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Scoutbook should be your go-to app for your next den meeting

If you’re a den leader, you’re going to love the latest update to Scoutbook! The Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for tracking Scouting advancement just rolled out a new update that’s going to make it easier than ever for den leaders to prepare for and lead meetings, track advancement and attendance, and more.   “We…

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What’s the intent behind advancement requirements?

During a campout, Second Class Scout Javier’s patrol worked on First Class requirement 4a.: completing a one-mile orienteering course using a map and compass and measuring designated items. After the course, Javier looks to the next requirement in his handbook, which reads: Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone…

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NEW ‘Webelos Experience in the Woods’

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! This brand new opportunity  is for 4th and 5th graders to learn what Scouts BSA is all about, meet other Scouts from 6 districts, do things that Cub Scouts cannot, and have fun. The event is scheduled for Nov 1-3 at Stearns Scout Camp. Over the weekend, Webelos Scouts will form patrols…

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New Cub Scout Preview Adventure!

  Welcome to the fun and exciting Yo-Yo Preview Adventure sponsored by Duncan Toys.  This preview adventure gives Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts the opportunity to learn the concepts that make a yo-yo work and the basic physics of a pendulum. Duncan has provide great  instructional videos to help you present this adventure to your…

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Does helping fellow Scouts count for service requirements?

When someone needs help, Scouts are there to jump in and serve. That’s what Scouts do, even when it’s their fellow Scouts who are in need. Service plays an integral part in rank advancement, so when Scouts help each other out, the question sometimes comes up: Can helping another Scouting unit count for service hours…

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Eagle Scouts among this year’s NFL draft class

David Montgomery credits what he learned in Scouting with leading him to this year’s NFL draft. Last week, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears. “To become an Eagle Scout was an experience I needed for me in my life that brought me here to this point and also influenced my mindset and the way…

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Merit Badge Counselors List Available for Download: Updated Apr 19, 2019

The Merit Badge Counselors list for the Western Region of Northern Star Council, including Lake Minnetonka District, was updated April 19, 2019. This list is ready for download on the district website at www.lmdbsa.org / Program/ Advancement/ Boy Scouts/ Merit Badge Counselors List,  direct link. Please follow the directions to obtain your password. Thank you. Charlie Jones Advancement…

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2019 GREY WOLF NYLT

The course is designed around a model troop/crew’s month. The unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring. Adult leadership is present, but the unit is run by the well-trained youth staff. Youth completing the course return to their units ready to lead and more excited for Scouting. A one-week…

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