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Program Levels

CUB SCOUTING: Boys 5 to 10

Cub Scouting

Cub Scouts go places and do things. Hands-on experiences through a wide range of fun social activities build confidence, personal achievement, and respect for self and others.


BOY SCOUTING: Boys 11 to 18

Boy Scouting

Boy Scouts have real-world experiences and adventures. They get outdoors, go camping, learn leadership skills , and discover talents and interests while having fun with friends.


VENTURING: Co-Ed 13 to 20

Venturing

Venturers do challenging, high adventure activities (like rock climbing, sailing, and hiking), as well as community service, building leadership, teamwork and socialization skills.


EXPLORING: Co-Ed 14 to 20

Exploring

Explorers learn directly from experts, taking the classroom into the business world, gaining hands-on experience in career areas of their choice, from law enforcement to engineering.


Other staffed programs from Northern Star Council

BASE CAMP

Base Camp

Base Camp, in historic Fort Snelling, is our urban adventure camp. Our mission is to serve all youth of the greater Twin Cities area through school field trips, lock-ins, retreats, summer camps, and community group use.


LEADERSHIP CENTER

Leadership Center

Our new leadership building will be Scout central for Northern Star Council


CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Culturally Specific

Culturally Specific Scouting ensures that all young people have the opportunity to gain the benefits of Scouting participation. Working to remove language or cultural barriers, programs focus primarily on working with the Hmong, Latino, Asian,  African-American and recent immigrant populations. 


SCOUTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Supporting Scouts with Special Needs

Scouting is for everyone. Scouts with special needs are given the opportunity to take part in fun, exciting adventures within their local units or within the Polaris District.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After School Programs

Students explore and achieve various facets of life through hands-on activities, science projects, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities designed to engage, enrich and excite youth in an after-school setting. 


JUVENILE DIVERSION

Juvenile Diversion

Providing first and second time juvenile offenders a positive alternative to the court system, while teaching them leadership and decision-making skills.