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The Scout Shop and Office will be closed on

September 6, 2021 in observance of

LABOR DAY

We will open again Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9 am. 

 


 

It is with great sadness that we are forced to cancel our 3rd Annual Buffalo/Raffle.

Delta Interior Game Ranch (our vendor for the Buffalo prizes) notified us on August 3rd that they have cancelled their hunts for the 2.5yo animals for this year.

If you have purchased tickets, please be patient as we account for tickets still out with our VFW sellers.

A full refund will be coming back to you very soon from Post 10029.

For further information, & questions please contact CJ at (907) 452-1976 or email Clinton.Stewart@Scouting.Org


 

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Scouting is about character and leadership.

The Scout Oath and Law – our very foundation – call for helpfulness, bravery, common courtesy, and respect among all people. Our values call us to stand up to injustice, as we strive to help other people at all times.

The Scouting movement recognizes and celebrates that the attributes that make us different actually draw us together as Scouts, citizens, and human beings. We refuse to accept violence or injustice toward another human being.

As Scouts, we recognize that much work remains to be done. We are committed to empathy, compassion, and to meaningfully improve. Scouting teaches young people to come together to find peaceful solutions, to work to become the best versions of themselves, and to create a better world.


 COVID-19 RESOURCES


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 Explore information and resources with fun and active programs for grades K-12 that can be enjoyed at home!

 

 


National will be raising its registration fees starting August 1st

Click here or on image for more information

2021 Membership Fee Increase

Membership Fee information


 

 NATIONAL RESOURCES: 

BSA’s national cub scout staff have put together some fun activity videos that can be useful Cub Scout recruiting tools.  The YouTube videos are short, 2 to 5 minutes, with a purpose and an activity.  Activities are all requirements found in our program.  They are not branded as BSA or Cub Scouts.

click here to find links and more information


  

Digital Safety Guidelines for Councils to Communicate to Unit Leaders


As local councils and units use digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement during the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Council is providing guidance. Note this guidance is not comprehensive, and if it differs from the legal requirements of your state or local jurisdiction, please consult with your local council attorney.

Topics addressed in the Digital Safety Guidelines that volunteer leaders should be aware of:
BSA’s youth protection policies apply to all online activities.
Safeguard personal information.
Recording online meetings is not authorized.
Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.


More details on each topic are included in the full Digital Safety Guidelines document.

Relevant information from these Digital Safety Guidelines can be shared with your volunteer leaders.


 

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Programs

POPCORN Season KICKOFF!! TVD-Aug 26, 2021

FALL CAMPOREE!!

September 17-19, 2021

2021 Summer Camp Videos!

Click images left and right to view 2021 Summer Camp videos or click here for more videos, pics, and information

High Adventure PODCAST

CLICK HERE to check out podcast about our 

very own Northern Lights High Adventure Base!

2022 Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure Trek

Click here or on image for more information

 

DISTINGUISHED CONSERVATION SERVICE AWARD

 

The National Conservation Committee and Outdoor Program Team are proud to announce that the new BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Awards Program is now available to be earned. Please check out our new website for this great opportunity. For more information, please click on the link: DISTINGUISHED CONSERVATION SERVICE AWARD

Why every Scout unit needs a New Member Coordinator

Joining a new Scout unit can be a little overwhelming at first.
You’re presented with a calendar full of fun upcoming activities, but .....
 
 

AVAILABLE NOW ON NETFLIX!

Here is our very own CJ Stewart on the new TV show, Win the Wilderness - Alaska, 

Filmed primarily at Lost Lake Scout Camp and Northern Lights High Adventure Base, the show takes contestants on a journey to see who is best suited to win a home of their dreams in the Alaskan wilderness. Check out the clip, then read and watch more on their site. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p080w8dl

Sign up today, for your trek in Alaska. We are taking reservations for 2021. Call 907-452-1976 for more information or visit our 

Northern Lights High Adventure website

Recent projects

It is the mission of the Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

Northern Lights High Adventure

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New My.Scouting Hazardous Weather Training Expiration E-mails


For direct contact leaders, staying current on Hazardous Weather Training is an important part of offering a safe Scouting program and needs to be renewed every 2 years.

Like Youth Protection Mandatory Training, My.Scouting will now provide notification e-mails at 14-30-60-90-day intervals prior to expiring. Upon expiration of a person’s training, an e-mail will also be sent.

These notifications are important. Knowing how to recognize and manage weather and environmental risks is key to keeping our participants SAFE in Scouting’s outdoor classroom.

Please take the time before you venture out on your next outdoor adventure and update your training by going to https://my.scouting.org/ and then selecting the BSA Learn Center. You can quickly access the course in the Learn Center by selecting My Learning and typing “hazardous weather” in the search box. Clicking the “Retake” button will take you to the course so you can “Start Again” and complete it to update your training record in My.Scouting.

Thank you for all you do in serving youth and keeping Scouting safe!

click here for Hazardous Weather Training - BSA website

2021 GUIDE TO ADVANCEMENT

The current edition of the Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces any previous BSA advancement manuals and previous editions of the Guide to Advancement. Producing the Guide to Advancement has involved many members of the Boy Scouts of America’s national staff and many volunteer advancement administrators and subject matter experts at all levels from across the country. The result is a resource intended to efficiently meet the needs of those who would most often consult it. 

 

Additional information and best practices appear in other official BSA resources such as Advancement News and the Advancement Resources web page found at www.scouting.org/advancement.

 

Note that the National Advancement Program Team addresses many questions through the e-newsletter, Advancement News. You can find the Advancement News archive at www.scouting.org/advancement.

 

Click here to view/download 2021 Guide to Advancement in PDF format

 

  (click on links for more information)

 

 

BSA - National Statement - Coronavirus

FAQ on COVID-19

Restart Scouting Checklist

Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

As is our practice in Scouting, our efforts are focused on preparation and responsiveness guided by official health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/

 coronavirus

As a scout is clean, continue to educate your scouts and families by promoting the following:

- Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.

- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.

- Stay home when sick.

- If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

 

SCOUTING AT HOME 

We thank you all for being patient and for Scouting at Home.

We hope that the suggestions we posted on our website and shared with you were found to be helpful.

Please refer to the information that has been shared regarding the safety aspects that are in place for each program.

 Scouting at Home Patch 2020

If you continue to Scout from home, you can still earn the Scouting at Home patches while supply lasts.

 

The requirements for both Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA members can be found here

 

 
   

Please remember to practice social distancing and hand washing. Scouting is still strong in Interior and North Slope Alaska. Work on your advancements at home, go outside and have fun, and check our Facebook page and website for updates. We will continue to share information and updates.

Thank you again for all you do for Scouting and our youth.

 

Stephen Smith

Scout Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey to Excellence Update


Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

The BSA recognizes that given the extraordinary circumstances occurring in 2020, benchmarking 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2020 is not constructive, therefore, effective immediately, the Journey to Excellence recognition program for Districts and Councils will be discontinued for 2020 and 2021.

The Journey to Excellence Unit recognition program will continue.

The JTE data is valuable information, and to assist with membership data analysis in the future, a new membership reporting tool is under development. This tool will provide councils and districts with key membership data, including gender and ethnic diversity. Stay tuned for details about the rollout of the new tool.
Unit Recognition
Revised unit criteria, due to the pandemic, is available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/2020-scorecards-english/.

2021 unit scorecards are available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/.

Topics for Cub Chat Live

for July and August  Cub chat

What is new in Cub Scouting? Find out by tuning in every Friday at 2 p.m. Central to Cub Chat Live.

This Facebook Live event is broadcasted over all of our Facebook pages every Friday at 2 p.m. Central. They are recorded and posted on the Scouting Magazine Facebook Page.
In the past we have covered hot topics each week and to keep content fresh we only planned topics one month at a time. However, we are all focused over the next several months on one thing... the main thing, welcoming new families into Cub Scouting!

The next six episodes of Cub Chat Live will focus on membership. Help promote Cub Chat Live to all your volunteers as we cover the basics and share new and innovative ideas to welcome families into Cub Scouting. Join the conversation live or watch it later at your convenience.

· July 9 Plan Your Join Night Now
· July 16 A Recruiting Strategy: Tigers
· July 23 Recruiting Materials and The Brand Center
· July 30 Onboarding New Families
· August 6 Everyone Volunteers!
· August 13 Finding Parent and Den Leader Resources

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Scout together make something happen!

Scouts do stuff. They build things. Play with purpose. Make friends and work together.

Set goals and clear them. They go places. Physically. Mentally. Spiritually. These life-changing experiences — and the confidence they provide — become bricks in the wall of childhood. Bricks that eventually form a foundation. One a Scout can stand on to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles. For the parents watching in awe, it’s not a question of where their Scout will go, but where won’t he go.

Click "Be A Scout" to find a pack or troop!

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