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OA Conclave

All OA members; be sure to reserve Sept 12th to 14th for our annual Conclave. We had a great election this year and will be welcoming 110 new members. These candidates are among the best and brightest of scouting and we are proud to welcome them to Scouting’s National Honor Society. Help make their Ordeal experience one to remember.

As usual, we will also be working hard to improve Rum River Scout Camp. Our efforts help keep the camp in top notch shape for scouts of all ages. Without your help, Rum River Camp would not be the great camp that it is.

If you are an Ordeal member, (only been to one conclave), you are encouraged to come to and seal your membership by becoming a Brotherhood member. Remember, the OA is a lifelong membership; it is more than just one weekend in the fall.

More information on the conclave will be mailed in August. See you there!

August Roundtable

Training Training Training! August Round Table will have training for School Night For Scouting, Popcorn, Recharter and much, much more. This is our business meeting to cover the details before the Fall kicks into high gear. Please have two people attend from your pack, troop crew. All of our great school Night For Scouting Volunteers should attend. We will be handing out School Night For Scouting materials (except rockets; see "September Round Table", below). 

September Round Table 

Come one come all! Program helps, activity fliers for the year will be distributed. All School Night for Scouting volunteers should also attend this round table. We will be passing out the rockets at this meeting. 

State Fair signup 

Have you signed-up to help Northern Star Council at the Great Minnesota Get Together? Come volunteer at the Boy Scout Adventure Summit - one of the top-ranked free attractions at the State Fair. It's fun for everyone and helps introduce families from across the state to Scouting. Sign-up to help today at: http://www.scoutingevent.com/?20 14statefairvolunteers

Winter Klondike "Black Sand and Gold" 

Winter is the best time to learn geology because there aren't plants covering the rocks. Come out January 10th to Rum River Scout Camp. Cost per Scout is $10. Questions? Contact Joe Sears at 763-535-0485. Online registration will open later this Fall at: https://ScoutingEvent.com?NL2014Klondike 

School Night for Scouting 

Northern Lights District is gearing up to welcome over 500 new families into Scouting this September 18th. 
 
We are looking for at least three adults to help at every elementary school for tWD hours on September 18th to ensure a smooth first meeting for our new Scoutingfamilies. Can you help? Please contact Bob Kochenderfer at 763-416-7793. 

Journey to Excellence (JTE) 2.0 

Each pack, troop or crew needs to have turned-in their annual budget and calendar to their unit commissioner by August 31 st. If your Scouts don't know when their winter advancement ceremony is or the dates for Camp summer 2015 they should be planning those dates now. 
 
Your unit doesn't have those planned out yet? Give Del Wilkinson a call at 763-267-7530 and he and the commissioner team will come out to help you plan out your year. 

Fall Camporee is September 27th 

The theme for the Northern Lights Fall Camporee at Rum River Scout Camp is "Electrifying History". We will have a revolutionary reenactment, dutch oven I cooking. Each Scout who attends will learn how-to and build their own flashlight. (Scoutmasters are recommended to bring their own flashlights.) The cost is $15 per Scout. Questions? Contact Joe Sears at 763-535-0485. Online registration will be open soon at https://ScoutingEvent.com?NL2014FallCamp

Popcorn 

Does your unit have too much funds in the bank? Are you having trouble spending all of your funds? If you said NO, then your unit needs to sell popcorn! Learn more at one ofthe Super Saturday Popcorn Seminars. Popcorn Chairs: Bring your entire family to a Super Saturday Popcorn Seminar; they can enjoy fun activities while you learn all the details about the Popcorn Sale. Super Saturday Seminars are a proven way to help you reach your unit fundraising goal with ONE fundraiser. Units who attend the 2014 seminar will receive a 3 commission increase. 
 
Super Saturday Popcorn Seminar dates are: Saturday, August 2 at the Mall of America, with space-related youth activities and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episodes". Saturday August 16 at the New Hope Cinema Grill, with space-related youth activities and the movie "Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope", 
 
 
Interested in learning more? Contact Northern Lights District Popcorn Chair Jane Hansen at jhansen@ymail.com or 763-566-7221.