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Updated Safe Swim Defense Training

In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safe Swim Defense” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities have been core to the program. Safe Swim Defense training is required for any BSA unit [...]

By |2022-03-23T12:45:08-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Council Wide, Featured, Training|

Changes to Den Leader Training Award Devices

As part of the National Council's ongoing mission to streamline and simplify the Scouting program, Scouting U, in collaboration with National Supply Group, has identified three Cub Scout device pins that will be discontinued from the program effective immediately. These devices were traditionally worn on the Den Leader Training Award Knot, which recognizes den [...]

By |2022-03-23T13:04:57-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Advancement, Training, Unit Resources|

Scouters: Lots to Learn! Where to Start?

Sometimes, volunteers feel overwhelmed, but some simple steps can help… You’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. We all would like to have it.  In many ways, the “Trained” patch symbolizes adult advancement and achievement. Mostly, it simply means you have “a clue.”  However, it might be the first step to feeling like your work [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:46:09-05:00February 2nd, 2022|Council Wide, Membership, Training|

What is a Unit Key 3?

The Unit Key 3 is a critical component to the success of the unit. The unit Key 3 consists of: Committee Chair – The top volunteer in the unit is the Committee Chair. They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:11:18-04:00October 15th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Training, Unit Resources|

Recording Youth Training

The unit key 3 has the ability to access the Training Manager in my.scouting to record face to face training that youth have completed. This would include Den Chief Training, Introduction to Leadership Skills, NYLT, NAYLE and the NYLT Leadership Academy and others. Youth training records are a part of the training manager and [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:05:38-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Training, Unit Resources|

BSA Incident Reporting Requirements

Incident Reporting will be a highly monitored reporting area in the Scout post-bankrupt operating environment. We need to ensure that all Scout leaders understand what Incident Reporting is and why it is important that all incidents are accurately and timely reported. Scouting strongly encourages units to report any incident so risk management can ensure [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:48:49-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Membership, Training, Unit Resources|

New Event Registration & Calendar Platform

Our council has begun transitioning to a new online event registration platform named Black Pug, which is used by almost half of all Boy Scout councils nationwide. The previous system, Doubleknot, was a major step forward when we adopted it nearly 16 years ago. After careful, thoughtful and detailed evaluation we believe the Black [...]

Virtual Little Philmont 2021

Join Hundreds of Other Scouters at the Virtual Little Philmont 2021 Event and Get a Taste of the Philmont Experience Friday, May 21 from 9pm-10:30pm EDT Saturday, May 22 from 10:30-2pm EDT Virtual Little Philmont 2021 provides a unique opportunity to hear from leading Scouters who continue to deliver high-quality programs for our youth. [...]