Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Welcome to the Rolling Hills District web page.  Rolling Hills is the first Quality District of the Northern Star Council.  Rolling hills serves communities in Scott, Rice, and Le Sueur Counties in Minnesota.

 This website depends on Scouters for feedback and content, so if you if you would like to contribute to the website, please contact the webmaster using the feedback page.

Announcements

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Attention Eagle Scouts!
Posted 02/14/2016
Currently Northern Star Council is looking for nominations for the Adams Award, a national award that recognizes the year’s most outstanding Eagle Scout project. Each year the Northern Star Council chooses the best project from submitted to send to the Central Region.   

The council is accepting Adams Award nominations until Friday Feb 26 at 5pm. Only projects completed in 2015 are eligible. 

The council winner will receive a certificate and pin for the uniform, and will be recognized at a council event.  In addition, the Scout will be entered into the Central Region competition. 

The nomination form is located at: 
http://www.nesa.org/PDF/542-026.pdf

Currently there are three (3) nominations from Northern Star Council. Please forward to your Unit Advancement chairs to encourage any outstanding 2015 projects to be nominated.

Any questions, please contact:

Bill Anderson-Horecka
Development Director-Popcorn & Foundations
Northern Star Council, BSA
Direct: 651-254-9146

Email: 
bhorecka@northernstarbsa.org

 

 
Rolling Hills Makes Gold in Journey to Excellence!
Posted 02/04/2016

Congratulations to all of you in Rolling Hills District in achieving Gold at the district level for Journey to Excellence.  

 
Klondike Registration is OPEN!
Posted 02/03/2016

Registration for Klondike is now open!  

Register here:  https://scoutingevent.com/rhklondikederby2016 

View the flyer here:  Klondike Flyer 2016.pdf



 
Happy New Year!
Posted 01/02/2016

Since Northern Star Council launched a newly redesigned and refreshed website on New Year's Eve, Rolling Hills has released an improved website.  It is easier to read, simpler in layout and number of pages, and has old and redundant content removed to make it easier to find things.  Let us know what you think using the feedback page!

 
Scouting Works!
Posted 12/22/2015

The National Office released the results of a study performed by Tuft's University that showed how scouting really works.  Here's a quick summary of the results.

http://scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/BSA-Tufts-Infographic.pdf

 
Roundtable on Thursday, December 10!
Posted 12/07/2015

Don't forget that this Thursday is the last roundtable for 2015!

Here's some information about the content:  Roundtable Flyer

 
OA Fishing Derby Announcement
Posted 11/12/2015

 The Rolling Hills Fishing Derby sponsored by Order of the Arrow is gearing up!  Learn more by viewing the flyer here.  Online registration will be coming soon!

 
Budget and Communication plans due at August Roundtable
Posted 06/02/2015

Don't forget that units should be finalizing their budget and communication plans and have them turned in at the August Roundtable.  If there are questions, please contact District Chair Dan Collins. 

 
Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos
Posted 05/12/2015

Since its inception in 2003, Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos has welcomed Boy and Girl Scouts and their leaders to our shows with discount tickets for family members and FREE ADMISSION for any Scout or leader wearing his/her uniform.


Repticon returns to Minneapolis on May 23 & 24, 2015 for another fun-filled and highly educational event, suitable for all ages.


As always, we invite all of our Boy and Girl Scout troops and their families to join us for a great celebration of all things reptilian and amphibian. We also have invertebrates, spiders, furry critters and more!


Please distribute the attached ticket-discount coupon to every troop in your district for distribution to the families in their troops. Each can print as many tickets as they need so the entire family can come out to enjoy this great event.


For more information about the show, please click HERE. Our webpage will tell you all about the show time, place, activities, and ticket prices.


We look forward to seeing you all there.


To read the flyer, click here.

 
New Cub Scout Books Have Arrived
Posted 04/24/2015

The new Cub Scout books and Den Leader Guides have arrived at the scout shops in the Twin Cities.  While they won't hit the shelves until May 1st, you may ask for them and they will sell them to you.

 
New Cub Scout Program Materials from Roundtable
Posted 04/23/2015

Here is all the material from the April Roundtable Presentation. Please share!!!!

If you have any questions or would like me to come to your pack and do a presentation, please let me know.

Thank you,

Jessi King-Markham

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Qpne0rnaYwcXo4cXMtSnkxOFk/view?usp=sharing 
New Cub Scout Program Materials from Roundtable
Posted 04/23/2015

Here is all the material from the April Roundtable Presentation. Please share!!!!

If you have any questions or would like me to come to your pack and do a presentation, please let me know.

Thank you,

Jessi King-Markham

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Qpne0rnaYwcXo4cXMtSnkxOFk/view?usp=sharing 
Time is Running Out for District Award Nominations!
Posted 04/08/2015

It's that time of year again.  It's time to nominate people for our three district awards for the District Dinner.

They are:  The District Award of Merit, The District Hot Spark Award, and Chartered Partner of the Year Award.

There are links below.  Please remember they are all due April 9th!

District Award of Merit

District Hot Spark

Chartered Partner of the Year

 
Cub Scout Adventure Program at Roundtable!!!
Posted 04/02/2015

Attention all Cub Scout Leaders (and those interested in the Cub Scout program changes)! You are invited to the April Roundtable on Thursday, April 9, starting at 7:30pm. It will be held at the normal location, Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale (7525 Garfield Ave, Lonsdale, MN 55046 or click here for maps).

There will be an hands-on, interactive program for the Cub Scouts Leaders about the new program that is rolling-out on June 1. We will learn about the changes and how to implement them, learn how to start putting together our year-plan for pack and den meetings using the new program, what do we need for training, as leaders, to use the new program, play a game that can be used at your den and pack meetings that will help the members of your pack understand the changes better, and have samples of the leader and scout handbooks to see and play with. There will also be time for Q&A and a handout with all sorts of useful links and information.

We would like to have as many Cub Scout leaders there as possible, preferably everyone from your pack, to attend. There are a lot of questions about the program and our intention is to help get the straight answers and start getting excited and working in the new program. We are very excited about it!!!

Jessi King-Markham will be taking us on our journey. She, along with her husband Matt and two others in the council, have been tasked by the national committee that developed the changes to help roll them out in our district and council. They have been extensively trained in the new program through conferences at Sea Base and Philmont Training Center.

Again, please plan on attending with all your questions and enthusiasm. We promise you will get a lot out of it to take back to your packs (and there will be snacks). An email has gone out to some of the Cub Scout leaders but the email list is incomplete. Please forward/share/repost this if you know someone who did not receive an email, or wants to know more about the new program.

See you on April 9th!

 
New Family Friends of Scouting Chair
Posted 02/26/2015

Hello members of Rolling Hills District.  We just wanted to let all of you know that Tom Helgeson has taken over as the Family Friends of Scouting Chair.  If you have questions around Family Friends of Scouting, Tom is your guy.  You will find his contact information under the District Contacts page.

 
  
  

Upcoming District Events

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District Pinewood Derby
Start Date/Time: Saturday, April 17, 2010
End Date/Time: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Category:
District Events
Location: Montgomery/Lonsdale East Elementary School
Description:

 

If you're getting ready to build your pinewood derby car, you should check out the rules the council has adopted for this year's pinewood derby races.  

2010 Council Pinewood Rules

Check in at 9 AM with the race starting at 10 AM. The event takes place at Montgomery Lonsdale Elementary, 1000 Idaho St SW, Lonsdale, MN. The Top 5 Racers from every pack will attend the race. Concessions will be available for purchase. The cost is $10 per Cub Scout which includes a patch. All cars must follow the rules of Northern Star Council. Please contact Scott Pelava with questions at scottpack327@yahoo.com

District Pinewood Derby Flyer

Register Online!

Created by Matt Markham On Monday, February 22, 2010 11:00 PM

Upcoming Council Events

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Special Needs Scouts

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Do you have a Cub Scout or Boy Scout with special needs?  Find out what tools are available to you within Northern Star Council.  Also find out what the awards and advancement policies are for special needs scouts.  Click on the link below to be taken Northern Star Council's section on special needs scouts.

Special Needs Scouts

 

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