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Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader Training @ Univ of Scouting

An Internationally Recognized Achievement Founded in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth development award with over a million-youth participating in over 140 countries. It is now available to ALL youth aged 14 to 24. The Award is an exciting self-development program focusing on creating global…

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New Scoutbook Training and Resources available for Den Leaders!

Scoutbook has recently released two new resources for Den Leaders! 1.) The Den Leader Experience in Scoutbook Guide – DenLeader_Scoutbook_ExperienceTour 2.) From the Scoutbook Users Advisory Council:  We have had a lot of requests for a “sandbox area” where people who are not den leaders (such as Cubmasters, Committee Members, Commissioners, District Trainers) can see…

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Den Chief Training At October Roundtable!

The Lake Minnetonka District is hosting Den Chief Training at the October Roundtable, at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Training will start at 7pm and will be completed by 8:30pm. A den chief is a Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those…

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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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Internet Advancement 2.0 Now Available

For units not yet using Scoutbook, a new upgraded version of Internet Advancement has been released. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history easily and give Scouters more control over printable reports including those that are used to make purchases at the Scout Shop. For answers to commonly asked…

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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 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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