Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Welcome to Dan Patch District

Roundtable

Roundtable is the first Thursday of every month.  Find out what is going on in the District, get trained, and get new ideas.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bloomington  6:30PM to 8:15PM!

Christ the King Lutheran Church
8600 Fremont Ave S
Bloomington, MN

 

 

SCOUTING FOR FOOD - Saturday, April 28

 

There is a high demand for food donations this year.  Your contribution helps individuals and families – our neighbors – remain strong and stable.  

Distribute door hangars the week of April 23, pick-up food donations on Saturday, April 28.

If you need door hangars or have questions, please contact your coordinator:

Burnsville - Andrew Cline

Savage - Brian Ewoldt

Shakopee - David Burger, Phil Knutson

Bloomington - Mike Kerns or Jim Thomas


 

DAN PATCH DISTRICT RECOGNITION DINNER

Thursday, May 3, Christ The King, Bloomington

Come join us for food, fellowship and to recognize the Outstanding Scouting Volunteers in your pack, troop, or crew. 

Registration:  https://scoutingevent.com/250-dpdistrictdinner

Contact:  Kevin Hanson SCOUTINGDAD@hotmail.com


 

DAN PATCH DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY - Saturday, May 5

When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where:  Red Oak Elementary School – 7700 Old Carriage Ct, Shakopee, MN 55379

Cost:  $10 

 

ALL CUB SCOUTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE. 

Scouts will be competing based on Rank.  See how your Cub Scout stacks up against the District.  Open heat for parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters.  All Scouts are also eligible for Council Pinewood Derby, June 2nd, 2018 at Base Camp.

 

REGISTRATION AND WEIGH-IN WILL BEGIN 60 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED START TIME

 

Check-In & Registration

 

Start Time

Track Set-up

 

8:00 am

Lions & Tigers

9:00 am

10:00 am

Wolfs & Bears

10:00 am

11:00 am

Webelos & Arrow of Light

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Open Class

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Awards & Closing

1:30 pm

Track Take-down

 

2:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION  

https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-dp2018pwd

PINEWOOD DERBY RULES

http://www.northernstarbsa.org/Portals/2/Documents/2018-Pinewood-Derby-Rules.pdf

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE EVENT. Please let us know if you or your Pack can help.

· Set-up crew. Configure the room, position tables, help Warren Kalsow with the track and equipment.

· Registration and check-in. Measure and weigh the cars (Warren has the tools).

· Return cars to the line-up after the heats.

· Master of Ceremonies.

 

Contact: Jim Thomas, 612 708-1867, hawchun@frontiernet.net

 


DAN PATCH / METRO LAKES SPRING CAMPOREE
May 4-6, Stearns Scout Camp

Does your patrol have the skills to succeed?

ORDERS 018-03   20 March 2018

Troops and Crews in Metro Lakes and Dan Patch districts of the Northern Star Council, BSA

You are deployed on a three-day Temporary Change of Station (TCS)

Assigned to Stearns Scout Camp, South Haven, MN

Purpose: For completion of Scout Boot Camp (also IOLS training for leaders)

Number of days: 3

Will proceed date: 4 May 2018

Security clearance: Secret

Additional instructions: Be prepared

Cost: $15 per person

Register: www.scoutingevent.com/250-dpmlspringcamporee


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

List of Upcoming Events 

  • For a full list of upcoming Northern Star Council Events click Here

    Camping

    Cub Scout Camping

    Get Signed up for the Fall Day Camp. It is a half day experience offering shooting, archery, bounce houses, snacks, crafts, super hero training and more. Happening in all weekends of October, it is the perfect family event for all Cubs, especially those who just joined. Registration is open at www.nsbsa.org/cubcamp.

    Packs need to select and promote a date to attend Polar Cubs and Summer Camp. Mike will begin collecting dates this month – please share with Mike (MikeRKerns@gmail.com)

     

    Boy Scout Camping

    Troops need to select and promote a date to attend Boy Scout Winter Camp. Both North Wind (Streans) & Snow Base (Tomahawk) operate all weekends in January and February.

                    Registration opens on September 15th at noon – Online!

                    $25.00 per participant upon registration, balance 1 month prior

                    More info on www.camping.nsbsa.org

    2018 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations are open. All remaining sites are available for anyone to reserve. Go to www.manypoint.org & www.camptomahawk.org to check availability.

     

    General Camping

    Our camps had a great 2017 summer and we are busy planning for 2018. What feedback (positive or areas for improvement) do you have that Mike can share with the planners. (MikeRKerns@gmail.com)

    Base Camp


    Open lock-ins are on October 27 and November 3. Activities include games, archery, rock climbing and more. Sign up as groups or individuals. $25/youth. $8/adult.


    Open Climb Night is from 5pm to 9pm on Tuesday, October 3. $7 per person.


    Registration is open for Fall Pre-K Days.  Each 3 hour interactive program follows a theme and isperfect for 2 – 5 year olds and their parents.


    October 30: Masters of Disguise, November 13: Talk Like a Turkey, December 18: Snowflakes are Special. $10/youth per session.


    Are you curious about the Leadership Center and the evolution of the Base Camp Campus? Come to our Leadership Center Info Nights!
    September 11th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    October 2nd - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    November 6th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    December 4th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


    We are a resource for you! Looking to inform your district about Base Camp? Request a Base Camp representative at one of your district events. Call 612-767-0055           or email amonette@nsbsa.org   

     

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    Announcements

    New Boy Scout Rank Advancement Requirements

    You can get the new requirements Here

    Eagle Ideas

    Do you have a Scout that doesn't know what they want to do for their Eagle Project. Take a look here to find the answers. 

    Cub Scout Activities

    Cub Scout Learning Library

    See pictures from recent activities by some of the Cub Scout Packs from Dan Patch

    See the latest files for Cub Scouts and Leader awards HERE. This includes the new NSC Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award for Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders.

    Boy Scout Activities 

    See pictures from recent activities by some of the Boy Scout Troops from Dan Patch  

    Venture Activities

    See pictures from recent activities by some of the  Venturing Crews from Dan Patch.   

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