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Things to Know

2020 Camp Physicals

Are Outings and Campouts OK?

BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

Celebrate Another Scouter with a Lasting Gift!

Continue Cub Scouting

Editing Video for Unit Meetings

Fall 2020 Order of the Arrow Updates

Make the Most of Northern Star Communication Tools

Minnesota’s Child Maltreatment Report, 2017

Minnesota’s Child Maltreatment Report, 2018

October Exploring Updates

Public Safety Exploring News

Putting Units First

Reinforcing Scouting's Nonpartisan Citizenship Training

Updates Coming to Mobile Archery Equipment Rental

Council Voices

Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

Fall Camping Programs Needs Volunteers!

John Moriarty Earns Rare Hornaday Gold Medal

Making Memories at Base Camp in 2017

Meeting Spaces for Your Unit!

One Unit's Plans for a Fresh Start-Up

Summer Camp PAYS

Taking Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The Good Life, Passing It On

Troop 9045 at Fred C Andersen Opening weekend!

Will You Ensure Her Toolbox Is Filled with Everything She Needs To Be Successful In Life?

With the Diversity Award, everyone in your family can get involved!

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Tributes and Memorials

A Scout's Guide to Earning Eagle

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About the Venturing Youth Officers Association

About the William T. Hornaday Award

About Uniform Exchange

Adult Leader Basic Training and Beyond

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All about STEM

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Basic Leader Training Wizard

Be a High Performing Pack, Troop, or Crew

Be Camp Staff

Become a Trainer

Beyond Cub Scout Ranks: Other Awards

Boys' Life

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Capital Giving

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

College of Commissioner Service Course Material

Commissioner Basic Training Course Material

Communicating with Parents and Scouts

Craziest Fundraiser Ever | Double Dog Dare Website

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Cub Scout Advancement: Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light

Cub Scouting

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Dear New Scouting Family

District and Council Operations Page

Diversity Statement

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Friends of Scouting

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Returning Donor

Donations to Scouting

Eagle Scout Photo

Eagle Scout Publicity Plan

Earning Merit Badges

Earning the Supernova Award


Financial Assistance for Camps

Financial Assistance for Membership Fees

For the New Eagle: Gifts, Photos, Letters, and More

Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp

Friends of Scouting Annual Giving Campaign

Getting Started with Scouts BSA Advancement

Go Climbing

Go Swimming

Guidelines for Doing Stuff Safely

Highfive Video Conferencing

How Do I Develop Youth Leadership?

How Do I Keep and Retain Youth Members?

How Do I Report Service Hours

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How Do I Reserve A Council Camp Facility

How Do We Fund Our Program?

How Does Scouting Serve the Whole Family?

How to Sign Up as an Adult Member

How to Sign Up Youth Members

How We Are Funded

I Want to Start a New Pack, Troop, or Crew

Information For Parents New To Scouting

Innovation Program and Grants

Insurance Coverage: Whose Plan Is Responsible?

Join Now at AdventureIsCalling.org

Join the James E. West Fellowship


Juvenile Diversion

Kiwanis Scout Camp

Knots: Uniform Award Emblems

Leadership Center

Leadership Standards

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Make a Council Weekend Camp Reservation

Many Point Reservations and Fees

Many Point Scout Camp

Matching Gift Search

Merit Badge Sponsorship

Mobile Archery Ranges Available To Showcase Scouting

Monthly Scout Chats

Moving From Webelos Scouts to Scouts BSA

National Boy Scouts of America Marketing Toolbox

National BSA Awards Central

National BSA Climb On Safely Guide

National BSA Membership Standards

National BSA Religious Emblems Program

National BSA STEM/Nova Program

National BSA Venturing Awards

National BSA Venturing Resources

National Jamboree On The Air Resources

North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting

North Wind Winter Camp

Northern Star's Diversity Award

Older Scout Activities at Camp Tomahawk

Older Scout Activities at Many Point

Opportunities for Conservation Activities

Order of the Arrow: Totanhan Nakaha Lodge

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Recruiting Volunteer Leaders: Get the Help You Need

Role Specific Email

Rolling Hills Website

Rum River Scout Camp

Safe Swim Defense (with classification tests)

Scholarships for Higher Education

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ScoutBook Help Guides

Scouting - Prepared. For Life.

Scouting. Good for Life.

Scouting.org Information on William T. Hornaday Awards

Scouts BSA

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ScoutStuff.org - Online Scout Shop

Set Up:
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Snow Base Winter Camp

Stearns Scout Camp

Stuff To Do

Subscriber Calendar Feeds

Supporting Scouts with Special Needs

Tax Exempt Status Information

The United Way and Scouting

Tomahawk Reservations and Fees

Tomahawk Scout Reservation

Too Old For A Program: Now What?

Top 10 Facts About Scouting

Training at your Pack, Troop, and Crew Meetings

Trees, Wreaths, and Other Sales

Troop Program Planning


What Are Community and Program Relations Executives?

What is High Adventure?

When and How to Get A Certificate of Insurance

When and Where Does My Cub Scout Pack Meet?

Where Can I Get Help For My Pack, Troop, or Crew?

Who We Are: Approach and Outcomes

Youth Protection Training: Keeping Kids Safe

Event Highlights

2020 Grey Wolf a Greyt Success!

2020 Hickey Golf Classic Wrap-Up

A Great Night of Recognizing Our Top Volunteers

A Truly Grand, Grand Opening

Bee's Camp, Make Every Day Earth Day

Ground Has Been Broken on the New Leadership Center

Iron Chopped 2020

Summer Camp 2020 Recap


2012-2013 Program Outcome Result Wilder Research

2012-2013 Program Outcome Result Wilder Research Summary

2019 Council Facts and Achievements

2020 Family Friends of Scouting Materials

2020 Pinewood Derby Rules

A Sample Unit Budget

BSA Certificate of General Liability Insurance

BSA Lifeguard Requirements

BSA National Camp Standards

CDC: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth-serving Organizations

Council Accident and Sickness Plan Coverage

COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth and Student Programs

Crew Reflection Guide

Crew Reflection Packet for Unit Leaders

Cub Scout National Resources, Forms, and Applications

Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Award Requirements

Cub Scout Requirements: Ranks, Loops, and Pins

Eagle Scout Application Check Sheet with Top 12 Mistakes

Eagle Scout Palm Requirements

Eagle Scout Rank Application Process

Eagle Scout Rank Application Rush Process After the Board of Review

Eagle Scout Service Project Process and Tips

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

Eagle Scout Suggested News Release

Earning Ranks Using ScoutBook Youth Guide

For the New Life Scout

Guide for Merit Badge Counseling No. 34532

Guide to Leader Training No. 511-028

Guide to Working with Scouts with Special Needs

Guidelines for Unit Funds

Harassment Prevention Policy for Scouting Volunteers and Staff

Leaders For Life Capital Campaign Brochure

Leadership Center Grand Opening Invitation

Mile Swim BSA Award Requirements

Mobile Archery Range Instructions

Mobile Archery Safety Officer Training

National BSA Guide to Advancement

National BSA Guide to Advancement: Venturing

National BSA Guide to Awards and Insignia

National BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

National BSA Shooting Sports Manual

National BSA Venturing Requirements

National BSA Youth Protection Website

National BSA Youth Training References

Notice of Deadlines Requiring Filing of Proofs of Claim Letter

Pack Reflection Guide

Pack Reflection Packet for Unit Leaders

Past Silver Beaver Award Recipients

Questions and Answers Regarding the Ineligible Volunteer Files

Rank Requirements: Eagle Scout

Rank Requirements: First Class

Rank Requirements: Life

Rank Requirements: Second Class

Rank Requirements: Star

Rank Requirements: Tenderfoot

Requirements: Merit Badges

Resource: 2020-2021 Council Calendar and Program Planning Guide (PDF-7MB)

Resource: Communication Plan Checklist

Resource: Crew Budget Template

Resource: Pack Budget Template

Resource: Questionnaire and Checklist for Budgeting

Resource: Questionnaire and Checklist for Program Planning

Resource: Unit Budget Guidelines

Sample: Crew Calendar

Sample: Crew Communication Plan

Sample: Pack Calendar

Sample: Pack Communication Plan

Sample: Troop Calendar

Sample: Troop Communication Plan 1

Sample: Troop Communication Plan 2

Sample: Unit Communication Plan

Scout Unit Trip Planning Tips

ScoutBook Merit Badge Counselor FAQ

ScoutBook Merit Badge Counselor Guide

Scouting Logo Images

Silver Beaver Nominating Tips Sheet

STEM Overview Presentation

Story by AP: Major youth groups make headway against sex abuse

Strategic Plan

Suspected COVID-19 Case Flow Chart

The Fundamentals of Training No. 511-037

The Kodiak Challenge Handbook

The Trainer's EDGE Syllabus No. 26-242

Troop Reflection Guide

Troop Reflection Packet for Troop Leaders

Unit Program Planning Guide

Unit Reflection Instructions for Unit Commissioners

Unit Restart Guidebook

Webelos to Scouts BSA Guide

Welcome to Scouts BSA

Welcome to Venturing

Wood Badge Sample Employer Letter

Youth Protection Training Videos


2020 Spurgeon Award Nomination Form

2021 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

Adult Leader Application - English

Adult Leader Application - Spanish

Annual Charter Agreement Form No. 524-182

Annual Health and Medical Record Form No. 680-001

Community Service Award Form

Council Accident and Sickness Plan Claim Form

Disclosures and Background Check Authorization

Diversity Award Application

Doctor of Commissioner Service Knot Application

Donate Now: Amazon Smile

Donate Now: Tributes and Memorials

Eagle Scout Confidential Reference Letter Form

Eagle Scout Data Postcard

Eagle Scout Rank Application No. 512-728

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook No. 512-927

Facial Covering Exemption Form

Fall/Winter Camp Staff Application

Family Pack Program Contract

Hamline University Robbins Leadership Scholarship

Historic Trail Requirements- 1862 US Dakota War

Historic Trail Requirements- Fort Snelling

Historic Trail Requirements: L'etoile Du Nord

Historic Trails Award Application

Honor Bright: Centennial History Book Order Form

Incident Report Form and Procedures

Individual Scout Advancement Plan Form No. 512-936

Innovation Fund Application

James E West Fellowship Brochure and Form

Key Award/ Arrowhead Honor: District Commissioner No. 34169-62

Key Award/ Arrowhead Honor: Roundtable Commissioner No. 34169-61

Key Award/ Arrowhead Honor: Unit Commissioner No. 34169-63

Key Award: Advisors Form No. 511-056

Key Award: Coach Form No. 511-055

Key Award: Cubmaster Form No. 511-053

Key Award: District Committee Form

Key Award: Scoutmaster Form No. 511-054

Key Award: Skipper Form

Merit Badge Card

Merit Badge Counselor Information Form No. 34405

National Summertime Pack Award Application No. 512-049

New Unit Application Form No. 524-402

Nomination for the District Award of Merit No. 33720C

Position Change Form

Recommendation Form for Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Award

Recruitment Materials Request

Request for Certificate of Insurance

Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility Form No. 512-935

Returning Summer Camp Staff Application

Summer and Winter Campership Form

Summer Camp Staff Application

Trailhead Award

Training Award: Boy Scouting Form No. 511-058

Training Award: Cub Scouting Form No. 511-057

Training Award: Den Leader Form No. 511-052

Training Award: District Committee Form

Training Award: Sea Scout Adult Form

Training Award: Varsity Scouting Form No. 511-059

Training Award: Venturing Form No. 511-060

Uniform Exchange Request Form

Unit Advancement Report Form No. 34403

Venturing Award Tracking Sheet

Veteran Award Application Form No. 524-701

William D Boyce New Unit Organizer Award Form

Wood Badge Course Director Application

Wood Badge Financial Aid Application

Wood Badge Staff Interest Form

Youth Membership Application - English

Youth Membership Application - Spanish

Youth Protection Training Reporting Form

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