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Calling All Scout Leaders: Please Read Before Heading Off For The Great Outdoors This Summer! You'll Be Glad You Did!

 

Youth Protection

You do not need to be a registered member or have a member ID to take the Youth Protection training course.

To take the Youth Protection training course go to MyScouting.org and create an account.

From the MyScouting.org portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training course.

Once you are done, you can print out a certificate of completion to submit with your application to volunteer or deliver the certificate of completion to the leader of the unit for processing at the local council.

Once your application to volunteer is approved, you will receive an BSA membership card that includes your membership number. After receiving your card, re-enter MyScouting, click My Profile and update the system by entering your membership number. This will link your Youth Protection training records and other training courses within MyScouting to your BSA membership.

The Boy Scouts of America organization has the priority of creating the safest possible environment for our young members. To maintain this environment, BSA has developed numerous procedural and leader selection policies, and provides parents and leaders with resources for Cub Scout ,  Boy Scout and Venturing programs .

Selection of leaders

The Boy Scouts of America organization prides itself on the quality of our adult leaders. Being a leader in BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members requires high quality adult leaders. We work closely with our authorized organizations to help recruit the best leaders possible for their units.

The adult application requires background information that must be reviewed by the unit committee or the authorized organization before accepting a candidate as a unit leader. Although there are currently no background research techniques that can identify every possible aggressor or pederast, we can reduce the risk of accepting an aggressor by knowing as much as possible about a candidate for a leadership position, experience with children or What he or she wants to be a Scout leader and what discipline techniques he or she would use.

As of June 1, 2010

§  Youth Protection training is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers, regardless of their position.

§  New leaders are required to take the Youth Protection training course before they submit a registration application. The certificate of completion for such training must be submitted at the same time as the application is submitted and before the service begins as a volunteer with the youth.

§  Youth Protection training should be conducted every two years. If the Youth Protection registration of a volunteer is not in force at the time of renewal of the statute, the volunteer will not be registered.

Barriers to abuse within Scouting

BSA has adopted the following policies to provide additional security to our members. Such policies are primarily to protect our young members; However, also serve to protect our adult leaders from false allegations of abuse.

§  Leadership two in charge. For all trips and departures, two registered adult leaders are required, or a registered leader and either the parent of one of the participants or another adult, among whom one must be 21 years of age or older. The authorized organization is responsible for ensuring that sufficient leadership is provided for all activities.

§  One-to-one contact is prohibited . One-on-one contact between adults and youth is not allowed. In situations where a personal conference, such as a Scoutmaster conference, is required, the meeting should be held in full view of other adults and children.

§  Respect for privacy . Adult leaders should respect the privacy of young members in situations such as changing clothes and showering in camps, and intervene only if health or safety require it. Adults should protect their own privacy in similar situations.

§  Cameras, pictures and digital devices . While most campers and leaders use cameras and other digital devices responsibly, it has become very easy to invade the privacy of individuals. It is inappropriate to use any apparatus capable of recording or transmitting visual images in showers, bathrooms or other areas where participants anticipate privacy.

§  Separate accommodation. When going camping, no young person is allowed to sleep in the tent of an adult other than their own parent or guardian. It is strongly recommended that councils have showers and latrines exclusive to women. If this is not feasible, schedules for the use of showers for men and women should be programmed and specified.

§  Proper preparation for extreme adventure activities. Activities with elements of risk should never be carried out without adequate equipment, preparation, clothing, supervision and safety measures.

§  Secret organizations are not allowed. Boy Scouts of America does not recognize any secret organizations as part of their program. All aspects of the Scouting program are open to the observation of parents and leaders.

§  Adequate clothing . Adequate clothing is mandatory for all activities. For example, swimming naked is not appropriate as part of Scouting.

§  Constructive discipline . The discipline used in the Scouting program should be constructive and reflect Scouting values. Corporal punishment is not permitted under any circumstances.

§  Hazing is prohibited . Physical hazing and initiations are prohibited and can not be included as part of any Scouting activity.

§  Training and supervision of youth leaders . Adult leaders should monitor and guide the leadership techniques used by youth leaders to ensure that BSA policies are followed.

§  Responsibilities of members . All Boy Scouts of America members are expected to behave in accordance with the principles established by the Oath and Scout Act. Physical violence, hazing, intimidation, theft, insults, drugs and alcohol have no place in the Scouting program and can result in revocation of a Scout's membership in the unit.

§  Responsibilities of the unit . The person in charge of the authorized organization or its representative and the local council must approve the registration of the adult leader of the unit. Adult leaders of the Scouting units are responsible for monitoring the behavior of youth members and for interceding when necessary. Parents of juvenile members who behave inappropriately must be informed and asked to help them address the issue.

Digital privacy

A key ingredient to a safe and healthy Scouting experience is respect for privacy. Advances in technology are allowing new forms of social interaction that go beyond the proper use of cameras or recording devices (see "Barriers Against Abuse within Scouting"). Sending sexually explicit photos or videos or "sexting" via cell phones is a way of sending text messages that young people and even junior high school kids are practicing. Sexting is not safe, private, or an approved form of communication and this can have serious legal consequences for both the sending and the recipient. Although most campers and leaders use digital devices responsibly,

The "three R's" of Youth Protection

The "Three R's" of Youth Protection convey a simple message to young members:

§  Recognize situations that put you at risk of abuse, how aggressors operate, and that anyone can be a child aggressor.

§  Resist unwanted and inappropriate attention. Resisting will stop most abuse attempts.

§  Report any abuse or attempted abuse to your parents or other trusted adults. This prevents abuse and helps protect other children. Let the Scout know that he or she will not be blamed for what has happened.

Key resources

State Child Welfare Statutes

Child abuse reporting requirements vary from state to state. The Child Welfare Information Gateway site provides access to information and resources on various topics, including state child abuse statutes. This site is not operated by Boy Scouts of America.

Guide to Safe Scouting

The purpose of the Safe Scouting Guide is to prepare adult leaders to conduct safe and prudent Scouting activities.

It Happened to Me: Guide to the Cub Scout Board

Guidelines for the coordinator. A letter shows for parents and guardians as well as guides in English and Spanish for use by coordinators when they show age-appropriate video to prevent sexual abuse.

Time to tell: Guide to the troop meeting

Guidelines for the coordinator. English and Spanish guides for use by coordinators when they show age-appropriate video to prevent sexual abuse.

Guide for Personal Safety Awareness Boards (Venturing Program)

Guidelines for the coordinator. A letter shows for parents and guardians as well as guides in English and Spanish for use by coordinators when they show age-appropriate video to prevent sexual abuse.

Youth Protection Questionnaire

If your participants wish to complete the Youth Protection training within the session, then you will need to print and supervise this questionnaire along with the Coordinator's Guide.

Leadership in the camp .... A Guide for Camp Staff and Unit Leaders

Brochure for unit leaders and camp staff who are responsible for providing a safe and healthy camping environment where Scouts do not worry about child abuse

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For Redlands, July 4th is a Golden Anniversary 

 

REDLANDS >> Families have been enjoying July 4th festivities in town for the past 50 years. This year, they were as enthusiastic as ever.

Tuesday’s celebration kicked off with activities in Sylvan Park and a community parade, which was cheered on by the crowds lining the route.

“It’s a great small-town Fourth of July,” said John Bosman, member of the Redlands Fourth of July Committee, which has organized the celebration at Sylvan Park and fireworks show at the University of Redlands for a half-century.

This year’s parade featured numerous community groups, such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Kimberly Juniors, the Redlands Elks Lodge, YMCA of the East Valley, El Camino Ranch, American Red Cross, public safety personnel and military veterans.

Travis Cross and his family enjoyed the parade from a shady spot on Colton Avenue, a longtime family tradition.

“We’re all born and raised here in Redlands,” Cross said. “This is what we grew up doing.”

While some residents attend every year, others are new to the festivities.

Dan and Janelle Kline, who recently moved from Denver, were celebrating their first Fourth in Redlands.

“It’s pretty neat,” Dan Kline said as he and his wife sat along the curb waiting for the parade.

“This is totally different. We don’t have a small town atmosphere (in Denver).”

“We like how there’s so many people out,” Janelle Kline said.

Following the parade, a flag ceremony was held at the park, and attendees watched a performance by the Redlands Fourth of July Band.

Committee members worked their booth, selling tickets to the fireworks show at the University of Redlands and event T-shirts. This year’s shirt commemorates the 50th celebration. Proceeds from ticket and T-shirt sales are used to organize the annual event.

“We haven’t raised our prices,” committee member Rhonda Raine said. “It’s all the same, so that’s a good thing.”

Festivities will shift over to Ted Runner Stadium at the University of Redlands with live performances and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 p.m. A flyover with four T-34s and skydivers was planned for 7 p.m., followed by a live performance by the Connie Roener Band.

The fireworks show, led by Jeff Martin, a Redlander and sales manager for Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, will begin around 9 p.m.

By: Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts

 

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Post YOUR Colors!

 

"Color Guard, post the colors!"

It's a meaningful and reflective moment at every Scouting ceremony. Today, we invite you—as a true friend and supporter of Scouting—to Post YOUR Colors and show the world your Scouting pride. Visit the Post Your Colors site now to:

  • Place your flag on the map
  • Encourage friends to post with the Scout Shout Out social media tools

Every time you share between now and July 31, you're eligible for great prizes! But more important is sharing the mission and values of the Boy Scouts of America® to keep this precious tradition going strong. By participating, you can help show more families the benefits of Scouting, encouraging them to get involved.

From the smallest Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scouts and Venturers, each accomplishment earned is a new skill and another obstacle overcome. Nothing prepares a child for responsible adulthood like Scouting.


Post Your Colors ends in just over two weeks, so don't wait to get started! Together, let's show the true reach and impact of Scouting.

Yours in Scouting,

Boy Scouts of America

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Climb Up To Adventure!

 

Why go around an obstacle when it is more fun to go over it?  Scouts will have that opportunity with the Inflatable Climbing Wall, one of many exciting activities at the Adventure Weekend at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Rodeo that will be held Sept. 22-24 at Glen Helen Regional Park. Canoes also will be available for use by all Scouts and guests during this fun family campout for all. Participants, from units to families,  can camp Friday and/or Saturday night. Or just come for the day to enjoy all the activities. And there are plenty! How about this for adventure: Camp games, archery and BB-gun range, food vendors, activity booths and admission to the rodeo! More still to come! Click here for additional information and registration.

 

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Thank You Campership Committee

 

To: Campership Committee

I, Daniel A., would like to thank you for providing me a scholarship for NYLT. I learned a lot from the training that would help me in the future. I also had the chance to meet new scouts that were in my patrol and we were able to work as a team.

Sincerely, Daniel A. 

 

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Making Scouting More Accessible to Families

 

Within Scouting, our families and volunteers consistently tell us that the values, character, and leadership skills taught to boys through Scouting is needed for the entire family. To that end, we are evaluating program options that will help us truly serve the needs of today’s families. Our objective is straight forward: to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible – all while remaining true to our mission and core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
We recently began a conversation about whether and how Scouting should serve a broader constituency and are now thoughtfully moving the discussion forward as we continue our work in meeting the needs of families.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Has the BSA decided to let girls in to Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts?
A. Given our organization’s goal to bring Scouting to more youth, BSA leadership encouraged a conversation among Scouting volunteers and professionals at the recent National Annual Meeting to discuss opportunities about how to best meet the needs of today’s families. Although no decisions have been made, feedback provided during the National Annual Meeting strongly encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to move the discussion about making Scouting more accessible to families forward.

Q. How is the organization engaging the Scouting community to get input about this?
A. Leadership is actively engaging many stakeholders to gain more understanding and feedback about how to best meet the needs of families. In addition to speaking with Scouting volunteers and professionals – both in regional meetings and at the National Annual Meeting, the organization is now seeking and getting input from volunteers, chartered partner organizations, parents from the Scouting community and beyond, youth-development experts and other stakeholders. If there is continued support, potential approaches will be shared with the Board for consideration.

Q. Is a vote taking place? Is the survey serving as a vote?
A. No, the organization is now seeking and getting input from volunteers, chartered partner organizations, parents from the Scouting community and beyond, youth-development experts and other stakeholders. If there is continued support, potential approaches will be shared with the Board for consideration.

Q. Does this mean that the BSA is considering going co-ed?
A. No, we strongly believe in the benefit of single-gender programs. We are currently looking at options that would enable us to maintain the strength of single-gender programs while working to meet the needs of today’s families.

Q. Are we considering input from chartered partner organizations?
A. Absolutely - in fact we have already reached out to some of our religious chartered partners about this since they, too, face similar challenges in keeping today’s busy families engaged in church activities. To date, some of our largest religious chartered partner organizations have offered helpful advice and support for our efforts to find programs that would help extend the benefit of Scouting to more families.

Q: If this moves forward, would this program compete with Girls Scouts programs?
A: The program discussions we are having right now are about meeting the needs of the entire family, which is something that all youth-serving organizations seek to do in order to serve communities across the country. If the organization decides to move this discussion forward, we will consider how to best work with other youth-serving organizations, including the Girl Scouts, because we believe that youth, families and communities are better served when organizations like ours work to complement each other’s efforts.

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Los Padres Council & Rancho Alegre

 

Keep the Los Padres Council and Rancho Alegre in your prayers. Fortunately all staff are safe. The fire has destroyed most of the camp buildings.

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Camp Improvements

 

Ranger Jimmy said all is done except the new serving line. Outside sinks work, ice machine set and new floors in place. Looks great in the Quartermasters Kitchen! Thanks for the Boseker Scout Reservation update Earl Jackson!

 

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2017 Friends of Scouting Campaign Progress Report

 

7/7/2017 2017 Goal  2017 Pledged (Year To Date) % of  Goal Cash Paid (Year to Date) # of Donors Donors Asked  % of Donors Asked
Tahquitz $160,000 $159,563 99.7% $143,657 1,836 941 51.3%
Three Peaks $31,500 $29,109 92.4% $26,643 520 265 51.0%
Mt. Rubidoux $126,400 $114,155 90.3% $103,171 1,296 652 50.3%
Five Nations $18,500 $16,110 87.1% $12,693 233 115 49.4%
Temescal $98,500 $85,589 86.9% $74,739 1,326 550 41.5%
Sunrise $54,700 $47,073 86.1% $38,280 585 293 50.1%
High Desert $98,900 $77,814 78.7% $68,314 1,025 503 49.1%
Old Baldy $99,000 $71,107 71.8% $58,177 1,277 444 34.8%
Arrowhead $57,500 $38,587 67.1% $34,153 766 348 45.4%
Grayback $127,000 $83,705 65.9% $78,033 865 439 50.8%
Totals $872,000  $ 731,024.00 83.8% $646,072 9,729 4,552 46.8%

 

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Camp Use Update

 

Camp Emerson Week 1  July 10-15 Avail Week 2 July 16-22 Avail Week #3 July 24-29 Avail
Campsite Tr # Youth Adult   Tr # Youth Adult   Tr # Youth Adult  
Big Oak (50) TQ Tr0833 17 3 21       50       50
  TM Tr0733 7 2                  
                         
Bridger (20)                 MR Tr0706 14 2  
  OB Tr0076 10 3 7       20       4
                         
Cahuilla Flats (40)* SU Tr0268 7 2   GB Tr0011 27 5   MR Tr0806 11 2  
  SU Tr0105 7 2 5 HD Tr0157 5 2 1 MR Tr0106 11 2 14
  3P Tr2228 7 3                  
  TQ Tr0424 5 2                  
Coil  (30) * OB Tr2000 9 2   OB Tr0311 5 2   OOC Tr0408 4 2  
        19 LV Tr 0069 8 2 5 OB Tr677 5 2 17
          HD Tr0565 6 2          
Dan Boone  (20) GB Tr0117 17 2   GB Tr0014 10 2   AH Tr515 11 2  
        1       8       7
                         
Eagle's Nest (20) AH Tr510* 7 2                  
        11       20       20
                         
Firestone  (20) TQ 0910 6 2                  
  TQ Tr824 3 3 6       20       20
                         
Fremont  (20) AH Tr0001 7 2   3P Tr0374 16 5   OOC Tr634 10 2  
  AH Tr0010 7 2 2       -1       8
                         
Goldware (14) * MR Tr0090 11 2 1 GB Tr0044 5 2 7 GB Tr0231 8 2 4
                         
Harris (30) * OOC 0295 8 4   OOC Tr1103 21 3   HD Tr0365 5 2  
  GB T0335 9 3 1       6 AH Tr0247 10 3 10
  OOC Tr0288 3 2                  
                         
Hayes (20) HD Tr0765 10 2   HDTr559 5 2   MRTr606 9 3  
  OOC Tr0390 5 2 1       13       8
                         
Lewis & Clark (10) OB Tr641 9 2   AH Tr0510* 1 1          
        -1       8       10
                         
Mellor (40) * TQ Tr0911 2 2   HD Tr0574 10 4   OB Tr0348 11 3  
  HD Tr0159 7 2 8 MR Tr0002 16 3 5 HD Tr0053 6 2 11
  GB Tr29/422 7 2   5N Tr100 2 0   HD Tr0456 5 2  
  GB Tr0027 8 2                  
                         
Owls Roost (20) GB Tr0017 3 2           GB Tr 0003 3    
Provisional Scouts MR Tr156 3   12 OB Tr678 1   19 GB Tr0226 1   10
                  5N Tr895 3 1  
                  HD Tr357 1 1  
Swartzel (20) * SU Tr0180 8 2   MR Tr0129 2 2   OOC Tr0219 7 3  
  AH Tr0512 5 2 3 GB Tr0217 8 2 6       10
              `          
                         
Broken Arrow (40) SU Tr0368 15 5                  
        20       40       40
                         
                         
                         
Capacity 255/ wk Units Youth Adult   Units Youth Adult   Units Youth Adult  
  30 229 68   16 148 39   19 135 36  
                         
  Unit Youth Adults                  
GRAND TOTAL  65 512 143                  

 

Camp Wiley Week 1 Avail   Week  2 Avail   Week  3 Avail
Campsite Pack # Youth Adult   Pack # Youth Adult   Pack # Youth Adult  
Bridger (20) SU P903 5 5   3P P444 10 5   TM P134 9 9  
  MR P097* 1 1 8       5       2
                         
Cahuilla Flats (40)* TM P214 19 18   TM P205 15 15   3P P374* 20 20  
        3 MR P176 1 1 2       0
          HD P169 2 2          
          OB P628 1 1          
Coil  (30) * TQ P346 8 7   SU P078 8 6   GB P226 8 8  
        15       16 OOC P774 6 5 3
                         
Dan Boone  (20)         HD P026 6 5   SU P1701* 7 5  
        20       9       8
                         
Fremont  (20)         MR P116 5 6   SU P1701* 8 5  
        20       9       7
                         
Goldware (14) * MR P703 1 1   GB P16* 2 2   HD P0067* 3 2  
  HD P067* 3 3 6 AH P247* 5 5 0       9
                         
Harris (30) * TQ P0384 9 8   AH P247* 14 13   TQ P614 15 15  
        13       3       0
                         
Hays (20)         TQ P301 8 8   3P P374* 10 8  
        20       4       2
                         
Lewis & Clark (10) TQ P329 2 1   MR P29 4 3          
        7       3       10
                         
Mellor (40) * TQ P332 11 11   HD P257 10 10   TQ P148 5 4  
        18 MR P222* 10 5 1 TM P2399 2 1 8
          GB P0322 2 2   MR P222* 1 1  
                  SU P5205 9 5  
                  HD P152* 2 2  
Swartzel (20) * 3P P2228 8 7   TM P041 2 2   HD P152* 8 10  
        1 MR P097* 2 2 6       2
          GB P16* 1 1          
          TM P803 1 1          
          MR P1230 1 1          
Capacity 140/ wk Units Youth Adult   Units Youth Adult   Units Youth Adult  
  10 67 62   18 110 96   10 113 100  
                         
  Units Youth Adult                  
GRAND TOTAL  38 290 258                  

 

Cartoon Corner

 

 

Thoughts from the Scout Executive:

 

 

Positive Prayer & Quote
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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, 
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds- and done a hundred things you
have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and
swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I've
chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager
craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.

By: John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 

"The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country."

Robert Baden-Powell

 

Monday Memo is from Scout Executive Joe Daniszewski and contains his reflection on what is happening within the Council. The purpose of Monday Memo is to communicate information about the week ahead, to acknowledge the good things happening around the Council and to address specific issues that the Scout Executive wants to bring to your attention. Joe welcomes any comments, suggestions or recommendations on how to make this memo as helpful as possible. If you have something you want publicized in the Monday Memo, please send it to his attention c/o Monday Memo: Joseph.Daniszewski@scouting.org for Monday Memo Archives Click Here


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