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Northern Lights District November / December 2010

Free Webinar on the NEW Journey to Excellence Requirements.

View a Webinar to learn more about the change of Centennial Quality Units and Districts to Journey of Excellence Standards. See the council web site for dates and times.

Be prepared for your next road trip - take defensive driving and benefit the BSA.

 The BSA and the National Safety Council have joined together to offer two great benefits for employees, volunteers, AND the organization: online defensive driving at the discounted rate of $19.95 - that's less than half the original price - with an added bonus of a $4 donation to the BSA. For more information, go to www.scouting.org/nsc.

Check Your Leaders Training Status Including Youth Protection

  •  Log in or create an account to myscouting.org.
  • Once logged in choose Training validation.
  • Choose Youth protection or all training
  • Choose advanced search results
  • Enter name and state

Order of the Arrow

Please welcome our newest Vigil Members: Philip Senum, Nick Scheiller, Steve Heise, Chip Chapin and Brian Jones. We know their commitment to Scouting is immense and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.

Don't forget to sign up for the OA Fall Fellowship, this year at Base Camp. Go to OA.NSBSA.ORG to sign up.

Register for the Fall 2010 University of Scouting on October 30

The University of Scouting is the LARGEST One Day Supplemental Training Program available anywhere. 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.

University of Scouting offers something for every Scout Leader:

  •  Cub Scout College
  • Boy Scout College
  • Venturing College
  • Commissioner College
  • Sea Scouting
  • General College
  • Doctoral studies

Questions about the University of Scouting? - Contact the Chancellor at uofscouting@gmail.com . Questions about the Midway? Contact the midway coordinator, Tania Speed, at tania@speed360.com .

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

It's Time to Recognize Outstanding Adult Volunteers

Every year we recognize outstanding adult volunteers. We have multiple awards we can give out; we just need you to let us know who these people are. These awards consist of the District Outstanding Scouters, the District Award of Merit and the Council Silver Beaver award. We spend a great deal of attention making sure the youth get the recognition they deserve for the effort they make, we also need to thank all the adults out there who week after week donate their time to putting on a quality program for the youth. This is our chance to show them we are thankful. We need you, the other adults, to let the District leadership know how hard these people are working. We have 3 levels of recognition.

  • At the district level, we have our own outstanding Scouter awards.
  • Also, at the district level, we present the District award of Merit for outstanding service.
  • At the council level, there is the Silver Beaver award. Watch the District Website ( http://northemlights.nsbsa.org  ) for information on awards and nominations beginning in November.

 

The volunteers selected will be recognized at the district's recognition dinner in February.