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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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Be Part of the Camp

As announced previously, National will be raising its registration fees starting August 1st.

For anyone needing assistance, families or unit leaders should contact the Scout Office. We have a small reserve to help with registration fees and we do not want any youth to miss out on the Scouting experience due to financial needs. In addition, anyone wishing to make a donation to that restricted fund can contact the office directly at 907-452-1976.

More information as to why, etc can be found here. 

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2021 Membership Fee Increase

 

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MIDNIGHT SUN COUNCIL 

2021 SUMMER OF SERVICE PROJECT!!

click here or image to find out all about Clean up Day!

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2021 Jamboree

2021 NATIONAL JAMBOREE

JULY 21 - JULY 30, 2021
Summit Bechtel Reserve, 
West Virginia

 

The 2021 National Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come basis. 
To be eligible for consideration, you must be an actively registered youth member and 12 years old or have completed the sixth grade by July 21, 2021.
Scouts will be assigned to a jamboree troop and he council contingent will consist of 2 troops.

 

COST:  
$895 for Scouts and Leaders. This does not include the troop fees which will be published at a later date

 

FEE INCLUDES:

All bus transportation to and from the jamboree site at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, meals, insurance, troop, and patrol equipment, 
Jamboree hat, backpack or water bottle (TBD), two limited edition jamboree shoulder strips, troop numerals, trading patches, and pre-jamboree training.  
​The only additional expenses will be your personal equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, duffel, etc.), 2 uniforms, patches (optional) and spending money.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

A $175 deposit is required to place your name on the candidate's list.  Final selection of participants will be made after personal interviews.

We suggest you pay $200 per month to spread out the payments or follow the schedule below.
All payments will be accepted by credit card, cash, or check at the Service Center or mail in a check or call 
 

Key Dates for: Reservation fee          $175                            by January 31, 2020

              1st payment                 $500                            by July , 2020

                  Final payment            $500                             by Jan 15, 2021

 

SIGN-UP PROCEDURE:

Signing up for the Jamboree is easy at https://jamboree.scouting.org/ 
You will need your My.Scouting account and Youth Member ID from your Membership Card. Our Council # is “696”. 
 Please read the application carefully and fill it in completely.

   Please direct any questions to Matthew Banaszewski, Midnight Council

2021 National Jamboree Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 907-452-1976.

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 CUB SCOUTS (K-5)

 

Scouting Advancement can still happen from home!

 

The Merits of Scouting @ Home

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep our youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.

 

 Adventures for Cub Scout Members and Youth in Grades K-5

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MSC Scouting at Home Patch Program for Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouts just need to complete 4 of the listed options in the Cub Scouts requirements.

Scouting at Home Patch 2020

Once a Scout has completed the requirements to earn the patch, an adult should send the completed MSC Scouting from Home Patch Program Tracker form 

(a scanned copy or a photo is fine) to the District Executive, Robert Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Other Activities & Resources Grades K-5

  

30 Day Cub Scouting Challenge

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 Bear logocs30 Day Bear Challenge       Webelos Ovalcs30 Day Webelos Challenge      Thank you Heart of America Council!

 

 

Ideas to Stay Busy at Home (for kids!)

4 Activities to Do at Home During Coronavirus

25 Fun Things to do When You are Stuck Inside

Free Digital Boys' Life Magazine

5 Cub Scout Activities for Your Weekend

5 Fun and Active Den Meeting Game Ideas

Fun projects you can do from home (Bryan on Scouting)

 

 

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. 

 

Here is the link to a YouTube playlist for K-2nd grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHOx1z5AOQ&list=PLHGEvyG5wutg0Wgwp6hQQJYCi0sjpwaDK

 

Here is the link to a YouTube playlist for 3rd-4th grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5YTfSoOXDE&list=PLHGEvyG5wutje5QyAh3oAnjSu6WrNQBb3

 

The national Scouting at home site is here to help members and nonmembers engage in Scouting while we shelter in place. Lots of good resources are included.

https://www.scouting.org/scoutingathome/

 

Tools and recourses to strengthen your units can be found here, including some timely webinars on zoom meetings, digital recruiting, school access during covid, and much more. https://scoutingwire.org/marketing-and-membership-hub/

 

Bryon on Scouting has also published some of the best digital scouting resources from around the country:  https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/06/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-virtual-summer-camps-for-cub-scouts-and-scouts/

 

 

Video Resources

 

">Cub Scout Pack 1551 YouTube channel

 

">Boy Scouts of America - Scouting at Home - YouTube channel 

 

  

other Resources

Bryan on Scouting - Scouts BSA Handbooks for Boys and Girls now available on Kindle

Cub Scout Recruitment Idea book

 

 

 

For more information and activities check the scouting at home link regularly, and let your friends know about these great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike.

  Boy Scouting ranks

 

 

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Troop Program Resources

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How-to Campcraft Skill Videos Index | 

 

 

MSC Scouting at Home Patch Program for Scouts BSA!

Scouting at Home Patch 2020
Scouts BSA just need to complete 6 of the listed options in the Scouts BSA requirements.

Once a Scout has completed the requirements to earn the patch, an adult should send the completed MSC Scouting from Home Patch Program Tracker form (a scanned copy or a photo is fine) to the District Executive Robert Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Scouting Advancement can still happen from home!

Remember, Scouts still need their Unit Leader's approval to start working on a Merit Badge, and Youth Protection policies must be observed even in a digital setting.

 

 

Online Merit Badge Opportunities:

This is a great time to encourage Scouts to complete their Cyber Chip!


Piedmont Council - $5 cost to cover resources


Gulf Stream Council- Remote Activity Workshops


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Merit Badges

Below are merit badges that can be worked on from home. As always, check with your Scoutmaster for approval before starting a new merit badge. Most of these will require online research during this time, so be sure you have completed your Cyber Chip first. Remember some requirements require supervision, so ask a parent or counselor about these before you start.

 

No outside requirements:

AmericanBusinessAnimationBasketryCollectionsElectricityElectronicsEnergyEntrepreneurship

Family LifeFingerprintingGenealogyHome RepairsModel Design and BuildingNaturePainting

Personal FitnessPersonal ManagementPhotographyPlumbingProgramming

Reptile and Amphibian StudyWood Carving

 

Can be done with no outside requirements (depending on options chosen):

American HeritageAnimal ScienceArchaeologyAstronomyBird StudyChemistry

Citizenship in the WorldCoin CollectingDigital TechnologiesDrafting

Emergency PreparednessLeatherworkMoviemakingNuclear SciencePets

Pulp and PaperRailroadingReadingRoboticsSafetySculpture

Soil and Water ConservationStamp CollectingSustainabilityTextile

   

Take the 30 Day Scout Challenge

  Click on the following links to open/view/download the 30 Day Challenges:

 

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30 Day Scout Rank Challenge 

 

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30 Day First Class Challenge

 

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30 Day Second Class Challenge

 

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30 Day Tenderfoot Challenge

 

 

 

The Merits of Scouting @ Home

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep our youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time

 

Boys’ LifeProjects That Can Be Done at Home

Goal Setting For Scouts, Leaders, and Families

 

 

Resources:

Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bryan on Scouting - Merit Badges

Bryan on Scouting - Working on Merit Badges at home

Bryan on Scouting - Conducting a Board of Review through video conferencing

Bryan on Scouting - Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

 

For more information and activities check the scouting at home link regularly, and let your friends know about these great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Show me the MSC Calendar!

 

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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