Archive | January, 2009

Words to Live By

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Words to Live By Marketing Campaign

Posted on 31 January 2009 by Dan

If you’ve checked out, Chief Seattle Council or Greater New York Councils websites lately you’ve seen an emphasis on “words to live by”.

Words to Live ByFor those unfamiliar with this campaign the “words to live by” are the Scout Law, Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.

Be Prepared to see those words in new places. According to the National Council Website, a new national recruitment campaign in coming.

A new national recruitment campaign is coming, and it will motivate more young people to join Scouting. It will energize your staff and volunteers, parents, and kids. Our new campaign will give you the right tools to find and create tomorrow’s leaders.

You can check it out at

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Friday Funny: Cub Scout Without His Uniform

Posted on 30 January 2009 by admin

Welcome to Friday Funny! Every Friday, Scouting News will share a Scouting related joke with our readers. Hopefully you find it just as funny as we did!

Today’s Friday Funny comes from the Boy’s Life Joke Archives, and was originally submitted by Ed L. from Deerfield, Michigan.

Ed: What is a Cub Scout without his uniform?

Ned: What?

Ed: A Bare Scout!

Do you have a Scouting related joke? Would you like to see it featured on a future Friday Funny? If so please use the contact us page to send it to us. If you include your Unit and / or website address it will be included with the joke.

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Northern Star Council Capital Campaign Surpasses $18.5 Million

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Northern Star Council Capital Campaign Surpasses $18.5 Million

Posted on 30 January 2009 by admin

Capital Campaign 75%The $25 million Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders capital campaign recently achieved 75% of goal.

“This important campaign will help Northern Star Council better deliver Scouting’s proven programs to all youth by equipping volunteers with the needed tools and facilities for the next 100 years,” said campaign chair Fritz Corrigan.

In 2008, the Council purchased property at Fort Snelling to establish Northern Star Base Camp, an urban program center. Base Camp is the centerpiece of the Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders campaign. Construction will begin this year and will be ready to open in time for the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the Twin Cities on October 1, 2010.

The campaign will invest millions into camp facilities at Many Point, Tomahawk, Stearns, Phillippo, Kiwanis, and Fred C. Andersen properties. Additional investments in the camp maintenance endowment will make all camp facilities relevant for years to come.

For additional information on the Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders capital campaign, or to make a financial contribution, please contact Rob Schultz at or 651-254-9159. Thank you to the many who have contributed generously to this campaign’s efforts to affect the lives of thousands of youth now and into the next century.

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