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2015 Family Friends of Scouting Campaign

As we kick off this year's Friends of Scouting campaign, look back at all of the wonderful activities your son or daughter were able to do because of scouting and your support. Help make this year's campaign a success. As of today, we are 30.23 percent of the way towards our Family Friends of Scouting goal.

This number reflects only the Family portion of the Northern Lights District Friends of Scouting goal. There is also a community goal where we ask local businesses to help support scouting. The community goal is not reflected here. If you know of some contacts in the community we can approach for support, please contact Chip Chapin (612)963-0049, our Friends of Scouting chairman

Curious on where your unit stands on their individual goal? If you are a registered user of the Unit Toolbox, you can see where you stand by accessing the Unit Toolbox.

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Openings for 3 scouts to attend Sea Base

Delano Troop 273 has 3 open spots for Seabase this summer. Dates are Jul 3 - Jul 10. Itinery is the Keys Adventure and will be using Blue Sky for transportation with and overnight in Fort Lauderdale. Please contact Garry.hellmich@me.com if you would like more details/info. Scouts must be at least 13 and completed 8th grade.

2015 District Video - Highlights from the past year
Not too late to sign up for Polar Cubs

Get outside this winter and experience the magic of Polar Cubs day camp. We guarantee there is no better way to spend a day outside during a Minnesota Winter.

A one day experience filled with plenty of fun, adventure, activity and advancement opportunities. Hot lunch will be provided in the camp dining hall for everyone. Your day will include activities such as sledding, winter nature, games, snow obstacle course and learning how to keep warm and dry

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Congratulations to new Silver beavers, Brian Jones and Steve Stobbs

Please join us in congratulating Brian Jones and Steve Stobbs on their selection to receive the Silver Beaver award. Brian and Steve are long time scouters in the Northern Lights DIstrict. Here is a little bit of information about them.

Brian Jones is from Troop 542 in Brooklyun park. Brian has served in the troop as Committee chair and watched his two sons both make Eagle rank. Brian has served on the District training staff, running Cub Scout Training and is currently the district chair for all training. Brian has also been district Membershp chair, Webelos Experience Staff, Wood Badge Staff (2 courses), University of Scouting professor, Cub Scout Roundtable Staff and later Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner,  

Outside of scouting, Brian coached soccer and basketball, taught Sunday school and is a church committeen member. In the community, Brian is a election judge.

Steve Stobbs also hails originally from Troop 542 where he received his Eagle award. While a youth in the district, he served on Pine Tree staff andf Many Point staff for 8 years.

Steve's love of scouting made him a Professional Scouter, a job he held for 8 years. When he left the professional ranks, he stayed active as a district trainer for Cub Packs, Chartered Organization Rep, Wood Badge Staff, Webelow Experience Committe member and many other roles. Steve has a young son Cole, active in scouting and a daughter Grace, active in Girl Scouts.

Outside of scouting, Steve is active in his church (Faith Lilac Way) and the Masonic Lodge..



Council Recognition Dinner

Please join us as Northern Star Council recognizes and thanks all Scouting volunteers, and celebrates those Individuals and Districts who have distinguished themselves during this past year.

Robert S. Davis Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

March 21, 2015
5:45-6:30 pm
Dinner and Program
6:30—9:00 pm

Follow this link to register.

From the Web Master

This site is always being worked on. Please email me at Doug Farmer (763)424-6424 if there are any changes in those items, if you have any content you would like to see on any of the pages listed, or any new pages you would like to see added. I hope this site becomes a resource for all scouts and scouters. To accomplish that, I need help from everyone in the district. District leaders, Unit leaders and scouts themselves. Any item you wish to see on this site, please forward to me. Also, send me Unit information, leader information, Unit web sites to link to, any photos, with events, captions etc. Send the information to  Doug Farmer (763)424-6424 Thanks