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Waste not: 2017 National Jamboree was the greenest on record

Anyone who attended the 2017 National Jamboree already knows it was one of the most successful Jamborees ever. Now we know it was likely the greenest Jamboree ever, too. For the first time in recorded National Jamboree history, Scouts, Scouters and staff recycled and reused more than they sent to the landfill. At the 2017…

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GET READY FOR NATIONAL ORDER OF THE ARROW CONFERENCE 2018

SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held this summer at Indiana University. This is a multi-day event bringing together thousands of delegates from Order of the Arrow lodges around the nation for training and activities. NOACs are held every two years, with exceptions made to align the event…

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2018 EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

$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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Don’t leave your bear bag at home this winter

You’re packing for a winter camping trip. Tent, check. Warm clothes, check. Food, check. Bear bag… Do you really need a bear bag? It’s winter, after all. Aren’t the bears hibernating? Well, first of all, bears don’t hibernate like other mammals. Their body temperature drops by about 12 degrees during their wintertime slumbers, as opposed…

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