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2020 SILVER BEAVER NOMINATIONS DUE

NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the local council; it is the highest honor a local council may bestow upon a volunteer. The award is limited to adults 21 years of age or older. The award consists of a certificate, a formal Silver Beaver emblem on a ribbon,…

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Lake Minnetonka District Unit Rechartering Information for 2020

Unit Rechartering Packets will be available for distribution at the November 7th Roundtable at the Minnetonka Community Center from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.  All Units please plan on making arrangements to have a representative from your Unit to receive your Rechartering Packet.  The deadline for turning in your Packet Completed is December 31st, 2019.  Online rechartering…

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ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization & FAQs

To Our Volunteer Leaders in Lake Minnetonka District Earlier this week, every registered Adult Leader in the Boy Scouts of America should have received an email message, or will receive an email message, from the National BSA Email, boyscoutsofamerica@email.scouting.org (You may view the online version of the message). We need your assistance to complete, collect,…

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New Scoutbook Training and Resources available for Den Leaders!

Scoutbook has recently released two new resources for Den Leaders! 1.) The Den Leader Experience in Scoutbook Guide – DenLeader_Scoutbook_ExperienceTour 2.) From the Scoutbook Users Advisory Council:  We have had a lot of requests for a “sandbox area” where people who are not den leaders (such as Cubmasters, Committee Members, Commissioners, District Trainers) can see…

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Internet Advancement 2.0 Now Available

For units not yet using Scoutbook, a new upgraded version of Internet Advancement has been released. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history easily and give Scouters more control over printable reports including those that are used to make purchases at the Scout Shop. For answers to commonly asked…

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Philmont by the numbers

  Summer 2019 has been a record-breaking year for Philmont in terms of numbers. In order to show just how massive the Summer 2019 season has been, several departments around Base Camp have shared their numbers. Through the raw data, it’s possible to finally put the season into perspective. First, the participants. While the numbers…

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