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November 2013

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Klondike 2014 - Ice Road Truckers
Which trucker are you? Scouts, prepare to haul 18 wheelers across the tundra of Stearns Scout Camp come January 11th. This year Scouts will be 'hauling' various loads through the toughested environment with stations and challenges placed along the Ice Road. The cost this year is $8 per attendee Scout Adults (Includes Camping fee, patch, and awards.) 
New this year is an optional Hot lunch available for an extra $5 each (must pre register for lunch). Ice Otherwise, lunch is on your own at a troop level. 
Scouts, prepare to load up and move out on January lIth. Leaders guide and registration can be found on our District's website. http://northernlights.nsbsa.org
Calling all Scouters! 
It is time to nominate an outstanding leader within your district we are taking applications for: 
  • Outstanding Tiger Cub Den Leader 
  • Outstanding Den Leader 
  • Outstanding Scoutmaster
  • Outstanding Commissioner 
  • Outstanding Scouter of the Year 
  • Veteran Scouter 
  • Outstanding Cubmaster 
  • Outstanding Webelos Leader 
  • Outstanding Ass't Scoutmaster 
  • Outstanding Committee Chair 
  • Venturing Advisor
Separate forms for: 
  • Nomination Form for Aurora Borealis Award 
  • Nomination Form for District Award of Merit 
All Northern Lights District award forms can be found on our District website. All forms are due by 5PM Friday December l3, 20l3. Mail in to: 
Northern Star Council, BSA 
5300 Glenwood Ave 
Golden Valley, MN 55422 
Ice Fishing Derby 
Calling All Cub Scouts! Come join us out on the ice on January 18th for a fantastic day of fishing. Prizes for the daring anglers who attend! Cub Scouts can register individually, as a den or as a whole pack. Sign up today on-line on the District's website http://northernlights.nsbsa.org! 
The Holidays are around the comer. It is the time of year for merriment and reconnecting with kin or you could be chasing down that last signature on your unit's Recharter .... All units need to recharter by end of the year, we are looking for Recharters to be turned in at the November Round Table. The commissioner staff will be on hand to audit and ensure your unit's charter is complete and done before Thanksgiving. 
Order of the Arrow
The annual fall conclave is over and it was a great success. Thanks to all who participated. Some highlights: 
  • 870 Hours of service to Rum River Scout Camp 
  • 67 new Ordeal members 
  • 29 new Brotherhood Members 
  • 172 Total attendance 
Congratulations to all new members and to those members that sealed their membership by becoming brotherhood. We hope to have you with us for many years.
2014 Friends of Scouting Training is going to be held at this November's Round Table. Packets and 
information for all units will be Passed out on November 7th.