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  1. I picked this up from the Wood Badge group at bookface. It’s apparently not open for negotiation. _______________________________________________________ Subject: *** National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) syllabus UPDATES *** BSA Scouting U is announcing updates to the current National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) syllabus. These changes are effective on February 1, 2019: The minimum age requirement to attend NYLT will change. All participants must be 14 years old or 13 years old and have completed 8th grade; there cannot be any exceptions. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet age requirements and first attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST.) This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders. In most councils, NYLT will remain coed for the foreseeable future. We suggest separate patrols for boys and girls, if you have sufficient numbers of each gender. Beginning in 2020, all NYLT Course Directors/Scoutmasters are required to attend a Region/Area Course Directors Conference within 24 months prior to the start of his/her course. The individual who is listed as NYLT Backup Course Director/Assistant Scoutmaster on the "Request for Authorization to Conduct a National Training Course" form is also required to attend a Region/Area Course Directors Conference within 24 months prior to the start of the approved course. Questions should be directed to David Ehrlich, Scouting U NYLT coordinator (dehrlich2@gmail.com), Tom Giugni, Scouting U, Vice Chair Leadership Development (tomgiugni@gmail.com) or Mark Nelson, Scouting U Team Lead, Leadership Development (mark.nelson@scouting.org) Thanks! Mark Mark J. Nelson | Team Lead, Leadership Development BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Scouting University 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane | P.O. Box 152079 | SUM 273 Irving, Texas 75015-2079 P 972.580.2203 | M 508.455.7504 mark.nelson@scouting.org
  2. My educated guess is this came from the NRA safety and liability people.
  3. If you wish to comment on the lawsuit itself, here’s the link
  4. Please note the poster. Note that using the term ‘girl scouts’, even in a generic lower case usage, is infringement.
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    Time to Go.

    I chose the BEST troop for my boy back then, not the USUAL troop. Its your choice, not theirs.
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    Time line from Scout to Eagle

    Every person is different. Every situation is different. We are about to have young women who may need to be highly motivated to achieve Eagle from tenderfoot in just over two years. OTOH, we have young men who start at 11 and get their SM Conference in the night before they turn 18. My advice is always...it’s a journey, not a race. I want the life experiences which happen on the trail to be effective. That’s an order of magnitude more important to me than efficient.
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    Sea Scout forum?

    There is a forum for Venturing. Venture Scouts as a specific program element ... isn’t, anymore. Think of it like one of the 10 Varsity teams still under charter nationally.
  8. Ladies and gentlemen Here is the 2018 Guide to Safe Scouting. I've skimmed it. The most significant change I see is all Scouters are mandatory reporters for purposes of youth protection. Here's a link from the National website, I'm also attaching a copy. I commend it to all for your critical review. Here's the link if you need to copy/paste it into local documents: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34416.pdf This is the local downloadable copy: 34416.pdf
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    Oh Shoot, Worksheets in Cubs

    If you’re tracking bike riding or pushups, or daily the,peratures, some form of worksheet makes sense. If you’re asking questions about the town council meeting, TALK WITH THE KID Scouting. Isn’t. School. Moderator note... moved to cub scouting forum.
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    Boys, Girls, and Cub Scouting

    We as leaders choose which tool to pull out of the toolbox. I don’t pull out a 1” stud 3/8” hex socket and a cheater bar for the ratchet when a 1/4” stud 3/8” hex socket and ratchet fills the bill.
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    Boys, Girls, and Cub Scouting

    A Note, from a Moderator i still remember my Mom being my Den Mother. I remember a ton of old magazines we had in our hall closet, to support activities. I still remember The Law of the Pack, and later I remember learning the Scout Law. I remember being told as a Boy Scout the Scout Law was a positive description of who I should be. Boys like clubs. Boys like “no girls allowed” clubs. 8 year old boys aren’t always ready to mix with eight year old girls. Sometimes, a boy will get, shall we say, boisterous in telling that to a girl. may I submit a good path to deal with this kind of boisterousness is to simply ask the boy to recite the Scout Law, and then ask him if he was being friendly, courteous and kind? 99+ % of the time, he won’t be able to hold eye contact as he says yes. We don’t always need the big guns of youth protection. Sometimes, we need to remember Akela is there to show the way. YIS, ICS, IFAW, John
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    For a lot of Councils, the charter cycle is now Feb 1 to Jan 31, which means your Registrar wants it in the Council Office by Dec 15. National wants $33/person in 2019 Heres’ what they posted on Bookface...
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    Can anyone identify the age of this hat and holder?

    BSA went from the First Class Badge to the Tenderfoot FDL in the late 60s. That puts a lower limit on the hat carrier.
  14. See this item in open discussion, program, please.
  15. For your information and immediate action https://www.facebook.com/groups/169420456448496/permalink/2004635909593599/
  16. Direct from the National Commissioner Service Office My comments: Buzzword bingo. This is language straight from a business school. KISMIF. We have a host of educational attainment levels in our unit serving Scouter corps. If the language flies over them, they will blow it off. There should be only one goal for every Scouter above the unit serving level: UNLOAD THE leader and committee chair time backpack. Their time needs to be with youth, or being provided tools FOR youth. Every other item in their time/task backpack needs to be thrown away. YIS. ~~~~~~~~~~ https://www.facebook.com/513826472015701/posts/2062117233853276/
  17. Who are the three? it might be the training costs them, so they are doing the minimum for compliance.
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    some people have some nerve

    While internet advancement isn’t perfect, if they play games with his records, at least there’s a computer record already. Log on to my Scouting for him and snag a download...or have him do it.
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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

    If the client of Scouting is not the youth member, then Polaris is a house of cards built on thin ice v
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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

    Mark, i dare you to post this in the forum you moderate.
  22. Acco, remember when we went round the axle, and National foisted that definition you have on us? and people wonder why we are so cynical about Project Polaris?
  23. Acco’s definition is not the current one. The current, multi test based definition of active is on Page 24 of the Guide to Advancement. If I get to a laptop, Vice my iPad, I’ll cut and paste the pertinent paragraphs. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf
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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

    If I thought they were going to simplify unit JTE to “how many unit camp outs did you do, how many service projects did you do?” (Everything else being auto captured by ScoutNet) if I thought the G2SS would be made less restrictive, and the activities chart opened up, rather than continually closed down if I thought FOS would become “this is how we turn on the lights at the council office, and pay for the ongoing maintenance at our camps” i might buy it i don’t know what this actually is, besides buzzword bingo. BSA needs an effective financial management system which tells the Nation, Coucil by Council where the dollars came from and where they went to BSA needs an effective National set of committees which each openly and transparently lay out why things are as they are, and what proposals are in the pipeline But Irving cannot spell the word transparent