Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Great Rivers District Lock In
When: Friday, May 4 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
Registration: 6:30PM
Activities: 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Location: Maplewood Middle School - 2410 Holloway Avenue E, Maplewood, MN  55109

Features the Swimming Pool & Gymnasium

Registration Fee for youth and adults: $20/online pre-registration, $25/on-site 
Registration Link:

Program Features
Webelos:         Aquanaut and First Responder Adventures
Boy Scouts:     First aid requirements for the Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks 
                          Aquatics requirements for the Second Class and First Class ranks
                          Fingerprinting Merit Badge, Pioneering activities
Ventures:        Come and have fun

We will be having pizza, swimming, movies, dodge ball, and more!

Units are required to furnish adult supervision and leadership throughout the Lock-in.  Webelos dens are encouraged to attend with their future troop.  Health forms are required for all participants.  Be sure to bring a sleeping bag and appropriate clothes/swimwear for classes chosen.  If classes fill up, we will prioritize based on date of registration.  First Come, First Served.

Boy Scouts doing swimming activities will have the opportunity to take their Swim Classification test at this time. This certification will be good through the 2018 calendar year and can be used at council resident camps.

Questions: Please contact Craig Moeckly at 651-334-5184. read more ...

Updated Adult Youth Protection Training - Mandatory Training

The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces all other Youth Protection trainings and is required for all BSA programs.

By October 1, 2018, ALL new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The new training reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth. 

Mandatory Training Modules:  

  • Overview and Policies 
  • Sexual Abuse 
  • Bullying

Recommended Training Modules: 

  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Exposure to Violence
  •  Emotional Abuse

Taking the Training:
 Visit and login if you are an existing member, or create a new account if you are new and about to register with the BSA. Once on, click on the Youth Protection icon, add the Mandatory Training to your learning plan, click on the My Learning tab and select the training from your plan.

Once the training is complete, existing member’s training records will automatically be updated with the certification. All new to Scouting wishing to register must print their certificate and submit it with their application to the council service center.

Printing Training Completion Certificate:
The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training. It may take an hour or so for your training certificate to become available. It will be found by logging back on to and selecting the menu button in the upper left corner and clicking on My Dashboard. The certificate can be opened for printing by clicking the print icon on the right side.

After clicking the print icon, the certificate opens as a pdf that can be printed and/or saved.

Questions or technical issues contact Member Care at (972-580-2489) or

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Scouting 101 - STAFF

When: May 18, 6:00pm to May 20, 12:00pm

Where: Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, Upper Activity Field by Valley View

For informational purposes only, for Scouts and adult leaders who have signed up as Staff for the Scouting 101 event.  

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Scouting 101 - Bears and Webeolos

Cost: $30 per Scout, $5 per adult/leader

Where: Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp,  Upper Activity Field (“Knight Shelter”) 186 Andersen Scout Camp Rd, Houlton, WI 54082

When: May 19th, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

An invitation for Great Rivers District Webelos and Bear Scouts!

Join us on Saturday, May 19 for a day of Scouting fun

A fun opportunity to practice and learn valuable Scouting skills in a safe environment, helping to prepare Scouts for their first camping experience with a Troop.  

Register here:

For questions or more details, contact Jenny Veith - 
651.343.9860 or

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Grey Wolf - National Youth Leadership Training
  • Grey Wolf is a one-week program held in June and July, it replicates the first three weeks of typical unit operations, including patrol leader's council meetings, troop/crew meetings, patrol meetings, and planning for a big event. Becoming a better leader is the theme, but many aspects apply to daily life.

Need an OA identification number?
Come to round table to get your OA numbers and for answers about coming OA events and conclave !! 

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