Fall Camporee


2023 Fall Camporee

Hosted by Troops 56 & 65, Delta/Greely, Midnight Sun Council

We are excited to welcome you to a BSA weekend Camporee
focused on engineering and rocketry.




When:              August 25-27,2023

Where:            Delta Junction Buffalo Fields, Mile 1405.5 Alaska Highway (16 miles east of Delta Junction)

Early Bird Registration: $15 per person (through 11 August 2023)

Regular Rate: $20 per person  (12 – 25 August 2023)


For information:

Scoutmaster Steve Meurer 907-388-6551 stvmer1@gmail.com
Scoutmaster Andrea McCarrick: 907-616-0625 andrea.mccarrick@hotmail.com
Join our Facebook group “Delta Greely BSA Camporee” (scan QR code in Leaders Guide)


Click here to view/download Leaders Guide

Click here to view/download Troop registration form

Council Rock


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 Council Rock 2023 

When: Sep 22-24, 2023

Time: Activities start at 8:30 am Saturday

Where: Lost Lake Camp




How to Register for Council Rock 2023


1) Register Online: Scan QR code to access  event: https://scoutingevent.com/696-74672
2) Pack Leaders + Adults:
a. Be prepared to enter your YPT date when you register. (ie. YPT
needs to be up-to-date before your register).
b. Lions and Tigers must have a guardian present the whole event.
3) Once you submit the form you will be provided with a link to pay by credit card. Options for payment:
a. Cash or Check: Visit the Midnight Sun Council at 1400 Gillam Way Fairbanks, AK 99701 and submit payment.
b. Credit Card:
 i. Over the Phone: Call the council office and pay over the phone (907) 452-1976
Square accepts these forms of payment:
4) Registrants should receive a copy of their registration form via email. If you have any questions if your registration went through, please contact Stacy or Phil at the scout
5) Pack and Troop leaders will be responsible for ensuring two-deep leadership and current YPT prior to the event. They will be contacted by council office if we need to create cohorts or have lack of leaders attending. Our goal is to group scouts by rank to get the most out of their Lost Lake camp experience!



Updated Safety Afloat Training

ScoutingU Releases Updated Safety Afloat Training

In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safety Afloat” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities such as boating and paddle sports have been core to the program. Safe Afloat training is required for any BSA unit who will participate in boating activities. This online training ensures that adult leaders are prepared to facilitate safe use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft. To access the updated training, log onto my.Scouting.org and search the catalog in the BSA Learn Center for “Safety Afloat.” For additional information regarding BSA aquatics programs, please refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting and the BSA’s Aquatics Supervision Guide.



Does Safety Afloat training have to be renewed?
Yes, adults supervising boating activities must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years.

Do I need to take the new version of Safety Afloat training if my current training is not expired?
No, you can complete the updated version of Safety Afloat when your current certification expires.

Is Safety Afloat training available to take in person?
No, Safety Afloat is only available online. It is also mobile compatible.

Family Den Council Pilot

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The Midnight Sun Council was selected

as a Family Den Pilot Council.


The program offers an ability for family packs, with permission from their chartered organizations, to form dens with boys and girls.

All family packs are encouraged to participate.

Do NOT wait until your unit re-charters, sign up now!

Please click on the following link to view 

Family Den Council Pilot Kick-off Webinar-20220526_130450-Meeting Recording.mp4


To participate in this pilot, please complete the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the link provided below.

Only family packs approved by the Midnight Sun Council with approval from their chartered organization may conduct the Family Den Pilot Program.

If all conditions of the MOU are met by your pack, it will stay in the pilot as long as the pilot remains active. 


Please ensure your pack is designated as a family pack. Here’s an easy way to check:

– Visit BeAScout.org

– Enter the zip code for your chartered organization

– Find your pack in the search results. You’re a family pack if the entry indicates: Dens for Boys and Girls


Any Pack that would like to participate will be able to structure dens with both boys and girls in the same dens assuming they meet the following criteria:

  • The chartering organization agrees.
  • The Pack will use Scoutbook to assign dens.
  • Understand that Arrow of Light dens WILL remain single gender in preparation for Scouts BSA
  • Assign a registered leader to represent the Pack to the council for the purpose of this pilot.


Family  Den  Pilot  Pack

Memorandum of Understanding.pdf

Units approved will be provided a Memorandum of Understanding that must be signed by the Chartering Organization Representative and Pack Committee Chair.


 To view/ download further Family Den Council Pilot documents click links below:


 Click here to view/download the FAQ page



Update to Scouts BSA joining requirements

Update to Scouts BSA joining requirements opens the door to more young people

While Scouts love to climb mountains and hike across rugged terrain, their path to joining Scouts BSA shouldn’t be met with similarly daunting obstacles. To that end, a change to the Scouts BSA joining requirements will make it easier for young people to join a troop alongside their friends and classmates.

Effective April 18, 2022, the Scouts BSA joining requirements have changed. They now state that a young person can be a member of Scouts BSA if they meet any of these requirements below.


New Scouts BSA joining requirements (effective April 18, 2022)

  • At least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade and register on or after March 1


  • At least 10 years old and have earned the Arrow of Light Award 


  • At least 11 years old (but not yet 18)


As a reminder, the previous joining requirements stated that a young person could be a Scouts BSA member if they met any of the requirements below.

Old Scouts BSA joining requirements (prior to April 18, 2022)

  • At least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade


  • At least 10 years old and have earned the Arrow of Light Award


  • At least 11 years old (but not yet 18)


In comparing the two sets of bullets, you can see that the change primarily applies to young people who are still in the fifth grade. Thanks to the change, a 10-year-old who wants to join a Scouts BSA troop in March of their fifth grade year (or beyond) is welcome to do so.


An option to cross over

Some parents might wonder whether a Cub Scout working on Arrow of Light must move to a Scouts BSA troop if they turn 11 but haven’t finished the rank.
The answer is no. The pack can continue to work on rank advancement as normal and move the Scout into a troop when they complete the rank or at the regular program roll-up in June.
In other words, the only mandatory crossover is when they have completed the fifth grade. Like all the other ranks in Cub Scouting, once school ends, the Cub Scout is now the next rank.