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Click here for the 2013-2014 Northwest District Activities Calendar. (11KB)

Watch this page for information on Northwest District activities.  More information will be added as it becomes available.  You can print a copy of registration form for each of these events.  Click here to bring up a Northwest District Evevnt Health Form that you can print. (70KB)  Starting in 2010 a new health form is required to attend long term (more than 72 hours) camping events.  These new forms also reflect the new policy that everyone must have had a physical within 12 months of any given long term event.  These changes also reflect changes in local laws that have the same requirement.  Click here for an annual Health Form with physical (required for all long term camping starting in 2010). (63KB) 

Wali Ga Zu

Wali Ga Zu is a district-wide patrol skills competition.  Every year Troops register their patrols to compete in this event.  This inter-troop and inter-patrol Scout skills activity's purpose is to promote learning, practicing and demonstrating five of the basic Scout skills (Tripod Building / Lashing, First Aid, Nature Identification, Map and Compass Skills, Knot Tying).  Awards are presented based on proficiency and speed.  The 2014 Wali Ga Zu will be held on February 24th and March 3rd, 2014 at the St. John the Evangelist School gym in Little Canada.  (Troops participate on one of the two days.) 

All the information for 2014 is in the documents selectable below:

Wali Ga Zu Documents to Print Adobe PDF Format
Wali Ga Zu 2014 Planning Guide (10 pages) pdf (110KB)
Wali Ga Zu 2014 Weeds (Nature) Cards (14 pages) pdf (2,627KB)

The 2014 Nature Identification is weeds.  A set of weed cards may be printed from the link above.  

Scouting Days at the Wild

The Minnesota Wild is happy to announce two games on the schedule in which Boy Scouts, friends and family can enjoy a Wild game at a discounted price. Available games are:   Monday, March 3rd Wild vs. Flames at 7PM   And   Wednesday, March 26th Wild vs. Canucks at 6:30PM   Available tickets are in the Upper Level Ends at $31.00 per ticket. A portion of each ticket sold will go back to the Scouts.   Purchase your tickets today as seats are limited. Click the link below and type in   Promo Code: Wild  

When:  Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 7pm: Wild vs. Flames 
  Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, 6:30pm: Wild vs. Canucks
  $31 for Upper Level ends
  Click here to register purchase Scouting Day Wild tickets.
  Use promo code: WILD

Scout Out the Fire Department

There will be an activity day at the Fridley Fire Department on Saturday, April 7th.  Webelos will be able mto earn the Readyman Pin and Boy Scouts willbe are to earn the Fire Safety Marit Badge.  Click here for more information on the Scout Out the Fire Department day. (35KB)

District Pinewood Derby

The 2014 Northwest District Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, April 5th at St. John the Evangelist School gym in Little Canada.  The top 10 finishers of the Northwest District Pinewood Derby are invited to the Northern Star Council Pinewood Derby in June.  We had 92 racers participate this year.  Click here for the final standings for the 2014 Northwest District Pinewood Derby. (113KB)  Click here for a photo of the top ten finishers.  (204KB)  Thanks to event chair Dick Thomalla and Troop 462 for hosting the 2014 District Race. 

Scouting Days at the Minnesota Twins

Scout Days with the MN Twins offers a great opportunity for your Scouting group or family to enjoy a baseball game at one of America’s best ballparks, Target Field. Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform and take lots of pictures!
PHOTO CONTEST! New this year is a photo contest for your Scouts at a Twins Game. Tweet your photos to @NSCpopcornsale or submit your photos to to be entered into a drawing for 4 tickets to a 2015 Twins game and other prizes.  Click here for a flyer for 2014 Twins Scouting Days. (58KB)

District Dinner

This annual event is a chance to meet with other Scouters from the district and recognize Quality Units, Distinguished Scouters, Awards of Excellence, District Award of Merit and more.  All of this plus a great meal!  The 2014 Northwest District Dinner will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview.  Click here for a 2014 Northwest District Dinner flyer. (84KB)  New this year each unit can name a volunteer of the year who will be recognized at the District Dinner.  Click here for information on the Northwest District Volunteer of the Year Award. (97KB)  Click here to register for the 2014 Northwest District Dinner.  Thanks to Sandy Breen who is again chairing this event this year.

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food for 2014 will be on Saturday, April 26th.  Please email Warren your quantity request for door hangers which will be available at April Roundtable.

Webelos Woods

Webelos Woods is a unique opportunity for 4th grade Webelos and parents to experience a campout with a Boy Scouting experience.  Boy Scouts, Explorers, Venturing Crew and Scouters from the Northwest District organize this campout which has contests, skills stations, tent camping, outdoor cooking and more.  The Northwest District's 35th annual Webelos Woods will be on May 2-4, 2014.  This year we will partner with Many Waters District have an even bigger and better Webelos Woods.  This year's event packets are now available below.  A Health Form must be submitted for every participant at registration time.  Registration will all be done online.  You must pre-register for this event.  Click here to register for the 2014 Northwest District Webelos Woods.  Thanks to Dina Boie who is chairing this event again this year.


(All files are Adobe Acrobat pdf files suitable for printing.)

  2014 Webelos Woods Flyer (812KB)
  2014 Webelos Woods Participant Guide (1.82MB)
  2014 Webelos Woods Health Form (316KB)



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