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Order of the Arrow – Indian Winter 2017

Indian Winter is your opportunity as Arrowmen across the section to participate in focus areas including American Indian crafts and OA Inductions and Ceremonies.  Learning about proper ceremony regalia. Host Lodge Naguonabe with Totanhan & Pa-Hin Lodges at Parker Scout Camp, Brainerd, Minnesota.  There will be indoor housing, meals, training, recreational opportunities and much more.…

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You’re not dreaming: Camping actually does help you sleep better

On a magazine assignment last summer, I joined Troop 7031 from Flagstaff, Ariz., on a canoe trip through Yellowstone National Park. (Shameless plug: Find my story in the May 2017 Boys’ Life and May-June 2017 Scouting!) The first day of paddling was the longest, and we arrived at camp exhausted. We set up tents, hung up bear bags and heated up dinner.…

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Scouting for Food – April 23-30, 2017

Because A Scout is Helpful Update: Door Hangers  Door Hangers are available this year by contacting Scott Janke  at Scott.Janke@lmdbsa.org  or picking them up at the February or March rountable. The number of door hangers is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Use the link at the bottom of this page…

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Scout Planning Worksheet is a new tool to help Scouts perfect planning skills

When planning an Eagle Scout service project, you have to identify a goal, recruit a team, plan transportation, purchase materials, consider safety and plot each step. It’s a lot of work. So much, in fact, that in an ideal world the Eagle project wouldn’t be a Scout’s first experience with formal, documented project planning. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to…

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Take a Sneak Peek at the 2017 National Jamboree Program

Are you heading to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve? If so, you’ll get a chance to experience some of the most extensive, engaging programming available in one location. The Summit Program Leadership Action Team, known affectionately as SPLAT, has devised a slate of programs in five distinct areas that will ensure all…

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