District Annual Program Kickoff **** DON'T MISS ****
When: August 21st 6:30pm read more ...
Where: Oakdale's Richard Walton Park
1584 Hadley Ave, Oakdale, MN
CLICK HERE for a map .... just behind the police station
Rain or shile !!! Come and gather with other Scouters and see what’s new in the district for the coming year. 6:30pm for ice cream treats. 7:00pm announcements and information.
Request for help with Disc Golf Tournament
Northern Lights District is looking for volunteers to help with a Disc Golf Tournament at 5 different courses. If all the hours are filled, Rum River BSA camp in Anoka will get its own 18 hole course - approximately a $10,000 value. Full details and sign up instructions are at the link below.
Your resident disc golf enthusiast says three of the five courses are relatively close - Oakwood, The Valley and Kaposia are the courses I'd recommend for service - Kaposia being the most popular and Oakwood the furthest of the close courses. The hours they're looking to fill are 8-noon and 2-6 pm July 22, 23, 24 & 25. Volunteers who do a double (morning and afternoon shifts) will get lunch and all volunteers receive a T-shirt.
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School Night for Scouting - INFORMATION
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. read more ...
SAVE THE DATE - Sept 20th - Cubanapolis
: All Scouts and potential scouts in the Great Rivers District.
: Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 (noon)
: Oakdale Nature Preserve (Large Picnic Shelter next to the Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave N)
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What is a Cubanapolis?
- Cubanapolis is a fun event for Cub Scouts!
- Scouts will build their own “car” out of cardboard
- The “car” must be worn in the race so get a box big enough to cut holes in top and side for head and arms to fit through. Make sure the box is not too big for the Scout. Boys need to be able to run while carrying the box. See attached plans.
- Scouts can decorate their “car” however they wish
- This is an opportunity to have fun with your Scout!
SAVE THE DATE - Oct 10-12 - Fall District Camporee
: Great Rivers District 2014 Fall Camporee
: Friday October 10–Sunday October 12
: “A Day in the Life of a Boy Scout”
: 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.
Look for a complete leaders guide and registration flyer later this summer on the district website http://greatrivers.nsbsa.org/
If you have questions on the event you can contact Sue Gurrola (651) 295-5292 or by email at email@example.com
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SAVE THE DATE - May 15-17 2015 - Ripley Rendevous
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.