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Northwest District is part of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Northwest District is comprised of the communities of Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview, and the western panhandle of Maplewood.

Please check the council website first for any questions: www.northernstarbsa.org.


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Add Your Event to Calendar 2.0 thru this Google Form

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Do you have an event you want publicized? Please follow the link below (or copy and paste the link) and fill out the Google Form. If you prefer, you can also email the details to NWDEvent@gmail.com. Even if you don't have all the details determined, it is helpful to get the word out.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jKLaP2MN7wdTkpNBRoplFSgIwhoxM_YdO-oQqBx43gI/edit If the link is broken, or you prefer to directly e-mail your event details, this is the information we are looking for: Name of Event: A short phrase that sums it up. Time of Event: Exact day and start and end time? Does this event repeat (monthly, yearly, etc.)? Place of Event: Name of place? Exact address of event? Are GPS coordinates if available? Event Description: A paragraph or three that explains every detail of the event, including the "Why" Registration Info: How does a person register? Include sign up dates, methods, and deadlines. Contact Info: Info that can be public with name and email and maybe phone number. Weblink: Any weblinks help your event by giving people more information. Pictures or Graphics Available: Pictures really help promote your event!!! Please e-mail this information to NWDEvent@gmail.com

Scouting Survey Says...

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Scouter Alicia Tillman of the Great Rivers District in the Northern Star Council did a couple great surveys: "Cub Scout Visibility Survey" and "Boy Scout Troop Selection Survey." Look for the file in the "eHangFiles" section of this website and on the Northwest District Facebook Group. Thanks for sharing Alicia!

Calendar 2.0 of the Northwest District

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Announcements, News Bites, Quick Info, Hot Tips,

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HERE ARE THE FISH CARDS AGAIN FOR WALI-GA-ZU 2018HERE ARE THE FISH CARDS AGAIN FOR WALI-GA-ZU 2018 - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Here are the Fish Cards in a PDF file for you to use for the Nature Identification part of Wali-Ga-Zu on February 19 2018 read more ...
NORTHWEST DISTRICT SCOUTERS RECEIVE AWARDSNORTHWEST DISTRICT SCOUTERS RECEIVE AWARDS - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
A BIG congratulations to the Northwest District Scouter's recognized at the recent annual Order of the Arrow Banquet at Base Camp.
Jack Indritz and Brady Geary received the Founder's Award.
Ben Coder received the Order of the Arrow Fellowship Award.
Dominic Wolters and Charlie Schumer received the James E. West Award.
The Northwest District Vigil Class of 2017 is also pictured. 
DIDN'T MAKE IT TO ROUNDTABLE? WE GOT YOU COVERED!DIDN'T MAKE IT TO ROUNDTABLE? WE GOT YOU COVERED! - Friday, January 12, 2018
Here is the January 2018 Roundtable Announcements! read more ...
FORT SNELLING WREATH CLEAN UP SERVICE PROJECTFORT SNELLING WREATH CLEAN UP SERVICE PROJECT - Saturday, January 6, 2018
See the attached flyer, the February 3rd Calendar entry, or the District Facebook Group Page for more info about this event. read more ...
KLONDIKE DERBY LEADER PACKETKLONDIKE DERBY LEADER PACKET - Friday, January 5, 2018
The Klondike Leader Packet is here and Registration is LIVE! read more ...
UPDATED NEW WALI-GA-ZU LEADER PACKETUPDATED NEW WALI-GA-ZU LEADER PACKET - Thursday, January 4, 2018
Please note there is a newly revised Leader Guide: allowing patrols to use either the conventional square lashing on their tripods, or the Japanese Mark II Square Lashing, now included in the latest edition of the Scout Handbook. read more ...
SCOUT SURVEY SAYS... - Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Scouter Alicia Tillman of the Great Rivers District in the Northern Star Council did a couple great surveys: "Cub Scout Visibility Survey" and "Boy Scout Troop Selection Survey." Look for the file in the "eHangFiles" section of this page. Thanks for sharing Alicia! 
FREE MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING ON JANUARY 17TH! - Monday, January 1, 2018
MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR TRAINING
January 17, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, St. Paul, MN

Merit Badge Counselors are a critical component to a Scout’s advancement. To be a Merit Badge Counselor, even within just your own unit, you must be registered as a Merit Badge Counselor with Northern Star Council, have up-to-date Youth Protection training, and complete the Merit Badge Counselor training course. This 60-minute live training will take you through the Merit Badge Counselor training course. Any registered BSA adult leader is eligible to take this course. This Merit Badge Counselor training course will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the second floor conference room, 2345 Rice Street, Roseville, Minnesota. Stick around after this training course for Youth Protection Training, too! A 45-minute Youth Protection Training session will be offered immediately following the Merit Badge Counselor session. One registration covers both sessions. Cost for these two session is absolutely FREE! Register today, as space is limited to 20 participants. Register at - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4AA5A82BA64-merit1

Contact Anthony Suft, Training Chairman, at Anthony.Schuft@lmdbsa.org if you have questions. 
NEW DISTRICT WEBSITE COMING NEXT YEAR - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Alert readers have noticed that sometimes there is a broken link to a PDF document. Although the District Website Committee takes great care in the updates, the current platform is not user friendly. Next year, the plan is to migrate to a new Council approved platform for a new website. This will hopefully be a better system for the Website Committee to use, and for our readers. 

 
BROKEN LINK FIXED FOR WALI-GA-ZU 2018 FISH CARDSBROKEN LINK FIXED FOR WALI-GA-ZU 2018 FISH CARDS - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Our thanks to an alert reader that pointed out the broken link, it is now fixed. 

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WALI-GA-ZU 2018 FISH FLASH CARDS PDFWALI-GA-ZU 2018 FISH FLASH CARDS PDF - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Please click the "read more" to download the Fish Identification flash card PDF for Wali-Ga-Zu 2018. read more ...
WALI-GA-ZU 2018 WILL BE FEBRUARY 19TH OF 2018WALI-GA-ZU 2018 WILL BE FEBRUARY 19TH OF 2018 - Monday, November 6, 2017
The Northwest District Wali-Ga-Zu is an inter-troop and inter-patrol Scout Skills Challenge, to promote learning, practicing, and demonstrating basic Scout Skills, including Tripod Building (Lashing), First Aid (knowledge and skill demonstration), Nature Identification (this year is fish), Map and Compass Symbols, and Knot Tying. Please email Dick Thomalla to register or ask questions: 33papa@gmail.com. The registration deadline is February 15th, 2018 and the event is February 19, 2018. read more ...
MERIT BADGE DAY SUCCESS! - Friday, October 6, 2017
The September 30th Northwest District Merit Badge Day offered 6 different Merit Badges to 38 different Scouts and 74 Merit Badges were earned! Way to go! A big thanks to all the Merit Badge Counselors and other Scouters that made this happen. 
ADD YOUR DISTRICT EVENT TO CALENDAR 2.0 - Monday, September 25, 2017
Do you have an event you think the Northwest District Community should know about? Add it to the Calendar 2.0 and District Facebook Page. Click on the Google Form link below or copy and paste it. You can also email NWDEvent@gmail.com your information too. read more ...
Check out the Northwest District Facebook Page! - Monday, August 14, 2017
If you haven't joined yet, please check out the Northwest District Facebook Page read more ...
The New Northwest District Calendar 2.0 is online! - Friday, August 11, 2017
Look on the Home page for a small version of the Calendar 2.0 and a larger version of it on the Calendar 2.0 tab. This is a public Google Calendar.  
Add YOUR Event to the Northwest District Calendar - Friday, August 11, 2017
Do you have an event or know about an event that you think should be on the Northwest District Calendar? Please e-mail NWDEvent@gmail.com and tell us all about it!  
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