"Curbside Program Kick-Offs" Coming this Summer

Curbside Program Kick-Offs” is again the plan for distributing the program and recruitment materials that Northern Star Scouting units need to prepare for and to be successful in the coming year.

Important change this year: We have moved up the dates for ALL “Curbside Program Kick-off” events by one week in order to provide program materials to our Scouting units earlier!  The dates listed below are one week earlier than what is printed in the Northern Star Scouting calendar.

Also: If your pack, troop, crew, or ship has your CORE Unit Charter Renewal materials ready to turn in, we will accept those at the site as well. Unit Charter Renewals are processed as quickly as we receive them, so beat the rush and turn yours in right away to have it reviewed and processed early!

How it will work: Every district will have at least one “Curbside Kick-off”! event. Unit leaders will drive in the parking lot and will be directed to drive through and stop at our various distribution spots for materials. District Executives will be sharing with their unit leaders the date, time and location of their “Curbside Kick-off”! event.

Materials to be distributed will include:

  • Fall recruitment materials
  • Popcorn sale info/materials.
  • Council Calendars.
  • Council Program Catalogs, with info on: Summer camps, winter camps, Fall Day Camp/Spooky-Ree, Popcorn sale materials, STEM and council activities, Basic leader training, University of Scouting’s, Wood Badge, BALOO, Grey Wolf, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills Course, etc., And MORE!!!

Each of the distribution “stations” will have a staff member/volunteer attending to it. Each station will have specific materials. As the unit leader drives up and stops at each “station”, they will be given their materials.

“Curbside Kick-off” dates, times and locations by district are:

District E: July 28, Covenant Church, River Falls, 6:00 – 8:00

District F:  August 2, Forest Hills Church, Forest Lake, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

District G: July 28, Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

District H: August 2, LifePoint Church, St Paul, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

District I:  August 2, Northern Star Scouting Leadership Center, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

District J:  August 4, Christ Lutheran Church, Blaine, 6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                                                                                          

     August 9, Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

District K:  July 28, Elim Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

District L:  August 2, Northern Star Scouting Leadership Center, 6:00 – 8:00 pm                                                                                                               

     August 4, at Shepherd of the Hills, Shoreview, 5:00 – 7:00 pm                                                                          

District M: August 2, Three locations: St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Plymouth, 6:30 – 8:30 pm                                                      

     August 2, Chanhassen American Legion #580, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

     August 2, the Glencoe City Center, Glencoe, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

District N:  July 28, Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

District O:  August 2, Shephard of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley, 6:00 – 8:30

District P:  July 28, Trondjem Lutheran Church, Lonsdale, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

District Q:  August 2, Calgary Lutheran, Willmar, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Exploring:  July 28, Anoka County Sheriff’s office, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

                     August 2, Northern Star Leadership Center 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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"Curbside Program Kick-Offs" Coming this Summer