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Attend The Wings of the North Air Expo and Earn the Aviation Merit Badge – Jul 15-16, 2017 – Registration Open đź—“

July 15-16, 2017, Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, MN MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 2017 Wings of the North Air Expo is coming! This event will host classes for Aviation merit badge with highly trained pilots and content experts. Attending the merit badge class will give Scouts access to the Air Expo where they will be…

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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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A big hand for these 8 recipients of the 2017 National Venturing Leadership Award

Venturers, with their green uniform shirts, stand out in a world of tan-shirted Scouts. And the eight Venturers who will receive the 2017 National Venturing Leadership Award stand out in the world of Venturing. The 2017 National Venturing Leadership Award recognizes great work done in 2016. You can see a list of past recipients here. Venturers, unofficially known as…

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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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The big difference between Cub Scout advancement and Boy Scout advancement

Rank advancement in Cub Scouting is not like rank advancement in Boy Scouting. And that’s by design. In Cub Scouting, advancement is grade- or age-based. It’s a rank-per-year system designed to offer age-appropriate fun and challenges as Cub Scouts progress through the program. Cub Scouts don’t go back and work on ranks designed for earlier grade levels. They…

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