University of Scouting this month will have tons of courses to take – and among these courses is something new: an arc of three courses about sustainability. Why is sustainability important? Special reports by a United Nations panel (October 2018) and the U.S. Government Fourth Climate Assessment (November 2018) stated that if we continue our…

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Glowing Ember Award Selections due by April 15, 2019 10AM

Please take the time to select a parent or Scouter, from your pack, troop, or crew that has given that extra bit of contagious enthusiasm to the members of your Scout unit. Your recipient will be presented with the GLOWING EMBER AWARD at the upcoming District Recognition Dinner on May 2, 2019, at the Wayzata…

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2019 Spring University of Scouting – ONE OF THE LARGEST TRAINING EVENTS IN THE COUNTRY – April 13, 2019

ONE OF THE LARGEST TRAINING EVENTS ANYWHERE The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, and Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University…

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Boy Scouts Is Now Just Scouts . . . My Thoughts

(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 been a…

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Eagle Scout fights human trafficking in Cambodia

James Havey discovered his passion for helping the downtrodden and underprivileged after a trip to Mexico in middle school. He went on a trip with a Christian ministry to volunteer in orphanages around Monterrey, Mexico. “It was on this first trip down to Monterrey that I saw what poverty can do to a family, and what…

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Members of Congress share their thoughts on Scouting

Reps. Sanford Bishop of Georgia (blue shirt) and Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania pose with the Report to the Nation delegates. Both congressmen are members of the Congressional Scouting Caucus. Politicians may not align on every issue, but here’s one topic about which there’s near-unanimous agreement: Scouting helps prepare young men and young women for life.…

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