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New Cub Scout Adventures

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Cub Scout Preview Adventures are new elective adventures for Cub Scouts.  During the preview period these adventures will be under evaluation and possible revision. It will be determined how much interest there is, based on several factors. Successful previews will be considered to be included in the next edition of the Cub Scout handbooks.

These adventures count toward advancement just like other elective adventures. Here you will find the requirements, den meeting plans, and program resources.

Preview Adventure recognition items are purple in color for all ranks to signify they are in preview mode. Adventure loops and pins for preview adventures can only be purchased online at ScoutShop.org.

The Protect Yourself Rules Preview Adventure

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In partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Foundation we are proud to present the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure.  This adventure is designed to provide your Cub Scouts information on how to Recognize, Respond, and Report abuse as part of the BSA’s Personal Safety Awareness program.

 

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This adventure is available for all Cub Scouts.Lion badgeTiger Badge   

It may be earned in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges of rank.  (Lion’s do not earn Cyber Chip).  If used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement, it may not be used as an elective adventure towards that badge of rank.

Yo-Yo Preview Adventure

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In partnership with Duncan Toys, we are proud to present the Yo-Yo Preview Adventure.  This adventure develops eye-hand coordination and teaches fundamental concepts of gravity, motion, and energy.

 

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This adventure is available for the following ranks:  

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REMINDERS Week of September 18, 2019

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Reminders for upcoming activities:

New Update to the Guide to Safe Scouting

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New Update to the Guide to Safe Scouting – Online Version

Changes have been made across the board.  From ages scouts can tent together (no more than 2 years apart), to Webelos not being allowed to camp at Camporees (only day visits), to no more dodgeball!  Sit down with your Committee and your PLC and make sure you are in compliance with the new policies.

 

The most recent update includes new additions to the Prohibited Activity Listing.  These activities are Prohibited as of October 1, 2019.  The new additions include but is not limited to dodge ball, flying in non-tethered hot air balloons, boomerangs, LARPing, trampolines, and chubby bunny.  Look at the list.  It has changed significantly.

 

An FAQ has been provided to help answer any questions you might have about the changes being made, to access the FAQ click https://www.Scouting.org/health-and-safety/prohibited-activities-faqs/

 

If you have not been introduced to the Guide to Safe Scouting or you have never taken the time to look it over, you are definitely missing a key part of our program.  This is an amazing guide and resource to things like: Youth Protection, Camping, Activity Planning, Transportation, Insurance, and Incident Reporting, plus much more.  The appendix has quick reference guides:

  • Motor Vehicle and Driver Checklist
  • Meeting Place Inspection Checklist
  • Flying Plan Checklist
  • Unit Money-Earning Application
  • Incident Reporting Tool
  • Near Miss Reporting Tool
  • Youth Protection/Membership Infraction Incident Information Form
  • Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities
  • Age Appropriate Camping Guidelines 34416Camping
  • Service Project Planning Guidelines
  • Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations
  • Campout Safety Checklist
  • Event Safety Checklist

Please be sure to keep this online version handy when considering a Scouting activity or planning a meeting or outing.

The HTML version of the Guide to Safe Scouting has been updated and can be found online at https://www.Scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/

YPT updates

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Below is information on YPT provided by Kevin Neese, NS Training Chair.

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Youth Protection encompasses much more that sexual connotations.  The training helps to provide us needed tools and resources to serve our Scouts.
Concerning Youth Protection Training, I would like to ask ALL our Registered Adults to take the New / Updated Youth Protection Training (available at my.scouting.org) during September 2019.  Since the major revision of Youth Protection Training in 2018 – BSA has made a commitment to annually update its content with pertinent information.
I have been asked – what if my Youth Protection Training expires during 2020.  I IMPLORE ALL leaders – let’s NOT make this a point of conversation.  Take the updated YPT during September 2019 and each September going forward.  Some of the largest Councils in the United States have published requirements that YPT be current until after the end of the reCharter period in order to recharter.  Currently we have been unable to find definitive information from National – but, usually these larger Councils are a GOOD indication as to coming policies.
Also, what adult wants to be in the position of being removed from the roster and having to go through reregistration, because they forget to renew their YPT (during the year).  If a leaders YPT expires, it is an automatic drop.
Personally, I think a better way to look at Youth protection Training (and I hope that you agree) – OUR SCOUTS deserve us – as LEADERS to WANT to take the updated training.
YIS,
Kevin Neese
NS Training Chairman

Join the Fun

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October 12 – Boy Scout Fun Run at Camp Belzer

Come with your Family!  Come with your Pack!  Come with your Patrol or your Troop!

Race through Belzer – Interactive Inflatables – Archery – BBguns – STEM activities and MORE!  Check it out boy-scouts-funrun-flyer-final

 

October – RECHARTER – sign up

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The dates and locations for Recharter have been confirmed!  Has your Unit signed up for a spot yet?  Register by October 1st.

Wednesday, October 23- St. Alphonsus- All Souls Center

Thursday, October 24- Eagle Creek Community Church

Tuesday, October 29- St. Monica’s Catholic Church

Wednesday, October 30- Immaculate Heart Catholic Church

6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 – 3 slots per time

Unit Recharter Registration Here

Additional Help is Always Needed At Recharters.  Can you help?  You can choose which location(s) that works best for you.  Please email Jenny Beyer at jenny.beyer.52@gmail.com if you can help.

Wednesday, October 23- St. Alphonsus- All Souls Center, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 24- Eagle Creek Community Church, 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 29- St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 6-9pm

Wednesday, October 30- Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 6-9pm

 

Indy XI Scout Night – Indy Eleven vs. Memphis 901 FC

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Indy Indy_Eleven_Logo.svg_XI Scout Night – Indy Eleven vs. Memphis 901 FC
October 5, 2019 / 7:00pm – Lucas Oil Stadium

All scouts in attendance will receive a patch and have the opportunity to go on the field for a post-game goal kick.

Cost is $12 per person. To register, click here.
Enter promo code: scout. Deadline to order tickets is October 3.

To print the flyer, click here.

For questions, please contact Kevin Kirkoff at 317-685-1100  (ext. 1119) or kevin@indyeleven.com

Units – Sign up for Recharter appointments – NOW

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The dates and locations for Recharter have been confirmed!
Units – please select a date and time for turning in  your recharter! Don’t forget that help is available at the October Roundtable!
     Wednesday, October 23- St. Alphonsus- All Souls Center
     Thursday, October 24- Eagle Creek Community Church
     Tuesday, October 29- St. Monica’s Catholic Church
     Wednesday, October 30- Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
                    6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 – 3 slots per time
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A8AA28A57-20191