Thursday, August 17, 2017

District Fall Camporee

Time to start thinking about camping this fall....

Attached is a "new and improved" flyer for the upcoming NorthStar 2017 Fall Camporee - October 6 through October 8, at Birch Bend.

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 is

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; American Cultures and 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.

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Sign Up Now, Rate has been reduced from $12.00 per scout to $10.00.

Each registered individual will receive the following ceremonial patch (oooh, ahhh)....

2017 camporee 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 Cultures" 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).


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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