Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Welcome to Dan Patch District


Roundtable is the first Thursday of every month.  The meetings begin at 7:30pm then breakout into smaller sessions.  

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


You can find the handouts from the March roundtable here. 



Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby results are here!  You can find them listed in order of overall standings here, and listed by rank here.

Cub Scout Camp Registration is Now Open

Cub Scout Resident camp is the highlight of each boy’s year. Spend an entire weekend with your Pack working on advancement and doing fun activities in an outdoor setting. All of the food, equipment, and training is provided by our extraordinary staff; just bring your personal gear and a desire to learn!  For more information or to sign up go to

Unit Budget and Finance Information

Our June roundtable included a great presentation by Pierce Flanagan on Unit Budget and Finance, and Aaron Nicklay on Trailer Insurance.  If you missed the presentation or would like electronic copies you can find Pierce's packet here and Aaron's here.

Hornaday Award

Here is a great resource for information on the Hornaday Award.

Scouting: Still Relevant

Check out this great video put together by Northern Star Council about Scouting in our area.  How many Dan Patch Scouts can you spot?  I know there are at least a few!

Free Electronics Recycling In Shakopee

Check out this flier for more information, this event is hosted by Troop 316 in Shakopee.



University of Scouting

The Northern Star Council University of Scouting will be April 18th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at Lakeville South High School.  This is a great opportunity to take required trainings as well as some fun classes.  Youth classes are offered, so bring your Scouts along so they can enjoy the day as well!  New this year is a Youth Leadership College for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts.  This is a great opportunity for Scouts to get short training sessions similar to Grey Wolf and Kodiak, so if you troop or crew is looking for better trained youth leaders, this is the day for you!  You can find more information at  

Dan Patch District Dinner

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow volunteers!  This evening will be filled with food, fun, fellowship, and awards.  Each unit will recognize a Unit Jockey, so we hope to see all of you there!  Registration is online at, and will be open until April 21, 2015 at midnight. For more information check out the flier!  The award nomination forms are here: Dan Patch District Nomination Form-2015Dan Patch District Of The Year Discription.

Spring Camporee

With the help of the Minnesota Astronomical Society Scouts will be able to look through the telescopes at the Onan Observatory located at the park. Scouts will be able to observe both the daytime and nighttime sky, can earn astronomy merit badge, and can enjoy some beautiful spring camping - the scouts will have exclusive use of the camping area. Each scout will get a glow in the dark Frisbee too! Registration is online at  For more information check out the flier!


Webelos Woods

Webelos Woods is a great chance for Webelos to get a taste of Boy Scouting, while also having the opportunity to earn a variety of pins.  Events last year included: completion of naturalist, forester, geologist and readyman pins, as well as completion on the outdoorsman pin for some.  This year we plan on incorporating partial work on the Fitness and Sportsman pins as well!  Registration is online at  For more information check out the flier!

Gathering of Eagles 

Please join us June 11th at the 2015 Gathering of Eagles Alumni event.  The Gathering of Eagles event is the annual Scouting alumni event where we recognize youth and adult Eagle Scouts for outstanding service to their community. This year’s keynote speaker is Assistant U of MN Football Coach Matt Limegrover.  Register Online at:  Please see the attached flyer for more details or to register by mail

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