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The Earl & Pat Cook Service Center Scout Shop will be closed until further notice.

If you need to order something, do so by calling 907-452-1976. We will take your order and payment over the phone and either mail you your order, or you will be able to drive by to pick it up by appointment. Council Executive Staff will be working from home and can be reached via phone or email. Stephen and Stacy will work from the office to handle any needs you may have.

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 ideas on how to do Scouting from home.

 

UNIT PROGRAM
It is advised that all unit program be postponed until after April 30th.

We strongly encourage scout units to use web meetings (such as Zoom or GoToMeeting) or group conference calls.

For Cub Scouts, this is a great time for your whole family to enjoy the Scouting program at home with you. See what adventures you can complete.

 

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.

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

Remaining vigilant in hand hygiene and social distancing are some of the most important practices.

Yours in Scouting,

Stephen Smith
Scout Executive

 


Scouting during the Corona virus outbreak:

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/03/20/merit-badges-for-social-distancing/?fbclid=IwAR0AlBv66bFWIwhzDhJ5q-dwin8j7ygZkLCmneKM55Z5jfYw7XKkB0eV7JU

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/03/16/how-to-conduct-a-board-of-review-through-videoconferencing/?utm_source=scoutingwire&utm_campaign=swemployee3202020&utm_medium=email&utm_content&fbclid=IwAR1RPbYceowrfanTwyCarxytlO9ax0KX1fba2oZkiGJ_PycXxP28ziuiwhY


 

The Merits of Scouting At Home

Councils Get Creative As Scouts Are Required to Stay Home

 

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep their 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.

Click on the link to view just a few examples of what councils are doing:

https://m.email.scouting.org/rest/head/mirrorPage/@BeohJ445EPClUpnywirT0kRPOY6yIgI-IdATpVJYVvZa_8_6GNGrjJx7zfQbh2a65NOQFJTo3I0u-MOpWNSTrvL6VKZwOD9ONsa8NWTQaBFNK_d-.html@BeohJ445EPClUpnywirT0kRPOY6yIgI-IdATpVJYVvZa_8

 


 

Youth Protection Reminder

It’s critical that we all continue to keep youth protection top-of-mind whether our Scouting activities are taking place in person or through a digital platform. Of note, remember that BSA prohibits any one-on-one interaction between an adult leader and a Scout – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.

Detailed youth protection information is available here. To ensure you are following safety standards for all Scouting activities, please reference the Guide to Safe Scouting.

The BSA’s Social Media Guidelines serve as a complement to our youth protection policies.

 


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Programs

MERIT BADGE DAY

POSTPONED!

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2020 Eagle Scout and Volunteer Recognition Annual Dinner

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view pics of event

POPCORN SEASON

Big changes to our Popcorn  Sale!

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SPRING CAMPOREE

Mark your calendars for 
May 29th-30th 
for the 2020 Alcan Spring Camporee!
More Info coming soon

Hunting Myths and Legends

Cub Scout Day Camp 2020
June 3-5 at Birch Hill Recreation Area
June 6 Family Day at Chena Lakes Recreation Area
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Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure

This adventure is available online only.

Click here for more information

The Midnight Sun Council is proud to announce our 2020 patches.

The Fund the Adventure patch is in recognition of a donation of at least $100 towards our 2020 Friends of Scouting campaign.

The 60th Anniversary patch is on sale for $10.00 and honors our historic move to welcome girls into all of our programs.

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 .....
 
 

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

set to air on BBC this coming Sunday evening. 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. The show should be out on Netflix in 6 months or so. 

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

Sign up today, for your trek in Alaska. We still have some slots available for 2020 and we are taking reservations for 2021. Call 907-452-1976 for more information or visit our 

Northern Lights High Adventure website

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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.

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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.

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