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OA Conclave

Thanks to the 184 people who attended this year's Order of the Arrow conclave. Please help us welcome the 69 new OA members when you next see them. These scouts and scouters have dedicated themselves to service for the benefit of others. 41 of the 67 new members from last year came back and rededicated themselves receiving their Brotherhood bars. In all, 1,048 service hours were given to Rum River Scout Camp. So, when you are in that freshly stained latrine, remember the OA member who spent his Saturday sprucing it up for your pleasure.

Also, congratulations to our new Vigil Members, Ethan Storm, Bill Barber and Michelle Pritchard. They received their Vigil honor in August. Well Deserved!

Black Sands and Gold

Calling all Boy Scouts! Come out to Northern Lights winter camporee, Black Sand and Gold! It is going to be on Januaryl10th at Rum River Scout Camp. We are based out of Weaver Lodge but you'll be outside the whole day, so don't bring your slippers. Cost is $10 a person. Questions call Brian Littlefield 763-587-8813izaedies@gmail.com,

Northern Lights District Cub Scout Shooting Event:

Calling all Cub Scouts! Come out and have a great time! Parent's make this part of your Saturday, just buy the groceries afterwards, Scouting not liable for melted ice cream. Yes you CAN bring a friend (must join scouting in order to shoot).

  • Cost: $5
  • When: Saturday, November 8th
  • Where: 6517 James Avenue North, Brooklyn Center
  • Time: Choose from 3 start times 9am, 11am and 1pm

Register online at https://ScoutingEvent.com?NL2014CubDay

Questions?  Call Jason at 763-221-6052

Ice Fishing Derby:

Continuing the great Northern Lights tradition (at least in winters when we have enough ice!), the Cub Ice Fishing Derby will take place on January 24th. Please check your local pond for ice conditions and Northern Lights website for details

Nominations for District Dinner:

Silver Beaver: See Council for more information:

District Award of Merit:

  1. Nominee must be a registered Scouter.
  2. Must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both.
  3. Consideration must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position.
  4. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and / or council is to be taken into consideration.
  5. Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous awards.

Our district recognizes District Outstanding Scouters in their positions. The awards go to:

  • Outstanding Commissioner
  • Outstanding Tiger Cub Den Leader
  • Outstanding Cubmaster
  • Outstanding Scoutmaster
  • Outstanding Den Leader
  • Outstanding Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Outstanding Webelos Leader
  • Outstanding Committee Chair
  • Outstanding Scouter of the Year
  • Venturing Advisor
  • Veteran Scouter

The Main requirement for this award is just being great in their position, and YOU nominating them.

Questions please contact Gene Stobbs.

Round Table Location

Each month, the District convenes a Roundtable for Cub Scout Den and Pack leaders, and a Roundtable for Boy Scout Troop leaders and Venturing Advisors. Roundtables are locally focused opportunities for in-service training, program ideas, news about the Council and District, and information sharing with other involved Scouters.

Roundtables are held the first Thursday of the month (off for the summer) at 7:30 p.m. The location is:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

4700 Edinbrook Terrace

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443