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Roundtable

Starting on September 6, Roundtable will have a new location. We are moving to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Broadway and Country Rd. 81. The gathering will start at 7:00 pm. The program will kick-off with announcements at 7:30 pm and will end around 9:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you at our new home on the first Thursday of the month.

Eagle Preview

To all Star and Life Scouts: parents and leaders are invited to attend the Eagle Preview meeting on Tuesday, Oct 16 at the Minneapolis Stake Center, 2801 Douglas Drive in Crystal. The Advancement Committee, led by Joyce Wilson, will be explaining the necessary steps required to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. This meeting will include information on the Eagle Board of Review, the Eagle application process and related paperwork. The session will also cover Eagle Court of Honor and how to make it a special event. This meeting meets the requirements for a troop to earn the Advancement Honor Award. Other questions may be directed towards Joyce Wilson at 612-521-0629.

Youth Protection Training

This 30 minute course will help you understand the Boy Scouts of America policies on youth protection. This does not cover the protection of the youth, but you as an adult in a youth organization. This course is offered at no charge and is located on www.northernstarbsa.org.

Popcorn Pick-Up

The popcorn sale has started and is popping! The location of our district pick-up is still Copeland Trucking. If you have not signed up, it is time to do so. If you have any other questions, you can contact Carol Bach at 763-428-4247 or Johnny Allen at 763-231-7227.

Training

Northern Lights would like to remind our new adults and existing adults that have changed positions that training is available through the district training staff. Call Bea Murphy for any questions you may have at (763) 533-2610. We also encourage you to take advantage of your monthly Roundtables held on the first Thursday of the month from September through May.

All leaders that are not trained must attend New Leaders Essentials training before moving on to the specific training for their position. This training will be on October 4 at roundtable. It is imperative that you get the best training possible. Contact Dave Johnson at (763) 533-1819 for more information. After attending the New Leaders Essential training, you can continue your education by attending the Cub Scout Specific Training. This training will be held on October 11 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Broadway and Country Rd. 81. Registration starts at 6:30 pm and Training will go from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information please contact Leif Klang at (612) 749-2043. Continuous training for Boy Scout leaders will be as follows: October 3, October 10, and October 17 On October 24 we will be hosting Boy Scout Committee Training. All the indoor Session will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church off of 42 avenue and Highway 100. On he weekend of October 26-28 for the outdoor skills portion of the training will take place at Rum River Scout camp. After completing all of these sessions, you will be considered a fully trained leader. Fully trained leaders in all of our programs are the key to keeping lasting smiles on boys’ faces.

Scouting wants you… and Your Friends

The Boy Scouts of America invites you and your child’s friends to become part of one of America’s leading values driven organizations. The Scout program is a valuable resource that can help families accomplish worthy goals while building and strengthening relationships within the family. Scouting combines fun with educational activities and life-long values. It also assists parents in helping their children strengthen character, develop good citizenship and enhance both mental and physical fitness. In addition, the program provides young people with positive peer groups and tools to shape their future. In Scouting, youth learn ideals like honesty, bravery, and respect. These values help them make constructive decisions throughout their life times and give them the confidence they need to grow and develop. Scouting teaches youth what is right by encouraging them to reflect on lessons learned through Scouting activities. So remember… invite your child to bring along his friends to the next meeting.

Fall Camporee

Fall Camporee is completed and once again it was memorable. The district would like to say Thank You to Dave Braun and to the rest of all the great volunteers who made Fall Camporee a success. All of the boys had a great time and we received many thanks for our services.

Webelos Experience

What a great weekend. I hope everyone had a great experience. It was worth it. Northern Lights would like to thank Bill Fredrick for his commitment as district chair, and all of the volunteers who made this event run effectively. Thank you and be ready for Webelos Experience 2009!