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...The Survivor Working Group will work with BSA leadership to, among other things, continue to enhance the BSA's current youth protection program, discuss and address survivor concerns, assist in preparation for and implementation of the non-economic commitments of the BSA under the Plan of Reorganization, and discuss how to expand the input of survivors at the national and local council level. The Survivor Working Group will be comprised of between 15-20 members, including between 8-12 survivors who are members of the Coalition, and at least 6 representatives of BSA, including (1) the
Debate over 72 hour rule - spun from bankruptcy thread
scoutldr posted a topic in Issues & PoliticsWhat policy is it that "allows unscreened adults to be in charge on overnight trips"??
BOOM: https://www.andersonadvocates.com/former-10-year-boy-scout-youth-protection-director-blows-whistle/ Scouts BSA is Not a Safe Place for Children Today, Congress Must Take Immediate Action Scouting is High-Risk, Does Not Meet Minimum Safety Standards BSA Allows Predators Overnight Access to Kids Press Conference: Tuesday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET (Washington, D.C.) – At a press conference, the 10-year former Youth Protection Director for Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) will speak out about the dangers that Scouts BSA pose to children right now. He wi
Merit Badges must be earned in groups of 2?
iguanita posted a topic in Advancement ResourcesHello all - I am a parent of a scout who just crossed over from Arrow of Light to Boy Scouts. I am considering signing up as a merit badge counselor for our troop, and my son is ready to start working on some of his badges. I'm getting some conflicting guidance from our Troopmaster and the BSA website. I'm hoping you all can help. Our Troopmaster informed me that my son cannot work on a merit badge by himself. He said it is required that merit badges be earned in groups of 2 or more scouts. I understand the requirement for the buddy system and that my son must be accompanied by
2018 GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING
John-in-KC posted a topic in Open Discussion - ProgramLadies 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
"Effective June 1, 2018, adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive." https://scoutingwire.org/updated-youth-protection-training-now-available/?utm_source=scoutingwire&utm_campaign=SWVolunteer3142018&utm_medium=email&utm_content=A
RichardB posted a topic in Open Discussion - ProgramDownload the PDF: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34416.pdfchanges noted on the 6th page of the download prior to the TOC. or peruse the html version which as a couple of landing page tweaks to complete the transition left. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspx If you are online then suggest you review YP section for updated barriers to abuse, the Medical and FA section, Age Appropriate Guidelines and the Insurance section for changes...... Richard