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2019-2020 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

Paddle away from the stresses of everyday life at the Northern Tier National High Adventure Program. During a 6- to 11-night trek of 50 to 150 miles, Northern Tier crews explore the natural frontier of Minnesota and Canada. After loading their canoes with gear for the entire journey, Scouts and Venturers follow in the footsteps and…

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Scout Day at Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic – Dec 6-9, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul Thursday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 9.  Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a…

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2019-2020 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

With treks in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands, the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures customized to the interests of your Scouts and Venturers.Step aboard for high adventure on the high seas at the Florida Sea Base. Start planning your 2019 or 2020 trek now. Before you know it, you’ll be…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – For Adults and Youth All Skill Levels – Jan 3, 2019 6:00PM

Attend the Build Clinic! Thursday, Jan 3, 2019  from 6:00 to 6:50PM Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345 map How do you spell success . . B-U-I-L-D  C-L-I-N-I-C !  On Thursday, January 3, 2019 the Lake Minnetonka District will offer a pinewood derby build clinic for parents and youth. Bring your son or daughter.…

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2019-2020 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

Take a hike at Philmont Scout Ranch, and discover that you’re even tougher than you think. After Philmont’s 2018 treks were canceled because of fires in the backcountry, the home of the original mountaintop Scouting experience will be back and better than ever in 2019, 2020 and beyond. The base is best known for seven-…

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2019-2020 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel Reserve

Choose your own adventure at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Scouts and Venturers can select from a vast menu of world-class action sports or take a trek in and around the majestic New River Gorge National River. With world-class venues for BMX, skateboarding, whitewater…

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2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations Are Now Open

2019 Many Point and Tomahawk Reservations are open. All the remaining sites are available for anyone to reserve. MANY POINT SCOUT CAMP Many Point is a top notch Scout camp in Northern Minnesota known for being mission driven, providing quality service, and innovation.       TOMAHAWK SCOUT RESERVATION Located in beautiful Western Wisconsin, Tomahawk…

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Polar Cubs Registration Opens Nov 1, 2018 – Various Dates – Jan 5 – Mar 3, 2019

Think camp is just for the summer? Think again! Polar Cubs is one of the largest Cub Scout Day Camp programs in the country and it’s happening at a camp near you. This single day program is filled with classic winter activities as well as some unique Scouting adventures. Don’t miss your chance to be…

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Scout Day at THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET – December 8, 2018 – Bring a non-Scout Friend to the event – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

A SCOUTING SPECIAL EVENT Youth Dance Ensemble presents THE NUTCRACKER STORY BALLET: A Special Scouting Event! ***This is an exclusive event for Scouts, their non-Scout friends, and their families*** DECEMBER 8, 10AM-12PM Bring your den to “The Land of Sweets” to see The Nutcracker Ballet and to EARN BADGES! For the past 27 years, Youth…

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Let’s Make History – Recruiting Materials to Help Fill Girl Dens

For the first time in over 100 years, we are excited to announce Family Scouting! Now not only boys and girls, but entire families will have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement that makes Scouting unique. The values taught in the Scouting program builds character, and when combined with the ‘Scouting’ experience, it…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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UPDATE 100418 – NEW SCOUT SHOP COMING IN PLYMOUTH – October 15, 2018 – Scout Shop Employees Needed!

*** Update 100418 – Scout Shop Employees Needed *** With the recent closing of the Glenwood Avenue and Marshall Avenue scout stores, a new scout shop will open on October 15th in PLYMOUTH, Minnesota.  The new shop will be located on the corner of  highway 55 and 169, in the mall behind Arbys and Bachmans,  Waterford Park…

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District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

By Vicki Jurek | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on District Membership Status 2018 – WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MOVE THE THERMOMETERS HIGHER?

  District Membership Status 2018 – What can you do to move the Thermometers Higher? It’s Not Too Late to Plan for Unit Recruitment It’s that time of year for packs, troops, crews, and teams to plan for unit recruitment. Each unit needs to reach out into the community and invite new youth members and adult…

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9 things I learned about bullying by talking to an expert

By Bryan Wendell | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you think you know everything you need to know about bullying, I have someone you should meet. Dr. Susan M. Swearer, co-director of the Bullying Research Network and a professor at the University of Nebraska, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on bullying and cyberbullying. She studies the latest research, concentrating both on the numbers…

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In January 2019, fly south to the Florida Sea Base for a volunteer development conference

By Bryan Wendell | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Escape the chill of winter while acquiring the latest tools to help your Scout unit succeed. That’s the promise of a volunteer training conference at the Florida Sea Base. Pick from five weeklong conferences, each held in January 2019 at the BSA’s Florida home. During your week in the Keys, you’ll learn new things and…

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December Roundtable – WHAT TO EXPECT – Dec 6, 2018 – 7:00PM – LOCATION CHANGE TO RIDGEDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

By Brett Batz | November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

(previous roundtables)    What to expect at this month’s Roundtable Meeting The monthly District Roundtable meeting provides an information and training forum for adults involved as leaders in the Scouting program. Parents and children are welcome to attend. These meetings allow attendees from all parts of the Scouting program to: ◾ Discuss topics of interest, both…

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2019-2020 preview: Northern Tier National High Adventure Program

By Bryan Wendell | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Paddle away from the stresses of everyday life at the Northern Tier National High Adventure Program. During a 6- to 11-night trek of 50 to 150 miles, Northern Tier crews explore the natural frontier of Minnesota and Canada. After loading their canoes with gear for the entire journey, Scouts and Venturers follow in the footsteps and…

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Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: Now is the time to start preparing for another great year for Friends of Scouting and we need your help. Our goal is to ensure every unit makes goal this year. Two Key Items to Plan for Each unit must have two Family…

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How the NYLT Leadership Academy takes your council’s NYLT course to the next level

By Bryan Wendell | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ready to take your council’s National Youth Leadership Training to the next level? Encourage one or more of your youth NYLT staffers to attend the NYLT Leadership Academy. To understand NYLT Leadership Academy, you must first understand NYLT. NYLT is a council-offered leadership training experience for young people. Scouts and Venturers leave NYLT as more…

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Read what one major university said about Scouting in an acceptance letter

By Bryan Wendell | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard that Scouting experience will give a young person a leg up at a college, university or trade school. But it’s always nice to see tangible proof that this is still the case. The latest example comes from Andrew, an Eagle Scout from Texas. His proud grandfather, Randy Konkel, noticed that the young…

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District Service Project – Clean-Ups for Water Quality

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  District Service Project Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality Nov. 3-17, 2018 Lake Minnetonka District Scouts and Crews you can significantly help improve the lakes, rivers and streams in your community by participating in Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality. Community Clean-Ups allow you to make a difference in the water quality in your area by…

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This was the least-earned merit badge ever, and the reason makes total sense

By Bryan Wendell | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

One look at the requirements, and you’ll see why Invention was the least-earned merit badge in the history of the BSA. To earn it, Scouts had to “invent and patent some useful article” and “show a working drawing or model of the same.” Obtaining a patent is a time-consuming, costly endeavor. That explains why just 10 Scouts…

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for trademark infringement

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Andrew Keshner Published: Nov 6, 2018 6:30 p.m. ET MarketWatch, Inc. (published with permission)   The Girl Scouts say a Boy Scout rebranding effort is cutting into their turf, causing confusion. The Girl Scouts are suing the Boy Scouts, saying the organization’s inclusive rebranding effort has caused all sorts of consumer confusion from mistaken enrollment in…

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This Webelos Scout has sold popcorn to people from all 50 states

By Bryan Wendell | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is called putting Scouting on the map. James Williamson, a Webelos Scout from Pack 800 of Aberdeen, N.C., has sold at least one bag or box of Scout popcorn to someone from each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico. That means he’s spread the good word about Scouting — and raised money for his pack…

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2018 Submit Your Unit’s Family FOS Dates

By Sally Jensen | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unit Committee Chairman, Unit Friends of Scouting Chairman, or Unit FOS Contact: December 15th is the deadline to have your Family Friends of Scouting dates submitted for the 2018-2019 campaign.  Each unit must have two dates (one primary and one follow-up) submitted prior to the 15th in order to be considered for incentives.  It is…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – For Adults and Youth All Skill Levels – Jan 3, 2019 6:00PM

By Bob Henry | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attend the Build Clinic! Thursday, Jan 3, 2019  from 6:00 to 6:50PM Minnetonka Community Center 14600 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345 map How do you spell success . . B-U-I-L-D  C-L-I-N-I-C !  On Thursday, January 3, 2019 the Lake Minnetonka District will offer a pinewood derby build clinic for parents and youth. Bring your son or daughter.…

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Upcoming Bring-A-Friend Events

By Vicki Jurek | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  One of the best ways to recruit new Cub Scouts is ‘peer-to-peer’. When a Scout brings a friend to a scouting event (e.g., pack or den meeting, pinewood derby, field trip, etc), they both have fun! It’s a fantastic introduction to Cub Scouts for the boys and their parents. When a Scout brings a…

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