The Midnight Sun Council has been gifted a 28ft bumper pull camper trailer! This 2008 SPREE is in great shape as everything works as it should and the roof has no leaks! It even comes with a weight distribution hitch! Unfortunately, we are unable to use it for Scouting programs and events. With the donors blessing, we have decided to hold an auction to find a new home for this camper. The proceeds will be used to support our Scouting program.
Anyone who wishes to bid on the trailer need to visit their website and click the online auction button or download their app (APP available on Google or Apple under Last Frontier Auction). For your convenience the direct link to the auction is below.
Bidders will need to register and part of the registration process is providing a credit card. However in order to raise the most funds, it is stated in the rules that the successful bidder will be given the option to pay via cash, certified funds, or a credit card (4% processing fee).
Each year many of the Midnight Sun Council supporters contribute their Friends of Scouting donations through the Pick Click Give option.
This is just another option which allows Alaskan residents to pledge and pay a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in support of the youth, volunteers, and Scouting. Below is a link that takes you right to the Councils summary on the PFD webpage. This is a great way to pledge now and pay later.
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: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/92-0027314 you are taken to smile.amazon.com and will be automatically asked if you want to support Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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 smile.amazon.com 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.
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.
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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com 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.
This years Tired Iron event went extremely well.
The new location at the Fairbanks Lions Snowmobile Fun Club house served perfectly. Thank you to Alaska Vintage Sled Club, Tired Iron, and the Lions for putting on the event. Big thanks to Wilderness Search and Rescue and our Camp Ranger for the medical coverage of the races, and special thanks go to the Scouters that came out to set up! Without the volunteers and organizations coming together it surely would not have gone so smoothly. Looking forward to doing this again next year!
Introducing the 2021 Fund the Adventure patch which showcases the Scouting program through the pandemic we started to face during 2020. The challenges were difficult to overcome but with the tenacity and determination of our volunteers and youth we continued to bring quality program and continued support our youth!
The new FOS Coin goes right along with our theme of STEM this year!
A $250 donation will get this limited-edition coin which is also the 2nd coin in our Scout law series with a blow-up picture of our Scouts in action right from our very own Fund the Adventure Patch. It depicts that Scouting continues even during a pandemic.
Do not wait to send in this year's donation to secure your coin and fill your plaque (Plaques are also available if you have filled your previous plaque or if this is your first year donating)
or call the Council office at (907) 452-1976.
You can also just send a filled out FOS Pledge card (see link below) to the Council office.
“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.