Friends of Scouting Update - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Friends of Scouting Update

Thank you to the units that have met or exceeded your goal.  Your contributions do not go unnoticed.  The Friends of Scouting team is happy to report that the Family Campaign is at 56% complete.  Our Community Campaign is 76% complete.


If you have not made your pledge yet, please do so by contacting:

Jason Zienty (651)470-1611

Lesley Farnham


If you know of a business that should contribute, please contact Jason Zienty as well.  It is our goal to complete these campaigns by May 15th.


This is truly a team effort so we can continue to support our families and communities.  Thank you for all you contribute in time, money, and passion!

Webelos Transition! - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Webelos Transition! 

All Webelos transitioning into Boy Scouts should have their paperwork submitted to the council office by the new Troop within 48-72 hours of the crossover to ensure proper record keeping. This paperwork can be the list provided to each Pack this year or the youth application. Both forms require the signature of a parent and Troop leader. Reminder: there is still NO fee for this, or any other transfer.

Wood Badge - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wood Badge

Northern Star Council is offering upcoming Wood Badge courses in the summer and fall of 2015 and during the Winter of 2016. Plan to attend one of these courses. The summer course will run Thursday - Saturday July 2-4, 2015 and July 23-25, 2015 at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp.  The fall course will be a Friday–Sunday schedule September 25-27, 2015 and October 16-18, 2015 at Stearns Scout Camp.  The winter course will be held at Kiwanis Scout Camp Friday to Sunday January 29-31, 2016 and February 26-28, 2016.  Registration for Summer and Fall is now open at:

Philmont Council Contingent 2016 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Philmont Council Contingent 2016

Attend Philmont with the Council Contingent in 2016. The council contingent is a great way to go to Philmont. Reservations for the 2016 trip are underway for full crews and individuals. Registration forms can be found at

Ripley Rendevouz - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Area-Wide Ripley Rendezvous

Don’t miss this quadrennial event at Camp Ripley.  Join 5,000 Scouts in a Jamboree-type event at this quadrennial international event.  The Adventure Program and Action Center promise plenty of exciting skills instruction and demonstrations. 

Join Scouts and Venturers from the US and Canada for a fun and challenging weekend! Follow the excitement on Twitter.


District 'Key 3' Contacts

District Chair - Augie Schauer                        

612-799-3128   /

District Commissioner - Scott Stone  

612-298-8656 /

District Executive - Jason Zienty                    

651-470-1611   /