Thursday, March 23, 2017
 
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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.The next round table will be held in a different location in Christ the King. Look for signs when you get to the church. 

Remember to come early for Meet, Greet and Eat at 7:00. Official meeting begins at 7:30.

 

Christ the King Lutheran Church

8600 Fremont Ave S
Bloomington, MN


In case you need it here is the Map

If you missed announcements from the last round table you can view the PDF of them Here


ATTENTION!!   Important Epic Required Training!!!

 

What: Youth protection Training

When: At April Round Table 4-6-2017
Where: Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bloomington MN
Who: All Scouters involved in the Boy Scouts of America. 
How: Just Show up!!

For questions, Contact your fun trainer guy, TED JACOBSON 507-381-9521ted.jacobson@yahoo.com

April is Youth Protection Training Month!

 

The Boy Scouts of America and Northern Star Council place a great importance on creating the most secure and safe environment possible for our youth members. Scouting has several policies in place to help maintain Scouting’s position as one of the safest places for today’s youth. To maintain this standing, Scouting has developed a number of resources to educate and train adult volunteers and youth members in Youth Protection.

 

All adult volunteers are expected to take Youth Protection Training upon registering with the BSA and renew the training every two years. All new youth members should receive the age-appropriate youth training upon joining with previously trained youth members participating every two to three years as a refresher. It is expected that every unit provides the opportunity for all members to participate in the Youth Protection Training annually. 

Resources are available for units to facilitate this training on the council and national web sites and include:

 

Youth Protection Training for Youth

 

It Happened to Me for Cub Scout-age youth

A Time to Tell for Boy Scout-age youth

Personal Safety Awareness for Venturing-age youth

 

Available at: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/youth-protection

 

Adult Leader Trainings

Youth Protection Guidelines for Volunteer Leaders and Parents

Youth Protection Guidelines for Adult Venturing Leaders

 

Available through BSA’s online learning center at: http://my.scouting.org

Videos available for Group instruction at: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/youth-protection

 

Facilitator’s Guides

Facilitators Guides for all trainings listed above can be found under the Training Video Link at:http://www.northernstarbsa.org/youth-protection

 

Submitting Training Records to the Council Office

 

Once your unit completes Youth Protection Training, please email the form located at:http://www.northernstarbsa.org/youth-protection under related content to: training@nsbsa.org to ensure that your unit is credited with completing these trainings.

 

We thank you in advance for taking the time necessary to ensure that all Scouting volunteers and youth members have a safe environment to experience everything Scouting has to offer. It is critical that 100% of our units participate in the process of keeping Scouting safe!

 

Questions

 

Contact Joyce Zeman at: jzeman@nsbsa.org or Dave Arola at: darola@nsbsa.org.



Venturing Recognition Event 2017


Venturing Recognition Event

District Volunteer Recognition Dinner

This year the Dan Patch District Dinner will be May 4th. This in place of the May round table. Every unit should have a Jockey award. To nominate a volunteer fill out the nomination form Click Here to download it. If you have questions reference the Guidelines by Clicking Here to view.  All nominations must be turned in by April 6th, the April Round Table.



Spring Camporee

Spring Camoree 2017

For a complete list of activities at the Camporee Click Here!


Venturing Shindig 

Shindig 2017


Venturing Fest

Venturing Fest

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UPCOMING EVENTS

List of Upcoming Events 

  • March 18th 2017 Council Recognition Dinner Golden Valley Country Club
  • April 2nd Venturing Recognition Lunch 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Base Camp.
  • April 22nd  Spring University from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Lakeville South High School.
  • District Pinewood Derby, Saint Johns, Savage, MN Venture Crew 338 will be having concessions that day.
  • April 29th Scouting for Food Pickup
  • May 4th District banquet.
  • May 5th to 7th District Spring Camporee 
  • May 19-21; Venturing ShinDig @ Stearns
  • June 3rd Council Pinewood Derby Base Camp (Fort Snelling)
  • July 1-6, 2018; Venturing Fest @ Summit Bechtel
  • For a full list of upcoming Northern Star Council Events click Here
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    Camping Information

    Cub Scout Camping

    • Get signed up for Polar Cubs.  It is an all day experience offering snow tubing, bromball, games, winter animal study, tomahawk throwing, sled chute, songs hot chocolate and more.  Happening all weekends January 7th – March 5th, 2017, it is the perfect family event for all Cubs, especially those who just joined. Sign up at www.nsbsa.org/cubcamp
    • Packs need to select and promote a date to attend Polar Cubs and Summer Camp in 2017.  


    Boy Scout Camping

    • Troops need to select and promote a date to attend Boy Scout Winter Camp.  Both North Wind (Stearns) & Snow Base (Tomahawk) operate all weekends in January and February. 
      • Registration opened on September 15 – online!
      • $25.00 per participant upon registration, balance due 1 month prior
      • More info on the www.camping.nsbsa.org

     

    • Summer camp reservations are open for 2017. Units can reserve their same campsite during their same week from January 1 until May 1. After May 5th reservations are open to first come first serve basis. Go to www.manypoint.org or www.camptomahawk.org to check availability.
    • June 3rd to the 5th are Tomahawk and Many Point work parties.
    • April 1st at high noon, the Many Point and Tomahawk High Adventure registrations open. 
    • April 15th the $25 deposits are due. 
    • TSR full payment is dew on June 1st. New this year.
    • Start getting commitments from older Scouts for Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trek through Tomahawk. More information on how to register coming soon. 


    Base Camp

    • Base Camp has a new and improved youth program catalog complete with updated lock-in and Blue and Gold packages. The catalog can be found on the youth tab at www.explorebasecamp.org


    High Adventure

    • The 2017 Council Philmont Contingent will be July 1st to the 13th 2017, and is estimated at $1,475 per person. Registration will be available in March 2016.  

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Announcements

National Jamboree runs from July 19 to July 28, 2017

SCOUTS: Registration is now open for the 2017 National Jamboree. Though it may seem ways off, the journey to the ultimate Scouting experience begins today! 2017 will be here before you know it. Fortunately for you, you have the opportunity to be a part of one of the best Council Contingents in the country.

The National Jamboree runs from July 19 to July 28, 2017. The Northern Star Council Contingent will be leaving on Saturday July 15th, 2017 and spend 2-3 days touring our Nation’s Capital prior to the National Jamboree.

If you want to register or learn more on your own, check out this link from Northern Star Council:
http://www.northernstarbsa.org/2017-national-jamboree-2

If you are interested in attending the 2017 National Jamboree, or have questions about the Jamboree and think you might be interested, send an email to Shawn Neri at shawn.neri@comcast.net. Shawn is one of the Northern Star Council’s Scoutmasters for the 2017 National Jamboree and is more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Shawn will have a National Jamboree information table at the March roundtable.

Don't miss this scouting experience of a lifetime. Guarantee your spot by registering today.

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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