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This Eagle Scout received NESA’s largest scholarship in 2017

Eagle Scout Alex Sims is all about helping other people. He participates in Scouting for Food drives. He volunteers to clean up his school and his community.  And each month, he and some buddies head to the library to teach science to younger students. But the service project closest to Alex’s heart is the not-for-profit organization he started…

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Why you should designate 1 responsible person to be a water watcher

If everybody’s in charge of watching kids in the water, that usually means nobody is watching. By selecting a single, responsible adult to be in charge of supervision, you could prevent drownings and save lives. Designate a water watcher — at both Scouting and non-Scouting events — whenever you’re in, on or around water. Why not use the team approach?…

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NOTICE TO LAKE MINNETONKA DISTRICT FACEBOOK FRIENDS

My apologies to our many Facebook friends, but Facebook is forcing this new look to our page. We are apparently only allowed to post one photo per day, or they bundle any photo posts into one lump. If, however, you don’t mind having everything bundled into one post, please let me know. I want to…

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Ground Has Been Broken on the New Leadership Center

107th Annual Meeting May 17 was an exciting day for our council! Not only was it our 107th Annual Meeting, but also the groundbreaking for the new Peter J. King Family Foundation Leadership Center. The new building will be located on our Base Camp Campus, next to the original, historic team building that thousands of…

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There is still time to attend the 2017 National Jamboree

There are still a few spots open for both Boy Scouts and Ventures with the council contingent to attend the 2017 National Jamboree from July 15th to July 28th this summer.   The trip will include 4 days of touring our nation’s capital before participating with over 30,000 Scouts at the Jamboree, which is held…

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What to expect at the 2017 National Jamboree stadium shows

Jamboree shows are a big reason these quadrennial events are so epic. Tens of thousands of Scouts and Scouters gather to laugh, get inspired and rock out to some great music. Shows are a visual reminder that, as Scouts, we’re part of something bigger than our own troops and councils. The stadium shows at the 2017 National Jamboree will be some…

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With documentary, Eagle Scout on a mission to save the mountain caribou

Scouting inspired Marcus Reynerson to become an naturalist, conservationist and environmental educator. And now Reynerson wants to use those talents to save a species. Reynerson and his colleagues are trying to prevent the extinction of the mountain caribou of the Pacific Northwest. The 1997 Eagle Scout is the pride of Troop 115 from Louisville, Ky. These days, he lives in Seattle and…

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Be Prepared: The origin story behind the Scout motto

Upon hearing the Scout motto, someone asked Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell the inevitable follow-up question. “Prepared for what?” “Why, for any old thing,” he replied. In 1907, Baden-Powell, an English soldier, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared. He published it in Scouting for Boys in 1908. (Two years later, in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded.)…

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