The new updated edition of the Youth Protection Training, YPT2, is ready for all adult volunteers to take online at https://my.scouting.org/
The BSA’s updated Youth Protection Training is mandatory for all registered adult leaders in all BSA programs. Other adults participating in Scouting are strongly encouraged to take this one-hour online training. Please note that the YPT2 needs to be renewed annually!
Please read the YPT2 Information from the following links:
Check availability here Apr. 28 CPR & First Aid May 5-6 Leadership Laurels (Outdoor Training) July 21-222 Leadership Laurels (Outdoor Training) Sept. 8 Scoutmaster/ASM Leader Specific Sept. 22 Scoutmaster Position Specific Oct. 6-7 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Oct. 20 Leadership Laurels (Outdoor Training)
Camp Cherry Valley: 30% of positions are filled with returning staff and received applications. The remaining 55% positions include commissioners, shooting sports director, waterfront director, program director and a camp director.
Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation: 60% positions are filled with returning staff, with more applications in hand. The remaining 25% of positions include commissioners, outdoor skills director, shooting sports director
Camp Trask: Trask will run Trail to Eagle, Cub Day Camp, NYLT, and BSA Lifeguard this summer. Volunteer positions remain, include nature skills, outdoor skills and lifeguards. Even den chiefs can apply to help lead cub day camp. Contact Bonnie McAlister (firstname.lastname@example.org) to connect your den chiefs with this opportunity.
I am happy to announce a schedule of classes for the Religious Emblem programs in Scouting. You might know these as "God and Country" awards. Scouting organizations invite denominations and faith groups to create their own religious emblem award programs for children and youth who are a part of their faith communities. United Methodists and many other Protestant denominations, as well as non-denominational churches use the programs created by the Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) I like to offer the classes to kids in the church and in the community, whether they are in scouting organizations or not.
P.R.A.Y. has four age-level programs. The classes range from 4 to 7 weeks in length. The workbooks for the programs are available at praypub.org.
I have decided that I will just go through the program in order, meeting Monday nights at 6 PM God & Me (Grades 1-3) November 27, December 4,11, and 18 God & Family (Grades 4-5) January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12 God & Church (Grades 6-8) March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, and 23 God & Life (Grades 9-12) May 7, 14, 21, 28
I have attached a brochure on the program and a flyer for the God & Me class. Please feel free to share this information!
George C. Hooper Lead Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist 400 West Duarte Road, Arcadia CA 91007 626-447-2181 CGSUM.ORG