MIDNIGHT SUN COUNCIL - APRIL 2021 NEWS!
April 15, 2021
IMPORTANT DATES
See what's happening!


April 2021
Apr 20 - Eagle Books due
Apr 21 - Bush District Roundtable @ 6:15 pm followed by District Committee Meeting
Apr 27 - Eagle Board (by appointment only)


May 2021
May 6 - TVD District Roundtable @ 7:00 pm
May 15 - Clean Up Day
May 18 - Eagle Books due
May 19 - Bush District Roundtable @ 6:15 pm followed by District Committee Meeting
May 21-23 - BALOO
May 21-23 - Spring Camporee
May 25 - Eagle Board (by appointment only)
May 26-28 - TVD Day Camp


June 2021
Jun 3 - TVD District Roundtable @ 7:00 pm
Jun 16 - Bush District Roundtable @ 6:15 pm followed by District Committee Meeting
Jun 19 - Beaver Day
Jun 22 - Eagle Books due
Jun 29 - Eagle Board (by appointment only)
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Scouts have many opportunities to collaborate with other organizations on special projects.

This month’s volunteer of the month spot is dedicated to one of those events. We organize Clean Up Day with many different organizations and we’d like to thank the volunteers that serve on that committee with us; Sean at the FNSB’s Central Recycling Facility, Melanie and Sarah at Interior Alaska Green Star, Katie at Greater Fairbanks Chamber, Danielle and Cami at DOT’s local Adopt a Highway program, Justin at Cowles Heating, Shea, Sarah and Timia at United Way of the Tanana Valley, Raina at UAF’s Advocacy Committee, Christi at UAF’s office of Sustainability, Jerry with Alaska Comedy and Glenner with the Radio Station.

Thank you for being great committee members and for your commitment to this annual community event! 
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The next Bush District Roundtable will also be held online on April 21st, 2021 starting at 6:15 pm and in -person at the Mt. McKinley Bank in Delta Junction. Please join us by visiting the link below or downloading the Zoom app and entering this information:
Meeting ID: 892 2927 5711 Passcode: 55163

The next Tanana Valley District Roundtable will be online through Zoom and in-person at the Council Office on May 6th 2021 at 7:00 pm. Please join us by visiting the link below or downloading the Zoom app and entering this information:
Meeting ID: 893 0165 6441 Passcode: 55157
Did you know that there are training plans designed specifically for your position on My.Scouting.org?

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and you can complete these courses at your own pace!

Please log into My.Scouting.org and follow the steps (Menu>My Training>Training Center) to see what kinds of training plans are available that relate to your position.
JOIN US for a fun filled evening at Pike's Waterfront Lodge and honor the class of 2020 Eagles. Click below for Flyer and RSVP form or contact the office at 907-452-1976
In light of the ongoing pandemic, we will be complying with Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
guidelines including, limiting of seats per table to 6, designating servers for dinner, and
encouraging the wearing of masks while not eating or drinking.
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.
For more information, please contact CJ at Clinton.Stewart@Scouting.Org 

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Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service for the greater community.

THE MIDNIGHT SUN COUNCILS
SUMMER OF SERVICE
PROJECT 2021
IS

click here or on the info below to find out more about Clean up day

Contact Tasmine at tasmine.bennett@scouting.org
if you are interested in helping to hand out Bags starting May 3, 2021
SPRING
CAMPOREE 2021

When: May 21-23, 2021
Where: Lost Lake Scout Camp

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Are you interested in learning more about a 2022 Philmont Trek?
Join us Thursday, April 22nd at 6 pm in person at the Earl and Pat Cook Service Center or online using the Zoom info provided on the flyer.
Friends of Scouting Board Campaign 2021

Our Board Members have been busy this year raising funds for our Scouts and Volunteers. 

The theme is to send the Scouts rocket to the moon!  There are four teams that are searching high and low for the fuel needed to propel the rocket. 

Great week for the FOS Campaign, the teams are really starting to “Jockey” for position”!
Team “Lost in Space” takes over the lead from team “To Infinity and Beyond”. “Over the Moon” is starting to widen their lead on “Blast off for Big Bucks”. With the new fuel finds we are at 43.7% of our goal. 6 short weeks remain until launch day.

Stay tuned in next month to see which team takes the lead. Congratulations to all teams for the hard work they are putting in. Thank you so much for supporting our youth and volunteers!

Questions and Comments to CJ at Clinton.Stewart@Scouting.Org   
Friends of Scouting Family Campaign Update

Our 2021 FOS Campaign is already under way!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2021 Friends of Scouting Family Campaign, and congratulations to Troop 1047, Troop 1042 B and Troop 1084 G for achieving their 2021 F.O.S. Goal!! 
The Tanana Valley District has raised 
$3,578 towards the District Goal of $20,000
The Bush District has raised $976
towards the District Goal of $4,000
We understand that this was a difficult year financially for our families and thank you for your support both financially and through your time! Unit Leaders, please begin thinking about the 2021 campaign and the best ways for presenters to connect with your families. We are happy to work with each unit to match whatever method of meeting is taking place.

Contact robert.stewart@scouting.org to share your presentation time and to pick up FOS
materials.
Please check with your members to make sure their most current information is listed so our records stay up to date.
Please make sure new applicants use...
Changes to My.Scouting.org
A new Position Manager tool, found on the Organization Manager page of My.Scouting, will be rolled out in the next few days.....

HELP WANTED
 CAMPING DIRECTOR

The position is responsible for developing, administering, and promoting the year-round outdoor and camping program of the council, serving as advisor to the council camping and high adventure committees, supervising summer camp operations, including Lost Lake Scout Camp and the Northern Lights High Adventure Base, implementing conservation and maintenance plans related to the council's outdoor facilities and properties, and being the staff advisor to the Order of the Arrow Toontuk Lodge. This position reports to the Scout Executive. The position supervises the Camp Director and has other responsibilities that will result in an increasing number of youth participating in a quality Scouting program.

Bachelor's Degree required, though life skills can be reviewed to qualify.

If you are interested in this position, please provide a resume with cover letter to the Scout Service Center attn: Stephen Smith. Please mark it CONFIDENTIAL. 
The Tanana Valley District is looking for volunteers to serve as Unit Commissioners!

These individuals play a key role in supporting 
our units with focused attention and serve as a bridge between the unit and available District or Council Resources.

Please reach out to Robert Stewart at robert.stewart@scouting.org to learn more!
Northern Lights High Adventure Base 2021 season is still open for any local troops who would be interested in going on a trek this year!
Contact CJ at clinton.stewart@scouting.org with questions or call the office at 907-452-1976
Steve Adamczak
Stephen Adams
Larry Bennett
Skip Cook
Fairbanks Gold Mine
Kal Kennedy
Ben Lomond
Jim Lund
Wayne Miller
Stephen Smith
Technica, LLC
The Optimist Club of Fairbanks
Brad Tilden   
BSA Online Applications Access Extended

To help ensure units have full access to BSA online systems while charters continue to be processed, we have extended the grace period for units to continue accessing online systems for an additional 60 days.
This includes Scoutbook, Internet Advancement, my.Scouting tools, and Den Leader Experience. This extension will be available for all recharter dates. This additional 60 days does not extend your charter expire date. Instead, it provides continued access to tools and resources. 
2021 President's Environmental Student and Teacher Awards - Deadline Extension

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it's extending the nominations deadline for their Environmental Education Presidential awards program.

Click links below for more information
SAFETY CORNER!
Two recently published safety moments that focus on the dangers and possible tragic consequences of unsupervised activity are now available. click to read more
Reminder to all 2020 Eagle Scouts

All of our 2020 Eagles will be invited to our Annual Dinner on May 8th to be recognized for their accomplishments. 

Please email Rob with details on your Eagle Scout project including the total hours that you and volunteers spent planning and carrying out your project to robert.stewart@scouting.org