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Spring Camporee

Save the Date, May 13 to 15
Scouts, we will be doing Heavy Metals, Metal Casting, Iron Works, along with Scout Skills.
Scoutmasters, those stations will aling with the Scouting STEM program and you can invite your Webelos.

Dalton Drive - Cowboys in the Yukon

Calling all Boy Scouts! Come out to Northern Lights winter Camporee, Dalton Drive - Cowboys in the Yukon It is going to be on January 30 at Rum River Scout Camp. You'll be outside the whole day, so don't bring your slippers. The Drive will happen in the snow sleet or rain so be prepared! 

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 Saturday February 6th @ 9:00 a.m. South End of Medicine Lake. Cost for youth is $5 and adults are free. Please check your local pond for ice conditions and Northern Lights website for details.

Northern Lights District Aurora Borealis Award

The Aurora Borealis Award is presented annually by the Northern Lights District of the Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America to individuals who have performed noteworthy service to youth, either within Scouting or in other areas.
In order to be eligible the nominee must be a registered Scouter. It is expected that at least one person from each unit will be nominated. The nominee need not be part of the nominator's Scouting Unit. Questions about any of these please contact Gene Stobbs 763 242-1559 stobbsg@gmail.com

Round Table Location: Den and Pack

Each month the District convenes a Roundtable for Cub scout Den and Pack leader, and a Roundtable for Boy Scout Troop leaders and Venturing Advisers. 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.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
4700 Edinbrook Terrace
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Nominations are due by December 18,2015

Nominations for District Dinner:

Silver Beaver: See Council for more information:
District Award of Merit:
The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to registered Scouters for service to youth in the District. This is a Council-sponsored award that is the highest honor that a district can bestow upon one of its Scouters. Limited to one award for every 25 Units in the District. The nominee must be a registered Scouter and must have rendered noteworthy service to Scouts over an extended time (usually in excess of five years). The nature and value of "noteworthy service" may consist of a single plan or action that contributed vitally to the lives oflarge numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time to youth in and outside of Scouting. The recipient receives a plaque, signed certificate, and official knot badge.
1. A nominee must be a registered Scouter.
2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both.
3. Consideration must be given to the norn inees 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.