking for that fun, once-a-year, low risk fundraiser to fund your unit’s scouting program and events for the entire year? Your pack, troop or crew can finance the unit’s program for the entire year off of just one fundraising program.

Over $83,000 was raised at the unit level of Great Rivers units just from selling popcorn in the fall of 2014. The selling season is only about 5 weeks long so you have more time for Scouting fun! Join the fun along with more than 40 units selling in Great Rivers. This gives your unit local expertise and help.

For 2015, we have Hmong and Spanish speakers along with trilingual sales flyers available. This is so we can tailor your unit’s kickoff and training events specifically to fit your unit’s needs.

Sale starts 5:00 PM CST on September 18, 2015 and runs through Oct 25. Now would be the perfect time to bring it up to your units’ planning committee.

If you are a brand new unit willing to give popcorn a try for the very first time, please contact our District Popcorn Chair before May 10th. For all units, please forward your unit’s Popcorn Kernel’s phone and email to our District Popcorn Chair at your earliest convenience to keep informed on training opportunities and up to date information.

Special certificates were presented to the top 3 popcorn sellers at the April Roundtable. Congratulations went out to Boy Scout Mathew K., Life Scout Antonio V. and Cub Scout Michael K. for being the top three popcorn sellers in our district for 2014.

Our Great (GREAT!) Rivers District Popcorn Chair is Rocky Vandal. He can be contacted at Rockyagain@msn.com (preferred) or cell/text at 651-788-1154. He will be glad to provide resources for a successful popcorn fundraiser event.


Webelos Adventure Days - June, July, August various weekdays

Phillippo Scout Reservation and Stearns Scout Camp

Webelos Adventure Days is all about activity pins and advancement. Both Webelos I and Webelos II should earn two activity pins for each day they attend. There will also be free time to explore camp. Click here for more details.


Tiger Den Days - July, August Various Fridays

Kiwanis Scout Camp, Stearns Scout Reservation

This day camp is specifically designed for our youngest campers to spend an awesome day at camp with their den adults, too. Click here for details.


Cub Scout Program Changes

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.

Learn more about these changes at the Cub Scout Leader Breakout session during the District Roundtable meeting on April 9. Or you can attend several courses at "University of Scouting" on April 18th.

Handbooks and Leader Guides are scheduled to be available in all Scout Shops in early May.


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