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General - 4th Grade Cub Scouts Posted Sep. 13, 2017
It’s settled. Fourth-graders are officially the coolest kids in Cub Scouts. They’re the beneficiaries of a federal program that grants free access to national parks, lands and waters.
Thanks to the Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, started in 2015, fourth-graders and their families can get free entry into these public lands for a full year. See More Info on how to print your free passes!
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General - Youth Protection Training eff 9/1/2017 Posted Sep. 11, 2017
Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application.
Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of registration, unit leaders must obtain copies of the completion certificates from the leaders who register online before approving their application.
With the upcoming renewal cycle, the Internet Rechartering system will be updated so that units cannot submit the registration renewal of any adult who does not have current YPT as of the effective date of the renewal. Completion of YPT as part of the online registration system will be required in a future update. Additionally, council registrars will no longer be able to override the registration system to register any leader whose Youth Protection Training is not current.
Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a CBC and YPT, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip.
Please Note: Although YPT is strongly encouraged for adults attending any overnight activity, at this time, the requirement applies only to individual adults staying three or more nights at a resident camp.
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General - Online Registration is LIVE Posted Aug. 31, 2017
Online Registration is LIVE across the Nation! If your Unit hasn't already done so, they must update their Unit Pin Apply Status to ACTIVE for online applications to work. Your Unit Key 3; Cubmaster or Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, or Chartered Org Rep, has access to Unit Pin Management through their personal login to My.Scouting.org. If you have questions or you forgot your login info, give me a call.
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General - Change to Eagle Palm program Posted Jul. 24, 2017
The way scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change!
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General - Amazon Smile donates to WCC-BSA Posted Jul. 13, 2017
When you #StartWithaSmile on AmazonSmile, you can donate to the Western Colorado Council - Boy Scouts of America. Shop for great deals at AmazonSmile and set-up your account to support our council. Thank you!
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General - 2017 Long-term Camp Report Posted Jun. 15, 2017
Each October, the council reports to the National Office the number of units and youth who attended any long-term camp for more than 72 hours. In the past this was done with the help of Tour and Activity Plans, but now they are obsolete. We would like to request that every unit from our council who attends any out of council long-term camp or plans a long-term independent camp on their own, send us the information. We need to know the unit number, where you went, how many scouts attended, how many scout leaders attended, how many non-scout leaders attended, and how many siblings attended. This report can be sent to me. Thank you!
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