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Everything posted by RichardB

  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/
  14. Hey I know that guy. @TAHAWK your council knows who to call if they have a question. There is no longer a volunteer facing interface outside the local council so any inquiry is going back to them,. And shooting at each other is still prohibited. In case you want to review other prohibited activities: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b
  15. Perhaps one of you could point out where it enables an CO to do events for others in the name of scouting on behalf of the local council or BSA? I don't think you are going to find that in there.
  16. Theories aside, perhaps one could review the CO agreement to see what is chartered or not? https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/membership/pdf/524-182_web.pdf RichardB
  17. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b See #16 & 17 @InquisitiveScouter And don't worry, working on your suggestions on tool guidelines. RichardB
  18. The purpose of the BSA National Camp Standards are to: 1) Promote the health, safety, and well-being of every camper, leader, visitor, and staff member while participating in a BSA-accredited camp program. 2) Guide councils so that each camper and leader obtain a quality program consistent with the BSA brand. If you would like to actually review the standards, resources and FAQ's (for the source on the above statement) on Short Term Camp: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/camping/short-term-camp/
  19. Or a more positive way of looking at this would be these venues offer an opportunity of proof of concepts at scale.
  20. Going to have to budget for non registered folks who participate. Probably upwards of $6 per participant, per year for a nationwide solution. Willing to add that on, or subsidize it let me know.
  21. This has a high probability of use in a future communication....
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