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Super Merit Badge Week #3

It's here! The last Super Merit Badge Week of the summer. Workshops being offered in Citizenship in the Community, Collections, Family Life, Personal Management, and Textile (a new offering). Click here to see the August schedule.

S'mores with Juliette

A quarterly celebration of Girl Scout sisterhood, S'mores with Juliette is an event where Girl Scouts gather at the museum for skills, crafts and fun! "Juliette" herself is not present but her spirit of adventure sure is! Below are the dates for this beloved event for 2015. Attend one or attend them all, each S'mores with Juliette event is themed for a specific activity and treat. (It's not always "s'mores.")

- August 7: S'mores - Sing along the Girl Scout way - with s'mores and sisterhood

- October 30: S'mores - Juliette's Birthday party - Victorian parlor games and birthday cake!

These events are held 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and you must RSVP to Stephanie Weiger at sweiger@nssm.org.

Come join the fun - as a troop or as a family - all are welcome!

Pause That Refreshes Returns August 12!

Historian Steve Elliott, Director of the Minnesota Historical Society, will be the next speaker at the Wednesday, August 12, Pause That Refreshes. He will share his insights on the importance of history, shining a light on the treasure that is North Star Museum. Join us on August 12, Noon-1:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person ($10 for museum members; $15 for day-of-event walk-ins) and includes a light lunch. RSVP to Stephanie at sweiger@nssm.org.

Here's an invitation you can pass along to invite friends and others you feel will be interested in hearining this outstanding speaker.

Firm Bound in Brotherhood: 100 Years of Cheerful Service

OA Patch SetNow you can be a part of our new Order of the Arrow exhibit by supporting the creation of this exhibit with the purchase of a collector's patch set! This new exhibit will celebrate the centennial of the Order of the Arrow and is due to open this fall. Our OA exhibit committee created these beautiful patches depicting the various levels of support, and the set includes a large back patch. The featured moose in the patches is the OA Lodge mascot (or is it the North Star Museum's "Bruce the Moose")? You decide!

These sets are sure to be a highly prized addition to any collection and are a numbered series. Simply click here to be directed to our Vanco giving page and select the OA Exhibit patch set.

Be a part of history and support the Order of the Arrow exhibit at the North Star Museum today!

The 3,000 Mile Hike

Travel back to 1915 America and hear Researcher Bobbie Scott detail the adventures of two St. Paul, Minnesota Boy Scouts who travelled on foot from Minnesota to California. Danger, high adventure, betrayal and personal sacrifice -- all within this true story. This lecture is free and all are welcome. Join us on Sunday, September 20, 2p-4p. RSVP to Stephanie at sweiger@nssm.org. Email this invitation to your friends.

Join in the Fun Now!

The North Star Museum is growing by leaps and bounds and we are at a critical stage of growth. Dreams, ideas and wishes are coming to fruition. We are doing more, offering more and more people know about us. :That means we have had more demands for our resources. Without your help...our growth will come to a screeching halt. Check out the many options listed on this page.

These opportunities are FUN and enriching. We’d love to have you share your many talents with us! Contact Shirley De la Torre, Director of Institutional Advancement, 651-748-2880 or sdelatorre@nssm.org

Compass North Points to the North Star Museum!

There's never been a better time to become a member of the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting.

Whether you are a Boy Scout, Girl Scout, an alum, a troop or pack leader, a Scout Executive, or just a fan of local history, the North Star Museum is sure to be your new favorite destination for 2015!

See remarkable exhibits filled with stories of adventure. Artifacts of bygone days in Scouting will stir the memories in your heart. And innovative programs, leadership opportunities, and service projects are all waiting for you at North Star Museum.

As a member, receive valuable discounts to programs, events, and gift shop; invitations to "members only" events; priority booking on special receptions and events! Troop and pack memberships are also offered to units, and include discounts to program activities.

Join the Museum today! Receive your handsome membership compass pin and a "thank you" gift from us. Your benefits begin immediately -- so, don't wait!

Let your compass point the way to the North Star Museum! Values kept here!

For more information, check out the Membership page.

Overnight at the Museum – A Customized Overnight Lock-in for Your Troop or Pack!

From Cub Scouts to Daisies to Cadettes, and everything in between, our customized Overnight Camp in adventure is a wonderful opportunity for Cub Packs and Girl Scout Troops of all ages! You can choose to do a Journey, a merit badge, belt loops, or service projects. Or, Just enjoy a fun-filled overnight of Boy Scout/Girl Scout activities, such as scavenger hunts, bonfire with s'mores, arts and crafts, Pinewood Derby, and movies! You sleep in the gallery and wake to a pancake breakfast and MORE fun activities.

An absolute bargain at just $50 per person (with $100 deposit and minimum of 15 people) and a GREAT way for troops and families to bond and have fun! (And this is a great event for little campers who are camping for the first time!) Only one weekend is left this year - Saturday/Sunday, December 5/6, 2015. Boys, check out this flyer; and girls, check out this flyer for additional details.

Contact Shirley at sdelatorre@nssm.org to get on the list.

Club Bruce

“Club Bruce,” our NEW Jr. Museum Membership for kids is a big hit! Any child up to 11 years old can join, and it's just $35 a year.

Kids love the Bruce the Moose Adventure Pack with a reflective backpack, water bottle, moose plush, and compass/whistle/flashlight!

Parents love the membership benefits like discounts on merchandise in the gift shop, discounts on programs and meetings, and invitations to members only events!

BOTH kids and parents will love the quarterly newsletter, “Moose News”, that goes out to all Club Bruce members with information about moose and other Minnesota wildlife, the environment, events at the museum, milestones in Scouting history, etc. Click here to see the Spring issue.

And here’s something REALLY COOL. We are sharing a percentage of the proceeds from all Club Bruce memberships with the Moose Research Project of the Minnesota DNR. This is a team of researchers committed to saving our Minnesota moose and trying to discover why the Minnesota populations of moose are dropping.

Club Bruce is a great educational tool for parents, teachers and Scout leaders, and also makes a wonderful gift for that special kid or little Boy Scout or Girl Scout!

Be a part of the adventure! Join Club Bruce TODAY! Contact Shirley (Bruce’s assistant!) at sdelatorre@nssm.org

Tell Us What You'd Like to See

We have some great ideas for 2015 programs, events, memberships, etc. However, we'd like to know some of your ideas.

Email Executive Director Claudia Nicholson (cnicholson@nssm.org) with any ideas you'd like to see at the Museum in 2015.

 

 

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Events

Coming Soon

 

August 7, 2015
S'Mores with Juliette
 
August 10-14, 2015
Super Merit Badge Week #3
Schedule Forthcoming
 
August 12, 2015
The Pause That Refreshes
 
September 20, 2015
The 3,000 Mile Hike
Free Lecture Event
 
October 17, 2015
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
 
October 30, 2015
S'Mores with Juliette
Birthday Celebration
 
November 14, 2015
Founders Hall Event

 

Museum will be
at these locations:
August 15, 2015
Lakamaga Leader Conference
 
August 17, 2015
MN Field Trip Expo at Minnesota History Center
 
October 24, 2015
University of Scouting
Osseo High School
 
 

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