Training Events

All scheduled training events are listed below. Click on any event for full course information.

Chain Saw Safety Training

Event Start:  Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:00 AM
Event End: Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Fred C. Andersen, Houlton, WI

Chainsaw training is required if you are planning to operate a chainsaw on Northern Star Council camp properties. Events such as Conclaves and Alumni Work Weekends benefit from trained volunteers.

Host: Northern Star Council

Certified Angler Insutrctor Course in Area One

Event Start:  Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Event End: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:00 AM
Location: Private Propertty of John Woodhall III, New London, MN

This is a BSA nationally recogniized training course, you will receive a training certificate and patch.

People who are willing to activiely help and promote fishing in their council, districts, and troops are encouraged to come!

Chief Instructor and host is John Woodhall III, Area 1 fishing advocate and Section Director for National Camp School first year camper and outdoor skills program.

Subjects Covered

Fishing and the BSA, review of basic fishing skills to be taght including fly casting, fly tying, knots, equipment, background on Merit badge programs for fishing and fly fisnhing. The complete angler award for Scouts.


Three options

  • Includes a patch and certificate plus bait, food and materials: $35
  • Basic fee and set of ly tying tools inn wooden box: $55
  • Basic fee, fly tying tools and fly rod with reel and line: $110

Reserve Your Spot

Send your payment in the form of a check to John A Woodhall III. Send to 9571 NE Hwy 23, Spicer MN 56288. For questions, call 320-894-3700 or email Note: This address is a home location, not the location of the event.

Host: Area One

Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Specific and IOLS Training

Event Start:  Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:00 AM
Event End: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Location: Baker Park, Marshview Group Site, Maple Plain, MN

Full Event Details and Registration can be found on the Lake Minnetonka Website

Host: Lake Minnetonka District

Climbing Foundations I & II

Event Start:  Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Event End: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Team Building Center, Fort Snelling, MN
Details: Northern Star Council will be offering Climbing Training for Volunteers - Foundations Level I & II at Base Camp Camp on September 27-29, 2019 This is a combined Level I & II Training that is required to open a climbing tower in Northern Star Council as well as the pre-requisite for COPE and Natural Rock training sessions. Class covers: The basics of climbing, Belaying and Tower Setup, Tower Management, Adaptive climbing techniques, Climbing Rescues and more. At the end of the class you will be certified as a Level II Climbing Instructor and can open and manage programs at any of our Councils Towers.
Host: Northern Star Council

Combined BSA BB & Archery

Event Start:  Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:45 AM
Event End: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Phillippo Scout Reservation, Cannon Falls, MN
Details: Train to assist running your Scouting Unit's ranges at our Council Camps. Certification good for 2 years!
Host: Northern Star Council

BSA BB Gun Range Master Training

Event Start:  Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 AM
Event End: Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:30 PM
Location: Stearns Scout Camp, South Haven, MN
Details: Registration can be found here
Host: Northern Star Council

BSA Archery Rangemaster

Event Start:  Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:30 AM
Event End: Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Rum River, Anoka, MN
Details: Train to assist running your Scouting Unit's ranges at our Council Camps. Certification good for 2 years!
Host: Northern Star Council