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2016 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 70.94 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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BSA and NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instruction Training
2016 NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training courses for only $100 Nationwide
BSA and the NRA have teamed up together to offer not only low cost courses for National Camping School participants but also to any volunteer in a local council. These NCS Pre-course NRA Instructor training that are in every BSA area in the nation including Hawaii.
The package includes NRA Basic Instructor Training, NRA Rifle Instructor, NRA Shotgun Instructor, meals, housing, and NRA certifications. All this for only $100! Participants must take the entire package to be eligible.You must contact you local council to register for the training. Local councils will be billed by BSA National for your training. This package costs over $700 on the commercial market. GROW your group of local NRA instructors in your council, now is the time to do it! Your local council will be billed for the NRA training.
For questions regarding this article contact the following people:
Curt Palmer    BSA Scouting University    curt.palmer@scouting.org  972-816-7385
Mark Belli       NRA BSA National Liaison mbelli@nrahq.org              703-399-4370.

On LIne "How To" for Cub Scout Training on the My.Scouting web site

BSA has implementing a new training management system that is attached to the my.scouting.org site (not myscouting.org). This new training management system will slowly replace all of the existing online training. As of this writing, the new training management system is only for Cub Scout leader training.

Here is a document to help cub scout leaders navigate the new online training system.  We have had questions or have heard of volunteer frustrations with the site.  Feel free to share this document with all volunteers, particularly anyone who is working with Cub Scouting. 

For the JTE training deadline, leaders should complete as many modules as are available for their position OR attend an in-person session.  Many options for in-person training are available this including University of Scouting.  More information is available on the council training website: http://training.northernstarbsa.org/default.aspx.   

For complete instructions, click this link

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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