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As of Jan. 1, 2017, all Boy Scouts — regardless of rank — must begin using the new Boy Scout requirements announced in 2015.

Youth Safety Day is a community event that theMidnight Sun Council, BSA sponsors along with Spirit of Alaska FCU, Volunteers in Policing and other community agencies. 
 
It will be held in the Regal Cinema Parking Lot on August 19th, 2017
 
 

Eagle Palms

 

This week, the BSA announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms.

The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017.

The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.

But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.
For a closer look at what’s changing, see Scouting magazine's "Bryan on Scouting" blog.

Carlson Center

October 20th, 2017 @ 7 pm

Midnight Sun Council Special Scout offer! 

click here for more information and how to order your tickets!

 

 Eagle Scouts can apply for these scholarships until Oct. 31, 2017 

(click on the link above to read more!)

BSA expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Program to Welcome Girls

The BSA's board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls. The BSA evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders — as well as parents and girls who have never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

Linked below (or attached) are a few resources to help you learn more about today's decision, as well as respond to any inquiries you may receive. As always, please direct all media queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Official BSA news release

Family Scouting page on scoutingnewsroom.org

Family Scouting FAQ

 

Key Messages:

This change is the result of years of requests from families: The BSA thoughtfully evaluated how to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible and adapt to the changing needs of today’s families — all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.

Changes will begin in 2018 (Cub Scouts) and stretch into 2019 (older girls): Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts. Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, the BSA also will deliver a program for older girls, which will be announced in 2018 and projected to be available in 2019, that will enable girls to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This unique approach allows us to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.

 

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