June is here, and it’s time to head to Scout Camp. Most of the camps are in higher altitudes, so this month’s Safety Minute addresses some health issues that you may encounter at higher elevations: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-055(17)_AltitudeSafety_WEB.pdf
- In the Order of the Arrow, and
- Interested in going to NOAC 2018 (this summer!) with the Shomer Shabbat NOAC Contingent,
- Contact Dr. Ely Stillman immediately at: istillma@bidmc..harvard.edu
National Youth Leadership Training July 9th, 2018 – July 14th, 2018 @ Camp Lawton . National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Register Here today!
The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities. The newest updates were released earlier this month. To download a copy of the newest version, please go here
Catalina Council Polo Order Form
Catalina Council is now taking orders for Council Polo’s. the polo’s come in a variety of colors and will have the council logo on the front left pocket. Polo’s will be ordered once a month and take 3 weeks to arrive once ordered. You will be notified once the polo’s have arrived.
Order your polo’s today!
Cub Scout Resident Camp is all of the fun of Cub Scout Day Camp
plus you get to camp overnight and have Skits, Songs, and Cheers at campfires!
Where: Camp Lawton 12900 Organization Ridge Road, Mt Lemmon, Az 85619
When: June 30 – July 3rd, 2018
Check -In: 6:00pm June 30th, 2018
Check Out: 10:00am July 3rd, 2018
Cub Scout Summer Day Camp
C.S.I. – Cub Scout Investigation
July 6 and 7, 2018
Camp Fee: $50.00 per Scout
- Fee includes T-shirt, camp patch, and all program materials.
- Friday and Saturday – 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
- Check-in will start 30 minutes before the start of camp each day.
Location: Kino School, 6625 N. First Ave. , Tucson, AZ 85718
Food: Lunch is not provided.
What to Bring/Wear:
- Bring a sack lunch with non-perishable food.
- Refillable water bottle.
- Wear closed toe shoes.
- Small Day Pack to carry items around camp in.
- Required medication in it’s original container with instructions.
- BSA Medical forms Part A and B
- Adult volunteers are needed to escort the scouts from station to station both days.
- We are also looking for volunteers to help run some of the activity stations for the Scouts.
- If you would like to volunteer please select the appropriate box on the registration page.
Note: The boys will be divided into groups according to their rank so that the events they complete and the projects they work on are age and program award level appropriate.
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your Scouts today to ensure they are part of the FUN FUN FUN!!!
As of January 31, 2018, National has released new mandatory Youth Protection training and policies. This was done as part of a continuous effort by BSA to reexamine and strengthen the policies they have for protecting our youth and adults. This new release consists of both new policies and training.
The new YPT Policies Include
By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.
- Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must also take Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to completing the registration process.
- Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed YPT within two years.
- Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult application.
- BSA policy that when tenting, youth must be NOT more than 2 years apart in age unless relatives.
- BSA policy that no one (youth or adult) may share an accommodation (tent) with a member of the opposite sex other than their spouse.
- BSA policy that “buddies” must be NOT more than 2 years apart in age and the same level of maturity.
BSA National Mandatory Training Policy
- Youth Protection Training (YPT) must be taken every two years.
- Councils are permitted to enact additional requirements.
The only position exceptions to taking the required the Youth Protection Training are:
- Institutional heads
- Adult partners in Tiger and Lion programs.
The Boy Scouts of America’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training.
The mandatory training modules are the following:
- Overview & Policies – SCO_3001 (20 minutes)
• Sexual Abuse – SCO_3003 (22 minutes)
• Bullying – SCO_3004 (13 minutes)
• YPT Certification – SCO_3007 (no time estimate)
The prior version of BSA’s Youth Protection trainings will no longer be available. The updated training replaces other Youth Protection trainings and is required for all BSA programs.
Depending on the speed of your network, this new training should take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Be patient
Remember, all adult leaders are required to complete this new training by Oct 1, 2018
Experience WOOD BADGE 2018! Register Online Now! Registration closes at MIDNIGHT July 1st 2018!
You may have heard of Wood Badge. You may know plenty of Scouters who have been to Wood Badge. Now, take the plunge and find out for yourself what Wood Badgers already know. Inspirational leadership is more than knowing how to be a good leader; it’s the process of becoming a great leader. And there is no better way to experience this leadership adventure than at Wood Badge!
Catalina Council is offering this 6-day Wood Badge course over two weekends: August 23-25 and September 13-15. Join us in learning how you can deliver the promise of scouting, inspire your scout units to succeed, and have fun doing it! For course details please copy and paste these links into your browser click HERE Or for any other questions, email the Course Director Matt Gardner @ email@example.com
Catalina Council is piloting two new BSA programs this Fall – the Lion Program and STEM Scouts.
The Lion Program is new for kindergarten-age boys this Fall. The activities introduce the family to Cub Scouting and provides an exciting way for kindergartners to explore the world around them. The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they experience the growth Scouting can provide. At the end of the Lion year, they “graduate” to Tiger and advance through Cub Scouting. For more information on the new Lion Program – http://scoutingwire.org/new-lion-program-piloting-this-fall/. To start the Lion Program in your Cub Scout Pack, please contact your District Executive or the Scout Office at 520-750-0385.
Using experiential activities and interaction with STEM professionals, the goal of the STEM Scouts program is to help young people grow in character and skills as they explore their curiosity about STEM fields. It is hoped that their growing knowledge will translate into the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our country’s future economy. While the program focuses on future careers in STEM, it is ultimately designed to be challenging, thought-provoking and, most importantly, fun. A coed program of the BSA for young people grades 3-12, STEM Scouts offers a Scouting experience with less emphasis on the outdoors. STEM Scouts follows the Scout Oath and Law with the goal of producing young men and women who are leaders, display confidence, realize their skills and limitations, are respectful of others’ opinions, are problem solvers in all aspects of life, look for opportunities to serve others, are good citizens, and demonstrate integrity in all phases of life. To start a STEM Scout Lab or learn more information, please contact your District Executive or the Scout Office at 520-750-0385.