Monday, February 20, 2017
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.

Donaldson Merit Badge Day

Registration is now open click on this sentence to go to the registration site. 


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

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

It's a Party 

Angel getting her beads



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.
  • 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

    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
    • 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


    • 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 or 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

    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.  


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:

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 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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