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District and Council Operations

Welcome! This page provides reports, information, and knowledge necessary for successful committee operation.

It leverages the talent and commitment of our district and council volunteers by providing critical information in a timely, easily accessible, and consistent format on a single site. This enables committees to focus efforts and spend more time and energy delivering an effective Scouting program to young people and their families.

We, as council volunteers and staff, are committed to the ongoing improvement, relevance and value of this page. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. If you have a problem or question regarding a particular report or document, please contact Stef McCauley at 763-231-7274 or smccauley@northernstarbsa.org

As always, thank you for all that you do for Northern Star Scouting and the youth we serve.

Council Committees Related To Districts

Activities Commitee

Supporting District Activities Committees, and to provide training and guidance in all activities and civic service related areas to support quality council, and district level events.

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Advancement Committee

Trains unit leaders and their committees in the advancement and recognition program of the BSA, maintain councils standards, and supports unit advancement while upholding national policies.

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Camping Committee

Partners with volunteers and staff to provide and promote outdoor program opportunities that support enjoyment and recruitment of Scouts and families.

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District Chairs

Partners with District Executives and District Commissioners (Key 3) to increase youth retention and guarantee continuous improvement on District JTE criteria. This position recruits, trains, and gives leadership to District Committee Chairs and the district as a whole.

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District Commissioners

Using Journey 2.0 Guideposts, this group supports unit success. District Commissioners recruit, train, and give leadership to unit and Roundtable Commissioners.

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Finance Committee

This committee is comprised of and provides administrative leadership to the popcorn sale, Family Friends of Scouting and Community Friends of Scouting committees.

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Membership Committee

Provides leadership, guidance, and support to the districts of our council as we strive for growth in membership. Help with the organization of new units, growth through new members joining existing units, and growth through the retention of our existing members.

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Training Committee

Provides high quality, comprehensive training for all adult and youth leaders through the BSA Training Continuum. Offer support for Basic, Supplemental, and Advanced training programs.

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