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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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This troop honored its late Scoutmaster with a really cool patch

Troop 121 in Granite Bay, Calif., celebrated its 50th anniversary last fall with a special program, featuring a video presentation, group photo and ice cream and cake afterwards. More than 300 Scouts reached the Eagle Scout rank in those five decades, and more than 255 of them were mentored by Scoutmaster John Hooten, Jr. Earlier…

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Spring Camporee 2019 – LEAVE NO TRACE – BIKE CAMPOREE – May 3-5, 2019 – Informational Flyer Now Available!

Join us for Spring Camporee 2019 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford, Minnesota where attendees can ride their bikes throughout the park on the extensive bike trails, or hike on the various walking paths. The focus of the camporee will be to understand what are the seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’, participate in…

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How to replace a lost Eagle Scout medal, card or certificate

The Eagle Scout medal symbolizes a difficult, rewarding journey that, for some young people, spans more than a decade. While it’s impossible to replace the actual medal pinned on a proud Eagle Scout at a court of honor, the BSA does have a process for obtaining a replacement. The same steps apply regardless of how…

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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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Ripley Rendezvous 2019 – May 17-19, 2019

Ripley Rendezvous 2019 will be held the Camp Ripley Army National Guard Training Facility, Camp Ripley, Little Falls, MN. This spring time event is truly a unique opportunity to utilize the training facility’s ranges and buildings in presenting three distinct levels of involvement. Extreme Program: Limit of 1,000 youth and adults;  Youth:Age 14+ or Venturer Adventurer Program: Limit  of…

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