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NORTHERN STAR AT NATIONAL JAMBOREE!

SEE OUR SCOUTS IN ACTION The 2017 National Jamboree is underway and Scouts are having a fantastic time! From zip-lines to BMW bikes, Scouts will have the opportunity to experience some of the best Scouting has to offer. Held every four years, this year’s Jamboree is again at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.…

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JOIN THE 2018 PHILMONT CONTINGENT

AN EXPERIENCE FOR LIFE Have you always wanted to go to Philmont Scout Ranch? Read on for Logan’s experience at Philmont in 2017 and you’ll be rushing to sign up! “My name is Logan Alger, and I was the Crew Leader for Crew 702-P-08 [for the Northern Star Contingent, 2016]. Our crew consisted of a…

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THE UNITED WAY AND SCOUTING

We partner with several United Way and United Fund organizations throughout our 25-county area who support Scouting’s mission and vision. We are grateful to have received Greater Twin Cities United Way support for our programs for over a century. ue to evolving priorities and a significant reduction in available funds, the Greater Twin Cities United…

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2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT RESPONSE

The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies. Every sitting U.S. President…

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2017 SCOUTING FOR UNIFORMS πŸ—“

PILGRIM CLEANERS HEADS EFFORT TO HELP SCOUTS IN NEED Wearing a uniform is an important part of the Scouting experience. Unfortunately, there are Scouts whose families have limited resources, making it difficult to purchase one. To help bridge this gap, Pilgrim Cleaners is holding the Tenth Annual Scouting for Uniforms – a community-wide collection campaign…

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2017 Hickey Golf Classic

GOLF TOURNAMENT The Hickey Golf Classic, held mid-summer, is a golf tournament to benefit Special Needs Scouting. The tournament was started by Bill Hickey, Jr. over 30 years ago as a way for the community to gather in a fun and relaxing setting to support Scouting. The Hickey Golf Classic has a rich tradition of…

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Wood Badge Training is About More Than Scouting

SO WHAT IS WOOD BADGE? AND WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE IT! Wood Badge is a six-day training that gives leaders opportunities to learn about Scouting, use the patrol method, develop an individual vision and gain tools that apply to all areas of life. When asked about why an individual should take Wood Badge, Scouters say:…

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Shakopee Scout Earns All 137 Merit Badges

15-YEAR-OLD BRANDON NERI SUCCEEDS IN HIS CHALLENGE TO HIMSELF At only 15 years old, Brandon Neri, an Eagle Scout from Troop 316 in Shakopee, MN, has earned all 137 merit badges. Neri joined Scouts as a first grader, and swiftly moved up the ranks to his current rank as Eagle Scout by the age of…

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