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The Midnight Sun Council Announces first Scouts BSA Troop for Girls

The Midnight Sun Council, BSA is proud to announce the first Scouts BSA Troop for girls is up and running!

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Troop 84, Chartered to the North Star Volunteer Fire Department in North Pole, has been formed with 5 young ladies looking for the excitement that Scouting brings.

It'll work closely with Troop 42, also chartered to the fire department, as they enter this new and exciting world of adventure and leadership training. Troop 84 is recruiting more new members. Members need to be 11 through 17 years old.

To join or for more information, please contact the Scout Office at 452-1976.

 

 

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Scouts BSA, EAGLE EXTENSION PROCESS

There is a one time Eagle Extension request process for youth that are age 16 through 18 and have JOINED on or after 2/1/19.

This extension can be done through My.Scouting.org.

Click here to view/download the extension process.

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New Online Den Chief Training Now Available


The new online Den Chief Training is now available for Scouts who are registered in troops, crews and ships.

The new online course identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks and describes the den chief’s relationship with supporting den leaders and how it relates to the den chief’s activities with the den.

At the end of the online training module, den chiefs can print their certificate of completion signifying they are trained for their position and fulfilling a requirement toward their Den Chief Service Award.

The training is available at https://www.scouting.org/youth/den-chief-training/.

 

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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.

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 (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.)

 

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***Important Changes to Membership Card

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Charter Certificate Printing Requirements*** 

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.

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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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Scouts BSA Branding Dos and Donts

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BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides

sold between February and August 2018

Neckerchief slide recall

 

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Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsors

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.

Our Sponsors:

GOLD SPONSORS:

Doyon Utilities

Foundation Health Partners - Tanana Valley Clinic - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Denali Center

 

PRIZE SPONSORS:

Sportsman Warehouse

Big Rays

Alaska Railroad

 

FOOD SPONSOR:

Pike's Waterfront Lodge

 

VOLUTEERS:

Mariko Daly

Megan Stewart

Kevin O'Neal

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New Youth Protection Course MUST be taken by October 1st for all registered leaders.
 
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The Boy Scouts of America’s updated youth protection training doesn’t just talk about the dangers of child predators – it shows how they work to gain access to their victims.
In early February, the BSA introduced newly updated youth protection training that is required for all volunteers before October 1, 2018. Even if they took the previous training prior to the February rollout, it will need to be taken it again.
 
The updated training, which includes three modules and a test that take a little over an hour to complete, draws on research from experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment to identify the contributing factors and threats across the spectrum of child abuse, including: bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse. Once completed, volunteers will not have to retake the training for two years.
New to this version of the training program are video interviews with psychologists and law enforcement professionals who discuss the root causes of abuse, how to recognize it, and how to respond.
 
“There is no substitute for hearing directly from experts who have spent their careers studying child predators and abusers,” said Michael Johnson, the BSA’s director of youth protection. “They shine a new light on the challenge we all face in protecting kids and how parents and volunteers can put barriers in place to keep them away.”
Some of the most impactful aspects of the training are interviews with abuse survivors, who give their first-hand perspectives. “In developing this training, we discussed whether or not to include survivor videos,” said Johnson. “It was the right decision. Their testimony is powerful and highlights how predators work and the tragic impact like nothing else.”
In addition to updated training, the BSA recently announced new policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements, including:
As of January 1, 2018, no new leader can be registered without first completing youth protection training.
As of January 1, 2018, no council, regional, or national leader will be allowed to renew their registration if they are not current on their Youth Protection Training.
As of September 1, 2017, no unit may re-charter without all leaders being current on their Youth Protection Training. Registrars no longer have the ability to approve charters without full compliance.
 
Effective June 1, 2018, adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive. All together, it’s a bold new approach that will serve as just one part of the BSA’s ongoing effort to enroll the entire community in the fight against child abuse both in and out of Scouting.
Need help with the training? Find out more in the How-to Guide for Taking Youth Protection
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Explorer Post #747 is accepting applications
 
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Young men and women age 14 (with completion of 8th grade) through 20 years old are welcome to apply. Post #747 has been exploring all the
careers at the Fairbanks Airport including; Pilots, Aircraft Mechanics, Emergency Services and Air Traffic Controllers.
Email them at faiexplorerpost747@gmail.com for more information and download an application here
Please click here for  flyer.
 
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 DON'T MISS IT!

WORLD JAMBOREE 2019

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Programs

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.

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Training Opportunities

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Cub Scout Day Camp 2019

May 29-31 at Birch Hill Rec Area

June 1 Family Day at Chena Lake

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Midnight Sun Council Spring Camporee

May 17/18/19, 2019 

Olnes Camp Ground

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