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  1. @Eagle94-A1 read thru the thread. Since the camp, council or specific course isn't identified that I can tell it would be most helpful for the unit or @InquisitiveScouter to report the incident to the council so that they can address it. Sounds like the council leadership is unaware outside the course directors.
  2. @fred8033 comes closest to the pin on the reason that multiple units of different Chartered Organizations need council permission to hold events together in the name of Scouting. The charter granted is only for unit operation, not multiples.
  3. @Eagle94-A1 Perhaps there are other options or motivations behind the incredible opportunity to keep youth (and adults) safe when doing the Scouting program. For those on this forum that continue to put folks at risk in the name of Scouting, please stop. As a reminder the current Scouting program which some of you proport on these forums to be chartered to operate: 1) has no option for youth only activities without adult supervision. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/#a 2) has limits by design: "Some activities considered by youth and leaders are not comp
  4. What does your Chartered Organization require? Otherwise, still relevent: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/04/10/ask-the-expert-the-who-when-and-why-of-scout-permission-slips/
  5. @RememberSchiff I was waiting for you to post this, you are a great news finder. However, thought I'd get the pulse of the list on this release from yesterday: https://www.scouts.ca/news-and-events/news/2021/09/scouts-canada-introduces-vaccination-requirement-for-all-members Link to the FAQ's at the bottom of the announcement. For those that have not seen it the BSA's current position can be found here: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/ "...We encourage everyone to consult with their physician and get vaccinated. It is our best hope for returning to normalcy in our Scou
  6. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss02/#j if you reviewed Safety Afloat - #1 and #6 you will find the recommendation and the required skills training that this course could assist a leader in providing to the youth PRIOR to the float trip.
  7. Winston Churchill has been credited with saying: “Never let a good crisis go to waste? ”
  8. But it is also referenced in the GTSS. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss13/ (which is part of the program materials, and you agree to follow when you sign up as a leader). https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/bsa-scouter-code-of-conduct/ Might also suggest review of communicable disease guidance for leaders which includes vectors: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-103(18)_Prev_of_CommunicableDiseases.pdf
  9. And yet when offered an opportunity to engage within the Service Territory structure (national) and be part of the solution moving forward look at the responses that followed.
  10. @CynicalScouter You do have an answer that addresses both safety and program integrity. Not the one you wanted but an answer all the same. If you have other questions your appropriate point of contact is your local council youth protection champion or council staff / Scout Executive to address your particular concerns.
  11. Currently recruiting for Safe Scouting Leads for the 16 NST's. If you think that's you, message me.
  12. I used to be a Beaver. A good old Beaver too....
  13. Have you talked with your council? National statement on COVID - https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/
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