October Exploring Updates

It is Fall Open House time for many of our Exploring Posts! Please contact us right away with times/dates and we will send a staff person or a member of our Service Team to support your recruitment efforts! e-mail:

Explorers: Now is the time to start thinking about applying for one of three Northern Star Council Exploring Scholarships!

  1. Allan G. Lee Scholarship: Awarded to two Northern Star Law Enforcement Explorers annually in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
  2. Willy Lee Bjorge Scholarship: Awarded to two Northern Star Explorers in any discipline annually in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
  3. Northern Star Exploring Scholarship, awarded annually to a Northern Star Explorer in the amount of $1,000.00.

Please contact Brian Swerine, Northern Star Exploring Director for application information:

There are also a number of National Exploring Scholarships available, please visit for details and application information.

Welcome new (and returning) Exploring Service Team members!

Dina Boie: Service Team Chair. Dina brings years of experience in all aspects of Scouting and Youth Development. Professionally, Dina is a Nurse & Paramedic and she currently works in the Health-care industry.

Andrea Paulet: Service Team Member. Andrea has been involved in Exploring for many years as a youth and as an Adult Advisor. Professionally Andrea serves as the Communications Director for a Charter School in the Twin Cities.

John Laswell: Service Team Member. John also brings years of Scouting and Exploring experience to the team! John is trained as an Engineer and has served as an Exploring Advisor.

Sara Klaes: Service Team Member. Sara began as an Explorer and currently serves as an Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Post in the City of Plymouth.

Call for articles!

Each month we would like to recognize an Explorer and an Exploring Post doing great things in their communities! Please send your stories, articles and photos to for possible inclusion in a future edition of the Northern Star Council e-Navigator or on the website or on our Northern Star Exploring Facebook Page!

National LFL News

The National LFL office has recently undergone some reorganization. These moves will in no way impact our service to our Northern Star Scouting/Exploring Units, Youth or Schools. Any questions can be addressed to Brian Swerine,, 612-261-2336 (O), 612-236-7475 (C)

Printable Version Printable Version

Email to a friend Email to a friend