Midnight Sun Council Office

Phone: 907-452-1976

Stephen Smith: Scout executive

Phone: 907-452-1976

Tasmine Stebbins: Senior Learning for Life Executive

Phone: 907-452-1976

Stacy Brandon: Office Manager (Accounting)

Phone: 907-452-1976

Vacant: District Executive

Phone: 907-452-1976

Richard Baumfalk: Lost Lake Camp Ranger
C.J. Stewart: Development Director

Phone: 907-452-1976

Phil Burkett: Director Camping Services

Phone: 907-452-1976

Linda Hill: Registrar/Administrative Support

Phone: 907-452-1976

Spencer Snoap: Lost Lake Program Director

Email: TBA

Phone: 907-452-1976

Legends & Heroes Banquet

Legends and Hero’s Award Banquet UPDATE!! 

Due to unfortunate circumstances that are beyond our control, and after months of hard work by the volunteer committee. We MUST postpone our Legends & Heroes Award Banquet honoring Bryce Ward to a future date. The award banquet was scheduled for May 22nd with an expected 250 in attendance, multiple sponsorships, and an outpouring of support for 30 desserts from bakers across the Interior willing to help and give to a great cause.


It weighs heavy on our hearts to miss this chance to recognize a hero born and raised right here in the Interior. The development also leaves a financial burden on the interior youth and Alaskan Scouting to find the funding required to deliver the program expected from the event.


We would like to take this time to remind everyone that our program is funded from local donations and every single dollar raised stays here and benefits the local youth. If you would like to donate to the Midnight Sun Council to help provide program supplies for kids at summer camp, please call (907) 452 -1976 or you can visit our donate button from Facebook.


You may direct any questions to CJ Stewart, Stephen Smith or Stacy Brandon at the Earl and Pat Cook Council Service Center at 907-452-1976


Camper Auction


Great News!

The Midnight Sun Council has been gifted a 28ft bumper pull camper trailer! This 2008 SPREE is in great shape as everything works as it should and the roof has no leaks! It even comes with a weight distribution hitch! Unfortunately, we are unable to use it for Scouting programs and events. With the donors blessing, we have decided to hold an auction to find a new home for this camper. The proceeds will be used to support our Scouting program. 



for donating their services to promote and manage the auction!

Anyone who wishes to bid on the trailer need to visit their website and click the online auction button or download their app (APP available on Google or Apple under Last Frontier Auction). For your convenience the direct link to the auction is below. 

Bidders will need to register and part of the registration process is providing a credit card. However in order to raise the most funds, it is stated in the rules that the successful bidder will be given the option to pay via cash, certified funds, or a credit card (4% processing fee).  

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If you are interested in looking at the camper trailer it is located at the Midnight Sun Council Boy Scout office
at 1400 Gillam Way in Fairbanks.
The camper can be unlocked for viewing during our normal business hours 9am till 5pm M-F
Minimum reserve must be met
Bidding starts at $5000
If you like what you see please place your bid at
Last Frontier Auction and Sales (
Bidding ends December 8th at 8pm.
Winning bid will be announced during our 38th Annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet that evening.


Each year many of the Midnight Sun Council supporters contribute their Friends of Scouting donations through the Pick Click Give option.

This is just another option which allows Alaskan residents to pledge and pay a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in support of the youth, volunteers, and Scouting. Below is a link that takes you right to the Councils summary on the PFD webpage. This is a great way to pledge now and pay later.

The deadline to make adjustments for donations from the 2023 PFD is August 31, 2023.

For more information, please contact CJ at Clinton.Stewart@Scouting.Org


Tired Iron


Tired Iron Picture




click here or on image below to download flyer

 Flyer 2022





Tired Iron Archive Pictures!!



Tired Iron 2021


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This years Tired Iron event went extremely well. The new location at the Fairbanks Lions Snowmobile Fun Club house served perfectly. Thank you to Alaska Vintage Sled Club, Tired Iron, and the Lions for putting on the event. Big thanks to Wilderness Search and Rescue and our Camp Ranger for the medical coverage of the races, and special thanks go to the Scouters that came out to set up! Without the volunteers and organizations coming together it surely would not have gone so smoothly. Looking forward to doing this again next year!


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Sebastian with Trophy                                       99 Year Old Urban Rahoi took 1st Place in the Battle of the Ageless


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 You can make a difference while you shop Amazon  


If you can’t fid it locally, and shop Amazon help the Council raise money!

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 Did you know that the Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for you to find and support our organization?

When you click on our unique link:  you are taken to and will be automatically asked if you want to support Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


 Or, if you rather donate items (instead of money), you can access our NEW CHARITY LIST

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NOW you are able to donate items DIRECTLY to our Council by shopping our Charity List in the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phones or continue to shop our Charity list at on desktop or mobile web browsers.

Charity Lists offers an additional and simple way to donate items (instead of money) directly to the Midnight Sun Council, at the convenience of your fingertips.



Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices.

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If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. AmazonSmiles charities will be notified when it becomes available.




What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Midnight Sun Council every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.







Friends of scouting

Friends of Scouting

Introducing the 2021 Fund the Adventure patch which showcases the Scouting program through the pandemic we started to face during 2020. The challenges were difficult to overcome but with the tenacity and determination of our volunteers and youth we continued to bring quality program and continued support our youth!


The new FOS Coin goes right along with our theme of STEM this year!

A $250 donation will get this limited-edition coin which is also the 2nd coin in our Scout law series with a blow-up picture of our Scouts in action right from our very own Fund the Adventure Patch. It depicts that Scouting continues even during a pandemic.

Do not wait to send in this year’s donation to secure your coin and fill your plaque (Plaques are also available if you have filled your previous plaque or if this is your first year donating)

 For more information contact CJ Stewart via email at 

or call the Council office at (907) 452-1976.

You can also just send a filled out FOS Pledge card (see link below) to the Council office.

“My Friends, No great endeavor is accomplished alone.”

The time is fast approaching us now for our annual Friends of Scouting presentations to each unit. We conduct this unit level campaign through presentations made preferably at a Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet, Boy Scout Court of Honor, and Venture parent’s night. Presentations are typically 5 to 7 minutes with time to collect pledge cards.

“Friends of Scouting” is a campaign to provide financial support to your local council. In our case, that is Midnight Sun Council. This support is in the form of a pledge or donation from a company, organization or individual to ensure the financial viability of a council. Each council, including Midnight Sun Council, must raise all of its own funds to support its operating budget. Councils receive excellent program support from our National office but no financial support is provided. Scouting continues to grow and thrive within our council for many reasons, not the least of which is funding. The Midnight Sun Council serves not only the Fairbanks North Star Borough but approximately 279,000 square miles (49%) of the State of Alaska. Each year the Friends of Scouting campaign is conducted annually among the parents of Scouts and volunteer leaders. Families are the ones who see firsthand the benefit of Scouting for their child. District and unit volunteers conduct the campaign in order to give all Scout families the opportunity to support the Scouting program. During the months of January through April, each Pack, Troop, Crew and Post should schedule a “Family” Friends of Scouting presentation. This presentation explains to parents how our Council is financed and educates them about our facilities, camps, resources and funding needs.

Click here for a FOS Pledge Card 



Since Scouting began in 1910, its variety of programs have helped children succeed and has provided a lifetime of memories to each child. The mission of the Midnight Sun Council Endowment Fund is to solicit and receive contributions and dispense funds to assist and support ongoing programs, development needs and operational expenses of the Midnight Sun Council, BSA. The long-range goals for the Endowment is to provide not only a reliable source of the distributable income, but to have the assets positioned and managed to provide for anticipated yearly increases in the needs of the Council.

Midnight Sun Council Heritage Society:
The Heritage Society is the collective group of individuals who have contributed to the Midnight Sun Council’s Endowment Fund. The Fund provides a reliable source of funding to support Scouting programs now and into the future. Membership in the Heritage Society starts with a donation of $250 to the endowment fund. Additional giving levels within the society:

* Heritage Society Member: $250 minimum
* Sourdough Member – A deferred gift commitment to the Midnight Sun Council Endowment

James E West Fellowship: $1,000 or more in cash or market securities to the Midnight Sun Council Endowment Fund. Additional giving levels with this fellowship:

* Grand Teton Member – $2,500 minimum
* Pikes Peak Member – $5,000 minimum
* Mt. Whitney Member – $10,000 minimum
* Mt. McKinley Member – $15,000 minimum

1910 Society: $25,000 or more, outright or in a pledge payable within 5 years to the Midnight Sun Council Endowment. Additional giving levels within this fellowship:

* Ernest Thompson Seton Member – $25,000 minimum
* Daniel Carter Beard Member – $100,000 minimum
* Theodore Roosevelt Member – $500,000 minimum
* Waite Phillips Member – $1,000,000 minimum

The Founders Circle: $100,000 or more in the form of a deferred gift commitment to the Midnight Sun Council Endowment. Additional giving levels with this fellowship:

* Bronze Member – $100,000 minimum
* Silver Member – $250,000 minimum
* Gold Member – $500,000 minimum
* Platinum Member – $1,000,000 minimum

Endowment Emphasis
James E. West Fellowship Award Enrollment

James E. West Fellowship Recognition
Donor Recognitions
Major Gifts Recognition
Winthrop Rockefeller Award





Has your Unit thought about fundraising yet?


Have you Identified a Unit Popcorn Kernel? 



Hello Everyone, 

Below you will find the presentation and handouts in their digital form so you can print what you need for your Unit level kickoff. Also, please let me know when you do your kickoff, so that I can update the commission in the system. 

You must register your unit at 

And then go to the APP and register youth sellers.

Thanks, Good Luck with your sales! 


Here some helpful links for you to view/download:

2022 Popcorn Order Form

App Guide


For further Information please contact CJ at Clinton.Stewart@Scouting.Org or by calling the Council Service Center at (907) 452-1976




Trails End is discontinuing their scholarship program!

Here is what you need to know.

Scout families must turn in their 2019 scholarship forms by April 30, 2020.

Scouts enrolled in the scholarship by April 30, 2020, can continue to submit scholarship forms and their account will be credited 4% of their sales for the popcorn fundraiser in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Sales after December 31, 2022, will not be eligible for credits to a Scout’s scholarship account.

There will be no new Scout enrollments into the scholarship program after April 30, 2020.

Trails End will continue to pay out existing scholarship funds to eligible recipients under the current scholarship program.

Scholarship changes were decided by Trails End, not your local council.

Trails End will be notifying Scouts who sold $2,500+ in 2019, as well as active Scouts enrolled in the scholarship program.