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Eagle Scout Helps Save Ranch from Danger of Fire

When a massive fire threatened to destroy his family’s ranch, an Eagle Scout’s quick thinking and commitment to be prepared helped protect the ranch from the danger of fire.  For his efforts, he earned the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America. Matt received the Medal of Merit (photo: Todd Dickson, Mountain View Telegraph)…

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Lake Minnetonka District Needs You!!!

Are you a Wood Badge candidate looking for a ticket item? Roundtable! Are you just finishing a position in a troop or a pack and need a place to share all of your accumulated knowledge? Roundtable! Are you an individual that just needs to do more? Roundtable! Monthly District roundtable meetings are a very important…

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Independence Day Activities

The Fourth of July is just a warm-up for all the fun family festivals taking place in the Twin Cities throughout the month. Check out our list of them here! 6/30/17: Shakopee Happy Birthday America Parade | Lions Park | 10:30am | Popsicles and entertainment to follow. 6/30-7/4: Delano 4th of July Celebration | 559…

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5 Reasons to Spend a Week at Scout Summer Camp Instead of the Office

With warm weather upon us, it only gets harder to stay indoors all day long. If you’re still deciding where you’ll spend your summer escape, we have the answer— Scout summer camp!   1. You’re at a place where songs and skits are encouraged. “We break into chants, songs and skits at camp. Never have I seen this at the…

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Scout Escaped Civil War in Syria

As a child in Syria, Sami J. spent his time as a Syrian Boy Scout in the city of Aleppo, participating in typical Scouting activities and enjoying his days. As stability in Syria began deteriorating, Sami’s family made the difficult decision to leave their home and move to the United States. He was in 8th grade at…

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Everyone who drives Scouts should take this free online training course

Accidents are quite rare in Scouting. But when one does occur, it probably didn’t happen while camping. It likely didn’t involve backpacking, canoeing or climbing, either. The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way to or from Scouting activities. They happen on the road. As a Scout leader responsible for driving Scouts or Venturers to Scouting activities, you should do…

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