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12/18/20 COVID-19 Updated Guidance

Earlier this week the State of Minnesota announced changes to the current restrictions placed on gatherings and activities. We have looked at all of the changes, including that families may socialize with other households with limitations, and youth sports can start practicing in the new year. As a result, starting January 4, 2021, as long…

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Recognize Leaders with Training Awards today

Dear Scouters, The scouting program has many opportunities for leaders to get recognized for the service they are providing to your Troop or Pack.   The process to get this recognition is not difficult.  By attending key training events and a tenure of service in a volunteer role along with completion of an application, leaders in…

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Issues Accessing Scoutbook.com

There is a known issue with accessing Scoutbook after the recent domain change. BSA IT is working to resolve the issue. Known workarounds to access Scoutbook, on either a computer or mobile device, are either: 1. Clear your cache. See How to Clear Cache for All Major Browsers and clear cookies for the scoutbook.com domain.…

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Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year nomination window is from November 1st to March 1st, annually. Nomination packets must be received by each applicant’s respective American Legion department (state) headquarters no later than March 1st. Then each respective American Legion Department (state) Selection Committee will…

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Recognizing Conservation – BSA Unveils Distinguished Conservation Service Award

For more than a century, the BSA has encouraged and honored conservation work with an award that recognizes youth, adults and organizations who have demonstrated tremendous effort and commitment to the environment. This award, which until now had been known as the William T. Hornaday Award, is being discontinued, and the new BSA Distinguished Conservation…

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Update: Moving Some Churchill Recommendations Forward

As part of the ongoing process to identify how to optimize the Boy Scouts of America for success in the future, the National Executive Committee (NEC) recently asked the National Management Team to facilitate the evaluation of the 26 primary proposed recommendations that resulted from the Churchill Project. In addition to receiving survey input from…

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2021 NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 15TH

Each year $25,000 in scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Northern Star Scouting. Endowed scholarships include Camp Staff, Technical School, Southeast Asian Scout and more. Applications are available online starting November 1, 2020 and close January 15, 2021. 2021 EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS Applicant earned their Eagle Scout Award with Northern Star…

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