Here are the links that everyone should be excited about. The new YLT is pretty good and the Eagle workbook should be used now. The last item is a rundown on just what changes have been made.
The Guide to advancement is meant for ALL Scouts, not just Boy Scouts.
New youth leader training (YLT) http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/ILST%20FINALS%202011%20-%20Item%20Number%20511-016.pdf
Guide to Advancement (GTA)
Eagle project workbook (EPW)
What are the changes to the Eagle Project Workbook: http://www.scoutmastercg.com/2011/10/changes-to-the-eagle-process/
Tom Gillard Jr.
The 2011 Guide to Advancement has been released: The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures and Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, which are no longer valid.
We are collecting donations for our home away from home....the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, SC. Their wish list is below. We will be collecting until we leave the first week in October or until our car is full...I would LOVE for it to be full :) If you are a member of an organization that would be willing to help, by all means, go for it. Get your kids involved. Tell your friends and neighbors about Kendyn and his friends with EoS. Help us use this as an opportunity to raise more awareness. Kendyn LOVES to stay at "McDonalds House" and he LOVES to carry all the goodies in and put them by the big sign and take a picture :) Not to mention....it helps keep the cost low for all of us families that need the facility :)
Thank you in advance! I can't begin to tell you what it means to have such a great place to stay when we travel for not so fun reasons. It's the only thing that makes Kendyn WANT to go to SC...he actually gets excited and all he talks about the entire trip there is the RMH :)
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE September 2011 Wish List
2 twin blankets, white only
4 queen sized blankets, white only
Creamer for Coffee
Individual packets of sugar
Individual packs of trail mix, nuts, gummy fruit
Individual packs of cookies
Individual packs of cereal
Formula 409 Natural Stone Cleaner
Liquid Laundry Detergent High Efficiency Only (HE)
Non Chlorine Bleach
30 gallon trash bags
Zip Lock Bags, sandwich size only
Libman Wonder mop refills
Small containers of blue Febreeze mopping liquid
Frozen Family Sized MEAT entrees
Frozen waffles, Toaster Strudels, sausage or other breakfast items
Spiral Keychain bands in different colors for room keys
Plastic knives, forks, and spoons
Individual packets of Truvia, Splenda, Equal, or Sweet N Low
Clear acrylic vertical frames to use as signs 8x10 or 9x12
Large cold cups (plastic kind)
Wisk broom made of nylon
Swiffer Sweeper Wet Thick Mopping Cloths (not pads)
Swiffer dry duster with refills
Swiffer wand-shaped duster with extension for ceiling fans
Fresh Fruit in small amounts (bananas are great)
Hormel Compleates Microwaveable meals
New telephones for resident bedrooms (Uniden portable is compatible with current system)
McDonald's Restaurant gift cards
Target or Wal-Mart gift cards to buy any of the above
And of course....you can always donate money to sponsor a family. $8 will sponsor a family for a day (and that includes meals)....how amazing is that!!!!
The Elk River District Nominating Committee needs to know those Scouters that you believe are best qualified to lead Elk River District in 2012. Please read the attachment for more details.
Jeff Ready from the Marine Corps League has passed on a website for tying knots that you might want to use and or share with your scouts.
This is a reminder about the Elk River District Scout-O-Rama. Note that there are some “ideas” that have been crossed-out. These topics/ideas have already been requested and signed up for.
We need more participation from ERD units to adequately showcase activities in the local scouting program. Please contact Ray Young to identify your display ideas at Raymond.email@example.com, or (931) 581-9115. If your unit has not come up with an idea yet; but, plan to participate, please let Ray know that as well. We won’t turn anyone away; but, it would be nice to know how many units plan to anticipate.
Middle Tennessee Council is excited to announce anew adult leader training for those interested in taking Scouts Sailing. Attached is the registration form with all the important details. Space is limited so register early. For questions or additional information please contact Crystal Mayfield at 615-383-9724 x234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Youth Protection training completed. Some re-charters are being held
up because Youth Protection not completed. Make sure committee members also have this training. If a troop recharters without someone because they do not have Youth Protection this will cause a break in service for that person and require they get re-trained under new requirements. Contact your unit commissioner for your rechartering information.
Scoutmasters and Committee Chairs must be fully “trained” for their registered position by 01/01/2011. Other leaders must be fully trained for their registered position by 01/01/2012. For Boy Scout leaders, training consists of Fast Start, Youth Protection, This is Scouting, Boy Scout Leader Specific, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
See Calendar below for training dates. Fast Start, Youth Protection, and This is Scouting are also available online. Must have Youth Protection updated every two years.
If you were trained under old requirements and have a break in service then you would have to get re-trained under new requirements. If a troop recharters without someone because they do not have Youth Protection this will cause a break in service for that person.
Trainers will travel to your unit.
To see your training: Go to myscouting.org, click eLearning, click Training Validation, enter your Member ID or Member ID of your leaders.
Read all about it in the attached file. Many thanks to Elaine Posanka for all the hard work she has put into this!
New Geocache courses at Camp Arrowhead
Troop 184 has built a couple of new geocache courses at Camp Arrowhead. You can download the pamphlets from the Camp Arrowhead page. NOTE: These are intended to be closed courses for Scouters only so please do not post them to geocache.org or any other public geocaching pages.