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ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization & FAQs

To Our Volunteer Leaders in Lake Minnetonka District Earlier this week, every registered Adult Leader in the Boy Scouts of America should have received an email message, or will receive an email message, from the National BSA Email, boyscoutsofamerica@email.scouting.org (You may view the online version of the message). We need your assistance to complete, collect,…

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BSA Membership Fee to Increase, Rechartering Delayed, Additional Hard Copy Authorizations Required

(Reposted from Northern Star Council eNavigator:  http://www.northernstar.org/news/bsa-membership-fee-to-increase ) We want to share some recently released information from the National BSA organization. We were informed in late September that the national member registration fee will likely be increased for 2020. Although we have not been informed what the new fee will be or of the full…

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You Did It! Congrats on a Great School Night for Scouting!

Thank you to all of our Packs for a great School Night for Scouting! Over 140 new Cub Scouts have already joined Scouting in the Lake Minnetonka District. These youth now have a chance to experience all the benefits of Scouting!   What’s Next?  Now is not the time to slow down – let’s continue…

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New Scoutbook Training and Resources available for Den Leaders!

Scoutbook has recently released two new resources for Den Leaders! 1.) The Den Leader Experience in Scoutbook Guide – DenLeader_Scoutbook_ExperienceTour 2.) From the Scoutbook Users Advisory Council:  We have had a lot of requests for a “sandbox area” where people who are not den leaders (such as Cubmasters, Committee Members, Commissioners, District Trainers) can see…

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Internet Advancement 2.0 Now Available

For units not yet using Scoutbook, a new upgraded version of Internet Advancement has been released. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history easily and give Scouters more control over printable reports including those that are used to make purchases at the Scout Shop. For answers to commonly asked…

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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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