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Interested in an Unusual Holiday Gift?

This year at North Star Museum we are celebrating the holidays with a very special yuletide offer. Buy One, Gift One!

Buy a NEW adult museum membership (at any level) and get a Bronze -level membership FREE. Bronze-level membership recipients get a year of discounts, special offers and invitations to "member only" events as well as the bi-monthly Museum News. In addition, they will also receive a handsome NSSM mug and Bronze-level pin.

For more details, call 651-748-2880. Forward an invitation to your friends by clicking here. Give the gift of Scouting history, memories, stories and adventure to a special person in your life this holiday season!

Late Fall/Early Winter Merit Badge Schedule

Check out the new merit badge schedule. We're offering Citizenship in the Nation, Scouting Heritage, Communication, and Personal Management in addition to the new offering, "American Heritage". Be sure the read the description of the workshop carefully before you register. Some have limitations because of counselor preference. You should also check back often. Other workshops will be added. What a great way to take care of two people on your holiday gift list.

Celebrate the Museum's Founders

Join us Saturday, November 14, 2015, for our annual signature event, Founders Hall. Six new honorees will be inducted and acknowledged for their tremendous contributions to the Scouting movement in our communities. This year's recipients are Dorothea Burns and J. Kimball Whitney as new Founders; Dr. Thomas Alt, Roland Wilsey, and Steve Weekes as new Builders; and Barb Herrmann as a new Trailblazer.

Following the ceremony, we'll gather for fellowship and lunch. Tickets are $30 for advanced registrations, or $40 for walk-ins the day of the event. You can register and purchase tickets in advance through this link to our Vanco giving website. For additional details or to ask friends to attend the event, here's our current press release.

Contact Stephanie at or 651-748-2880 with any questions you may have.

Adults! Come Sing Along!

Why should just the kids have all the fun? Calling on "older Scouters" from both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. A sing-along around the campfire will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Bundle up, roast marshmallows, and belt out the old sons while sharing memories and fellowship. What better way to spend a late fall night! Cost is $6 per person. RSVP to Shirley at

January Polar Girls Camp

Get your chill on at the Museum for our first-ever "Girl Scout Winter Camping Adventure" for all girls 5th grade and up on Saturday, January 16, 2016 to Sunday, January 17, 2016 (6pm to 10am, respectively). Check out this flier.

Cost is $50 per person and covers all food and materials. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 651-748-2880.

Sign Up for 2016 Overnights at the Museum

An overnight camp-in adventure has become a Girl Scout favorite. Join us for arts and crafts, bonfire and sons, a scavenger hunt, and a movie. All food, beverages and snacks provided, and a pancake breakfast in the morning. For more details, check out this flier, and contact Shirley De la Torre to reserve your adventure (651-748-2880 or

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

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.

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

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 ( with any ideas you'd like to see at the Museum in 2015.



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Coming Soon


Holiday Hop
December 12, 2015
Holiday Cheer Service Saturday
December 12, 2015
Polar Girls Camp
January 16-17, 2016


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Want to donate a Scouting artifact? Please contact Claudia Nicholson to request an appointment. Select artifacts of interest are only accepted by appointment with our curator.