Mark your calendars!
The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse.
This starts with an enhanced online Youth Protection training course all volunteers and professionals must complete.
Even those Scout leaders who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into My.Scouting.org and complete the updated Youth Protection course. You have until Oct. 1, 2018, to do so. The magic date is February 2, 2018. Anyone taking YPT on February 2nd or afterwards took the new new course and is considered current. If you took YPT before February 2, 2018 you will have to take the new version.
The updated course will take about an hour to complete. It includes cutting-edge research from the top experts in the field of child abuse prevention. It covers topics like bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse.
For more information, check out the article on Bryan On Scouting: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/03/16/every-scouter-must-complete-the-updated-youth-protection-training-by-oct-1-2018/
Yours in Commissioner Service,
James Thielen | Area Commissioner
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Southern Region / Area 4
We have a few openings left for our MOSI trip. I need a final head count by 7/12/18. See details in attached flyer. Contact me with any questions.
Registration and payment online at https://bradenton191.mypack.us/
Thank you and have a great day!
Pack 191 Committee Chair
THE BEST SUMMER CAMP PLANNING EVENT ON THE PLANET!
If your unit troop, ship or crew plans to go to summer camp next year, help your scouts make an informed choice as to which camp to attend. Visit the 2018 SWFC Summer Camp Trade Show. Learn about new program offerings and facilities. Most camps offer in-council pricing for SWFC units that attend this show. The BSA National Office will also have staff on-hand to discuss the four National High Adventure Bases and the OA High Adventure Trail Crew Program. Visit every booth and you will be eligible for our door prize drawings!
Last year 28 camps from 12 states were represented!
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Registration begins at 9:00 am
Southwest Florida Council Service Center – Conference Building
1801 Boy Scout Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
WHO MAY ATTEND:
Boy Scouts, Venturers, Arrow of Light Scouts, Adult Leaders, Parents (Bring the whole unit!)
FREE FOR EVENT. There is no need to register for this event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
E-mail Bruce Hassy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 239-784-0843
If you miss our show on October 6th, you can always attend the Miami area show on October 7th at Camp Elmore.
Our June RT will be a campfire program with a special Ice Cream Sundae bar and Brownie contest beforehand.
It will be IN THE GYM at the Salvation Army.
7:00 pm – Ice Cream Sundaes and BEST BROWNIE CONTEST
7:30 pm – Announcements including…
- OFFICIAL information regarding the upcoming changes to the scouting programs and how they will be implemented in SWFC.
- Hard-copy council calendars (one per unit) will be distributed. (The calendars are also available in digital form on the SWFC website.)
- Information about ‘School Night Training’ dates.
- Information regarding ‘Popcorn’ training.
8:00 pm – Campfire program BRING:
- a lawn chair. (it will be more comfortable and we won’t have to set up and return the Salvation Army’s chairs)
- a batch of brownies using your best recipe. Participants will ‘vote’ for their favorites. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
- toppings for ice cream sundaes. The staff will be providing the ice cream, bowls, utensils, etc.
We hope to see y’all on Thursday, June 7th!
Hi Cub Scout Parents –
Cub Scout Day Camp is just around the corner! Your son will enjoy shooting BB guns, Archery, Arts and Craft and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your son to meet new friends and have a lot of fun! Day Camp registration is open to incoming 1st graders (must register as a Cub Scout) through incoming 5th graders. Current 5th graders should be crossed over to a Boy Scout troop.
Space is limited and spots are filling fast! Sign up NOW!
Not familiar with Cub Scout Day Camp – Check this day camp video out and you will be ready to go! https://youtu.be/KE5mX8wpx2s
Visit www.swflcouncilbsa.org (click on the Calendar/ Event Registration tab) to sign up on-line for Day Camp.
2018 Southwest Florida Council Day Camp Dates:
MANATEE DISTRICT – JUNE 11 – 15 SPOTS ARE LIMITED! REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 28! (serving Manatee County)
Click Here to Register NOW!
(First Come – First Serve Registration Basis – Space is Limited)