National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) 2020
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. The conference hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environment. PLC underscores the values of Scouting and teamwork and promotes the concepts of servant leadership. Open to all programs. Participants will not have an opportunity to be with family during the week.
The next available training session is September 16-22. KrisAnn T. from Troop 270 will be attending and is looking for more leaders to attend. if you are interested please contact her at email@example.com
The Catalina Council Shooting Sports Committee is pleased to offer USA 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 September 8th, 8am to 5pm, at the Huachuca Sportsman’s Center. Cost is $60.00. Certification is good for three years.
You will need to bring your own chair, lunch, hat, sunscreen, water and Med forms (Part A&B), all other materials will be supplied that day.
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:
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Jamboree on the Air, October 19 – 21. The Council is offering free camping at Double-V Scout Ranch. Event stations at Ramada Grande will demonstrate portions of Astronomy, Radio, Electronics, and Electricity Merit Badges during rotations. Other events are fun with audio, talking to other scouts around the country via amateur radio, Morse code practice, learning to solder, old-time radio plus many others.
Continuous daytime solar observing offered by the TAAA. Star Party Saturday night, Mars, Saturn, the Moon and other astronomical delights.
Even though free, registration is required. Free Jamboree patches if registered by September 21st.
Sponsored by: BSA Catalina Council
Location: Camp Lawton
12900 East Organization Ridge Road
Mount Lemmon AZ 85619
This course is open to all Scouters and the to the general public. Must be 14 years old or older.
Upon successful completion of the Leave No Trace Trainer Course, each participant will become a qualified
Leave No Trace Trainer. Those who complete the course are equipped to:
Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer
Sponsored by: BSA Catalina Council
September 30, 2018, Sunday
Time: 8am to 4pm
Location: Camp Lawton12900 East Organization Ridge Road, Mount Lemmon AZ 85619
Fee: $40 ($25 of the fee is for Tread Lightly! Membership.) Sunday Lunch included.
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2018. No WALK-INS.
Participants completing this course will be certified as a Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer. A Tread Trainer is prepared to provide workshops to empower generations to enjoy the outdoors responsibly through stewardship and to further the goals of responsible and ethical recreation.
This course is available for registered Scouters, Venture Scouts, and the general public. Must be 18 years old minimum.
Catalina Council and The University of Arizona have partnered to bring you an AMAZING opportunity! For only $40 you can get a ticket to the University of Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans football game on September 29, 2018. After the game you will be able to camp over night on the football field and Catalina Council will provide you with snacks, games, breakfast the next morning and a patch!
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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.
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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.
BSA National Mandatory Training Policy
The only position exceptions to taking the required the Youth Protection Training are:
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:
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
Catalina Scout Shop
2250 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
M- F: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Catalina Council Office 2250 E Broadway Blvd Phone: 520-750-0385 or
M- F: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm