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The purr of the engine, the roar of the crowd, and the smell of food cooking at the food stand told you that this year's Tired Iron was ready to start!
The 2018 Tired Iron consisted of 2 weekends of racing fun!!! The Jurassic Classic 1 had an 80 year age difference over the spread of the racers with the youngest being 15 and the oldest being 95 years old.
Other races included the Jurassic Classic II, the Fun Run, Heavy Metal, The Wet Iron, The Classic, and the Powder Puff Race.
Events included the Vintage Sled Show & Shine, Moose Turd Bowling, and the ever popular Spring Ping Fling (Ball Drop).
Congratulations to our very own Sebastian Boice for winning 1st in his Class and Peoples' Choice in the Show & Shine!
The Midnight Sun Council would like to thank the Tired Iron Committee and staff for holding this great event each year. The Tired Iron helps to support the Midnight Sun Council each year by donating part of the proceeds from the races and through radio advertising.
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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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                                                     Race Entry                                                            



Friends of Scouting

The Friends of Scouting Family campaign has kicked off this year. The Family Campaign asks families to consider a contribution to the Midnight Sun Council BSA. A limited edition 2018 Council Shoulder Strip Patch will be given to those who contribute $100.00 to the campaign. If a unit meets its goal, the unit receives discounts at the Midnight Sun Council Summer Camps. If they achieve 10% increase above their goal, they receive a free night at Lost Lake camp for the entire event.  This year, the Family CoChairman for the Campaign are Bill and Cindy Wright. They are members of Troop 92, chartered to the Kiwanis Club of Fairbanks, and in 2016 their son Kieran earned his Eagle. If you ask them about Scouting they will have plenty of great examples of what their family has experienced over the years in Troop 92. Please schedule an appointment for the Family 2018 Unit Friends of Scouting campaign with Bill and Cindy Wright. Their contact information is (907-450-9889 cell) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



New Holland Tractor

Thanks to a generous donation from the Minto Family, a grant from the Stroeker Foundation, and another grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Midnight Sun Council will be the proud owners of a New Holland tractor, a first in the 58 year history of our Council.  The tractor will be used to plow, mow, move heavy items, and more.  The "Minto Mobile" is on order and we hope to have it soon.

 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.


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

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.








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

Friends of Scouting 


“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 



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.



The top popcorn sellers from Scouts BSA earning

Summer resident camp at Lost Lake for free this summer are:

Trevor G of Troop 38

Nelson E of Troop 1

Rahziel B. of Troop 92


The top popcorn sellers from Cub Scouts earning

Tanana Valley Day Camp for free this summer are:

Payden G. of Troop 92

Ethan S. of Pack 42

Liam H. of Pack 92

Wyatt M. of Pack 6

Sean B. N. of Pack 42/Pack 6

Deacon L. of Pack 1551will be transferring to a Troop this spring

so he earned discounted Resident Camp at Lost Lake.


Great Job Scouts! Your certificates will be sent out soon. 

Happy camping this summer!



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