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4/23/2022 Hazardous Weather training has been updated. Go to my.scouting.org and click on catalog to add this training to your to do list. 

4/18/2022 From time to time, confusion arises about the policies for youth participating in an activity with a unit of which they are not a member. Particularly as they apply to youth members of one program participating in a camping activity with a unit of a different program. Here is some clarification from National Director of Outdoor Programs and Properties Andrea Watson:

 
"Per Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse, in Cub Scouting, parents and guardians may share a tent with their family. In all other Scouting programs, youth and adults tent separately, meaning youth may not camp with their parents/guardians or any other adults at Scouts BSA, Venturing or Sea Scouting camping events. For information on why youth and adults camp separately in these other programs, please review the Scouting Barrier to Abuse FAQs.
 
What does this mean for Cub Scout accommodations? In Cub Scouting programs/events, parents and guardians may share a tent with their family. As indicated in the Guide to Safe Scouting, Cub Scouts may camp with their immediate family which may include their siblings as well as their parent or guardian. This also includes siblings who are members of Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scouts during a Cub Scouting activity.
 
In addition, we have seen an increase in questions and incidents related to Cub Scouts attending Scouts BSA, Venturing or Sea Scouting camping events. As a reminder, the Guide to Safe Scouting prohibits youth who are not registered in the unit to accompany their parents or their siblings in camping programs of Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting. Consequently, Cub Scout age youth or other unregistered siblings cannot participate in camping programs with Scouts BSA, Venturing or Sea Scouting units.
 
Cub Scout Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts can overnight Den Camp with their BALOO trained leader. This den coordinated activity must be conducted using only age-appropriate activities and could occur alongside a Scouts BSA unit, but not as tagalong siblings or individuals."

4/12/2022 Scouts BSA who have attended NYLT in the past should be encouraged to attend  the NYLT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY at Norcal in July 2022. Sounds like a great course to help them be on NYLT courses in the future as staff.

The new commissioner training online, hazardous weather training and venturing training updates and more are also in the newsletter.     https://www.scouting.org/training/training-updates/

Upcoming training go to:

http://www.gec-bsa.org/training/62614

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New Journey to Excellence 2022 requirements:  https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/

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Scouter's training awards- updated 4/22/2022   Click here for information how to earn your training knots and keys.  2022 Scouters Training Forms&Information

Send your completed form to diane.weiss@gec-bsa.org to get final signature and she will submit it to our DE Jose. 

1/1/2022  updated 4/22/2022

Dear Scouting Family,

As many have heard, a new California Law AB 506 AB 506 is taking effect on January 1, 2022.  This law is created to create a safer environment for ALL youth who participate in youth programs in California. The law adds training and background check requirements to youth organizations such as youth sports, church youth groups and Scouting. While Scouting has its own comprehensive youth protection program, we are required follow the State Law which adds additional requirements for volunteers and staff and supports our mission to protect the youth in our program from neglect and abuse.

Working with the other Scout Councils in California, we have created the California Scouting web portal (www.CaliforniaScouting.org) which will serve as your point of reference to help answer your questions about AB 506 and connect you with the resources you will need to fully comply with the law. Please note that the website is subject to change as we learn more and fully set up all its functions.

The law requires employees, administrators, and volunteers of Youth Service Organizations to complete training in child abuse & neglect reporting and undergo Live Scan background checks. All registered BSA volunteer positions, administrators and employees including camp staff must comply with AB 506. In addition, regular volunteers, defined by AB 506 as volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and who have direct contact with, or supervision of, children for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year, must complete the training and background check as well. For questions regarding whether your specific position  requires training and background checks, please visit the FAQ page.

Below is the 3-step process to be in compliance with AB 506. We ask that all volunteers complete all steps by June 30, 2022 as this is a requirement to be a leader.

AB-506 VOLUNTEER PROCESS

1. REQUIRED STATE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
All Registered Adult Volunteers and Regular Volunteer positions identified as requiring training shall complete the California Mandated Reporter Training: Volunteers beginning January 1, 2022. The training is available online take about 2 hours to complete. Volunteers are not "Mandated Reporters" but are encouraged to report. 

NOTE: This training in addition to BSA Youth Protection Training.

2. UPLOAD COMPLETED TRAINING
 Once you have finished the training, upload your state Mandated Reporter Training Certificate to the Golden Empire Council page on the California Scouting portal. https://californiascouting.org/gec/

3. LIVE SCAN FINGER PRINTING & BACKGROUND CHECK it is here now. 
NOTE: Each youth organization requires their own live scan, so you will still need to complete this step even if you have been fingerprinted for another organization.

You will only need to complete your live scan once for the council. Use this form only   2022 LiveScan Form GEC   We are working with local vendors to schedule fingerprinting at our office and major Scout events to make the process quick and convenient for you. Additionally, there are many Live Scan locations throughout our council.

Thank you for your commitment to protecting our youth. Together, we are providing a safe Scouting program for thousands of youth across Northern California.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Michelle Pisias at michelle.pisias@scouting.org

Spring 2022 Training updates from National https://www.scouting.org/training/training-updates/

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 In January of 2021, councils will begin to use the National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) to authorize and evaluate short-term camps for the first time.


NCAP Short Term Camp Administrators.

A short-term camp is defined as any council-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or continuing, that is one, two or three nights in length where the council or its agents provide the staffing and may provide program and food services and includes camps conducted off council properties . It should be noted that National training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements, regardless of format or duration. It is important to remember the “council-organized” portion as well. Since districts are the operating arms of the council this definition extends to district events as well. It is also important to point out that on or off council property, the standards still apply. The goal of the NCAP standards are to promote the health, safety, and well-being of every camper, leader, visitor, and staff member while participating in a BSA-accredited camp; and to guide councils so that each camper and leader obtains a quality program consistent with the BSA brand. The local council is responsible for maintaining the BSA national camp standards.

If you are planning a Three Rivers District overnight event please contact ONE of the thirteen Short Term Camp Administrators in our district to help you with your planning process. This requirement does not involve individual units planning their own overnight outing(s).  

Steve Donaldson cowtownrenegade14@yahoo.com
Christopher Fisher Sm@t601.org
David Ishikawa sm-380@comcast.net
Eugene Murray genescouting@yahoo.com
Ivonne Schafer ivonne.scouts@gmail.com
Richard Schafer sacsword1@yahoo.com
Jennifer Smith pisces1065@hotmail.com
Sean Smith Motox _315@yahoo.com
Dennis Weiss dennis-weiss@sbcglobal.net
Diane Weiss dianeweissnotary@gmail.com
Joshua Hall Joshhall63@hotmail.com
Robert Moneymaker bobmoney@comcast.net
William Whitton billwhitton@gmail.com

Current cub scout den meeting resources for 2021

https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/den-meeting-resources/den-leader-tips-tricks-video-series/


 

For online training go to https://my.scouting.org/ also includes youth protection.

For questions contact Three Rivers District Training Coordinator Diane Weiss at diane.weiss@gec-bsa.org

 209-327-4752 text/cell

If your unit wants one-on-one training let us know and our training team will come to you. Every scout deserves a trained leader!  

The Golden Empire Council invites you to ongoing trainings.  http://www.gec-bsa.org/training/62614

Click here for BSA Training information  https://www.scouting.org/training/adult/

Special Needs Scouting Website: Special Needs and Disabilities - Serving Scouts With Disabilities | Boy Scouts of America (scouting.org)  

Special Needs & Disabilities Fall 2021 Digest

Special Needs&Disabilities Winter 2019 Digest

Disabilities Digest Fall 2020

Just a reminder as units start camping and traveling to events volunteers should review the most current Scouting Safely website https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss08/

As you know in 2017 the National BSA discontinued the use of tour & activity plans. Scouters are reminded to conduct the Scouting program consistent with BSA rules, regulations, and policies. Flexible risk assessment tools are summarized in the “Guide to Safe Scouting” https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/toc/  and detailed in the Enterprise Risk Management Guidebook PDF icon. (https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/healthsafety/pdf/680-026.pdf)

BSA Program includes several planning tools (Checklists, and Flying Plan) which are designed not for “filing” but to prompt discussions / conversations about risks.

The program hasn’t changed. For example, permission from parents is still needed to take youth on a trip, as would be program requirements for annual health and medical records for all participants. The Cub Scouts camping program is still limited to council approved locations, and so on.

Registered volunteers are provided primary general liability insurance coverage for official scouting activities except when using an automobile or watercraft. A volunteer’s (whether registered or not) automobile liability insurance is primary, with the local council automobile policy providing excess automobile coverage. Non-registered volunteers are provided excess general liability and automobile liability insurance coverage for official scouting activities.  (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/alerts/insurance/) There is not a requirement to fill out a form for coverage.

 

GOLDEN EMPIRE COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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