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February 2014



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Spring Camporee: Space Exploration 2014

This May 9th to 11th, at Steams Scout Reservation is Northern Lights Spring Camporeee. This year scouts will be working with rockets. Cost is $15 per scout which includes rockets. Webelos may attend if coming with a Boy Scout Troop. Sign up as a troop at www.northernlights.nsbsa.org today! Mission Control says" Scouts, get ready to Blast Off in May"

March Merit Badge Madness

Merit Badge Madness is coming on Saturday, March 8th! In just a few shortweeks, hundreds of scouts will gather for a day to earn one or two merit badges.

Registration is now open on the District Website. The cost of the event is $10 per scout for an all day merit badge, or $15 per scout for two half day merit badges.Some badges may have extra fees for supplies and items to bring with you to the class (check district website for more details). Adult volunteers are also needed. Please contact Vicky Mehrwerth at vickymehrwerth@hotmail.com if you have any questions or are willing to be a volunteer.

Both day long and half day merit badge sessions are offered this year.

New Camping Chair!

Please welcome Greg Richter to our District. Greg has recently moved back to Minnesota and was previously actively involved with Scouting in the Blackhawk Area Council. Greg has agreed to be Northern Light's District Campaign Chair.

At the next round table come over and introduce yourself. If you need to reach Greg his email is gerichter@hotmail.com Welcome Greg! 

Pinewood Derby

Calling All Cub Scouts! Have you qualified for the District Pinewood Derby? (hint ask your Cubmaster if you don't know) Come join us on Saturday May 3rd to Race at the District Pinewood Derby. It will be at Luther Brookdale Chevrolet, 6701 Brooklyn Blvd.

Scouts your check-in and race time are dependent on your rank, so check out the District Website for more details. www.northernlights.nsbsa.org

Scout leaders,  don't forget to sign up your winning racers so we know who is coming.

District Dinner Winners

Please come join us on Tuesday February 11th to congratulate our 2013 winners. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, and will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 4700 Edinbrook Terrace, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. The cost is the same as last year: $16 per person. Come to support the shining stars of Northern Lights District with good fellowship, good food, and good fun. We will be serving a lasagna buffet! Sign up today at https://scoutingevent.coml?NL2014Dinner. This link can also be found at our district website at  NorthernStar.nsbsa.org.

All are welcome!

District Award of Merit:

Phyllis Burlingame, Jim Larson, Gerald Pierson, Jon Wisdorf

Outstanding Scoutmaster: Kirsten Bovy, Troop 542

Outstanding Cubmaster: Mark Kohls, Pack 584

Outstanding Venture Crew Advisor: Jed Dotterer C582

Outstanding Pack Committee Chair: Michelle Mueller, Pack 454

Outstanding Troop Committee Chair: Sean Masterman, Troop 542

Outstanding Assistant Scoutmaster: Dan Fortin, Troop141 & Steve Garty, Troop 84

Outstanding Den Leader: Kori Baker, Pack 584

Outstanding Tiger Den Leader: Jason Bourgoin, Pack 205

Outstanding Unit Commissioner: Dave Jones

Aurora Borealis Recipients:

  • Nadine Anderson, Troop 542
  • Tyler Akins, Pack 454
  • Travis Brenden Pack 582, Troop 582
  • Dave Bronson, Troop 141
  • GeoffForbes Pack 582
  • Jim Flury, Troop 542
  • Vidal Guzman, Troop 534
  • Norm Hayes, Troop 575
  • Tim High, Troop 575, Pack 454
  • Greg Hoerger, Pack 584
  • Sharon Hoerger Pack 584
  • Kara Holt Pack 751
  • Jennifer Hoppe Pack 205
  • Jeff Iverson, Troop 542
  • Steve Jacobson Pack 582
  • Andrea Johnson, Pack 205
  • Michael Johnson Pack 205
  • Mark Kitoski, Pack 454
  • Joe Kurtz, Pack 751
  • Ivan Leishman Troop 584
  • Howard Markus Troop 533
  • Suzanne Masterman, Troop 542
  • Stuart Mueller, Troop 299
  • John Pawlowski, Troop 582
  • John Peavey Troop 534
  • Sue Petrie, Troop 542
  • Michelle Pritchard, Troop 582
  • Allison Reisenberg Pack 205
  • Tom Ringdal, Troop 67
  • Julie Ryan Troop 582
  • Mark Theil Troop 751
  • Jennifer Thiessen Troop 299
  • Tait Turnquist Troop 67
  • Dave Smith, Troop 542
  • Kari Wagner, Pack 582
  • John Ward, Troop 575
  • Chad Weinhold Troop 751
  • Lese Wright Pack 751

Veteran Scouter Award:

Patrick Bartell, Ivan Leishman, Jim Larson, Leonard Linton, Frank Noonan, Ron Sit, Rozalinda Sitler.