This year's recipient is Council President Robert Groseclose. Bob started his career in Scouting back in the 60's, earning his Eagle Rank in 1965. He enjoyed summer camp and likes to share his escapades during those years and has many fond memories of Lost Lake. Bob also served as a Scoutmaster of Troop 78, and currently serves as the Council President.
To learn more about Bob, come to the Council Recognition Dinner February 2nd at Pike's Waterfront Lodge at 6:00 PM and join us in congratulating him for everything he has done for the Midnight Sun Council and the community.
The dinner will also include many other awards, including the District Award of Merit, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Spirit of the Eagle Recognition, and more. A highlight of the evening will be recognizing the 2018 Eagle Class. The guest speaker for the evening will be Eagle Scout John Brady.
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Please RSVP by January 25, 2019.
The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, announces the conveyance of 230+ acres from the estate of Jim Moody, that are adjacent to Lost Lake Scout Camp about an hour south of Fairbanks.
We thank the Jim Moody Estate for its generous donation of the land and cabins, that will allow for broader programs for our Scouts, their families, and community organizations that utilize the camp for their programs.
Jim Moody, a lover of nature and the environment, wished that his land be used for the enjoyment of nature, outdoor activities, and conservation. Plans for this new section of Lost Lake Scout Camp, include hiking trails, outpost camping, and possibly an outdoor education center utilizing an existing cabin. To best meet the needs of our Scouts and the wishes of Jim Moody, our Properties & Camping Committee will be working with the Interior Alaska Land Trust to determine our best options going forward.
(The yellow green area in the picture is the original Lost Lake Scout Camp. The reddish area shows the newest addition through the generous donation of the Jim Moody Estate.)
The BSA is committed to streamlining basic operations by putting tools in the hands of volunteers. For several years now, individuals and unit key 3 have had access to print membership cards through my.Scouting. In addition, functionality will be added to my.Scouting by January 1, 2019, to enable members of the unit key 3 to print their unit Charter Certificate.
This "self-service" functionality allows volunteers to print membership cards and the unit charter certificate in a timely manner and enhances the onboarding experience for new youth and adults.
Effective January 1, 2019, councils will no longer be required to print and mail membership cards to council and district volunteers and traditional Scouting units. This is a change to the council membership validation requirement. In addition, councils will no longer print and deliver unit charter certificates.
For Learning for Life groups, Exploring Posts and Clubs, as of January 1, 2019, this will no longer be a membership validation requirement.
Units should be prepared to print their unit membership cards and charter certificate for the current renewal period.
For those who have difficulty in printing membership cards and charter certificates, please contact the Midnight Sun Council Office at 907-452-1976 and we will assist you.
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The Sporting Clays event was a huge succes this year. A great time was had by all!! We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
Foundation Health Partners - Tanana Valley Clinic - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Denali Center
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.
When: January 19, 2019
LDS Stake Center, 1500 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
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These are not related to the merit badge day but will occur during the date of January 19, 2019.
BSA Friends of Scouting at 10:00 hours
BSA Summer Camp Promotion at 12:30 hours
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.