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Everything posted by RichardB

  1. Some thoughts on doing it safely https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-693.pdf
  2. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b See #13.......
  3. @John-in-KC there was a reduction in the National Council Staff by 110 positions yesterday. These are trying times, I have no desire nor inclination to join the debate or speculation here. Good people, who care about our country, our youth and the program of the BSA are no longer employed. Keep them and Scouting in your thoughts and prayers. RichardB
  4. Buy once, cry once is a good motto for medical gear. I've taken a fair number of temps lately for some reason. 1) If you are using the cheap oral thermometers, you really need to wipe it down between and clean hands between each person. Oh, and change your gloves each time. 2) The no contact is the way to go. Shoot the forehead from a gloved hand.
  5. "Blood circle" is a little more plain and transparent to most than a generic "safety". Conveys outcome of being in the circle. In the COVID-19 era might become - "Cough Circle" - While wearing an approved face cover, extend your arms toward each other, fingers extended. If you touch you are too close. Oh and now wash those hands. Potential to reduce droplet or touching during this testing with the use of a staff / stave was abandoned early on as too many impact injuries were predicted (including those intentional ones while practicing).
  6. If this was a BSA council camp, please send it to me.
  7. Nope, not the same criteria. MBC is registered, but you left out unit leadership approval. MBC isn't a unit position.
  8. Definition of Registered can be found in Scouting's Barriers to Abuse: Source: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/#a The chartered organization representative, or in their absence the executive officer of the chartered organization, must approve the registration of the unit’s adult leaders. Registration includes: Completion of application including criminal background check and mandatory Youth Protection training Volunteer Screening Database check As mentioned in the post above, a MBC isn't a unit position, and it's certainly not designed to replace the direct contact leadership needs of a unit (SM, ASM). It is as described here: https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/mb-counselor-guide/ Wouldn't common sense include that one should be properly registered and classified according to the roles that they plan to fulfill for youth?
  9. Safety Moment on the Subject: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/digital-safety-and-online-scouting-activities/
  10. Source of truth: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/national-camping-school/national-camping-school-covid-19-update/
  11. Not sure this is the best place, but it is just released.
  12. https://nam.scouting.org/ It does include a fundraising component idea.
  13. Please stay calm and respectfully - don't start calling, emailing, nor make assumptions that "some sort of insurance" covers this. Give some breathing room for communications to come to you. Especially for events months out. Stay calm, Stay informed with good information -https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Maintain good hygiene practices. (cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands, stay home if sick)
  14. Here's a safety moment for y'all. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/communicable-disease-prevention/ Or a framework: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-103(18)_Prev_of_CommunicableDiseases.pdf If you really want a deep dive perhaps engage your council health supervisor and update your camp's emergency plan - Std AO-805 in NCAP. Download the standards here: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/camp-accreditation/
  15. Completion of the flying plan checklist leads to the go / no go decision of an exception to the prohibition.
  16. To the original post: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b Flying—use of hang gliders, ultralights, experimental aircraft, or nontethered hot-air balloons, or flying in an aircraft as part of a search-and-rescue mission (exceptions: transportation to Scouting events by commercial airlines; flying or tethered hot-air balloon flights following completion of the Flying Plan Checklist ) See the flying plan checklist, variables include airworthiness of craft and pilot qualifications. To the others, please don't put participants or yourself in the position of risk.
  17. Age Appropriateness? https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-685.pdf
  18. Your scope of operation as a CHO is limited to that which the council health supervisor determines. That is who you need to reach out to.
  19. Day Hikes are age appropriate. What you propose is most likely not age appropriate, unless you have council designation of the site. Otherwise this is prohibited.
  20. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/06/06/soar-toward-a-new-stem-nova-award-with-ifly/
  21. I'd also add in here is the instructor syllabus for BALOO: https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/510-03318-BALOO_web.pdf While there are several uses of the term overnight in the document I'd point to Appendix MM. The Sample Pack Camping Agenda modeling the program.
  22. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnighter an overnight trip It does have as the root word https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnight overnight adjective Definition of overnight (Entry 2 of 4) 1: of, lasting, or staying the night Examples of overnight in a Sentence Adverb He stayed overnight and went home the next day.
  23. To the OP: https://www.scouting.org/resources/insignia-guide/ Use of Uniform The official uniforms are intended primarily for use in connection with official Scouting activities, and their use may be approved by the local council executive board for council events or activities under conditions consistent with the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America. No alteration of, or additions to, the official uniforms, as described in the official guidelines or the Rules and Regulations covering the wearing of the uniform and the proper combinations thereof on official occasions, may be authorized by any Scouting official or local council.
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