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Kick off to the Program Year

The Northern Lights Annual Corn Feed will be held on Wednesday, August 15th at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Hwy. 100 & 42nd Avenue. As usual it will be a great time to get together with many of our district’s unit leadership. The roundtable staff will be hosting a short program and there will be plenty of corn and hotdogs to eat. Fellowship will kick-off at 6:00 pm and dinner will start at 6:30 pm. We will also be hosting our Fall Youth Round-Up Training for all Cub Scout Packs and have our introduction to this years fall popcorn sale. Units please have somebody attend this informational session.

FYR training will require all of our Cub Scout Packs to come prepared with these three things: The date of your Pack’s recruitment night, which schools you plan to recruit from and when their open houses are, and finally all the information you need to place flyer orders that night. Training will begin at 7:00 pm. For more information please contact our Membership Chair, Tim Hammelman at (763) 593-1880.

The fall popcorn program sale starts September 30th and continues through October 31st. We need a contact person from your unit who will coordinate this year’s sale. We are looking to get more units involved with this great chance to raise some money for the unit and help out with expenses. We had a great sale last year, and expect to set records this year. Please contact Carol Bach, District Popcorn Chairman for more information at (763) 428-4247.

Order of the Arrow Conclave

The chapter conclave will be September 14th-17th at Rum River Scout Camp. Please contact Ken Skoglund at (763) 493-2614 for more information on this great event.

Steak Fry

What a Steak Fry!!! The district would like to give a big thank you to Craig Lewis for making all the arrangements and an excellent dinner. Also, thank you to everyone that helped to make this event a great success. We had a great turn out again this year.

Cubannapolis, What a BLAST!!!

27 Boys and about 50 parents and siblings were present. The night started with water balloons, then water bottle rockets followed by the big race. At least 10 packs were represented and had a great time. The race was followed by root beer floats for everyone. The district would like to extend a race car thank you to Leif Klang and Gene Stobbs for the great work organizing this event. A huge thanks goes out to the volunteers, the kids, and parents for making this happen.

Day Camp

The district would like to thank Cindy Taylor, Mike and Rachel Muntean and all of their great volunteers for their hard work at our June district day camp. The camp was full and the program was excellent. If you haven’t had a chance to come to a day camp, be sure to sign up next year or stop by our next day camp August 10 and 13.

Fall Camporee

The Northern Lights district will be having their fall camporee on September 28th-30th. More information will be handed out at roundtable. Questions, please call Dave Braun our Activates Chairman at (612) 237-0904.

A Northern Star Moment from Troop 584:

Our Troop recently went whitewater rafting with Superior Whitewater in Carlton, MN on May 19 (www.minnesotawhitewater.com). We set a record for coldest air temp, at 39 degrees. The water was 55 and was steaming and blowing so much it looked like snow drifts across the water! 15 of our Scouts and leaders went on this day trip and, other than really cold hands and feet, had a fabulous time.

I encourage units of Northern Lights to shares pictures of activities or great articles and send them to your District Executive, Johnny Allen Jr at jallen@northernstarbsa.org. Or, you can mail them at 5300 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55422; att: the Northern Lights District Executive We want to share your projects with the rest of the Northern Lights District.