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The three-pot method: This is how to wash dishes at a campsite

Wash, sanitize, rinse. With the three-step dishwashing system, you can finish camp dishes in no time. That means you’re back to having fun faster. Here’s how to wash dishes at a campsite, courtesy of the BSA Fieldbook (pages 91-92). What you’ll need A dishwashing spot that’s at least 200 feet from any sources of water Hot water (Pro…

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Preparing for Summer Camp Starts Here!

Registration is Open Older Scout and Merit Badge Program sign up is now open on the Summer Camp Management System (SCMS). Summer Camp Management System (SCMS) Older Scout Registration Timeline We are currently in the request phase. All requests for older Scout programs (not merit badges) submitted by noon on April 14th will be sorted by…

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BSA to open out-of-this-world high-adventure base in 2019

Fifty years — to the day — after an Eagle Scout was the first human to set foot on the moon, the Boy Scouts of America will create a permanent high-adventure base there. Tranquility High Adventure Base — the fifth jewel in BSA’s high-adventure crown — will open July 20, 2019. It’ll be tough to top the…

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Announcing the Northern Star Council Jamboree Shoulder Patches!!

National Jamboree 2017 – Northern Star Council BSA Announcing the Northern Star Council Jamboree Shoulder Patches!! These patches with special color borders designating individual units are available for purchase only by our 5 Jamboree Troops, 1 Crew and Jamboree Staff. A separate special collector sets of all 7 JSPs and the Center Patch (8 total…

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Wisconsin police Explorer saves fellow student from choking

Emergencies happen when and where you least expect them. Like on March 22 in the high school cafeteria of Central High School in La Crosse, Wis. Freshman Ian Brown was enjoying lunch when his classmate began to choke. Other students thought Will Olson was being funny, but Ian spotted a change in the color of Will’s neck. As a Law…

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Scouts Collect Nearly 2.2 Million Items During Scouting for Food

Story contributed by Christine Rasure, Public Relations Director at the Greater St. Louis Area Council. The holidays will be a little brighter for many families in need throughout the region as the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America collected 2,195,060 items of food during the 32nd annual Scouting For Food drive. It is…

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