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Polaris ATV trails at the Summit Bechtel Reserve are full of thrilling twists and turns

Dan Moore, a volunteer in the BSA’s Montana Council, has seen his share of first-rate trails for all-terrain vehicles. He even helped build five miles of ATV trails at a Scout camp in Montana. All this experience means that if you want to get Moore’s heart racing these days, your ATV trail better be world class. Well, ladies and gentlemen, start your…

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Eagle Scout Helps Save Ranch from Danger of Fire

When a massive fire threatened to destroy his family’s ranch, an Eagle Scout’s quick thinking and commitment to be prepared helped protect the ranch from the danger of fire.  For his efforts, he earned the Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America. Matt received the Medal of Merit (photo: Todd Dickson, Mountain View Telegraph)…

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The Philmont Hymn: The enchanting tale behind Philmont’s official song

Philmont is a land of starlit skies, aspen-covered hills and wind in whisp’ring pines. That’s how John Westfall, who wrote “The Philmont Hymn,” described the Scouting paradise in New Mexico. Westfall was a teenager in 1945 when he wrote the song. He had just finished a Philmont trip, and the beauty of this hiking high-adventure base inspired him. Seven decades later, everyone…

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Be An All Star at Summer Camp 2017

Being Solo Is A-Ok! The All-Star program lets Scouts that can’t attend camp with their own troop join in the fun. Our veteren camp staff act as the adult leadership to guide Scouts through the week. Each Scout gets the same oportunities they’d have if they came with a troop. Here’s a great chance to…

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Parker Smith Named 2017 Outstanding Eagle Scout

Awarded $2,000 Congratulations to Parker Smith, an Eagle Scout from Willmar, MN, for being selected as the “2017 Outstanding Eagle Scout of the Northern Star Council”. The “2017 Outstanding Eagle Scout of the Northern Star Council” is awarded to an Eagle Scout who represents dedication and excellence within our local community. The recipients are Eagle…

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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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Eagle Scout praised for bravery, service after London terror attack

Tobias Ellwood, the politician gaining praise for his heroism after a fatal stabbing outside the U.K. Parliament in London, is an Eagle Scout. Ellwood, born in New York City to British parents, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council, which serves American Scouts living overseas. He earned Scouting’s highest honor on May 25,…

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