Thursday, January 19, 2017
 
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Welcome to Dan Patch District

Want to join Scouts but not sure what Pack, Troop or Crew or other options are close or right for you. Then go here Adventure is Calling and see what options there are. There are programs for both boys and girls. For more information about these programs go to the NorthernStar Council website, click Here.

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 meetings begin at 7:30pm then breakout into smaller sessions.  At the next Round Table there will be Unit Committee training and a table in the corner with Philmont info.

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

Happy New Year Dan Patch!


This Thursday is Roundtable.   I can tell this is going to be a great year in Dan Patch!

When you arrive this week - , if you have a QR Code reader on your phone/device - be ready to scan a QR Code to check-in.  This feature will allow you to skip the line to check-in on a computer and check-in at your leisure during the social gathering time. If you don't have a QR Code Reader, you can download one for free in the AppStore for Apple or the PlayStore for Android.  Our attendance is very important to making Roundtable optimal for everyone!  So please make sure you check-in each month!  We will have some cell phones loaded up and ready to go, along with a few iPads for you to use for check-in as well.

We have some great breakouts planned by the Roundtable Team!  And, by the way, the Roundtable Team is expanding and you might want to join us!  Look for more info on Thursday night and let me know if you are interested in becoming a Roundtable Commissioner!

ANYONE:
"Unit Committee Training" is an opportunity for members of you Unit Committee to be trained!  Please encourage ALL your unit committee members to attend this training!

CUB SCOUTS:
"Blue & Gold Planning"  Learn all about the Blue and Gold Ceremony - from start to finish - how can the planning process be streamlined and include volunteers!
"Go See Its" presented by Dave Mennen (Pack 619)  Come hear about Go See It ideas for Tiger through Bear! 
"Webelos/Patrol Meetings"  presented by Rick Mitchell (Pack 461)  This is a great way to brainstorm ways to plan your Webelos Den meetings and AOL Patrol meetings!  Come find out, as well, how to keep your meetings outdoors!

BOY SCOUTS:
"Grey Wolf" as presented by Mike Alexander.  Come and learn or re-visit what Grey Wolf is all about.  What is Grey Wolf?  How can you get your scouts involved in Grey Wolf?  What benefits to your Troop are there by having scouts attend Grey Wolf?

VENTURE CREWS:
"Crew Organization"   Find time tonight to talk with other Venture Crew Advisors about leading Venturing Crews.  Come with your ideas but also your questions!

Tentative Troop/Crew Breakout:
"Teaching and Mentoring Youth"  How can we best reach our scouts where they are?  How can we be mentors and guides for them in this generation?


Remember - Thursday,January 5th, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bloomington  7:00PM to 8:45PM!

In Scouting,

Liesl Bell-Fleming

 

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

Wood Badge Beading 

Angel getting her beads

 

Angel Braaten received her Wood Badge Beads for completing the training and her tickets.

Interested in learning about Wood Badge

Get all the info

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UPCOMING EVENTS

List of Upcoming Events

  • Eagle Preview January 10th, at Christ the King
  • Wood Badge Breakfast January 14th
  • Buck Hill Scout night tubing January 15th for more information and registration click the whole sentence. 
  • January 27th to the 29th Venturing Leadership Conference. Go to the Venturing Page for more information. 
  • February 3rd, Buck Hill All Nighter, click HERE to Register!
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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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