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Eagle Scout owns Guinness World Record for longest chain of carabiners

One carabiner can help you carry a water bottle, organize your keys or climb a mountain. But 1,856 carabiners? That’ll help you get a Guinness World Record. Charles Boone, an Eagle Scout from Dormont, Pa., was honored by Guinness World Records for creating the longest chain of carabiners ever. The certifier of superlatives says the record-setting…

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How to Buy a Great Backpack

Backpacking expands your world, opening up vast backcountry areas for exploration beyond the reach of day hiking. But you’ll have to carry your portable home on your back. Besides boots, no piece of gear will affect how much you enjoy this activity like your backpack. Follow the Gear Guy’s advice to make sure you get…

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Volunteers wanted for the Northern Star Scouting – 2019 Winter Carnival – Jan 24 – Feb 3, 2019

Calling all Pack, Troops and Crews!!! Northern Star Scouting is doing some events in the Winter Carnival this year! Sign up to help volunteer in link is below!! Multiple events Parades, S’Mores, Archery etc! Let’s showcase BSA! There are many different opportunities – you can find the description of each shift on the registration website.…

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You can now shop a selection of BSA-licensed products on Amazon

Repping the BSA is now just a tap or click away. The Boy Scouts of America has opened a new Amazon store that makes buying officially licensed products easier than ever. The collection includes more than two dozen unique items, including officially licensed T-shirts, pocketknives and those PopSocket things everyone has on the back of…

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Pinewood Derby Rules 2019

The Pinewood Derby Rules for 2019 should be used by anyone who participates in the Lake Minnetonka District Pinewood Derby Finals or in the Council Pinewood Derby Finals. New this year! The District Pinewood Derby Finals will take place on March 16, 2019. At a location yet to be announced. Packs are encouraged to send…

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3 Fun Wintertime Projects When It’s Cold Outside

SAFETY FIRST: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven’t used before. When Old Man Winter bares his cold, sharp icicle fangs, don’t turn into an indoor flake. Bite back! Here are three cold-weather projects to sink your teeth into during winter and walk away with a few cool souvenirs. MAKE A SNOWFLAKE FOSSIL…

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