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BSA to welcome girls into Scouting programs — here’s what that means for your pack or troop

The Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs. The historic move means boys and girls will soon experience the values-based, life-changing, Instagram-worthy moments offered in all of Scouting’s programs — from Cub Scouting all the way to Scouting’s…

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Troop’s brilliant approach to Friends of Scouting yielded a 37% boost in giving

Need a boost to your Friends of Scouting campaign? Look no further than your Scouts. Friends of Scouting, the council-level annual giving campaign, attracts the funds that help your council provide vital programs and services to Scouts and Venturers. It’s often a council’s largest source of income — money that goes toward life-changing experiences for young men and young…

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WE HAD 6,558 STATE FAIR PARTICIPANTS

2017 WAS ANOTHER RECORD YEAR We had a pretty exciting year at theMinnesota State Fair! Our Adventure Summit booth had a record number of participants and most importantly, kids had a great time! RECORD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Our Scout booth is a pretty unique place at the State Fair. Not only is it an off-the-ground…

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Why you should thank this Eagle Scout every time you take a selfie

The latest iPhones and Androids are millimeters thick but contain cameras capable of capturing magazine-quality photos. It wouldn’t be possible without Eagle Scout Eric Fossum. In 1992, Fossum developed the little sensor that allowed cameras to be smaller, cheaper and gentler on battery life. Technically, it’s called the complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor, but most people…

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