Come on out to the Catalina Scout Shop on Saturday September 22nd and enjoy our Family Camping Event 101. There will be a discount available on Camping Gear.
Level I Climbing Certification
Level I and IIT (Instructor in Training for Scouts ages 16-18)
October 18, Thurs from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Scout Office
October 19, Friday from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm at Camp Lawton (cabins will be made available)
October 20, Saturday from 8:00am – 4:00pm at Camp Lawton (breakfast and lunch provided)
November 3, Saturday from 8:00am – 4:00pm at Camp Lawton
If you are currently a Level II or higher, we’re hoping you will sign up for at least one of the dates to help us and to log it towards your level II certification renewal.
For More Information, Contact Rob Samuelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catalina Council is offering Powder Horn Course for High Adventure
Jan 4, 5 & 6, 2019
Powder Horn is a skills resource course for Venturing and Boy Scouting leaders
and youth (age 14 and up) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Powder Horn is
also described as a “hands-on resource management course” designed to give
Scouting leaders “the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome
high-adventure program” in their Scouting unit. The goals of Powder Horn are to
help Scout leaders safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging
nature, provide an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead
youth through a program of high adventure, and familiarize participants with the
skills involved in different high adventure disciplines. Powder Horn presents a
wide variety of hands-on high adventure skills experiences, and thus is not
designed to provide specific skills certifications. The course will be held over a
three-day weekend. Youth attendees will get first-hand experience and
information as well as resources so they can better act as Event Chairs for their
Activities may include:
All-Terrain Vehicles, Aquatics Lifesaving, Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing / Rappelling, Cooking, Project COPE / Ropes Course, Dutch Oven Cooking, Expedition Planning, Extreme Sports, Geocaching, First Aid, Horsemanship, Hunting, Leave No Trace, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Stand Up Paddleboards, Search & Rescue, Scuba Diving, Shooting Sports / Archery, Wilderness Survival, Winter Sports & Camping
Participants are encouraged to take part in all activities, however
“Challenge by Choice” will be followed throughout. Participants will not be
forced to engage in any activity.
To find out more or to ask any questions, contact:
William Lake-Wright – email@example.com
Dan Rowland – Daniel.Rowland@Scouting.org
Catalina Council is celebrating 100 years of operation in 2019. In commemoration of this occasion, the Council is releasing this limited edition Belt Buckle. Only 100 of these amazing buckles will be made to celebrate the 100th Anniversary! Get yours while supplies last.
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On November 15th 1958 a tragedy unfolded in the Santa Rita Mountains South of Tucson when six Boy Scouts embarked on a hike with the goal of reaching the summit of Mt. Wrightson known at the time as “Old Baldy”. Only three of the boys survived the night when an unexpected and unprecedented snow storm overtook the area dropping seven feet of snow in the mountains and two feet of snow in Tucson.
A hike will be held on November 17th 2018 to mark the 60th anniversary of these events.The goal is to have as many Boy Scout Troops participate in the hike as possible. Each Troop that would like to participate will be required to have at least two properly trained and registered adult leaders present for each segment of the hike their Scouts will be completing.
There will be four levels of participation for Troops to choose from.
1. Meet with the group at the Old Baldy Trail Head in Madera Canyon to wish the group safe travels and see them off and be in the group photo.
2. Hike to the Josephine Saddle to view the Memorial that has been erected there. This is a five mile round trip hike with a 1640’ elevation gain and is rated on All Trails as “Moderate”. The trail head is at an elevation of 5440’ and the trail is well shaded.
3. One mile beyond the Josephine Saddle is the location where the departed boys were discovered. There are three crosses down a steep slope where the boy’s came to a rest. A cross marks each individual’s location. Three prior selected Scouts will descend the slope and lay a wreath at a cross while a forth preselected Scout plays Taps on a bugle. The sound of the bugle should be audible from the Josephine Saddle for those who do not want to ad two miles to their hike. Each Troop may nominate one Scout to lay a wreath. Three Scouts will be selected from those nominated. If a Troop has a Scout qualified to play Taps on the Bugle, please make me aware if they have a desire to play.
4. Hike to the Summit of Mount Wrightson for those who have trained and are prepared. This is an all-day challenge of nearly a 4000 foot elevation gain and a ten mile round trip and is rated on All Trails as “Difficult”. The summit is 9456 feet above sea level and the air is definitely thin. Troops that participate in the full hike should have a representative Scout bring their troop flag to be unfurled at the summit where taps will be played in honor of the scouts who lost their lives. The views from the summit are spectacular as you look from a summit 300 feet higher than Mount Lemmon, Tucson sits 7000 feet below, and all the high peaks of Southern Arizona are visible on a clear day.
Please contact Tim for more details and with all your questions, and especially if you plan to attend and participate.
Eagle Scout, Troop 100, 1985
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 007
BSA Catalina Council Board of Directors
firstname.lastname@example.org 520 977-0554
National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) 2020
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Join us for Cub Scout Winter Day Camp
December 28 and 29, 2018
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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!
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