REMINDERS Week of Oct. 21, 2020
- New District Name: The Monon District
- OA FALL ORDEAL Oct. 23-25
- Bewitched Belzer Bash
- Fall Camporee 2020 update and future schedule
- Cub Scout Adventures On-line
- Eagle Scout Information
- Merit Badge requirements during Covid-19
- District Committee Meetings and Roundtable Dates 2020
- University of Scouting – Nov. 14 2020
- OA NEWS: Temporary Camping Night Policy Due to COVID-19
- Guide to Safe Scouting Newsletter
UPDATE ON Training (new Scouts BSA training coming soon!)
A new online and facilitated version of Scouts BSA training will be available on August 3rd. If you are currently completing the training please complete prior to this date as we will be changing the Learning Plans for all positions – Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor. If you do not complete by August 3rd you will have to restart the training using the new learning plans and modules.
The new online learning combines content resulting in fewer modules. We have also streamlined courses to help reduce the total time it takes to complete the training. The new facilitated course uses offline versions of the learning modules to facilitate maintenance on any future changes – thus the online and facilitated content are simultaneously updated to ensure consistency in the versions of the training.
Please note: Completion of the appropriate portion of the Scouts BSA facilitated session will meet the requirements for
Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster: S24 Scoutmaster Specific Training
Merit Badge Counselor: D76 Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training
Troop Committee Chair & Committee: WS10 Troop Committee Challenge
Thank you for being a trained leader and working with the youth!
ALL LEADERS are encouraged to do ‘TRAINING’ through my.scouting.org. ALL LEADERS MUST be “TRAINED” for their registered position prior to recharter. The ONLY exception will be the IOLS training for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters. The IOLS training is being deferred until recharter for 2022
My.Scouting.org Training is available for everyone. Leaders, parents, and scouts.
Here is how ANYONE can create an account at my.scouting.org
- It is helpful to get your BSA member ID # before starting
- Go to my.scouting.org and click on “CREATE ACCOUNT”
- Fill in all the information to create the account
- Once the account is created – login and go to “My Profile” and make sure your “Member ID” is correct
- Once your account is all setup – you can go to “My Training” and take any of the online classes.
Tread Lightly Trainer Course
Tread Lightly Trainer Course
Saturday, May 9, 2020 (8:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis 46256
Introduction on the Principles of
Leave-No-Trace, Tread Lightly, Land Ethics
Comprehensive Tread Lightly Training
Teaching Skill Training
Interactive Outdoor Ethics Presentations
Flyers for your Unit
2. Join TL at https://www.treadlightly.org/join-tread-lightly by paying $25
3. Prepare a 10min. TL presentation* which they will present to the group
OUTDOOR ETHICS GUIDE COURSE & LEAVE-NO-TRACE TRAINER COURSE
OUTDOOR ETHICS GUIDE COURSE & LEAVE-NO-TRACE TRAINER COURSE
Camp Red Wing
5757 East Inlow Springs Road
Muncie, IN 47302
May 1-3, 2020
MUST PRE-REGISTER & PAY NON-REFUNDABLE FEE BY April 1, 2020
Leave No Trace is an educational, non-profit movement dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide. The Leave No Trace concept is one that crosses all boundaries of the recreation spectrum and is applicable for anyone who enjoys spending time in the out-of-doors. The idea is simple – leave the places you enjoy as good as or better than you found them. Both skills and ethics are involved, as well as good decision-making. If people do something, even something simple, to help take care of the recreational resources they cherish, we will all benefit. Cleaner water, less campfire impacts, fewer negative encounters with wildlife, less damage/loss of cultural and historic artifacts are just a few of the benefits of adhering to Leave No Trace. For more information about Leave No Trace, check out: http://www.lnt.org
This course will allow participants to learn and practice the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. This course will also focus on the effective presentation of these principles. The course will pivot between both classroom and outdoor experiences and presentations. Participants will learn both front country and back country information.
Fee $15 for course & OE Guide Notebook*(Fri 6-10 PM)
Attendees meet requirements for leading OE Awareness/Action Awards and youth are trained for the responsibilities as Outdoor Ethics Guides in their troop, team or crew.
National Youth Leadership Training – NYLT – 2020
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.
NYLT is patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.
The NYLT course integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.
Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be First Class rank and at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be 14. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
FEE: The course if $240 per participant and includes all food and materials. Early bird fees are $215 if paid 30 days prior to the start of the session. A deposit of $25 per participant is required to hold a spot.
Three Courses Available
- April 3-5 & 17-19 (Must attend both weekends) Camp Kikthawenund (Frankton)
- Week-Long Course June 14-20 Camp Red Wing (Muncie)
- September 11-13 & 25-27 (Must attend both weekends) Camp Kikthawenund (Frankton)
Scholarship applications are available: Application must be received by March 1st (Spring course)
NYLT – formerly White Stag
Don’t let your youth leaders miss out on the premier leadership training for Scouts. Your unit and your program will benefit when your youth are trained to lead. Many units choose to send their top youth leaders paid for by the unit.
2019 Dates – 3 courses available to choose from:
April 5-9 & May 3-5, 2019 (must attend both weekends) / Camp Kikthawenund / Course Director: Matthew Lackner
Week-Long Course – June 16-22, 2019 / Camp Red Wing / Course Director: Joseph Fenimore
September 13-15 & September 27-29, 2019 (must attend both weekends) / Camp Kikthawenund / Course Director: James Tungan
Have your youth leadership register today at https://scoutingevent.com/160-nyltapril2019
New Products Listed on National Website
The new Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls, Patrol Leader Handbook, Troop Leader Guidebook (vol 1), and related books are now listed on scoutshop.org.
Whether they are ready for delivery is a different questions.
The e-books are not yet listed on amazon.com, though. (I get mine on Kindle now.)
UPDATED: More information on Bryan on Scouting. Notice the logo over the right pocket is slightly changed.
What’s new or different about the Scouts BSA uniform?
- The Scouts BSA uniform shirt comes in sizes and cuts for women and girls.
- New uniform pants for women and girls can be rolled up at the leg to be worn as capri pants. Women and girls can also purchase the current, switchback-style uniform pants that zip off at the knee.
- The new shirt is tan and features a BSA fleur-de-lis emblem and the letters “BSA” in red over the right pocket. The existing inventory of
tan shirts, with “BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA” in red over the right pocket, will be available until they’re all sold out.
Can I still wear previous-generation uniform pieces?
Yes. With BSA uniforms, the rule is: once official, always official.
Can I mix and match old and new uniform pieces?
Yes. For example, you could wear the new tan Scouts BSA uniform shirt with previous-generation green uniform pants.
Here is more information about the new Handbook for Girls:
Why are there two different handbooks?
The volunteer-led board of directors wanted to ensure Scouts can see themselves represented accurately in the pages, and having two handbooks was the most effective way to do that.
The photos reflect the troop of which the Scout is a member. In other words, boys will see images of other boys in the Scouts BSA Handbook for Boys; girls will see images of other girls in the Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls.
Is the content the same between the Scouts BSA Handbook for Boys and the Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls?
Yes, the content, requirements and page numbers are exactly the same. All that’s different is the photos.
What did and didn’t change from the Boy Scout Handbook to the Scouts BSA Handbooks?
What didn’t change:
- Program elements
What did change:
- Images, which reflect the troop of which the Scout is a member
- The program name — Boy Scouts becomes Scouts BSA
- Youth Protection guidelines, which are regularly updated to keep young people safe
- Minor grammar and formatting fixes to the 13th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook
Can a Scout continue to use the 13th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook?
Absolutely. But be aware that rules and requirements can be updated, so always look for the latest requirements online or in Scoutbook.
They have even opened a Kindle Store to find BSA products there easier.
Finish training modules before new ones in January
There are new training modules coming in January. They will not match current ones. Finish partials now or start over!
More from National here.
UPDATE from Bryan on Scouting.
REMINDER – “Train the Trainer” course
Just a reminder about the North Star District hosting of the course for:
TRAIN the TRAINER (Scouts BSA course D70)
December 1, 2018
9 AM till Noon
1705 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46228
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED
Please email Kevin Neese (email@example.com) to register for the class.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED
This is the training to help make you a “TRAINED” Facilitator of training.
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