If you are a registered adult in the BSA, then this applies to you and needs your attention and action!
The new Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts of America adult leaders and parents (familiarly called YPT2) went live online on February 1, 2018. BSA has developed the new programs with the help of some of the greatest experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment, and using the most current research. The content is much more in-depth and relevant.
The new YPT2 training will be used by everyone. There is only one training and the code will show up on the user’s my.scouting profile as Y01. The training and completion of the post-test should take about 90 minutes and Youth Protection training remains a two-year certification. It is important to note, that everyone registered with the BSA must take the new YPT by October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no facilitator led option, but it is anticipated that materials will be out in late spring.
To take the training go to my.scouting.org, authenticate and follow the links to Youth Protection Training. There is also an optional video from the Chief of the BSA.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your District Youth Protection Champion. The questions they cannot answer will be passed up to the Council YP Champion and above and we will try to share information as we receive it.
New National policies are being introduced in coordination with the new training being released:
- Before any adult can be registered in the BSA, they must have completed the YPT training.
- Every unit must be 100% compliant with YPT before they can re-charter.
- Effective, June 1, 2018, all adults present at any event at an event for 72 total hours or longer must be registered as a scouter which includes the criminal background check and YPT training.
Remember, Youth Protection begins with You!
This year we will parade in the Chapel Hill Carrboro Holiday Parade as a District! Yay!
We would like as many Units – dens, packs, patrols, troops, crews, ships, etc as possible to join together and really demonstrate the scale and impact of scouting in the community.
The parade is on the morning of Saturday December 9, 2017.
Please sign your unit up below!
More details will be forthcoming.
ASM Troop 39
The 2017 edition of the Guide to Advancement has just been released. You may download the pdf version from this link: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf
An on-line version will be released at a later date.
On the evening of Monday 5th December, members of our district gathered to recognise and honour sixteen of our finest volunteers at the Annual District Awards banquet.
They were joined by Mr Nick Long, Council Commissioner, Occoneechee Council who delivered a State of the Council address.
Thank you to all our hard-wroking volunteers and congratulations to those who were recognised by our awards.
Popcorn Kernels of the Year – Michele O’Tuel and Marchellina Waugh, Pack 951
Charter Organization Representative – Al Townsend, Troop & Pack 449
Unit Committee Member – Mary McCoy, Troop 820
Unit Commissioner – Steve Walker
Venturing Crew Advisor – Diane Meyer, Crew 39
Order of the Arrow Adult of the Year – Gail Barker
Kim Hackett Memorial Scouting Spouse Award – Julie Forrest, Pack 438
Scoutmaster of the Year – Tom Fischer, Troop 449
Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year – Glenn Benton, Troop 39
Cubmaster of the Year – Alan Forrest, Pack 438
Assistant Cubmaster of the Year – Nathan Harmes, Pack 825
Den Leader of the Year – Molly Black, Pack 438
Webelos Leader of the Year – John Turner, Pack 283
Scouter of the Year – Steve Blanchard, Troop 820
District Award of Merit – Mark Hannah