September Exploring Updates

1) It's Fall Open House time for many of our Exploring Posts! 

Please contact us right away with times/dates and we will send 
a staff person or a member of our Service Team to support your recruitment efforts!

2) Explorers: Now is the time to start thinking about applying 
for one of three Northern Star Council Exploring Scholarships!

i)    Allan G. Lee Scholarship: Awarded to two Northern Star 
        Law Enforcement Explorers annually in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
ii)    Willy Lee Bjorge Scholarship: Awarded to two Northern Star Explorers 
        in any discipline annually in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
iii)    Northern Star Exploring Scholarship, awarded annually to a Northern 
        Star Explorer in the amount of $1,000.00.

Please contact Brian Swerine, Northern Star Exploring Director for application 

There are also a number of National Exploring Scholarships available, please 
visit for details and application information.

3) Welcome new (and returning) Exploring Service Team members!

Dina Boie: Service Team Chair. Dina brings years of experience in all  
aspects of Scouting and Youth Development. Professionally, Dina is a 
Nurse & Paramedic and she currently works in the Health-care industry.

Andrea Paulet: Service Team Member. Andrea has been involved in Exploring 
for many years as a youth and as an Adult Advisor. Professionally Andrea 
serves as the Communications Director for a Charter School in the Twin Cities.

John Lasswell: Service Team Member. John also brings years of Scouting and 
Exploring experience to the team! John is trained as an Engineer and has 
served as an Exploring Advisor. 

Sara Klaes: Service Team Member. Sara began as an Explorer and currently 
serves as an Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Post in the City of Plymouth. 

Thank you all for service to the Team!

4) Call for articles!
Each month we would like to recognize an Explorer and an Exploring Post doing 
great things in their communities! Please send your stories, articles and photos 
to for possible inclusion in a future edition of the 
Northern Star Scouting e-Navigator or on the website or on our 
Northern Star Exploring Facebook Page!

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