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Ten Things You Can Do to Support Scouting

  1. Enroll your children in Scouting.
    They will love it and thank you for it!

  2. Become a BSA volunteer.
    With the enormous time pressures in their lives, America's youth need time well spent. Whether you volunteer as a den leader, Scoutmaster, or merit badge counselor, Scouting will be worth your time and effort because of the benefits it provides to youth.  Call 763-545-4550 to find out more!

  3. Tell your neighbors and friends about Scouting.
    Youth love Scouting and its activities, but they love it even more when their friends are involved.

  4. Get your place of worship involved in Scouting.
    Churches, synagogues, and mosques are great places for Scouting activities. The Boy Scouts of America supports the strong ideals and values that families are looking for today.  Scouting is Family.

  5. Write a letter to your local paper in support of Scouting.
    The Boy Scouts is a great organization that builds character and values. Tell other people about it!  Spread the word; it's great to get good news and Scouting has a great story to offer.

  6. Write a letter to your United Way.
    The Boys Scouts of America is one of the founding organizations of the United Way. The Boy Scouts of America and United Way have a long relationship. Many of the more than 1,400 local United Way chapters support the BSA. Let them know what a great job Scouting is doing in your community.

  7. Write your local school board president and principal.
    Thank them for the opportunity to use their facilities for Scouting activities, for the use of their bulletin boards to get information to youth, and for the access their school provides to help get information to parents of Scouting-age youth.  Talk to School Board members about the importance of Scouting to youth.

  8. Call your local Boy Scout council office.
    You're already taking the first step by visiting the Viking Council web site.  Tell us what you appreciate about the organization and what Scouting is doing in your community to build tomorrow's leaders. Tell us what we can do to help serve your community even better.  763-545-4550

  9. Organize a Scout color guard for local athletic events or city council meetings.
    It is important for people to see Scouting as a meaningful and vital part of the community.  

  10. Financially support a youth in need.
    Everyone who shares BSA's strong values should be able to participate in Scouting.  Contribute to Scouting and you will change a life.  You may make a direct donation to the local program at:

    Friends of Scouting
    Viking Council BSA
    5300 Glenwood Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55422

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Thank you for your support of Scouting and your investment in the future of our Youth.

The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
using our on-line form or send a message to the Webmaster.   Thank you for visiting!


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