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
Fall Day Camp
Webelos Participation in the Fall Camporee with Scouts BSA Troop
Regional Pinewood Derbies
Webelos Participation in Webelos Recruitoree
For Scouts BSA Troops
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.