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March 2009



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Unit Feature

Greetings!

It is with great honor that I inform you that our Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cubs of Pack 533 led the Brooklyn Park City Council meeting's opening Pledge of Allegiance on February 2, 2009. This was done as part of a special Go-See-It event where the Tigers and Wolves went to the Brooklyn Park City Hall to learn about our local government in action.

recognized Pack 533 and offered them this wonderful opportunity to view our government in action.

To view a video of this meeting, click on the link below and then choose the council meeting for February 2 at: http://www.nwsccc.orgibrooklyn_park.aspx

Submitted by Chris Lien Cubmaster Pack 533

 

If you have a brag story about the great things your unit is doing, send a story and a picture and we will highlight you and your unit in the next Navigator!

Ice Man & Klondike Derby

Brrr! Friday, January 23 was a very cold night,. with wind chills dropping to 35 below zero. That didn't seem to stop 37 very hardy Boy Scouts & Scouters from camping out at Rum River for the Ice Man Cometh, though. Saturday, although still very cold, was a bright, sunny day, and 123 people showed up to compete in the Klondike Derby. The snow snakes were sailing, the sleds flying, the brooms on the broomball court clashing, and of course the hot chocolate helped keep everyone moving. There were also some very talented Boy Scouts in the group who designed and built their own snow snakes. Congratulations to Troop 575 for winning the Snow Snake toss, and to Troop 234 for taking 3rd place, Troop 247 took 2nd, and the overall winner, Troop l24!

Thank you to Joe Sears for all his hard work planning the derby, to all the volunteers that helped with the event, and to all the Troops for corning out to participate.

Did you Know: Scout Translations

  • . Scout in Dutch is verkenn,er, padvinder.
  • . Scout in Finnish is partiolainen.
  • . Scout in Italian is ricognitore.
  • . Scout in Spanish is explorador, batidor.
  • . Scout in Swedish is scout, spana, speja.

Knot of the Month - Pack Trainer

Tenure:

1. Complete 2 years as a registered Pack Trainer Training:

Training:

1. Fast Start training for the Pack Committee
2. Complete New Leader Essentials and be familiar with and able to explain the key elements of Leader Specific Training for all volunteer positions in the pack.
3. Complete Youth Protection Training 4. Attend the Trainer's Edge course.

Performance:

1. Participate in a Cub Scout leader Pow Wow or University of Scouting during each year of tenure for this award.
2. Have Cub Scout Roundtable staff certify your attendance for at least 30% of the roundtables during each year of your tenure for this award.
3. Attain 100% trained leadership within the pack for the committee chairman, Cubmaster and all the den leaders.
4. Have a working plan in place for delivering Fast Start training to new leaders within 48 hours of their joining your pack.
5. Have a working plan in place for helping leaders who have not taken basic train­ing to attend New Leader Essentials and leader specific training.
6. Keep and update training records of all leaders in your pack.
7. During the pack annual program planning meeting, be available to answer ques­tions about training courses.
8. Review ongoing pack leadership training status and provide leaders with updates on any available supplemental training.

Above and Beyond

A special thank you to each and every one of you who put in the extra effort in recruitment, fundraising, and great programs to make Northern Lights District a Centennial Quality district for the first time in many years.

It took everyone's hard work and dedication to receive this national honor. On top of being a quality district, Northern Lights also received the Distinguished Training award. Thanks for a great 2008, and an even better 2009.

We have so many amazing things happening in our district and we would like to hear from you! If you have special thank-you's, exciting events, or other news you would like share in the navigator, please forward your request to apengra@nsbsa.org.

Pictures welcome and encouraged!