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1124 11 1/2 Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
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COUNCIL ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER: The Council Annual awards dinner will be on Thursday, March 26th at the Rochester Event Center. Registration can be done by completing the form attached or by going online and registering. Registration form and information 2015 ANNUAL DINNER INFO & REG. to register online go to ANNUAL DINNER ONLINE REGISTRATION


MERIT BADGE FAIR NEWS- "A Decade of Learning"

Saturday, March 21, 2015 is the day of the 2015 Gamehaven Council Merit Badge Fair at Lourdes High School and other locations in Rochester, MN.  This year’s event offers a variety of merit badges; there is sure to be a merit badge every scout is interested in.

What you need to know:
Registration opens March 1st and closes on March 7th.  Sign up early to be sure to get your first choice. Check the Merit Badge Fair Info Page often for more detailed information, updates on the event, and for individual merit badge information and pre-requisites.  Updates on the event and for the merit badges will be posted on the information page.

CLASSES BEING OFFERED: Please click on attached link to see classes available. Merit Badge Fair Classes Offered. Check the Merit Badge Information page for instructions and pre-requisite Information- Click on attached link Merit Badge Fair Information

Boy Scouts of America-Merit badge requirements page information. If you have additional question on merit badges you can click on this link BSA MERIT BADGE INTRODUCTION

Merit Badge Worksheets- Need the worksheets for your merit badges? Please click on this link. MERIT BADGE WORKSHEETS

AVIATION MERIT BADGE- Click on these links to get the Permission slip and the Young Eagles form. Aviation Permission Slip Young Eagle Form for Aviation. Young Eagle Form for aviation

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Registration opens on March 1st and closes March 7th. 2015 Merit Badge Fair Registration Instructions. To register you just need to go to this link Online-Registration System

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING-Rickey Hunt will be offering 3 sessions of Youth Protection Training throughtout the day on March 21st. No need to register...just attend one of those sessions to keep your Youth Protection training updated. Classes are at 9am, 10:30AM, and 1:00PM. Classes run for about one hour.

ADULT LEADER TRAINING for Venturing Leaders and Scoutmasters is available during the Merit Badge Fair.To register or get more information please go to the training page on our website CONTINUED TRAINING PAGE.

LIFE TO EAGLE SESSION- Tim Alexander is offering to do a Life to Eagle Session during the lunch hour for those that are interested.


What's new for Leaders and Adults in Cub Scouts?  The change for Cub Scouts is a piloted and successful method of delivering the existing Cub Scout Program that is hand-book based and focuses on den activities leading to youth advancement and higher retention.  Click on the Cub Scouts 2010 button for the all information, links, and resouces to guide you through the Cub Scout year! 




Be A Scout Campaign

The new BeAScout campaign is ready for unit leaders to put their units on the map!  BeAScout helps parents and volunteers locate packs, troops, and crews nearest them and request information about Scouting opportunities in their area.   Webinars are being held for unit leaders.  Learn more.  Unit Leaders Guide.


Youth Protection Training & Policies

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Youth protection training is required of all BSA registered volunteers and is renewed every two years. Boy Scouts of America has adopted a number of policies for the safety and well being of its members. To learn more please click on the link. Thank you. Learn more.


Scoutcasts Resources

Scoutcasts are podcasts (an audio and or video file) that features helpful information for scouters, parents, and volunteers at all levels and on different topics.  Check out the scoutcasts here.