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DON’T MISS THE 2019 SUMMER CAMP ORIENTATION

February 2, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Base Camp, Fort Snelling, MN If you want to make the most of your camp experience this summer, please join us at the Summer Camp Orientation to get organized, ask questions, and most importantly, bring back information on the best new programs for your Troop or Crew! This information…

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When is Scout Sunday 2019? What about Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah?

Already planning your calendar for 2019? You aren’t alone. Sandie Graber of Troop 349 in Macomb, Mich., emailed me last week to ask about Scout Sunday 2019. Her seemingly simple question — when is Scout Sunday 2019? — has a somewhat complex answer. “The reason I’m asking is because I’d like to have my son’s Eagle…

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Happy New Year! Scoutbook is now free for Scouts and Scout units

Fellow Scouters, 2019 is off to a great start. Scoutbook, the Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for managing and tracking Scouting advancement, is now completely, totally, 100 percent free. The change became official today — Jan. 1, 2019. Longtime users know how Scoutbook makes it easy (and fun!) for Scouts, parents and leaders to track…

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Philbreak 2019: Spend your spring break helping Philmont recover from wildfires

A Scout’s promise “to help other people at all times” doesn’t take spring break off. That’s why hundreds of Scouts, Venturers and adult volunteers will gather at Philmont Scout Ranch in March and early April for Philbreak 2019, a chance to help the legendary Scouting destination recover from the Ute Park Fire. Ever since the…

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Next big thing in Pinewood Derby racing: black lights and glow-in-the-dark cars

Make your next Pinewood Derby race really shine by adding glow-in-the-dark accessories and iridescent paint to your Cub Scouts’ racers. Want to turn up the excitement even more? Turn off the lights and shine a black light or two onto your track. This season, the BSA’s Scout shop has introduced a new line of decals…

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Experience Everything Scouting Has to Offer – Video

The Boy Scouts of America delivers values-driven programs to build character and leadership skills in youth. See all we do to get young people Prepared. For Life.  

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WINTER CAMPING – WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW

WE PROVIDE TRAINED STAFF, GEAR, FOOD, AND THE FUN! It’s a cold February morning as students flood back into school. Image your Scouts and their classmates exchanging stories from their previous weekend. Instead of bragging about playing too many video games and drinking more soda than seems possible, your Scouts are boasting about their weekend sleeping…

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Six Scout units in Butte County lost everything in Northern California wildfire

We’re beginning to learn of the ways the Scouting family was affected by the deadly Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire. In Butte County, Calif., which contains the town of Paradise, 300 Scouting families were displaced. Six of the county’s 23 Scouting units — all in Paradise — lost their meeting place and…

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Three Qs: Troop 589 is for all adventurous youth

Published in Chanhassen Villager – unsie zuege   The Boy Scouts of America organization now welcomes girls to its traditionally male scouting program. In 2019, Boy Scouts will be renamed Scouts BSA, open to both boys and girls ages 11-18. Local girls and boys will be able to learn about Scouts BSA from 4-6 p.m., Sunday,…

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WINTER CAMPING FOR ALL IN 2019 – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing

CUBS, SCOUTS BSA, AND VENTURING! CUB SCOUTS Cubs Scouts can take advantage of the nationally-acclaimed Polar Cubs program; the largest Cub Scout winter program in the country! Available at four locations Single day program Activities like sled chutes, tubing, leather branding and winter games Every weekend in January and February Learn More About Polar Cubs SCOUTS…

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Bring-A-Friend Event – Experience Scouting at Base Camp! – Ideal Age 4th – 8th Grade – Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 2-4:30PM

Come, Join In the Fun! Looking for a fun activity on a cold December day? Have a friend who might be interested in Scouting? Do they want to experience all of the fun that Scouting has to offer? Then join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2pm to 4:30pm at the Team Building Center…

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2019 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

The date is set for the district’s 2019 pinewood derby finals, March 16, 2019! New this year! Packs are encouraged to send their top three (3) racers from each rank, Lion Scout – Arrow of Light. That is eighteen (18) racers per Pack! The race will be FREE of charge for these racers. There will…

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This Infographic Shows the Right Way to Refer to Girls Who Will Join Scouts BSA

With tens of thousands of girls already enjoying the Cub Scout program and more young women poised to join the Scouts BSA program when it opens in February of 2019, there’s a lot of excitement around the programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America. In all of that excitement, it’s important to remember that…

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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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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 – 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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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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Welcome to the official website of Lake Minnetonka District. Since 2007, our volunteer web team has offered this site as a resource to those individuals involved in the Scouting program. Welcome Message

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Family Friends of Scouting

By Sally Jensen | June 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Family Friends of Scouting

Family Friends of Scouting Check Your Unit’s Goal Status – District Thermometer – Tools For Presenters Here you will find the tools for unit leaders and presenters to complete and manage your Unit’s FOS Campaign Unit Incentives:When units reach their goal by May 15, 2019, Packs and Wards will receive FREE Pinewood Derby cars. Troops,…

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Kaposia OA Chapter AND District’s Winter Event for all Scouts and Families – FORT SNELLING VETERAN’S CEMETERY SERVICE PROJECT – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 nd, 2019 9:00 AM — NOON

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

FORT SNELLING CHRISTMAS DECORATION CLEANUP DAY The Fort Snelling Christmas Decoration Cleanup Day is an event that is staffed by the Kaposia OA Chapter.  All units are welcome from across Northern Star to come and help clean up gravestones around Fort Snelling. DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS Mark Ellenberger District Commissioner      651-455-8086      mellenberger@att.net Mark Johnston OA Chapter Adviser…

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Lake Minnetonka District Cub Scout Ice Fishing Derby and Hot Chocolate – Bring Your Family and non-Scout Friends – Register Now!

By Vicki Jurek | December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

1st Annual Lake Minnetonka DistrictCub Scout Ice Fishing Derby and Hot ChocolateBring Your Family and non-Scout Friends! Feb 16, 2019 Lake IndependenceFar West Side of LakeEnter from Baker Park Ramp Fishing 10AM – 1PM  Weigh-In 1:15PMSaturday, February 16, 2019 Invite your family and Non-Scout Friends! Come join your fellow Cub Scouts from Lake Minnetonka District…

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Eagle Scout owns Guinness World Record for longest chain of carabiners

By Bryan Wendell | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

One carabiner can help you carry a water bottle, organize your keys or climb a mountain. But 1,856 carabiners? That’ll help you get a Guinness World Record. Charles Boone, an Eagle Scout from Dormont, Pa., was honored by Guinness World Records for creating the longest chain of carabiners ever. The certifier of superlatives says the record-setting…

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How to Buy a Great Backpack

By Boys Life Magazine | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Backpacking expands your world, opening up vast backcountry areas for exploration beyond the reach of day hiking. But you’ll have to carry your portable home on your back. Besides boots, no piece of gear will affect how much you enjoy this activity like your backpack. Follow the Gear Guy’s advice to make sure you get…

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This troop honored its late Scoutmaster with a really cool patch

By Bryan Wendell | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Troop 121 in Granite Bay, Calif., celebrated its 50th anniversary last fall with a special program, featuring a video presentation, group photo and ice cream and cake afterwards. More than 300 Scouts reached the Eagle Scout rank in those five decades, and more than 255 of them were mentored by Scoutmaster John Hooten, Jr. Earlier…

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Bring-A-Friend Event – Experience Scouting at Base Camp! – Ideal Age 4th – 8th Grade – Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 2-4:30PM

By Vicki Jurek | November 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Come, Join In the Fun! Looking for a fun activity on a cold December day? Have a friend who might be interested in Scouting? Do they want to experience all of the fun that Scouting has to offer? Then join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2pm to 4:30pm at the Team Building Center…

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DON’T MISS THE 2019 SUMMER CAMP ORIENTATION

By Jim Kangas | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

February 2, 2019, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Base Camp, Fort Snelling, MN If you want to make the most of your camp experience this summer, please join us at the Summer Camp Orientation to get organized, ask questions, and most importantly, bring back information on the best new programs for your Troop or Crew! This information…

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Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Registration Now Available

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | November 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Camporee 2019 – LAUNCH-BOT- February 22-24, 2019 – Camporee Information Packet and Registration Now Available

Winter Camporee 2019         – Launch-Bot – February 22-24, 2019 Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp – Swanson Lodge –  Houlton, Wisconsin Price $15.00  This will be a unique, STEM-themed camporee, which includes launching an orange ball for distance and accuracy, the classic Klondike Derby, Snow-Bot Building Contest (Snowman), and indoor demonstrations by robotic…

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Does your Scout unit really need a website and social media presence?

By Bryan Wendell | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I definitely judge a restaurant by its website. If I’m looking to try somewhere new, my first step is to find the eatery’s official site. I’ll scroll the menu, browse photos and confirm that it’s open when I want to eat. But some restaurants are shrouded…

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Important – Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) – OPT-OUT LETTER

By Sally Jensen | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear FOS Unit Leaders and Unit Committee Chairs, I hope you’re all having a great start with the new year! I am reaching out to you about a new program to assist your unit in achieving your Friends of Scouting goal. Our best performing units reach to their unit members two weeks prior to their…

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Spring Camporee 2019 – LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE – May 3-5, 2019 – Informational Flyer Now Available!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Join us for Spring Camporee 2019 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford, Minnesota where attendees can ride their bikes throughout the park on the extensive bike trails, or hike on the various walking paths. The focus of the camporee will be to understand what are the seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’, participate in…

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When is Scout Sunday 2019? What about Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah?

By Bryan Wendell | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Already planning your calendar for 2019? You aren’t alone. Sandie Graber of Troop 349 in Macomb, Mich., emailed me last week to ask about Scout Sunday 2019. Her seemingly simple question — when is Scout Sunday 2019? — has a somewhat complex answer. “The reason I’m asking is because I’d like to have my son’s Eagle…

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Pinewood Derby Rules 2019

By Bob Henry | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pinewood Derby Rules for 2019 should be used by anyone who participates in the Lake Minnetonka District Pinewood Derby Finals or in the Council Pinewood Derby Finals. New this year! The District Pinewood Derby Finals will take place on March 16, 2019. At a location yet to be announced. Packs are encouraged to send…

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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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