North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting

North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is the only museum devoted to collecting, preserving, sharing, and interpreting the history and significance of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in the upper Midwest.
Founded in 1976, the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is a private non-profit organization with excellent working relationships with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout councils. We work hard to serve the Scouting public, and welcome anyone who has had an experience in Girl Scouting or Boy Scouting.
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05/26/2020

Former Scout & troop bugler and current North Star Museum volunteer Scott Foss participated in the TAPS Across America 2020 Memorial day tribute. It had been 46 years since he last played his trumpet.

05/22/2020
CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

Calling on the Scouting Community to honor the Memorial Day tradition!

ON THE ROAD: Since Memorial Day parades and gatherings are cancelled, On the Road with Steve Hartman has a patriotic request: he’s calling on all buglers and trumpeters to play the piece of music that encompasses the day’s purpose. #CBSTaps

Learn more here: https://cbsn.ws/3cWVqNo

On the Road with Steve Hartman
05/22/2020

On the Road with Steve Hartman

Tonight on the CBS Evening News, Steve has a patriotic invitation for buglers and trumpet players across the country. Join us for a special Memorial Day event 🎺🇺🇸

Register for the 2020 Skunk Reunion today! Saturday, August 22nd at the Swanson Lodge at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp. We...
05/20/2020

Register for the 2020 Skunk Reunion today! Saturday, August 22nd at the Swanson Lodge at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp. We will provide a great program, good food, and lots of stinky skunk stories.

Our newsletter includes the registration form.

https://www.nssm.org/uploads/1/2/4/2/124235334/museum_news_4.20r2.pdf

Artifact from the Winter Camp exhibit: Bunny BootsBunny Boots were developed after the Korean War and rated to -65 degre...
05/12/2020

Artifact from the Winter Camp exhibit: Bunny Boots

Bunny Boots were developed after the Korean War and rated to -65 degrees Farenheight. It was developed at Ft Greely, Alaska named after the snowshoe hare.

The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts often used surplus military equipment and the Bunny Boot is recognized by many Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as well as veterans stationed in cold places.

Look closely at the picture within the picture to see a group Girl Scouts wearing the boots. In the1950's and 1960's the Bunny Boot was part of winter camping and hiking.

This photo is on the wall of the new winter camping exhibit. It is of Girl Scouts from the former legacy council of St. ...
05/05/2020

This photo is on the wall of the new winter camping exhibit. It is of Girl Scouts from the former legacy council of St. Croix Valley and 2 staff members. The photo is around 1980. It was a council trip to Sommers Canoe Base in Ely, MN. The staff are Lorena Palm (second form left, standing) and Barbara Christensen (lower right, kneeling). All of the people in this group earned the Boy Scouts Zero Hero award by sleeping in a tent (not a Quinzee) at -20 degrees overnight! Please help us identify the young women in this group.

Please help the museum raise $5,000 in a new “Give@ HomeMN” campaign from May 1 - 8. This is a special campaign by GiveM...
05/01/2020
Support [email protected] on GiveMN

Please help the museum raise $5,000 in a new “[email protected] HomeMN” campaign from May 1 - 8. This is a special campaign by GiveMN for charities hurt by the Pandemic closures. Use this direct link to participate:
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.givemn.org%2Fstory%2FSftkbf&data=02%7C01%7C%7C0998161c48f94f15fbcd08d7ebe062f8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637237221264569834&sdata=Fap2uZubj1Jq5zhiCqe1fz0VykR29VQmFzbNC1%2FDqWE%3D&reserved=0

Help us keep Boy Scout and Girl Scout history safe - from a distance of course!

This hat is part of our newest acquisition at the museum. It is part of a Girl Scout adult uniform that will be added to...
04/28/2020

This hat is part of our newest acquisition at the museum. It is part of a Girl Scout adult uniform that will be added to the exhibit area very soon. The uniform has prominence in the design world and this particular one has a long history of multiple owners. In the comments, guess the year of this item and the name of the uniform it matched.

North Saint Paul Fire Department
04/27/2020

North Saint Paul Fire Department

Thank you Daisy Troop 58029 for donating a whole bunch of Girl Scout Cookies!! They won’t last long around here!😋😋😋

SUMMER SUPER MERIT BADGE WORKSHOPSDuring the era of COVID-19, we still expect to be operating Badge Workshops. If COVID-...
04/26/2020
North Star Museum

SUMMER SUPER MERIT BADGE WORKSHOPS
During the era of COVID-19, we still expect to be operating Badge Workshops. If COVID-19 prevents us from running them in person, we will have merit badge sessions through video remote technology. For 2020 we expect to have 3 Super Merit Badge workshop weeks, one per month. This year, Super Merit Badge Weeks are June 15-19, July 13-18, and August 10-15. Once we know the badges and the counselors, we will send out an email promoting each Super Merit Badge Week and will publish July/August schedule in the June newsletter. Also check Facebook and the website www.nssm.org for details and registration information.
DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE SUMMER HEAT. BE READY

04/01/2020

In response to the COVID-19 issues, the Board has postponed the celebration of our Founders Hall new inductees to August 8th. Watch our website and this Facebook site for further information. New invitations will also be sent prior to the rescheduled event.

04/01/2020

In response to the COVID-19 issues, the Board has postponed the celebration of our Founders Hall new inductees to August 8th. Watch our website and this Facebook site for further information. New invitations will also be sent prior to the rescheduled event.

03/18/2020

The Museum is closed until further notice in response of Gov. Walz' policies. The reopening will be announced here and on the website. If you have questions contact the museum by phone 651-748-2880 or email at either [email protected] or [email protected].

American Experience | PBS
03/13/2020

American Experience | PBS

Girls Scouting in the US began on March 12, 1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low gathered eighteen girls in Savannah, Georgia for the first Girl Guide troop meeting. (Photo: 1943, The Library of Congress)

Twin Cities Live
03/09/2020

Twin Cities Live

Check out these delicious Girl Scout Cookie Recipes! Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped by the TCL kitchen with tasty recipes you can make with Girl Scout Cookies. Go to our website for details!

Summit Brewing Company
02/28/2020

Summit Brewing Company

It's that time of year! Girl Scout cookies and Summit beer pairing event in the Summit Ratskeller, part 1. Pairings have been vetted by our Quality team to ensure optimal enjoyment of both beer and cookie. GS cookies will be sold from 1–5 p.m. Food truck on Saturday is The Brick Oven Bus.

https://www.summitbrewing.com/summit-beer-girl-scout-cookie-pairing/

American Experience | PBS
02/09/2020

American Experience | PBS

The Boy Scouts of America were founded on February 8, 1910. (Photo: The Library of Congress)

01/16/2020

With the winter storm coming, the museum will be closed Friday Jan 17 and Saturday Jan 18. We hope to see you another day.

12/28/2019

Merit Badge Workshops
The weather turned bad, as we know, early this morning. If you decided not to come because of the weather, we are working with counselors on alternative dates or you can receive a refund.

Regarding Monday's workshops the weather is iffy at the moment. Use your best judgement, we will work at posting early Monday morning if we are cancelling the class.

City of North St. Paul
12/11/2019

City of North St. Paul

Treats, Holiday Crafts, Santa, Trolley Rides and more. This Saturday starting at 9AM in downtown North St Paul along 7th Avenue.

Remember it is Give to the Max day in Minnesota.  Remember the museum.  Here is the link address https://www.givemn.org/...
11/14/2019
Support North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting on GiveMN

Remember it is Give to the Max day in Minnesota. Remember the museum. Here is the link address https://www.givemn.org/organization/North-Star-Museum-Of-Boy-Scouting-And-Girl-Scouting copay and paste it into your browser. Thank you for your support

Be a Part of Our Story in 2019The adventures of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are told and retold around campfires across Minnesota. Thousands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have connected with the past, shared their day’s adventure, and dreamt about the future through...

11/11/2019

Thank you to the many Museum members and supporters who have served.

Tomorrow !!!Saturday !!!!November 2 from 1:00 to 4 pm We are offering a special "build a derby car" event. We can help y...
11/01/2019

Tomorrow !!!

Saturday !!!!

November 2 from 1:00 to 4 pm

We are offering a special "build a derby car" event. We can help you design or build your car for Derby Night. Bring your derby car kit or we have kits available for sale. We have tools and skills to share with you to create a WINNER!

You are invited to Derby Night at the Museum. Here is the link to make your reservation for fun, games, and a great time. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-pinewood-derby-night-at-the-north-star-museum-tickets-75052683597

11/01/2019
City of North St. Paul

At the Museum this week

Got pumpkins?
Recycle your pumpkins and provide feed for local farmers, rather than burying them in landfills. Drop off your used pumpkins from November 1-5 at the trailer parked in front of the Scout Museum at 2640 7th Avenue. For more recycling tips go to RamseyRecycles.com or (651) 633-EASY (3279).

Address

2640 7th Ave E
North Saint Paul, MN
55109-3103

General information

The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m.-3p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, and open for tours by appointment on weekday evenings and Saturday.

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Based on the guidelines from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health to help slow the Spread of COVID-19: The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl

Scouting will be closed until further notice.

All March and April programs have been canceled.

Please check our website at www.nssm.org or our page for updates during this time.

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call 651-748-2880 to leave a voicemail message.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we want everyone to stay healthy!

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Hi, I am here with Troop 17950 from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Our Junior Girl Scouts are starting a project we hope to get all local children and Girl Scouts to join. (Maybe it will spread even further away from home.) We are calling it the #stoneofhope project based off the Martin Luther King Jr quote- "With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope." We're asking families to paint rocks with messages of love, peace and hope. Please spread them all over the cities. (Rocks need to be painted with a sealant like Modge Podge to keep the paint from washing off.) #stoneofhope Let us help our children make the world a better place! Please share. (No political or negative posts, I will delete them.)
Give to the Max Day!
Fun 21+ event at the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in North St. Paul! It's the museum's annual fundraiser. Very cool seeing all the old GS uniforms and such.
October Merit Badge Workshops are now posted on http://www.nssm.org/merit-badge-workshops.html Don't miss out on these great classes!
Just a reminder to register for A Call to History! Don't miss your chance to hear from Noorain Khan, Secretary to the Board of Directors of the GIrl Scouts of the USA, on April 27. Or, hear from John Andrews, CEO of Northern Star Scouting, on April 30. Contact the Museum at 651-748-2880 to reserve your spot today!
Congratulations to our local high school for their successful service project
Update on an earlier post
Hi Scouts! Looking to have fun outdoors while earning a badge? Look no further! Check out Naturally Curious Education, LLC and see what cool naturalist led programs are offered! https://naturallycuriousedllc.weebly.com/scout-programs.html
1964 BSA Troop 162, Community Methodist Church, Columbia Heights,Minnesota. Bill DeCoursey, Sr., Scoutmaster.
1968 BSA Wood Badge Leader Training _ Beaver Patrol - Fifty years ago.