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Roundtables are for all adult leaders in cub scout packs and boy scout troops. They are held the fi rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM from August through May. We meet at the LDS church on the corner of 85th and Noble Avenue in Brooklyn Park. Roundtables are a training session for adult leaders to help them plan each month’s program. Every unit should have at least one representative come to these meetings. There are ideas that they can get and share with other leaders, as well as get information on events that are happening at the district and council level.

Friends of Scouting

The 2007 Friends of Scouting campaign is still going strong as we are putting the fi nishing touches our district goal of $96,000. We hope to be completely finished with our campaign by May 15. If you have not had a chance to donate and would like to please contact the Northern Lights District Executive at (763) 231-7227 or call Chris Gunn at (763) 742-4811.

Spring Camporee Cancelled!!!

We wanted to send out one last reminder that there will not be a Northern Lights Spring Camporee. Instead we will enjoy the luxuries of the Ripley Rendezvous.

Ripley Rendezvous

What is this event you ask? Well the Ripley Rendezvous is an Area-Wide Jamboree for the boy scouts, venturers, and explorers. It is hosted by the Central Minnesota Council at Camp Ripley in northern Minnesota. There will be scouts from Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa represented at this event. When is it? The event begin June 1st and ends on the 3rd of June. Are there going to be a lot of scouts and volunteers? Camp Ripley is projected attendance of approximately 12,000. If you want more questions to be answer, go to www.northernstarbsa.org/activities/ripley.

District Map

Don’t forget that our district website now has a unit locator map, which can be accessed from the main District page. When you first view the map you will need to click the “zoom in” button, which is a small “+” sign on the lower right corner, to view our area. Check it out, and send any comments, corrections or additions to George Abide (george@abide-idea.com).


We would like to encourage all of our units to share pictures of activities or great articles with the rest of the Northern Lights District. If you have any great news to share with the rest of our Scouters, please send them to your District Executive, Johnny Allen Jr at jallen@northernstarbsa.org. Or, you can mail them at 5300 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55422; attn: the Northern Lights District Executive We want to share your projects with the rest of Northern Lights!

Day Camp

Once again this summer the Northern Lights District will be hosting summer day camps for all cub scouts. They will be held on June 15th which will be held at Brookdale Park in Brooklyn Park, MN and also August 10th and 13th which will be help at Oak Grove Park also in Brooklyn Park, MN. Last summer’s camps were a great success, so we hope you can join us for some more summertime fun! Cindy Taylor is our Day Camp Coordinator, if you have any question or would like to help out please contact her at (763) 427-1432. If your son is in a boy scout troop and would like to be a den chief and receive service hours at one of the camps please call Michael Muntean at (763) 424-4568.

Steak Fry

We are going to be hosting the Annual District Steak Fry on June 5 at 6 PM. Questions please contact Craig Lewis at (763) 533-5440. Stay tuned for the location!