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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!!

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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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">Boy Scouts of America - Scouting at Home                    

 

 

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.

 

 

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

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