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SAFETY MOMENT – October is Fire Safety Month

By | 2018-10-11T17:29:11+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely|

October is Fire Safety Month. Take time for a safety moment and reflect on how you can use charcoal and other cooking methods without the burn. Link: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/charcoal-safety/

BSA recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides

By | 2018-10-02T06:01:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Scouting Safely|

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the yellow Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About 110,000 slides are [...]

Youth Protection Training Completed by October 1, 2018

By | 2018-09-22T06:17:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely, Training|Tags: |

All registered Scouters (volunteers and professionals), including any adult who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 total hours or more.  The updated course debuted in February 2018; if you took Youth Protection training prior to that, you’ll need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.  For more information visit scouting.org/youthprotection.  [...]

Updated Guide to Safe Scouting

By | 2018-09-14T07:26:06+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The online version of the Guide to Safe Scouting in now updated. Note the effective date for the new leader policy: October 1, 2018. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/toc/ Download the print-friendly version here.  This is the full PDF version that contains updates as of May 2018. Please refer to the online version for the most updated information. [...]

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.