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BSA to welcome girls into Scouting programs — here’s what that means for your pack or troop

The Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs. The historic move means boys and girls will soon experience the values-based, life-changing, Instagram-worthy moments offered in all of Scouting’s programs — from Cub Scouting all the way to Scouting’s…

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$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Eagle Scout Scholarships—Each year up to twenty $1,000 Scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Northern Star Council. Endowed Scholarships include Camp Staff, Technical School, Southeast Asian Scout and more. See website for application and details. Applications are available online starting October 15, 2017 and close…

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Let’s be blunt about pocket knife safety

A sharp blade can be a useful tool when setting up camp, fishing or cooking. It can also be dangerous when used carelessly. Policies vary among packs, troops, councils and camps when it comes to what blade types and lengths are allowed. The BSA sets no official standard on knife length. But there’s one rule…

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Troop’s brilliant approach to Friends of Scouting yielded a 37% boost in giving

Need a boost to your Friends of Scouting campaign? Look no further than your Scouts. Friends of Scouting, the council-level annual giving campaign, attracts the funds that help your council provide vital programs and services to Scouts and Venturers. It’s often a council’s largest source of income — money that goes toward life-changing experiences for young men and young…

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2017 WAS ANOTHER RECORD YEAR We had a pretty exciting year at theMinnesota State Fair! Our Adventure Summit booth had a record number of participants and most importantly, kids had a great time! RECORD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Our Scout booth is a pretty unique place at the State Fair. Not only is it an off-the-ground…

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