Remembering Lance Brackee

It is with great sadness that District M, lost one of our great volunteers, Lance Brackee from Troop 3337 and Girls Troop 5337.   Both of his sons and his daughter are actively in Scouting. Lance would light up the room with his presence, always cheerful and energetic, whether it would be at a PLC, or…

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BY JOHN ANDREWS There are needless and tragic deaths that occur across America every day. George Floyd’s death, and the arrest of a law enforcement officer on charges of his murder is the newest, and perhaps most powerful national symbol of this terrible reality to date. We mourn this, and through Scouting’s values and curriculum…

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Pinewood Derby Fest 2020 Postponed

Ridgedale Center, in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health, has decided to postpone the Pinewood Derby Fest due to concerns regarding large gatherings in light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Ridgedale Center informed us of this decision yesterday afternoon. While we are certainly disappointed in this, we understand the decision and appreciate the caution from Ridgedale…

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TORO Days Postponed

I am sad to provide this information, however with the increase in the Coronavirus, the decision has been made by Toro to postpone the annual Toro Merit Badge Day for this Saturday March 14th, 2020. We are hoping to reschedule this event for a time in the fall. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause,…

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University of Scouting Spring 2020 – Saturday, April 18 @ St Paul College

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, plus Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University of Scouting takes place on a Saturday…

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NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader Training @ Univ of Scouting

An Internationally Recognized Achievement Founded in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth development award with over a million-youth participating in over 140 countries. It is now available to ALL youth aged 14 to 24. The Award is an exciting self-development program focusing on creating global…

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