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WANTED! HELPFUL Venturers, Explorers, Boy Scouts, Scout leaders and parents! for the Ron Schara’s St. Paul Kids’ fishing clinic – Various Dates

(Other Community Service Opportunities) A few hundred kids participate on both Saturday and Sunday.  This event takes place during the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show at the St. Paul River Center.  Volunteers helping out with the clinics will get into the show FREE of charge.  Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 – 1:00  Sunday, January 13st, 11:30 – 2:30…

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SAFETY MOMENT There is magic to camping in winter. It is one of the most challenging outdoor adventures. However, potentially extreme weather conditions, cold temperatures, and unique hazards associated with outdoor winter activities require careful planning to ensure safety. Go here to learn more about winter activity safety: Scouting has quite a library of “Safety…

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The course is designed around a model troop/crew’s month. The unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring. Adult leadership is present, but the unit is run by the well-trained youth staff. Youth completing the course return to their units ready to lead and more excited for Scouting. A one-week…

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How to complete requirement 4B of Scouting Heritage merit badge

When Scouting Heritage merit badge debuted in 2010, Scouts completing requirement 4B were asked to “write or visit the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.” Now that the museum has officially opened at its new home at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the procedure for completing this requirement has changed. Scouts still have the option…

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WINTER CAMPING FOR ALL IN 2019 – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing

CUBS, SCOUTS BSA, AND VENTURING! CUB SCOUTS Cubs Scouts can take advantage of the nationally-acclaimed Polar Cubs program; the largest Cub Scout winter program in the country! Available at four locations Single day program Activities like sled chutes, tubing, leather branding and winter games Every weekend in January and February Learn More About Polar Cubs SCOUTS…

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Why Scouts, Venturers will want to enter the world’s largest student rocketry contest

Here’s a way for young people to have a blast while gaining first-hand insight into the science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) skills behind rocketry. It’s called the Team America Rocketry Challenge, and it’s the world’s largest student rocketry contest. Scouts and Venturers, even those with little or no experience building and launching their own rocket, are…

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9 things I learned about bullying by talking to an expert

If you think you know everything you need to know about bullying, I have someone you should meet. Dr. Susan M. Swearer, co-director of the Bullying Research Network and a professor at the University of Nebraska, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on bullying and cyberbullying. She studies the latest research, concentrating both on the numbers…

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