There’s a ‘soft-skills gap’ in today’s youth, but Scouting is helping to close it

Today’s employers are looking to hire someone with problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a team. “Sounds an awful lot like the traits we develop in Scouting,” says Peter Boll. When he’s not working as communications coordinator for the American Camp Association’s New England chapter, Boll is an assistant Scoutmaster.…

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Updated Host Troop for Camporee — Just Released

District Camporee Host Unit Schedule (2019 – 2022) Thank you for your past support providing great camporees for our Scouts, Scouters, and parents of Lake Minnetonka District. With new units, and some changes to existing units, we’ve updated the Host Unit Schedule for Camporees. Please find below the updated list of when your troop or…

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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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Reach for the Moon! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at this year’s Fall Camporee

The Camporee Page is Live! Check out the  for information on all the activities, program, and other key information for the Camporee. Friday through Sunday, October 11-13, 2019 Sibley County Fairgrounds, 801 W Chandler St, Arlington, MN 55307. Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He…

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Philmont by the numbers

  Summer 2019 has been a record-breaking year for Philmont in terms of numbers. In order to show just how massive the Summer 2019 season has been, several departments around Base Camp have shared their numbers. Through the raw data, it’s possible to finally put the season into perspective. First, the participants. While the numbers…

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Over 310 Scouts from Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts completed Northern Star Scouting’s National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) program called Grey Wolf. 2019 had the largest number of Female participants ever with 28 completing the training (5 from Venturing and 23 from Scouts BSA). The four one-week sessions were facilitated by an amazing volunteer…

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Officials vow to rebuild Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation in Wisconsin after storm

The legendary campfire circle at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation sits buried under downed trees. Scouters and council leaders are pledging to rebuild Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, the beloved Wisconsin camp celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer, after an extreme thunderstorm downed thousands of trees and left a scar visible from space. Miraculously, only one person sustained minor…

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