If you’re looking for an extracurricular activity for your son or daughter, I highly recommend Northern Star Scouting for sooo many reasons. It’s more than an activity – it’s local, it’s a community and it gets the whole family involved!
Plus, the Scouts have expanded and diversified their programming to meet the needs of more families across the area!
My son was excited to be a Cub Scout this past couple of years, and has done cool things like volunteering in the community and a Pinewood Derby car race. And parents aren’t just spectators – our whole family has been involved with him at pack meetings, den meetings, creating bird feeders, learning about upcoming events and opportunities to earn a badge, and being invited to be part of so many great service projects and fundraisers.
And do you know how we signed up? By attending SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING! We went to our local school and signed him up in kindergarten, and this week you can learn more at your local school!
This THURSDAY you can go to your local elementary school to sign up for boys AND girls grades K – 5. It’s affordable, fun, and signing up at the event gets your child a fun surprise!
If you can’t make it, you can still register online here: https://bit.ly/2xmjkhG
Our Visit to the NEW Base Camp Leadership Center in St. Paul
A couple of years ago I visited and wrote about Base Camp in St. Paul. Located at historic Fort Snelling, it was once the cavalry drill hall, but is now owned and operated by Northern Star Council, BSA. Here, youth are served through field trips, lock-ins, retreats, summer camps, private parties, and community group activities. Inside, you can participate in many activities like rock climbing, a ropes course and archery.
Well now they have just opened their NEW Leadership Center, a space for learning and supporting leadership, and the home of Northern Star Scouting.
My family and I attended the grand opening celebration of the new Leadership Center this past Saturday, September 15th. There were so many activities, both indoor and outdoor, and tours were given of the new center.
It was a SUPER hot day so we didn’t do the outdoor activities (though we wanted to!), but we explored and learned about the many opportunities here for youth of all ages!
Curious to learn more?
Visit your local school this Thursday, September 20th from 6:00 – 7:00pm to learn about and join scouting!
(Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Northern Star Scouting. However, I’m honored to work with them, and all opinions are 100% mine.)