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Northern Star Scouting

What could our community look like tomorrow, if our youth—today—had the character, confidence and experience to improve the world?
The hallmarks of fun and outdoor adventure, team building, reverence and community service strengthen character through actions. Northern Star Scouting, preparing youth ages 5-21 for a lifetime of leadership.

In February of 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded in Washington, D.C. Only a few months later, two separate groups met to establish Boy Scout councils in Minnesota: one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul.

On July 1, 2005, those two councils, Viking and Indianhead, merged to form today’s Northern Star Council, one of the largest in the country. Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters is at our Base Camp facility in Fort Snelling, MN.

Prepared. For Life.
Scouting teaches youth to confront any challenge with whole hearts and clear minds—to live their lives without regret, never back down, and do their very best!

Our Mission
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath
“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”