Smoke Signals - 1.1.22

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An online edition of our Apache District Newsletter can also be found @ http://www.mccscouting.org/apache under the Smoke Signals tab

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy

From your Apache District Committee

 

New--Apache Eagle Project Proposal In-person Reviews for Thursday, January 13, 2022,for Thursday, January 13, 2022, are on schedule but reviews begin at a new, earlier time, namely, 5:30 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6828 Old Reid Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.

For information on scheduling In-person or virtual reviews, please follow this link:

https://www.mccscouting.org/eagle-scouts, under # 2. Eagle Scout Project Review,

Apache District

 

Apache District Roundtable for Thursday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. is on schedule.

Brady Drummond-Ryan, bradydryan@gmail.com

Apache Roundtable Commissioner

Scouting for Food

https://www.mccscouting.org/scouting-for-food

Thursday, January 13:  Door hanger cards distributed at Roundtables.

Saturday, January 29:  Scouts distribute door hanger cards to homes in their assigned neighborhoods.

Saturday, February 5:  Scouts will go door–to-door to collect bags and boxes of non-perishable food and deliver food to collect sites.

Sunday February 6:  Scout may collect food brought for donation by worshippers at local churches.

Apache District units have committed to about 60,000 door hanger cards so far.

If your unit has not contacted Phil Adams regarding your unit’s Scouting for Food coverage area and number of door hangers needed, please contact him at 704-575-5209 or at

hrdadams@yahoo.com

Merit Badge Information

Current merit badge requirements:

https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/

Unofficial, optional merit badge workbooks:  http://usscouts.org/meritbadges.asp

Blue Card Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R-9a4mZuGMgrR1SECJdKsMkt4c4kxda4/view?usp=sharing

Merit Badge Homework Guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jm7GIJ9V9FbZZQTVU3hO74bc_yaiXkBN/view?usp=sharing

Official BSA merit badge pamphlets:

Troop library or Mecklenburg County Council Scout Shop or www.scoutshop.org

 

Merit badges for social distancing:  58 badges Scouts can complete at home

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/03/20/merit-badges-for-social-distancing/

 

Movies for Merit Badge Advancement

https://www.mccscouting.org/about-3

 

Remote Scouting

http://www.scoutshare.org/

Scheduled Merit Badge Courses

Mecklenburg County Council is pleased to offer the following merit badge courses:

Coin Collecting MB, Save the Date, Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Charlotte Coin Club Annual Show

 

Spring Camp, Save the Dates, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23-24, 2022, at Camp Grimes.  Spring Camp is an encampment for earning merit badges.

New--Chess MB, Saturday, January 8 2022, at Council Service Center

On-line registration is open.

New—Coin Collecting MB, Save the Date, Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Charlotte Coin Club Annual Show

 

New--Spring Camp, Save the Dates, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23-24, 2022 at Camp Grimes

Schedule Your Own Merit Badge Courses

Scuba Merit Badge

https://www.mccscouting.org/merit-badge-info

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Scouts BSA opened access to Citizenship in Society Merit Badge on November 1, 2021.

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge will be required for Eagle rank on or after July 1, 2022.

 

Mecklenburg County Council has Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor Training scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m., with registration at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdu6orTgqH9WF0R42uv7LZInJrGsvMgcY

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m., with registration at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcOitrD0jGdEzOo-TN3KuE5-cfpHDz3qF

and for Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m. with registration at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-uqpjgqHddmqZhufqL_y7srnwIJWAR8

Here are sources of information:

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/11/01/introducing-citizenship-in-society-the-bsas-newest-merit-badge/

 

New listing:

https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/

 

Overview, Instructions, Requirements

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/merit_badge_reqandres/CitizenshipSociety_ScoutReqs.pdf

 

Counselor Guidelines

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/merit_badge_reqandres/CitizenshipSociety_Counselors.pdf

 

PowerPoint presentation

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/diversity_equity_and_inclusion/Citizenship-in-Society-Merit-Badge-Counselor-Guide-2021.pdf

 

Information on Citizenship in Society as required for Eagle rank on or after July 1, 2022

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/diversity_equity_and_inclusion/Citizenship-in-Society-Merit-Badge-Counselor-Guide-2021.pdf, slides 30, 35, 26

 

Scouting Forum post from Ron Federle, # 47

https://discussions.scouting.org/t/citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/256080/43

Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022 and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022. They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022, but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then.

Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.

As has been the practice, the Local Council will be responsible for verifying in the system the Eagle Scout candidate and their completion of the Eagle Scout requirements. The Local Council will determine those Scouts that meet all requirements before July 1, 2022 under the current requirements, and those Scouts that fall under the new Eagle Scout requirements as of July 1, 2022.

Garfield S. Murden

National Director, Scouts BSA

Pilots & Program Development

 

Training on-line at my.scouting.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scouting, Total time: 30 minutes

Diversity and Inclusion [NYLT module], Total time: 7 minutes

YE Diversity and Culture [Youth Exploring Leadership Experience module], Total time: 11 minutes

 

BSA Diversity Equity & Inclusion web site

https://www.scouting.org/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/

 

Additional resources for research and learning

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/diversity_equity_and_inclusion/Citizenship-in-Society-Merit-Badge-Counselor-Guide-2021.pdf, slides 38-41

ADVANCEMENT NEWS:

Advancement News, a BSA e-publication with advancement information for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Venturers, and Sea Scouts

https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Advancement-News_July-August-21-June-29_Final_06-30-2021.pdf

 

New--Eagle Project Opportunities

Are you a Life Scout looking for an Eagle Project opportunity? Rea Farms STEAM Academy, a CMS's K-8 school, opened in South Charlotte last year. As a new school, it does not have a lot of stuff that kids would like (and frankly need for mental health) like older recess equipment in good working order. Students would greatly appreciate swings, gaga ball pit, and other outdoor equipment.  No Scouts or units have established relationships there yet. We would love to see a Scout(s) develop projects to help this school. If interested, please contact Dayna Perkowski-Galdun at rfsa.ptafundraising@gmail.com.

 

New--Eagle Scout Scholarships, Be Prepared to apply for NESA scholarships soon

Applicants must have completed an Eagle Scout board of review before January 24, 2022; must be members of NESA (click here to join); and must submit their application through the NESA scholarship portal between December 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022.

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/10/28/eagle-scouts-be-prepared-to-apply-for-nesa-scholarships-soon/

BSA Conservation and Community Service Information

 

Scout or Patrol or Troop service projects could be opportunities to meet requirements for service hours for rank requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life rank

or Bird Study Merit Badge

or Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

or Camping Merit Badge

or Mammal Study Merit Badge

or BSA 50-miler Award

or BSA Historic Trails Award

or BSA Paul Bunyan Award

or BSA Hometown USA Award

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/10/11/hometown-usa-award-rewards-scouts-for-efforts-to-keep-america-beautiful/

or Conservation Good Turn Award

https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/conservation-and-environment/conservation-good-turn/

https://www.scoutshop.org/bsa-conservation-good-turn-emblem-149.html

or BSA Summer of Service Awards

https://www.scouting.org/summerofservice/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6NmHBhD2ARIsAI3hrM3zlAnTLd-rOLw0HcBf8yWe8RrTWYoBrW55cP_4RN5P2ln5fmbZTXMaArOIEALw_wcB

https://tradingpost.classb.com/summer-of-service/

or one of the BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Awards

https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/conservation-and-environment/conservation-awards-and-recognitions/bsa-distinguished-conservation-service-award/

or BSA 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award (expires 12/31/2021)

https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/conservation-and-environment/conservation-awards-and-recognitions/

 

Information about opportunities for service hours and Eagle Projects with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is posted at https://www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Volunteer/Pages/volunteer-opportunities.aspx

 

Advancement Update:  Extensions Beyond Age 18

Local councils have authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster, or Summit requirements.  More information is available at

https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/resources/

 

Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/digital-safety-and-online-scouting-activities/

Volunteers Needed – Eagle Projects and Eagle Boards of Review

The Apache Advancement team seeks volunteers to participate in Eagle Project Proposal Reviews and in Eagle Boards of Review.  For those interested, please email the Apache Advancement Chair, Dean Elledge at  apache.advancement@gmail.com.

Eagle Application Packets with Complete Merit Badge Advancement Records Requested

When Scouts present their Eagle application packets to the Council office to seek scheduling for the Eagle Boards of Review, please include a current Scoutbook or other advancement report so that the Board can process an immediate Palm recognition request at the time of the Board.

For further Advancement information, please contact your Apache District Advancement Chair or visit https://www.mccscouting.org/advancement or https://www.mccscouting.org/eagle-scouts

Eagle Board of Review Questions

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/09/14/20-questions-to-ask-at-your-next-eagle-board-of-review/

Tools for Eagle Projects

Charlotte Community ToolBank provides inexpensive access to tools for group projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWqwzlkJWv8

http://charlotte.toolbank.org/

When Scouts present their Eagle application packets to the Council office to seek scheduling for the Eagle Boards of Review, please include a current Scoutbook or other advancement report so that the Board can process an immediate Palm recognition request at the time of the Board.

Eagle project idea—Bug Hotel

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/04/21/check-out-this-scouts-buzzworthy-eagle-project-an-eco-friendly-hotel-for-bugs/

Safety with pressure-treated wood

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pressure-treated-lumber-what-safety-should-telling-you-terry-penney/

Aquatics and Fishing News

From the Pond

For resources and further information about Mecklenburg County Council’s fishing program, please visit:  https://www.mccscouting.org/fishing

Any questions?  Contact Bill Kalbas at mccfishing415@gmail.com

FISH ON!!!

Outing in Scouting

Cooking

https://scoutingmagazine.org/2021/03/learn-how-to-make-a-dutch-oven-backcountry-dessert-sure-to-please/

https://scoutlife.org/search/?q=cooking#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=cooking&gsc.page=1

APACHE DISTRICT NEWS AND EVENTS:

Apache Spring Cuboree (Lion-Webelos), Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2-3, 2022, Camp Grimes

 

COUNCIL NEWS AND EVENTS:

Monday, January 17, 2022, Winterplace

https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/winterplace-2022/2863687

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Camp Card Kickoff, unit leaders’ dinner at Council Service Center, https://www.mccscouting.org/camp-card

 

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Celebration of Achievement, recognition of 2020 and 2021 Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Award Recipients, CPCC Halton Theater, 1106 Elizabeth Ave.

Summer Camp at Camp Grimes for 2022

Staff Week, June 12 - 18, 2022

Week 1, June 19 - 25, 2022

Week 2, June 26 - July 2, 2022

Week 3, July 3 - 9, 2022

Week 4, July 10 - 16, 2022

Week 5, July 17 - 23, 2022

http://www.mycampgrimes.org/index.phtml

Webelos Adventure Camp 2022 – Now Accepting Seasonal Staff Applications

Do you have what it takes to serve on WAC staff? Want to be part of the towering adventure as our young Scouts rumble through camp this summer? Join us at Belk Scout Camp for Webelos Adventure Camp.

Opportunities for first choice positions are best among those who apply prior to March 18th.  However, applications will continue to be accepted after that date.  Additionally, any staff that applies before March 18th will get their name embroidered on their staff hat.

If you think you would be a positive addition to our camp staff, click the link to complete a Camp Staff Application: WAC Staff Application.

Session 1: Thursday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th

Session 2: Sunday, July 10th through Wednesday, July 13th

Session 3: Thursday, July 14th through Sunday, July 17th

For more information contact the WAC Camp Director, Sasha Timkovich  WACDirector@GMail.com

 

NEW - Exploring (for young men and women 10 to 20 years old)

Exploring is for middle and high school students (beginning 6th grade). Engaging with career professionals, young adults gain unique, real-life opportunities to experience varied career choices aiding in a more informed decision about future careers.

Exploring Career Interest Survey

Here is the 2022 Career Exploring survey link to share with high school students.  Completing this 5-minute survey helps up determine which businesses to partner with for future mentoring opportunities.  Students will receive an invite from participating businesses if there is a career interest match. This survey is intended for high school students and parents of middle school students. https://bit.ly/ExploringSurvey_2022

 

Middle School Students are invited to participate in the 2022 Build It! Exploring Club hosted by ABC Carolinas!

Glimpse at the Program which begins in January 2022 and runs monthly through November 2022:

February - Intro to Design

Hear from architects and engineers who design the buildings around the city.

March - Construction 101

Learn more about construction safety, OSHA guidelines and essential construction PPE and how to build the floor and wall systems.

April - Construction 102

Learn more about the preplanning for construction projects and how to install windows and siding.

This Middle School Club will meet Saturday mornings monthly through November 2022. When meeting in person, masks will be required and all CDC guidelines will be followed.

Monica Zeleznik, Exploring Director, Monica.Zeleznik@scouting.org

Click this link to see a video about our 2021 Build It! Explorers Club

Click this link to download a flyer about the 2022 Build It! Explorers Club

Click this link to register for the informational meeting.

 

National Scouting

National Jamboree—Save the Dates:  July 19-28, 2023

BSA launched the schedule for the 2023 National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) with live streamed announcements on Youtube and Facebook on September 29, 2021.

Sign up for Jamboree email list at  https://jamboree.scouting.org/

View a short Jamboree video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veWwTG-gNUo

 

BSA High Adventure Base reservations 

Florida Sea Base

https://www.bsaseabase.org/

Northern Tier

Check out Summer, Winter, and Autumn Adventures at https://www.ntier.org/

 

Philmont

https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/registersection/

Some crew slots for 2021 are open.  Registration is open for Individual Treks, Ranch Hands, STEM Trek, OA Trail Crew, Trail Crew, Roving Outdoor Conservation School, Rayado, Family Adventure Camp, Training Center Conferences, NAYLE, Philmont Leadership Challenge, PhilBreak, Autumn Adventure, Volunteer Vacation.

 

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Check out High Adventure, Scout Camp, Training and Conferences at https://www.summitbsa.org/

International Scouting

BSA announced that the International Spirit Award is available to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Requirements and Award form can be found at International-Spirit-Award-app.130-044.pdf (scouting.org).   The award can be processed through Scoutbook and can be purchased through our local Scout Shop with a Scoutbook Advancement Report.
Please fill out the application with the date that each requirement was completed. All requirements must be met within 5 years from the start to completion of the Award.
Youth and adults wear the
 International Spirit Award emblem as a temporary patch centered on the right uniform pocket.

 

Requirements and application form for the International Scouter’s Award Square Knot are posted at 

https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/International-Scouters-Award-app.pdf

 

https://www.scouting.org/international/events/

 

July 18 to 22, 2022, 16th World Scout Moot, hosted by Scouting Ireland

Please click here for more information and to apply:

https://www.scouting.org/international/world-scout-moot/

 

August 1-12, 2023, 25th World Scout Jamboree, Saemanguem, South Korea

2023 World Jamboree Host Site

http://www.2023wsjkorea.org

2023 USA World Jamboree Contingent Site

https://wsj2023.us

The USA contingent is collecting expressions of interest for contingent leadership roles.

Some IST roles may be open for support of USA exhibit.

 

World Scout Conference  Egypt 2024

World Scout Moot  Portugal  2024

World Scout Jamboree  Poland 2027

 

European Scout Voluntary Program

https://www.scouting.org/international/ecamp/

Participants must be 18 to 30 years old and must commit to serve on camp staff in Europe for at least 6 weeks.

 

Kandersteg International Scout Centre

https://www.kisc.ch/

 

International BSA Blog

https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/

ORDER OF THE ARROW – Catawba Lodge and APACHE CHAPTER

2022 Catawba Lodge events

Friday-Sunday, March 18-19-20, OA Spring Fellowship at Belk Scout Camp, Brotherhood opportunity

Friday-Sunday, April 22-23-24, OA Area 5 Conclave at Camp Barnhardt

Friday-Sunday, May 20-21-22, OA Beaver Day at Camp Grimes, OA Ordeal and Brotherhood     opportunities

Friday-Sunday, June 3-4-5, OA June Ordeal at Belk Scout Camp, OA Ordeal and Brotherhood   opportunities

Friday-Sunday, September 9-10-11, OA September Ordeal at Belk Scout Camp, OA Ordeal and             Brotherhood opportunities

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 1-2, OA Fall Fellowship at Belk Scout Camp, OA Brotherhood    opportunity

Friday, September 30-October 1-2, OA Fall Fellowship at Belk Scout Camp, OA Brotherhood opportunity

Friday, December 2, OA Annual Banquet at Belk Scout Camp

 

National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), July 25-30, 2022, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

https://oa-bsa.org/program/events/noac

New and OldWhere To Go Camping Guide 2022

The Catawba Lodge Where To Go Camping Guide is alive and well at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndu424l1iDZnpVFMplqDohSRGk7pYDkq3indesA22wQ/edit?usp=sharing

The WTGCG is a large file (275 pages) with all kinds of information related to camping opportunities, in local camps, parks, state and national forests, High Adventure Bases, national and international events, by way of car camping, backpacking, and float trips.

 

Link your Lodge Email to your Personal Email

Some of you may not know how to access your Lodge email account, or may be unaware that

you have one. You can find instructions on forwarding all of your Lodge emails to your personal

email account at

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwrGkVVw08OudS1xSHZlb1RSS1U/view?usp=sharing

 

OA High Adventure Opportunities

Summer, 2022

OA Canadian Odyssey (Northern Tier)

OA Ocean Adventure (Florida Sea Base)

OA Summit Experience (Summit Bechtel Reserve)

OA Trail Crew (Philmont Scout Ranch)

OA Wilderness Voyage (Northern Tier)

https://oa-bsa.org/high-adventure

 

OA, Southern Region, 2020 National Leadership Seminars (NLS) (for youth)

http://southern.oa-bsa.org/nls/

Sept 24-26, 2021, Orlando, FL

Nov 12-14, 2021, BSA National Office, Irving, TX

Dec 10-12, 2021, Greensboro, NC

OA, Southern Region, 2020 Developing Youth Leadership Conferences (DYLC) (for advisers)

http://southern.oa-bsa.org/dylc/

Sept 24-26, 2021, Orlando, FL

Nov 12-14, 2021, BSA National Office, Irving, TX

Dec 10-12, 2021, Greensboro, NC

National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), July 25-30, 2022, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

https://oa-bsa.org/program/events/noac

TRAINING NEWS:

"Trained" Patch Information

https://www.scoutshop.org/trained-leader-strip-280.html

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33066/33066_Training_Awards_WEB.pdf

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/11/24/when-can-adult-leaders-wear-the-bsas-trained-patch/

 

“Trained” Patches for Youth Leaders

Scout youth leaders who have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), den chiefs (Scouts, Sea Scouts, or Venturers) who have completed Den Chief Training, and Venturing youth leaders who have completed the Crew Officers Orientation or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) may wear the Trained Leader emblem with their badge of office.

Den Chief training is available online at

https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/den-chief-training/

ILST and ILSC are available online at

https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/

Youth should print their certificates to present to unit leaders for facilitate record keeping.

 

Youth Training
SEALS (for youth) Scouts Excited About Leadership Skills and IOLS (for adults) courses at Belk Scout Camp are planned for the second weekend of March and for the second weekend in November on an ongoing basis.

https://sites.google.com/site/bsamcctraining/

Next SEALS course:  Friday-Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12-13, 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/mccseals/home

Please sign up early.  Course will fill quickly.

Next IOLS course:  Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12-13, 2022

https://sites.google.com/view/mcc-iols/home

National Youth Leader Training (NYLT, AKA “Top Gun”) at Belk Scout Camp

https://sites.google.com/view/nylttopgun

The next MCC NYLT course will be a Winter Course in a 2-weekend format, with weekend 1 scheduled for January 15-17, 2022 and weekend 2 scheduled for February 19-21, 2022.

Online registration is open

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) at Philmont

https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/ptc/nayle/

 

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) at Summit

https://www.summitbsa.org/programs/training/seven-day-conferences/nayle/

 

Adult Training

Mecklenburg County Council training events:

Next IOLS course:  Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12-13, 2022

https://sites.google.com/view/mcc-iols/home

 

Wilderness First Aid training:  Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/bsamcctraining

 

Wood Badge, Friday, September 16, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022, and Saturday, October 8, 2022 - Sunday, October 9, 2022

https://sites.google.com/site/bsamcctraining/

 

Philmont Training Center Conferences [for adult volunteer training]

Philmont Family Adventure Camp

Philmont Back Country Sneak Peek

Philmont Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/ptc/

 

Divemaster Academy

Diving Instructor Development Course

https://www.bsaseabase.org/

 

 

Recognize Scouter Excellence

“Trained” Patches for Adult Leaders

Adult leaders can find requirements for earning their “Trained” patches at

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/Trained_Leader_Positions.pdf

along with references to online training courses available at https://my.scouting.org

Another resource is https://www.scouting.org/training/adult/

Online District Committee training is available.

 

Units, please recognize your uniformed leaders by presenting them “Trained” patches and the following awards. These knots require training to position and tenure:

Den Leader Award

Scout Leader's Training Award (Any leader)

Scouter Key (Cubmasters and Scoutmasters

Unit Leader Award of Merit (Committee submits for Cubmasters and Scoutmasters)
Requirements and tracking forms:
 https://boyscouttrail.com/square-knots.asp

Square Knots

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/02/17/scouting-service-award-combines-five-awards-into-one-cool-new-square-knot/

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/07/17/square-knot-rankings-what-are-the-most-and-least-awarded-square-knots/

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/11/20/in-the-loop-a-guide-to-square-knots-and-how-to-wear-them/ 

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2011/03/04/alumni-knot/

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/03/15/how-to-tell-if-your-scouting-square-knot-is-upside-down/

https://scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0901/a-knots.html

https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/community-organization-award/

https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/lifesaving-meritorious-action/

https://www.scouting.org/awards/hornaday-awards/

https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/religious-emblems/

https://www.scouting.org/awards/religious-awards/

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-879_WB.pdf

https://nesa.org/for-eagle-scouts/awards-and-recognition/

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http://www.mccscouting.org/apache

 

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