Wednesday, September 20, 2017

District Fall Camporee


Time to start thinking about the upcoming NorthStar 2017 Fall Camporee - October 6 through October 8, at Birch Bend.

State Fair Special  - price has been reduced to $10 per scout (no coupon needed)

For those of you whom have never been to Birch Bend it is located about 20 minutes west of Onamia, MN.  It includes 220 mostly timber-covered acres on a lightly inhabited Round Lake near Harding, Minnesota (see handout and leader guide for address and coordinates)

Signup link -

Sign-up will be limited to 125 scouts attending from our district.

Registered scouts will have the opportunity to earn as many as two merit badges:  

  1. American Cultures
  2. One of the following four merit badges - Indian Lore; Photography; Orienteering; or Space Exploration
They will also be entitled, to have lots and lots of fun.

Attached you will find the updated flyer and the new 2017 camporee guide.

Each registered individual will receive the following ceremonial patch

We have lined up the ever popular Crew 47 not ready for prime time players, along with other district celebrities, from our colorful past for your entertainment pleasures.

To celebrate our cultural heritages, this year we are planning a Saturday evening "American Culutres" potluck dinner with each troop providing a cultural meal to share (FYI the no Lutefisk rule will strictly enforced, as we don't want to scare any animals away from the photographers)

Let me know via email if you plan on attending, or if you can't make it.  Please note if your troop can't attend, the Order of the Arrow is sending up a contingency, and your scout could attend with the OA group.  Please contact Matt Arnett or Byron Kieser.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Michael Vento
Camporee Camp Host
Venture Crew 9047, Committee Chair

Matt Arnettt
Camporee Chair
Northstar District Committee Chair
Troop 9090, OA District Co-Advisor

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