Monday, February 08, 2016

North Star News

Troop 17 Centennial

Troop 17 Celebrates its Centennial

 Troop 17, of the St. Anthony Park neighborhood in St. Paul, had its beginnings early in 1916.  A group of neighborhood boys decided they wanted to form a Boy Scout troop.  They approached James Drew, a professor at the University of Minnesota Farm School who happened to live across the street from the new St. Anthony Park Congregational Church building (now St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ), and asked him to serve as their Scoutmaster.  The boys met with the church to ask permission to meet in the building. A troop committee of supportive adults was formed, and they began meeting.  Troop 17 has been meeting, camping, hiking, canoeing, biking, serving the community and doing a Good Turn ever since.

 Troop 17 is the second oldest continuously chartered troop in Northern Star Council.  It the oldest troop in the Council to be continuously chartered with the same partner, and meeting in the same building as when it first began.

 The Centennial Celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 4:30-8PM, at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave., St. Paul, MN.  The event will begin with a social hour and open house with viewing of memorabilia, troop artifacts and pictures.  There will be a buffet dinner at 6PM, followed by a program at 7PM.  Chief Scout Executive John Andrews will be speaking.  Everyone is welcome, especially former Troop 17 Scouts and families.

 For more information and to register for the event, visit our website, You can also like us on Facebook:  St. Anthony Park Troop 17, and visit our Facebook group page:  St. Anthony Park Troop 17 Centennial Celebration.

 For further information, contact Mike Smith, Centennial Celebration Committee:  phone 651-398-5552; email:

Den Chief Traing

Den Chief Training

Saturday February 13, 2016
► Pilgrim Lutheran Church
► 1935 St. Clair Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105.
► 1:00 – 3:30
If you have a current Den Chief Book, bring it!
Scout Leaders are invited!

Contact Pat Coonan 651-260-2224 for any questions.


District Award Nomination Forms Now Available

It's time once again to recognize the outstanding volunteers from North Star District. All award nomination forms can be found here: Awards and Recipients.

Greg Marthaler Campership Endowment

The Greg Marthaler Campership Endowment is a fund being created to provide annual camperships to help cover the camp costs of scouts from North Star District. Contributions are being sought to build the endowment. Please see attached brochure for information on how you can contribute.

Greg Marthaler Campership Endowment

Klondike Derby - Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The North Star District Klondike Derby will be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Does your patrol have a sled? If not, now is the time to get started building one!



Webelos Adventure Nights

Monthly Webelos Adventure Nights give Webelos scouts an opportunity to earn an Adventure Badge while learning from Boy Scouts in a Troop setting.

See attached flyer for schedule and details.

New Cub Scout Leader Training Site
BSA has implementing a new training management system that is attached to the site (not This new training management system will slowly replace all of the existing online training. As of this writing, the new training management system is only for Cub Scout leader training. 

Please see the attached documentation for instructions on how to use the new system.

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