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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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Over 310 Scouts from Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts completed Northern Star Scouting’s National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) program called Grey Wolf. 2019 had the largest number of Female participants ever with 28 completing the training (5 from Venturing and 23 from Scouts BSA). The four one-week sessions were facilitated by an amazing volunteer…

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Be a part of the Northern Star Council Scouts BSA Community!

Announcing — A new Facebook group for Scouts BSA Leaders, Volunteers, and Parents! This group is intended to be a resource for anyone involved in the Northern Star Scouts BSA program. This is the place to share ideas, programs, activities, training and provide resources to Scouts BSA leaders and families. We encourage others who are…

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Have you completed your Troop Annual Plan yet?

We plan so we can deliver a high quality program to every Scout and his or her family. Setting an annual program plan, complete with a weekly calendar, provides direction for the troop and helps meet the goals Scouting. It also makes the best use of volunteer time, which makes it easier to recruit more…

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