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Experience Advancement At North Wind – Various Dates

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Opportunity for scouts to work on rank advancement and learn how to camp in the winter. Possible activities: hiking, winter knots, orienteering and more. THIS YEAR’S DATES 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018 GRADE LEVEL 5th & 6th grade SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS Sleep inside Saturday night. SCHEDULE Saturday 9 – 9:30 am Check…

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Arrowmen: Spend spring break helping rebuild BSA camps in Florida, Puerto Rico

Cheerful service to others is at the heart of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society. In that spirit, Arrowmen are invited to spend their spring break helping BSA camps in Florida and Puerto Rico rebuild after last year’s devastating hurricane season. There are two opportunities to serve, and each is open to…

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Scouts and Venturers invited to enter the State-Fish Art Contest

Fishing has been a part of Scouting since the very beginning. In fact, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell once said, “every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself.” That longstanding angling tradition — coupled with the sport’s continued popularity today — makes this contest opportunity one I simply had…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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BSA’s Scoutbook Lite, which will replace Internet Advancement, debuts in early 2018

The BSA announced it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018. This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired. Scoutbook Lite will feature a slick new user interface. It will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop,…

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Tomahawk Scout Reservation – New in 2018!

At Tomahawk, we are always improving our programs to give you the best camping experience possible! Here’s what we’ve added in 2018 to make your summer better! Schedule Change Merit Badges start Sunday Morning Swim Tests on Saturday Friday morning is for Unit Activities Voyageur Canoes for each Boy Scout Sub Camp! The Sparks Program (Welding…

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Ski and Snowboard Days for Boy Scouts (merit badge opporuntity) – Jan 14, Feb 11, and March 4, 2018

Powder Ridge will be hosting Ski and Snowboard Days for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & 4-H members and their families and friends on selected Sundays this season. Scout/4H dates:  January 14th, February 11th & March 4th. NEW PRICING FOR 2017/2018 SEASON Lift Ticket & Beginner Lesson: $19 FREE Hotdog & Soda to group participants Rental equipment (ski or snowboard): $15 Helmet Rental: $5…

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Scout Sunday 2018, Scout Sabbath 2018 and Scout Jumuah 2018: Your complete guide

The calendar says 2018, which means it’s time to start thinking about Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah. Scheduled in close proximity to the BSA’s birthday on Feb. 8, these three days celebrate the connection between Scouting and our faith-based chartered partners. Some Scouts and leaders will honor these days by wearing the full…

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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018 – Registration Now Open

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Registration Now Open Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow…

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Supernova Science Fair – Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Supernova Science Fair Sunday, January 28, 2017 1pm-4pm Prior Lake High School 7575 150th St W, Savage, MN 55378 Fees: Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturers: $6 This event should help those working on their Supernova Award. Starts at 1pm, with judging at 2pm and awards handed out after. Questions James Carter 636-485-0062 james.c.carter@hotmail.com Post expires on Sunday…

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2017 BOY SCOUT WINTER CAMP

NEW PROGRAMS AT SNOW BASE – NORTH WIND You won’t want to miss out on exciting winter programming planned for this year. At both North Wind and Snow Base we continue to strive for unique and exciting programs. North Wind: The traditional Experience, Adventure and Expedition programs are in full operation, along with our newer…

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Troop’s brilliant approach to Friends of Scouting yielded a 37% boost in giving

Need a boost to your Friends of Scouting campaign? Look no further than your Scouts. Friends of Scouting, the council-level annual giving campaign, attracts the funds that help your council provide vital programs and services to Scouts and Venturers. It’s often a council’s largest source of income — money that goes toward life-changing experiences for young men and young…

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Polar Cub Winter Camping – Various Dates – Jan-Mar 2018

Get outside this winter and experience the magic of Polar Cubs day camp. We guarantee there is no better way to spend a day outside during a Minnesota Winter. A one day experience filled with plenty of fun, adventure, activity and advancement opportunities. Hot lunch will be provided in the camp dining hall for everyone. Your…

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Is Winter Camping On Your Calendar?

As the seasons change and mosquitos emerge, we’d like to remind you to keep winter camping in your plans for next year. Please share the attached flyer for North Wind and Snow Base with your Patrol Leader Council. We provide the winter gear, training, and staff. Key dates to remember: Reservations open on September 1st…

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NSC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

By Northern Star Council | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

OUR INFLUENCE BUILDS CHARACTER If you’re looking for a great opportunity to connect with kids, grow skills and build lifelong friendships then we want you as part of our camp staff. WHAT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST? We’re always looking for good people. Choose from hourly, weekend, and full week options for seasonal spots throughout the year. we…

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Experience Advancement At North Wind – Various Dates

By Northern Star Council | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Opportunity for scouts to work on rank advancement and learn how to camp in the winter. Possible activities: hiking, winter knots, orienteering and more. THIS YEAR’S DATES 1/19-21/2018, 1/26-28/2018, 2/2-4/2018, 2/9-11/2018, 2/16-18/2018 (Presidents Weekend), 2/23-25/2018 GRADE LEVEL 5th & 6th grade SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS Sleep inside Saturday night. SCHEDULE Saturday 9 – 9:30 am Check…

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Winter Camporee 2018 – Return of the Yeti – Feb 16-18, 2018 – Registration Now Open

By Julie Terpstra | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Race with Your Yeti In the Klondike Baylor Regional Park –  Carver County Registration Now Open Our peeps have spoken. You asked for a traditional camporee of overnight tent camping, including cooking, snow sports, ice fishing, and merit badges. Well, here it is! Come out for the day on Saturday or stay overnight, join your fellow…

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Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen – Jan 14 – 21, 2018

By Brett Schneider | January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Order of the Arrow – Information for All Arrowmen Jan 14 – Jan 21, 2018 OA Elections for 2018 –2018 OA youth elections run from Jan 1st through April 15th. Your annual elections should already be scheduled. Ensure your peer troops are committed to visiting and providing an election team. The OA chapter web page…

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Pinewood Derby Build Clinic – SECOND BUILD CLINIC OPPORTUNITY – Jan 27, 2018 1:00 – 3:00PM

By Bob Henry | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attend the Build Clinic! Second Build Clinic Opportunity! Saturday, Jan 27, 2018  from 1:00 to 3:00PM 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 Saturday, January 13, 2018 the Lake Minnetonka District offered a pinewood derby build clinic for parents and youth. However, because there…

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Scout Sunday 2018, Scout Sabbath 2018 and Scout Jumuah 2018: Your complete guide

By Bryan Wendell | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The calendar says 2018, which means it’s time to start thinking about Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah. Scheduled in close proximity to the BSA’s birthday on Feb. 8, these three days celebrate the connection between Scouting and our faith-based chartered partners. Some Scouts and leaders will honor these days by wearing the full…

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Arrowmen: Spend spring break helping rebuild BSA camps in Florida, Puerto Rico

By Bryan Wendell | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cheerful service to others is at the heart of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society. In that spirit, Arrowmen are invited to spend their spring break helping BSA camps in Florida and Puerto Rico rebuild after last year’s devastating hurricane season. There are two opportunities to serve, and each is open to…

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Start Planning for Cub Scout Summer Camp 2018!

By Lake Minnetonka District BSA | December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN AT CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP! It’s a new year and that means it is time to start planning for another great year of Cub Scout Summer Programs! The 2018 summer season will include all of the following programs: Tiger Day Camp (1 day) Cub Scout Summer Camp (3…

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MOBILE ARCHERY RANGES AVAILABLE TO SHOWCASE SCOUTING

By Northern Star Council | January 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

RESERVE ONE FOR A MAJOR COMMUNITY FESTIVAL OR EVENT We’ve got some really exciting resources available to serve as a new member recruitment tool while helping increase Scouting’s visibility and image. Archery is one of our most popular camp activities and these commercial, specially branded inflatable ranges can give festival goers a taste of Scouting.…

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Roundtable Handouts (eHangfiles) – January 2018

By Brett Batz | January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

(handouts from previous months) Boy Scout – Cheepskates Guide to Winter Camping (PowerPoint) Planning for Winter Camporee Winter Shelters Pedro Winter Camping Boys Life Winter Camping WANTED! HELPFUL Venturers, Explorers, Boy Scouts, Scout leaders and parents! for the Ron Schara’s St. Paul Kids’ fishing clinic – Various Dates Order of the Arrow – Information for…

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Walt Disney was a Boy Scout and received Scouting’s highest honor for adults

By Bryan Wendell | January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

They’re both responsible for memorable characters, heart-pounding tales of adventure and bringing joy to young people. But the links between Walt Disney and the Boy Scouts of America don’t end there. Disney was a Boy Scout until his family moved to Chicago and he had to drop out. He received the Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s…

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NEW! Cub Scout Roundtable Newsletter for February 1, 2018

By Vicki Jurek | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect at the upcoming February Cub Scout Roundtable meeting  We are trying something new, a newsletter just for the Cub Scout roundtable. The newsletter provides and overview of the upcoming program,  including  events and information just for adult leaders and parents. Let us know what you think of the new Cub Scout Roundtable…

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Alabama or Georgia? Here’s the Scouting-related reason for my pick

By Bryan Wendell | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yes, you can be a successful student, top-tier athlete and Eagle Scout. The latest in a lengthy list of examples: Jackson Harris, a junior tight end for the University of Georgia. Georgia will face Alabama tonight in the college football championship. The game begins at 8 p.m. Eastern and airs on ESPN. Harris is the only Eagle…

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Polish Boy Scout who escaped Auschwitz dies at age 98

By Michael Freeman | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, we come across news that humbles us, filling our thoughts with gratitude and introspection. Such was the case with the passing of last month. When he was a young man, he embodied the “A Scout is Brave” point of the Scout Law while facing imminent death. Piechowski was a Polish Boy Scout; at 19,…

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2018 District Pinewood Derby Finals “Need for Speed” Official Patch Design Contest

By Bob Henry | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The date is set for the district’s 2018 pinewood derby finals!  Wayzata Community Church  in Wayzata  will again play host to our derby on April 14, 2018. Soon it will be time for Cubmasters to distribute pinewood derby cars to their packs.  Leaders are encouraged to hand out copies of the official pinewood derby rules at…

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