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You’re not dreaming: Camping actually does help you sleep better

On a magazine assignment last summer, I joined Troop 7031 from Flagstaff, Ariz., on a canoe trip through Yellowstone National Park. (Shameless plug: Find my story in the May 2017 Boys’ Life and May-June 2017 Scouting!) The first day of paddling was the longest, and we arrived at camp exhausted. We set up tents, hung up bear bags and heated up dinner.…

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Scouting for Food – April 23-30, 2017

Because A Scout is Helpful Update: Door Hangers  Door Hangers are available this year by contacting Scott Janke  at Scott.Janke@lmdbsa.org  or picking them up at the February or March rountable. The number of door hangers is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Use the link at the bottom of this page…

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Take a Sneak Peek at the 2017 National Jamboree Program

Are you heading to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve? If so, you’ll get a chance to experience some of the most extensive, engaging programming available in one location. The Summit Program Leadership Action Team, known affectionately as SPLAT, has devised a slate of programs in five distinct areas that will ensure all…

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What Jimmy Stewart said about the Scout Oath

Jimmy Stewart had given acceptance speeches before — after winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, for example. But this one was different. This one was all about Scouting. In May 1980, inside a crowded ballroom in one of Los Angeles’ fanciest hotels, Stewart received the Los Angeles Area Council’s Distinguished Scouter Award. As a youngster, Stewart was a…

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New Program in a New Building

Leadership Center Update The capital funding has been raised, schematic design is complete and we are now into design development (more detailed design work) of the Leadership Center project next to our Base Camp facility in the Fort Snelling area. What Will It Look Like? The Leadership Center will be an approximately 42,000 square foot,…

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Thank You MN Deer Hunters Association

MDHA Supports Training A HUGE “Thank You” To the Rum River Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association for their continued financial support of Scouting! The MDHA is dedicated to developing and sustaining Minnesota’s deer and wildlife habitat for the benefit of current and future generations. A Gift In 2016, the Rum River Chapter made…

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Lake Minnetonka Unit Top 2016 Popcorn Seller

The 2016 Popcorn Sale came to a close in October and I am excited to share the results. Over 7,000 Scouts from the Northern Star Council raised funds for the Scouting adventure last fall through the Popcorn sale. These Scouts sold $3,351,950 of Trails End popcorn by many different ways; Door to Door, in front…

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