Klondike Derby Online Registration
The Klondike Derby is coming up. This year, the theme is Ice Road Truckers.
Mark your calendars, wax the sled and fire up your winter attitude. This year’s Klondike Derby is bigger and better! Join us on January 11th, 2014 at Stearns Scout Camp for a day of fun winter activities and a chance for scouts to show off their scouting skills while having a great time.
This year’s theme is “Ice Road Truckers”. Our events are geared to situations that might happen in the frozen north while hauling equipment in winter weather.
Date: January 11th, 2014
Where: Stearns Scout Camp
Cost: $8 per attendee Scout & Adults (Includes Camping fee, patch, and awards.)
Lunch: Hot lunch available for an extra $5 each (must pre register for lunch). Otherwise, lunch is on your own at a troop level.
Bring: Winter gear, Troop food and cooking heat source (hot lunch recommended – See above), one equipped Klondike Sled per patrol, and the materials needed if you are sponsoring a competition station.
Each sled should bring supplies listed in the leader's guide. These supplies may be used in various events.
Reservations: Online payment and reservations by January 4 th, 2014. Register Soon!!!
Click here for the registration site.
Let us help you finish your JTE reporting for 2013
The deadline for submitting paperwork to qualify for the Journey to Excellence is December 31st. We know what every unit in Northern Lights District is striving to put on a quality program. We want to make sure you are recognized for the effort.
Journey to Excellence helps measure a unit’s program performance. It is made up of many goals. A lot of those goals we track at the council level. For example, number of youth camping in Cub Camp or long term Boy Scout Camp. However, other items must be reported by the unit’s themselves. This is done using the Unit Tool Box. These are items such as weekend activities, recruitment events and service projects.
We would like to ask that every unit access the Unit Tool Box and fill in the missing information for these items as soon as possible.
If you cannot do the Unit Tool Box, we will be happy to assist. Just fill out the second page of the form, bring it to Roundtable on December 4th and give it to:
· Our District Executive Mike Gabiou
· Our District Chair, Chris Sandburg
· Our District Commissioner, Dave Sitler
Click here for the form
We can help enter it for you. If you forget to bring it, send it to:
Northern Star Council
5300 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley MN 55422
Attention Mike Gabiou
You can also scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, the deadline is December 31st, 2013
We want to recognize all the good work our units do day and day out to bring a quality program to your youth. Don’t be left out.
Cub Camping Promotion
Cub Scout Leaders!
Beginning November 7, save your summer camp date and we will:
Print custom camp promotion fliers for your pack
Give your pack early registration privileges
Enter your pack in a drawing for one free camper (one per district)
More information at Roundtable and on the Cub Camping Webpage (Click here to go to the website)
Remembering our Brother, Darle Blade
It was announced at the Redeemer’s Thanksgiving Eve Service that Darle Blade’s health took a serious turn for the worse while he and Shirley were in Texas with family. This has led to his soul departing to be with His Lord at 3:05am today, Friday, November 29, 2013. Please include in your prayers Shirley and her family as they deal with this loss.
Due to family plans already in place, the memorial service will be Saturday, December 28th. The memorial service will be at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church, 4201 Regent Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN.
Darle was a long time adult leader in the Northern Lights District and will be missed. Recently, he was serving on the Campmaster staff at Rum River and at Stearns. Darle also was a member of the Commissioner's staff as a Unit Commissioner.
Darle was a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and was present at almost every conclave. He received the Vigil honor in 2007 and his Vigil name translates to Lifetime Leader, very appropriate.
Darle will be deeply missing by all members of the Northern Lights District.
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