Get Ready to Plan Your Scouting Season

Use Council Events as the Building Blocks for a Great Program Year

The Northern Star Scouting Planning Calendar and Resource Guide for the 2022-23 program year is now available!

Secure a hard copy of your guide today. Available through your District Executive or pick one up at Base Camp at the Leadership Center Service Desk.


2022-23 Program Calendars and Resource Guides


As you meet this summer to plan your program year with your Pack Committee or Troop Patrol Leaders’ Council, please use this guide and consider building in key Council opportunities in your unit’s program calendar. The calendar of Council events starts on p. 18 and covers the range from August 2022 through August 2023. The events designed for units have a solid color-coded bar as background to the text. Yellow is for Cub Scout Packs, red is for Scouts BSA Troops, and green is for Venturing Crews.

The Activities Committee and Camping Committee offer complementary programs through the year. We encourage you to select from these main offerings as key parts of your program year:

For Cub Packs

Summer Camp

Fall Day Camp


Webelos Participation in the Fall Camporee with Scouts BSA Troop

Polar Cubs

Regional Pinewood Derbies

Webelos Participation in Webelos Recruitoree

For Scouts BSA Troops

Summer Camp

Fall Camporee

Klondike Derby

Winter Camp

Webelos Recruitoree with Webelos Scouts and Adults

*Note: Several of these events are offered on multiple weekends so you can choose whichever fits your schedule.


Since the Webelos Recruitoree works best if a Troop and Webelos Den participate together, we encourage Packs and Troops to communicate early in the annual planning process to make sure that the event ends up on both units' calendars for the same weekend.

These events provide a chance to participate with other units and experience program opportunities beyond what your Pack or Troop could do on its own.