Important Information

NCAC Goose Creek District Web Page

http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/OpenRosters/View_Homepage.aspx?orgkey=496

 

District Round Table Meeting 2nd Wednesday of the Month     107 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176

http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/Registration/CalendarDetail.asp?ActivityKey=611888

  

Boy Scout Requirement Changes 2013

http://www.scoutmastercg.com/boy-scout-requirement-changes/

Cooking Merit Badge is set to become Eagle-required on Jan. 1, 2014    

Following on from Knotmaker http://ropesandpoles.blogspot.com/2013/01/knotmaker-software-for-drawing-knots.html which lets you draw 2d diagrams of knots, is Knottyer3d by Steve Abbott (www.stevenabbott.co.uk/Knots/knottyer3d.html). This windows program generates 3d models that can be viewed or exported, and can even open Knotmaker 2d files and generate a 3d model from them.

 Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (S24, BSLST)

Includes sessions for Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee

Topics:

  • Role of the Scoutmaster

  • The Outdoor Program

  • Troop Administration

  • The Advancement Program

  • Program Planning

  • Troop Administration

Prerequisites (training available online at myscouting.org):

  • Youth Protection

 

 IOLS Training

This is a reminder to all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Webelos Den Leaders that need to complete training.

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of any Scouting program. IOLS provides leaders with the basic outdoor skills needed to start a program right and keep it going.

IOLS is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on building confidence and competence in Leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

All Leaders should wear their Class A Scout Leader Uniform.

If you need additional information please email walt.johnson@goosecreekdistrict.org

 

New, simplified annual health and medical record 2014

In preparation for the summer camp season, BSA is rolling out a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014: 

 
Some of the key updates are: 
 
• The primary version will be in English. The existing bilingual version will remain available. 
 
• Part A (Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization) will contain no medical information and will be shorter by one page. 
 
• Part B (General Information/Health History) will include only the most important information needed. 
 
• Part C (Pre-Participation Physical) will be reduced to one page with expanded sections for explanations of allergies. 
 
• Supplemental Risk Advisory (former Part D) will be shortened and be location specific. This is designed to take to physicians so they will better understand what activities their patients will participate in. 
 
• A redesign of the landing page for the annual health and medical record website so participants and parents will be able to download only what they need..