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August 2015

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Mark your calendars now for the chapter conclave on Sept 18, 19 and 20 at Rum River. Donations to the silent patch auction are welcome. Contact Bob Zeman bobzeman@msn.com with items. Plan now to attend and welcome new Brothers to the OA and help us maintain Rum River Scout Camp. 
Congratulations to Sam Gentle from Troop 3582 on being elected as Lodge Chief for Totanhan Nakaha lodge. This is Sam's second term as lodge chief. Sam was a previous Lodge Vice Chief and Chapter Chief. Also, congratulations to Luke Gentle, also from Troop 3582 on being elected Lodge Vice Chief of Finance. 
Welcome our new Vigil Members, Sam Gentle, Chris Mills, Alex Pedersen and Brandon Leishman. 

August Round Table 

Training. Training. Training. 
August Round Table will have School Night for Scouting Training, Popcorn, Recharter and much much more. This 
is our Business meeting to knock out all of those last minute details before the fall kicks off into high gear. Please have two people per unit attending. All of our great School Night for Scouting Volunteers should attend also, we will be handing out materials at this time (except rocket engines). 

State Fair Signup 

Have you signed up for the Great Minnesota Get Together? Come volunteer at the Boy Scout Adventure Summit, it's a great time and help introduce families across the state to Scouting http://www.scoutingevent.com/!2015statefairvolunteers

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 ofJesus Christ 
of Latter Day Saints 
4700 Edinbrook Terrace 
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 


Does your unit have too much $ in the bank? Are you having trouble spending all of your funds? If you said NO, then your unit needs to sell popcorn! Come to one of the Super Saturday Popcorn Seminars. Super Saturday seminars are designed so the Unit chair can bring the family to have fun while they learn about their role as popcorn chair. Super Saturday Seminars are a proven way to reach your Unit's fund-raising goal with ONE fund-raiser. Units who attend the 2015 seminar receive 3% commission increase. On either Saturday you may bring 
your Scout with for fun and games while you eat tasty popcorn. 
  • Saturday August 1- Theaters at the Mall of America 
  • Saturday August 8-New Hope Cinema Grill 
New Chair-Attend the new chair seminar and the veteran chair seminar (8:30-10:30) 
Veteran Chair-Attend the veteran chair seminar (9:30-10:30) 

School Night for Scouting 

Northern Lights District is gearing up to welcome over 500 new families into Scouting this September 17th. We are looking for not one, not two, but ideally three adults to help at each elementary school for two hours on September 17th to ensure a smooth first meeting for new families within Scouting. Can you help? Please contact Bob Kochenderfer at 763-416-7793. 

Fall Camporee 

Rum River Scout Camp Scouts: $15 Adults: $10 
September 25-27, 2015 Register online at https://ScoutingEvent.com?NL2015FallCamp
The key activities at the Northern Lights Fall Camporee will involve building your own telegraph and sending messages through the "Singing Wires". In addition to building your own telegraph and raising the wires for the network, other fun activities will include compass & map skills, "Rescue Me" training, and a tomahawk toss. Troops are encouraged to bring their own supplies to raise-the-wires: 8' to 10' poles and rope to lash together telegraph pylons, and work on your Pioneering skills (and merit badge) at the same time! Scouts are encouraged to study Morse Code through the spring and summer so they will be proficient by September and the Fall Camporee. 
Troops will need to furnish basic tools including screwdrivers, pliers & hammers, in a toolbox clearly marked with your name and troop number. Troops should also bring boxes for transporting your projects back home. 
Life and Eagle Scouts are encouraged to volunteer to help with the Fall Camporee