Monday, September 22, 2014

OA Fall Fellowship - Nov 21st

This fall get ready for the most spectacular, amazing, incredible, event of the year. An action packed night filled with swimming, pizza, broom ball, magic, video games, movies, games, and most importantly brotherhood. Come in a costume or just street clothes either way, here everyone is a hero.

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Cub Scout Roundtable Break Outs ... Stay a step ahead
Attend Roundtable and you'll a great jump on some fantastic scouting possibilities. And Cub Leader Breakouts are ahead of the program (pun intended).   Each month's breakout topic is one month prior to the month indicated in your leader guide.   Meaning attendees in September will receive October's content, October's attendees will receive November's content and so on and so forth. No matter what your role in the Pack is, you're sure to take away ideas to keep your program "fun with a purpose." Breakouts begin at 7pm with Roundtable announcements at 8. This year's topic by month are:

   Month   Core Value   Themes
        September     Responsibility     Dollars and Sense
  October   Citizenship   Give Goodwill
  November   Respect    Stars and Stripes
  December   Positive Attitude   Yes, I Can
  January   Resourcefulness    Litter to Glitter
  February   Compassion    Aware and Care
  March   Faith    Soaring the Skies
  April   Health and Fitness   Backyard Fun

Eagle Expo - October 21st
Who:  Life and Star Scouts, Parents, Eagle Coaches, Scout Leaders
What:  Northern Star Council's Advancement Committee 
              brings you the latest and greatest info re: Eagle Rank.

When:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014   7:00 - 8:30pm 
                 (sign-in begins at 6:45pm)
Where:  North Presbyterian Church

Church is located at 2675 Highway 36 East, North St. Paul.   From Hwy 36 or I-694, turn onto Century Ave (Hwy 120).  Turn west onto 16th Ave.  Then, turn on Charles St and on 14th Ave.  Church is at end of Street.

Come to to learn about the Life-to-Eagle process.  How to find a project.  Planning.  Developing.  Showing Leadership.  Fundraising.  Carrying out work days.  Creating the final report.

Plus!  The Eagle Application, what to expect at your Eagle Board of Review, and, Eagle Court of Honor Ideas.

Register for Cub Scout Leader Training - September 30th
What:   Training for all Cub Scout leader positions
When:  Tuesday September 30th  6:00pm
Where:  Woodbury Baptist Church

Address:  6695 Upper Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125
Cost:   $6 per leader
Register:  CLICK HERE

Be sure to bring cash or checkbook for the additional valuable scout resources.  A small snack to be served.  Any questions, please contact:  Dave Peters at 651-307-4259 or


School Night for Scouting

This September 18th is a special state wide scout recruiting night.  Learn more about it with the attached presentation from the "School Night For Scouting" training.

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SAVE THE DATE - Oct 10-12 - Fall District Camporee
What:  Great Rivers District 2014 Fall Camporee
When:  Friday October 10–Sunday October 12
Theme: “A Day in the Life of a Boy Scout”
Where:  Phillippo Scout Reservation


The day will be filled with a variety of Scout Skills, that can be used toward rank advancement requirements as well as stations geared toward certain merit badge requirements.  It is not the intent of this year’s Camporee for the Scouts to complete a full merit badge, but rather to provide stations to introduce a scout to certain merit badges.  The Scout can then determine if they would like pursue completion of any of the merit badges.  Each Scoutmaster will determine if the Scout has completed the rank advancement requirement to their satisfaction.  If you have questions on the event you can contact Sue Gurrola (651) 295-5292 or by email at

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SAVE THE DATE - May 15-17 2015 - Ripley Rendezvous

Registration opens soon for the event May 15-17, 2015, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN. Join Scouts and Venturers from the US and Canada for a fun and challenging weekend!

This is an area-wide event put on by the Central Minnesota Council.  On-line registration begins October 1, 2014. read more ...

Great Rivers District Roundtable

Please come to our Roundtable on the first Thursday of the month (September through May) for new ideas and learn what’s new in the District.  Bring someone that has never attended before and they will receive a Great Rivers District patch and you will too for bringing them. 


7:00 – Breakouts

8:00 – Announcements

8:30 – Midway


Please follow this link for directions


Breakout Schedule ... Watch for updates ...


Cub Leader Breakouts ... Watch for updates ...  Come every month to receive core value content for Den and Pack Meetings and to participate in the discussions.

 Boy Scout Leader Breakouts ... Watch for updates ...


2014 Scouting for food results

While results are still being tabulated, the April Scouting for Food district wide drives so far report over 40,000 pounds collected and $1800 in monetary contributions.  Scouting for Food drives are done throughout the year, with Scouts collecting food donated by individuals and left by the front doors of their homes for pick-up. Tens of thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars in donations are collected each year through these drives and distributed to food shelves across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Great Rivers --> Our district totals are an estimated 8,055 pounds collected and distributed to five different food shelves around the district and over 1100 service hours performed.  

Don’t forget to enter your service hours on the JTE website. 

The returns reflect the food collected on April 26th by the Chief Black Dog, Dan Patch, Great Rivers and Northwest Districts. Scouts distributed door hangers promoting the drive the previous week and returned to pick up the items that Saturday morning.

These drives help feed individuals and families in need and teach the Scouts a core scouting value, helping others.


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