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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.
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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
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.
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
The Catalina Council Shooting Sports Committee is pleased to offer the LaPorte Shooting Arrows /Flu-Flu Arrow Instructor and BSA Archery Instructor Specialist Instructor Certification Course for adult and youth (over age 21). Certification is good for three years, when conducting at least one event each year. This course is being held on March 11th, 8am to 1pm, at the DV Scout Ranch – Archery Range. Cost is $15.00. You must be a current USA Level I Instructor to take this course.
Sporting Arrows is a new archery game to supplement the static archery target shooting that has been the norm for many years. Sporting Arrows is a new game appealing to the experienced archers, the newcomers to the sport all ages. Based upon the clay pigeon shooting with a shotgun, Sporting Arrows uses the same principal of shooting arrows at a moving target. This course will introduce you to how to run and set up a course and set up and use our council’s NEW LaPorte Machine. Anyone that wishes to use this Machine must have a certified instructor and RSO to run event. To register and for more information contact John Longhofer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell (520) 990-4442.
Basic First Aid, CPR and AED
Will be held on Sat. April 29th the Scout Office, from 8 am to 5 pm, for those serving on Jamboree, Summer Camp Staff or anyone wanting this training. Cost is $20.00. To register and for more information contact John Longhofer at email: email@example.com or Cell (520) 990-4442.
Basic First Aid is an 8 hour first aid course. Learning basic first aid techniques can help you cope with an medical emergency occurs. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until Advance Medical help can arrive. This course will provide you with basic first aid skills and working knowledge. Certification is good for two years.
The Catalina Council Shooting Sports Committee is pleased to offer USA/NAA Archery Instructor Level 1 and BSA Archery Instructor/Range Master Instructor Certification Courses for adult and youth (over age 15). This course is being held on March 4th, 8am to 5pm, at the DV Scout Ranch – Archery Range. Cost is $60.00. Certification is good for three years. To register and for more information contact John Longhofer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell (520) 990-4442
This is an instructor course, not a basic skills course. You should have some knowledge and experience in archery prior to taking this course. However, this is also a good course to take to learn the essentials to improve your archery skills. Certification is valid for three years, but may be renewed based on teaching experience and/or helping run two shooting events each year, without having to retake the class. You’ll learn how to set up and operate a safe short-term archery range or archery program, how to teach new archers, how to maintain your equipment, and learn common shooting errors and correction which may also help your own skills. You’ll also learn the BSA archery range rules and safety regulations, and the specific requirements and limitations imposed on archery events by BSA. When taking this course we are asking you to help with unit, district and council shooting events. You must conduct at least one event each year to stay active as an Instructor.
This is a full day course with a 50 question written exam and pre-shoot safety briefing that you must pass in order to obtain the certification. Those who successfully complete the instructor course will be able to:
- Run a Boy Scout and Venturing archery shooting event.
- Run a Cub Scout archery range at the District or Council level
- Check-out and rent council archery equipment ( Except for the LaPorte Machine)
- Counsel Archery Merit Badge for Boy Scouts
- Venturing Shooting Sports Elective
- Serve on the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Archery Staff (Jamboree staff application is a separate and unrelated process. For more information about applying for jamboree staff, see http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/).