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OA Chapter Meeting on Jun 7, 2018 6:50-8:30PM

Calling all OA Members, This is our last chapter meeting before summer. We will be serving  ice cream to celebrate summer call outs, summer camp, and maybe the end of school! If you have any food constraints or allergies, please let me know so I can make accomedations. The chapter is looking for volunteers to…

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You can still contribute to the Family Friends of Scouting campaign!

The Family Friends of Scouting campaign makes Scouting happen! Your contributions made possible significant camp improvements at Camp Kiwanis and Camp Stearns, Grey Wolf, and Wood Badge trainings for over 400 participants last year, as well as ongoing support for all of our council camps and the ongoing programs and support our council provides units.…

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NEW BSA MANDATORY YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING – Classroom Training Available – May 24, 2018 7:00PM

The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces all other Youth Protection…

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Boy Scouts Is Now Just Scouts . . . My Thoughts

DAVE RYAN (printed with permission) People have been asking me “What do you think of the Boy Scouts changing their name to ‘Scouts’?”A lot of people say it’s just Boy Scouts caving in to pressure.  And there is some of that.  No organization can thrive if it’s continuously being criticized for not being inclusive.  I’ve…

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The Summit Bechtel Reserve offers top-notch training courses, too

The Philmont Training Center isn’t the exclusive home of high-level BSA training. Excellent opportunities await at the Summit Bechtel Reserve’s John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center in West Virginia. The center has a long name but a simple purpose: Help adults and youth make an even bigger impact on their unit, district or…

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Third Annual Base Camp Backyard Family Campout

Join us for Base Camp’s third annual family campout as we return to the wild surroundings of neighboring Fort Snelling State Park! Join a guided two-mile hike from Base Camp to the private group campsite along the bank of the Minnesota River – no heavy hauling required, an equipment shuttle will be available both days!…

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