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
There are three opportunities to honor veterans this Memorial Day with flag placement on the graves of those who served to protect our country.
Evergreen Cemetery- Saturday May 26th 3015 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 Begins at 8am- Contact Jim Nelson @ email@example.com for more information
South Lawn Cemetery- Saturday May 26th 5401 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706 Begins at 8am- Contact Terry Byron @ Terry.Byron@Sci-us.com for more information
East Lawn Cemetery- Saturday May 26th, 5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 Begins at 8am Contact Terry Byron @ Terry.Byron@Sci-us.com for more information
Arizona Gives Day is Today! Please remember Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council. There are several ways to donate. Our Scoutreach LLC is a qualifying Arizona Charitable Tax Credit dollar for dollar tax credit to your Arizona Tax Return. We qualify as a non-profit. This means that you can still give to us even if you have donated to a private or public school. Our Friends of Scouting campaign that is credited towards the Unit yearly goals. If you have questions or need any help, please contact Susan Hicks, Development Director at (520) 861-4706 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share our information with your friends and family. Your donations help provide quality Scouting programs to over 6.700 youth throughout Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Cochise County and parts of Pinal County. Thank you!
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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 email@example.com.
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
Have you heard of VentureFest? How about Jamboree at the Summit? Well, VentureFest is for all Scouts 14 Years old and older….and has all high adventure events, Just like Jamboree, but for Venturing.. This year is the 20th anniversary of Venturing…what better place to spend an anniversary! Check it out:
There is a Catalina VOA contingency attending for $1600. Details are on the following link: https://catalinacouncil.org/activities/venturefest-2018/ With that being said, Joe and I are the program leads for the shooting sports. We are looking for volunteer staff, must be 16 years old and older. If you are interested in working the shooting sports area at the Summit this summer with us, let me know ASAP. Staff will have down time to participate in the events too, not all work this time. Staff will be sleeping at staff base camps too.
Link if info: http://www.summitbsa.org/venturingfest/staff/ The fee to be staff is $250. When you register, you need to put a $50 deposit. And the entire fee is due by the end of April. The fee include prepared meals, not like at jamboree where patrols had to cook their food. Staff needs to show up earlier (July 29th for non-management) and departs on (July 6th) later in the day than participants (tentatively). The catch is staff has to fine their own transportation. Actual VentureFest date: July 1st-6th at $500-600 (youths) and $400-500 (adults), without transportation. Maybe much more if you go with a unit contingency
Hope to here from you soon.
Yours in Venturing,
VentureFest 2018, Team Program Co-Lead for Shooting Sports
Area 6 VOA Advisor Western Region, BSA
firstname.lastname@example.org | 520-256-5566
JR. Justice League of Lawton!
Session #1 – May 28 – 29, 2018
Session #2 – May 30 – 31, 2018
Registration/Check-in each day is 9:00 am
Camp ends each day about 4:30 pm
Fee per registered Cub Scout is $50.00
If you would like to camp overnight please contact Kelly at email@example.com.
The theme for this summer is Justice League of Lawton!
T-shirts are available for $10.00 in the Trading Post as wells a drinks and snacks.
Is being held on March 17 and 18 and May 12 and 19 at the DV Scout Ranch Ramada Grande. The cost of the course is $70.00. If you are wanting to renew and take the WFA and CPR refresher course you may attend the March 17, March 24 or May 12th. Cost is $45.00. If currently still have your WFA Field Guide Book then the cost is $25.00. Note You must retake your refresher every two years to stay current otherwise you will need retake full course. For more information or questions contact John Longhofer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell phone: (520) 990-4442.