Mt. Rubidoux District

 

California Inland Empire Council

Mt. Rubidoux District Serves the Communities of Riverside, Jurupa, Pedley and Rubidoux

Breaking News

 

Attention All Merit Badge Counselors!

The Merit Badge Counselor position requires, at minimum, the YPT (online) and the Merit Badge Counselor Training (in person). That isn't anything new, but what is new is how the training requirements will be handled based on National and CIEC's procedures.

ALL NEW counselors will have to take both trainings before I can review and process the paperwork, and then forward the registration application to the council office.

ALL CURRENT counselors must have taken the MBC Training and have the training showing on their record, otherwise they cannot be renewed as a counselor at the end of this year. There are no exceptions allowed. Contact me if you attended a MBC Training but it is not showing up on your training record.
 
 
A recent change that affects all current Merit Badge Counselors:
 

The Merit Badge Counselor position requires, at minimum, the YPT (online) and the Merit Badge Counselor Training (in person). That isn't anything new, but what is new is how the training requirements will be handled based on National and CIEC's procedures.

ALL NEW counselors will have to take both trainings before I can review and process the paperwork, and then forward the registration application to the council office.

ALL CURRENT counselors must have taken the MBC Training and have the training showing on their record, otherwise they cannot be renewed as a counselor at the end of this year. There are no exceptions allowed. Contact me if you attended a MBC Training but it is not showing up on your training record.

Because of the number of current Merit Badge Counselors whose records do not show they have taken the training, and all new applicants will need to take it, I will be presenting the MBC Training more often than usual over the next several months in order to have 100% of the Merit Badge Counselors in our district trained by the end of this year.
 
I have four sessions scheduled for July so far.  You are welcome to attend any one of them.
 
Monday, July 20th, 7:00 pm, Immannuel Lutheran Church. 5545 Alessandro Blvd.
Thursday, July 23rd, 7:30 pm, LDS Stake, 23300 Old Lake Dr., Moreno Valley  (primarily for 5 Nations people, but open to all)
Saturday, July 25th, 8:00 am, LDS Stake, 4375 Jackson St.
Saturday, July 25th, 10:00 am, LDS Stake, 4375 Jackson St.
 
 
There will be additional opportunities during the next few months to attend a training session.  I am encouraging all current MB Counselors to attend a training session sooner rather than later and not wait until the end of the year approaches. 
 
Remember, every Scout deserves a well-trained leader....and Merit Badge Counselor!
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
 
Christy Brown Anderson      (951) 515-4305
District Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator
Mt Rubidoux District Committee Member-At-Large
Unit Commissioner
California Inland Empire Council
Visit our District's website: http://www.bsa-ciec.org/mrd 
Events and information are also on our District's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/70829994368/
 
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Updated Varsity Scout Pages

We have added a couple of videos for Mountain Man Rendezvous and Operation "On-Target" on the Special Events page.

The Varsity Scout specific web pages are a valuable resource to the Varsity Scout leaders in the California Inland Empire Council. The pages are available at www.bsa-ciec.org/Varsity
 

Venturing Page

There is a new web page addition to the Mt. Rubidoux District web pages, the Venturing specific web page. The pages will grow as they are still under construction. The pages are available at
www.bsa-ciec.org/Venturing

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