Saturday, December 20, 2014

Are you looking for a Scout Unit to Join?

          

        Find a Pack          Find a Troop         Find a Crew 

 

 For  a better view for all the units in a particular area go to AdventureIsCalling.org

Welcome To Mustang District of Northern Star Council

Minimize

Welcome to the 2014- 2015 Mustang District Website.  It should be easier to find the information you need to run the scout program in your unit.  If there is something missing that you need to see here or want to have something added, please contact your District Webmaster, me -  Mike Miller  email: mdmiller@q.com

The menus on top also have sub-menus, so go explore!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT ALL THE POSSIBILITIES AND SCROLL THROUGH THE EVENTS AND LINKS

e-Navigator Page is a sub page under the home page- this is the electronic Navigator on the off print month! 
Lots of useful links for planning, activities, events and training- check it out!

You do not need to register at this time to get to any information on the site. 

Bookmark to Award Forms       Like Mustang District on Facebook
New Pages: Outdoor Ethics under District Operations 
Pilot 2015 Webelos Transition - Link on Membership and in important notes                                                  

Link to Opt-In to District Email Distribution: 
http://eepurl.com/KkYZb   

New Council Site for Fall Recruitment 
www.rocketintoscouting.org

Video Links:
Scouts Tribute to Mom's

Troop 346 Graphical Equipment Trailer

IMPORTANT DISTRICT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minimize

District Awards

District Award of Merit (link to form)
District Award Nominations - Use this form (linked) for 

Scoutmaster of the Year 
Cubmaster of the Year
Crew Advisor of the Year
Committee Chair- Scout or Cub or Crew
Tiger - Den - Webelos Leader of the Year
ASM or ACM of the Year
Outstanding District Committee Person of the Year
OA Adult Volunteer of the Year
Commissioner of the Year

Spark Plug Awards Recognition for Leaders in a unit who don't qualify for a Leader award but you want to recognize. 

Awards to be given at the District Dinner, and encourage all unit leaders and nominated persons to attend. 
Please return all forms by January  31, 2015 to Brian Swerine, DE



OA Vigil Nomination Form 2015

Due by January 21, 2015



Unit Leader Training:
This is a great time of year to take a few minutes to review your unit’s adult roster and make sure that all of your leaders are trained for their registered position. Many of the trainings can be taken online at http://myscouting.org.
Plan fall training needs based on courses listed at http://training.nsbsa.org.
Planning ahead will allow your unit to focus on activities and fun while still meeting Journey 2.0 criteria.



NOAC 2015 

Info Flyer

Visit the OA page


Polar Cubs 2015
Winter day camp is called Polar Cubs. Three locations this year, Phillippo Scout Reservation in Cannon 
Falls, Rum River Scout Camp in Anoka, and Stearns Scout Camp in South Haven. Online reservations 
open October 15, 2014. Get your reservations in to ensure your first choice of dates. More information is 
available at www.goscouting.org.


Wood Badge
Northern Star Council is offering a Winter Wood Badge courses this January 30 – February 1, 2015 and 
February 27 – March 1, 2015 at Kiwanis Scout Camp. Winter is a great time to experience Wood Badge. 
Information can be found at: http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/WoodBadge.aspx


Ripley Rendezvous, May 15-17, 2015 -
This event is coordinated by the Central Minnesota Council, but 
Northern Star Council’s Troops, Crews, and Explorers are welcome to attend as well. $45 per person. Visit 
www.bsacmc.org this summer for more details. This does take the place of Mustang District Spring Camporee.
Click here for flyer


Tomahawk Scout Reservation: Snow Base reservations open. 

• Gear/clothing/food/trained staff provided. Programs for all ages 11-17. 
• $25 deposit per Scout upon reservation. 
• All programs start Friday night and end early Sunday afternoon.
Snow Huskies Basic winter camping skills-sleep inside $65 per person 6th grade and older
Spearhead Basic winter camping skills – sleep outside 
Saturday night, build shelter $77 per person
7th grade and older
Expedition Advanced winter camping skills. Geocaching 
for food, pick your campsite. $77 per person
7th grade and older. Half of crew 
must have participated in Spearhead
Dog Sledding option of staying outside or inside on 
Saturday night.
$195 per youth
$65 per adult 7th grade and older.
North Wind at Stearns reservations are OPEN
• Gear/clothing/food/trained staff provided. Programs for all ages 11-17. 
• $25 deposit per Scout upon reservation. 
• Weekends Available: Jan 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, Jan 30–Feb 1, Feb 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
Experience Basic winter camping skills – sleep indoors. $65 per person 6th grade and older 
Adventure Basic winter camping skills – sleep outside 
Saturday night, build shelter.
$77 per person 7th grade and older
Expedition Advanced winter camping skills. Pick your 
campsite and adventure.
$77 per person 7th grade and older. Half of crew 
must have participated in Adventure.

 


2015 Family Friends of Scouting
Unit packets will be distributed at November’s roundtable. Units should start setting both their presentation 
and back-up presentation dates with their district executive who will ensure the dates are entered into the 
online toolbox. In order to qualify for free pinewood derby cars or rank advancements, both primary and 
back-up dates need to be entered by 12/15/2014


Looking for a Scout Unit for your son to join?
Visit www.adventureiscalling.org
to find the Scout Unit in your area!  

Unit Leaders that need access to the adventureiscalling website for your unit - Contact
Mike Miller - mdmiller@q.com 

Unit and Unit Commissioner Toolbox

Minimize

Units and Unit Commissioners:


To aid you and your Unit, please complete and provide the Unit Health Inventory Form with information to your Unit Commissioner.  It is a helpful tool and assistance in gauging your Unit’s current and future health, in terms of leadership and training.  If you have any questions, please contact Brian Swerine, District Executive, or Mike Miller Thanks again for your prompt attention.

 

 

Announcements

Minimize
2014 Short Term (less than 72 hours) Health Form -

Latest Short term Health Forms updated 3-30-2014

 read more ...
2014 Long Term (over 72 hours) Health Form -

 Long Term Health Form  (over 72 hours) 3-30-2014

 read more ...
2013 Camping Participant Waiver -

 Camping Participant Waiver This form covers a number of important participant program areas.The NSC Waiver is required for Cub Scout resident camp programs including Camp Akela including Webelos Adventure Days, Kiwanis Cub Camp, and Stearns Webelos Camp including Webelos Adventure Days. The remaining day and any weekend camps along with Tomahawk Scout Reservation participants do not need to fill out the waiver. Northern Star Council will not have them on file to look up, even if they attend the same camp twice in the same season.

 read more ...

District Calendar List View

Minimize

Council Calendar

Minimize
List of all Pages and key Modules
Copyright 2014 Northern Star Council/Mustang District