Thursday, March 23, 2017

North Star News

North Star District Pinewood Derby

North Star District Pinewood Derby

April 8th, 2017 –12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
1900 Wellesley Avenue, Saint Paul

The derby is for the top four (4) racers from each rank (age group), for example the top four finishers from Lions, Tigers, top four from Wolves etc. As many as 24 Cub Scouts from each pack can enter to compete for the district grand championship. 

To get started, your pack must pre-register with the district via the North Star District Website at Registration must be completed by April 6th at 6:30pm 

The Pinewood Committee needs to know the name of each boy and pack number. This is necessary in order to enter each participant into the race database. 

Pinewood Derby registration is $10 per participant. All registrants must arrive 45 minutes before their race time to check in (not to be confused with preregistration) and pay their entry fee. All scouts must check in, register, and pass inspection is from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Racer's cars must meet the district rules to qualify. Races or heats will not be delayed for late contestants. Trophies are presented after the races are completed. 

Time Line Check in: 12:00PM-1:00PM – Races Start – 1:30PM



Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Get Trained!

 There are two training opportunities coming up on Saturday, March 25th:

Cub Scout Den Leader Training
Charter Organization Representative Training

Both training sessions will be held at the St. Paul Scout Service Center (393 Marshall Avenue) and run from 9am to 11am.

See flyer for details.

Online Registration for North Star District Dinner

Registration is now open for the 2017 North Star District Dinner.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Howley Hall
Holy Spirit Church
515 South Albert Street
St. Paul

6:00pm Social
6:30pm Dinner
7:00 Program

Cost Per Person $15

Contact: Joe Jansen
651-247-8105 or

Online Registration

North Star District Annual Awards Nominations Now Available

It's award season once again. Please nominate your hardworking scouts and scouters for one of our district awards.

Awards & Recipients Page

North Star District Swimming Skills Night

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Swimming Skills Night
Monday April 10, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Come get your summer camp swimming test completed!

Saint Thomas Academy Swimming Pool
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(Enter through Vincent Flynn Hall)

See flyer for details.

Cub Scout Advancement Changes

Cub Scout Den Leaders

Immediate attention!

The Boy Scouts of America has newly announced changes to Cub Scouting advancement intended to make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters.

BSA has described these program changes in the following blog posts from Scouting Magazine:, official web site for program updates, can be found by control+click below or  copying the web site below and pasting into your browser.


Printing out the document will give you all the changes you may need, however it is 59 pages long.  You may be able to print out only those pages that affect your den.

You are encouraged to attend the North Star Roundtable to share your experiences and success stories with your fellow leaders Thursday January 5th, 2017 in the basement of Holy Spirit Church. 


Remember, these program changes are in effect immediately for your program use.

Greg Marthaler Campership Endowment

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

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.

Life to Eagle Seminar Presentations Now Available

Two presentations from the May 12th, 2016 Life to Eagle Seminar are now available for your use.

PowerPoint #1

PowerPoint #2

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