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2014 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 90.21 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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On Line Rechartering is available starting on October 2nd, 2014

It's time to being the recharter process for 2015. On line rechartering will be live on line October 2nd, so you can begin the process then. In order to meet the Journey to Excellence (JTE) 2.0 requirements, you must submit your charter application by November 15th. We will advise you of the turn in location and date shortly.

Remember, if you need any assistance, let your Unit Commissioner know.

Charter Turn In Night - November 6th

In order to make certain each unit is qualified for Journey 2.0 you must have your Charter turned in by November 15.

In order to make certain this happens we will be checking in Charters at our November 6 Round table. Please bring copy of completed charter for 2015 with all signatures and applications that are necessary. Also, bring check to cover recharter, Boy's Life and charter fee.

If you have any questions please contact your unit Commissioner.

Thanks for getting your Charter in on time

University of Scouting - This weekend

Join us for the next University of Scouting on October 25th, 2014 at Osseo High School


The Northern Star Council’s University of Scouting is one of the LARGEST One Day Supplemental Training Program available anywhere.  The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network with other Scouters, and is truly a learning adventure. This one-day supplemental training event is designed for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Sea Scout Leaders, and Venturing and Sea Scout youth leaders regardless of experience. 

The University of Scouting provides course offerings in seven colleges.  Four colleges are devoted to the major Scouting programs – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Sea Scouts.  The General College offers classes of interest to Scouters across all programs.  The Commissioner College offers classes for Commissioners.  The Youth Advancement and Knowledge (YAK) College offers classes for the Youth. 

Choose from over 120 courses with an emphasis on programs, skills, and resources to deliver high quality opportunities to the Scouting youth.  New Leader and Position Specific training will also be offered.  Plus a vendor midway offers lots of exciting program resources, materials, and ideas for you to browse. The Scout Shop will have their store open and you can pre-order items and have them waiting for you. Just call your local Scout Shop and let them know.


Questions about the University of Scouting? - Contact the Chancellor at uofscouting@gmail.com.

Questions about the Midway? Contact the Midway Coordinator at uofscoutingmidway@gmail.com.

Do you have ideas for classes to offer at the University of Scouting?  If so, contact the Chancellor at uofscouting@gmail.com.

Are you interested in teaching at the University of Scouting?  If so, contact the Chancellor at uofscouting@gmail.com.

Be the best leader you can for your Scouts. Attend the next University of Scouting!

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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