The annual Community Builder Celebration began in 1979 as a way to
recognize the young leaders of tomorrow and the achievements of
today's community leaders.
Community Builder Award
Each year, the event honors and individual or couple with the Community Builder Award. To be eligible, honoree(s) must have demonstrated outstanding commitment to making the community a better place.
In addition to the Community Builder Award, Spurgeon Awards are
presented to outstanding community leaders and/or organizations that serve as a role model for young people. The
award was developed in honor of a leader in the development of the
Exploring program, William H Spurgeon III.
Youth members in the Exploring program may apply for
scholarships that are presented at the Community Builder
- The Allan G. Lee Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000
academic scholarship for any high school senior or graduate in the Law
Enforcement Exploring program, who is pursuing a career in Law
- The Willy Lee Bjorge Scholarship is a $600
scholarship for any Law Enforcement Explorer who has completed their
freshman year at a Minnesota Post accredited law enforcement college
- The Northern Star Exploring Scholarshipis a $1,000 scholarship for any Explorer who is a senior in high school or has graduated.
Who Should Attend?
The Community Builder Celebration is an event for all who
care about civic engagement. It's open to the public and proceeds
support young men and women in Northern Star Council's Exploring Program.
How can I get involved?
Watch for registration for the next Community Builder Celebration on this page. Corporate sponsorships are also available.