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JTE Guidepost 1 Deadline April 30, 2017 đź—“

April 27, 2017 Greetings Unit Commissioners, There are only a few days left to complete JTE Guidepost 1, Review and Reflect. As of this writing, 38 of the 67 units have completed this guidepost. THANK YOU for all the hard work you have done thus far. I know that there are many meetings still planned…

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This is how you organize the inside of a troop trailer

In Troop 101, even the layout of the troop trailer follows the patrol method. Everything in the 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer is organized by patrol. That means each group of Scouts is responsible for its own stuff. Patrol gear goes on the right side. Every patrol box, tent and cooler bears its patrol’s name: Ninja, Cobra, Jaguar or Shark. Troop gear goes…

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Training in Your Bunny Slippers??Why Not!

Online Training Boy Scout Leader Training It’s 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning.  You are in your bunny slippers, sitting on the couch scrolling Facebook on your tablet. Sounds like the perfect time to get trained! With the launch of Scouting U’s eLearning content for Boy Scout leaders, Scouters now can get trained for their…

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More than a quarter of members of Congress have some connection to BSA

Scouts reach some high places. They summit Mount Everest, walk on the moon, become CEOs and win Super Bowls. Some even make their way to the highest political offices, like the U.S. Congress. Of the 535 members of the 115th U.S. Congress, 147 have some sort of connection to the BSA. That’s 27.5 percent. I’m defining “connection” as…

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Allan Arntson Appointed District Commissioner for Lake Minnetonka

I am very happy to announce that, upon recommendation by the Lake Minnetonka Nominating Committee and the District Key 5, the Northern Star Council has appointed Allan Arntson as the District Commissioner for the Lake Minnetonka District. Allan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role from his 27years of experience in this…

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At U.S. military academies, Eagle Scouts and former Scouts are everywhere

Scouts who enter our nation’s military academies find themselves with a leg up on their classmates. Leadership, patriotism and service? Those are characteristics Scouts are known for. No surprise, then, that student applications from cadets and midshipmen at U.S. military academies reveal an impressive number of Eagle Scouts and former Scouts. Here’s a look, academy by academy. U.S. Air Force…

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