- Ideal Year of Scouting 2020
- Camp 2020 update
- Order of the Arrow Guidance
- The Caring Center Food Drive
- Scouting at Home Activities from Crossroads of America Council
- Fillable Blue Cards
- Q/A Covid 19
- Virtual Scouting – From our District Commissioner
- Updates on Eagle extentions and more – from Byron on Scouting
- from Bryon on Scouting – 58 Merit Badges Scouts can complete at home
- At Home Cub Scout Activities
- BSA Adventure Bingo
- CAC Advancement and COVID-19
- Advice during this time.
- OA and Firecrafter meetings canceled
- YouTube “Scouting at Home”
- Earn Merit Badges at Home
- Find More ideas on FaceBook and online
- From the office of Joseph E. Wiltrout Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer
- Postponed: 2020 North Star Pinewood Derby
- District Meeting Dates 2020
- Guide to Safe Scouting Newsletter
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
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.
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)
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
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?
They have even opened a Kindle Store to find BSA products there easier.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for the class.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED
This is the training to help make you a “TRAINED” Facilitator of training.
Remember rechartering is only a few weeks away. Now is the time to make sure your roster is up to date. Send it to Jessica Hofman to make sure council’s records match.
Then review the training for your unit. If you have 100% trained of next year’s leaders, you are all set. Otherwise, get them trained.
A Scout deserves a Trained Leader!
Please encourage those considering or appointed to Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster and anyone else interested to attend training held this fall at various locations and dates:
- SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLE (Sept. 13, 7pm);
- District-sponsored in-person training:
- SEPT. 27: St. Luke’s UMC / Luke’s Lodge, 100 W. 86th St. Indy, 7pm
- OCT. 23: Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville, 7pm
- Various other in-person training sponsored by the Crossroads of America Council – see previous article here;
- Online at my.scouting.org . [Tip: Be sure to check your browser to use this site, it prefers to use the latest versions of Google Chrome, MS Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox.]