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Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Northern Star Council leads youth to be healthy, contributing citizens and leaders in their families, communities and the world. Working Vision: Northern Star Council will be recognized as a positive influence in the lives of 100% of the youth in the communities we serve.


Northern Star Council supports more than 15,000 volunteers who develop and enrich the lives of more than 40,000 boys and girls, ages 6 through 20, over the course of a year. The council provides volunteers a wide range of youth and adult training opportunities, including online courses, training videos, and district and council events.

The council's membership is comprised of youth and adults representing all racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and educational experiences.

Partnerships: More than 1,100 community organizations, representing educational, religious, non-profit, civic, and business organizations joined in partnership with Northern Star Council in 2014 by chartering 1,218 Scouting units (including 475 Cub packs, 242 Boy Scout troops, 8 Varsity teams, 186 Venture crews, 2 ships, 119 Explorer and Special Needs posts, and 4 Learning for Life groups).

Service Area: Northern Star Council serves 25 counties across central Minnesota (Anoka, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Ramsey, Renville, Rice, Scott, Washington, Wright, and Yellow Medicine, and portions of Stearns and Swift), and Wisconsin counties (Pierce, St. Croix, Polk, and Burnett).


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