Our Strategic Plan
Providing direction to keep Scouting vital and relevant
Our Strategic Plan provides direction to keep Scouting vital and
meeting the needs of young people and their families. Demographic and
societal trend data were combined with input from leaders, members, and
parents to select three imperatives that will drive programming through
- Imperative 1: Meet the needs and expectations of today's families
by expanding and diversifying Northern Star Council (NSC) programs, partnering with the current
generation of parents and engaging our increasingly diverse community.
- Imperative 2: Make the NSC volunteer experience more rewarding, accessible and well supported.
- Imperative 3: Enhance NSC's role as a key player and critical
partner in youth development (leadership and life-skills) within our
To achieve these goals, each imperative has several strategic
initiatives - broad tactical tasks to be carried out through specific,
measurable objectives for each year of the plan.
Council and district committees, special task forces, and staff
develop, champion, and implement these yearly objectives. Progress is
monitored and shared at our board and president's cabinet meetings
throughout the year. Modifications and enhancements are made during the
bi-annual council coordinated committee meetings, which bring all