Tired Iron Picture

How is your snowmachine doing?  Is it old and worn out, but not quite ready to quit?  Why don't you give it one more chance to race?  The Tired Iron, a premier snowmachine event will be happening over two weekends this year.  For more information, please visit: http://fairbankstirediron.org/


The calendar of events:Old Tired Iron


March 17th

Drivers only safety meeting

March 18th

Chena Lakes near the containment area on March 18th

Heavy Metal - machines from the 1980's

Classic - machines up to 1979

Wet Iron - Liquid cooled machines

March 24th

Near Fred's East

Ball Drop - Fun for all kids, catch the right ball and get a prize, possibly even a youth snowmachine

Fun Run - machines that go 40-55 mph

March 25th

Near Fred's East

Jurassic Classic - machines that go up to 25 mph

Jurassic II - machines that go 26-39 mph

Show & Shine - show off your machine

There will be games as well, including the crowd favorite Moose Turd Bowling!

Food will be for sale and the proceeds from the food sales will help pay the way for scouts to attend the World Jamboree (West Virginia) and NOAC (National Order of the Arrow Conference in Indiana).

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.


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Friends of Scouting 

FOS 2017 CSP

“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 

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)


The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal government.


The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philantrophy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.


Similar to the United Way, Federal employees can donate to their favorite charities through giving at work or payroll deduction.

They would need to identify their charity through its designated ID code.


The Midnight Sun Council's code is:  64719


As you go throug this year's campaign, please consider using the CFC to donate to the Midnight Sun Council!




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

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