Have you Renewed your Youth Protection Yet?

unknownIn the Montana Council, Youth Protection certification must be renewed every year.  If your certification does not have a “2017” on its issue date, it is time to renew again!

The Lewis and Clark District will be holding a group Youth Protection Training as our program for District Roundtable this coming Tuesday, October 10, 6:30pm at the LDS State Center at 1015 15th Ave South.  Make it easy this year before recharter and come to our YPT class!

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Youth Protection Training Kiosk at Roundtable!

We all know that every Adult Leader in Scouting in the Montana Council needs to complete Youth Protection training every year.

Have you completed YPT for 2017 yet?  If not, we are going to try and make it easy for you.  From now on, at every Lewis and Clark District Roundtable we will supply an online Youth Protection Training Kiosk where you can complete all required youth protection training.

So, please come to roundtable on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm at the LDS Stake Center at 1015 15th Ave S!  In addition to some great information and fellowship, you will also be able to complete some necessary training.  Let’s get 100% YPT certified as a district for 2017 as early as possible!

Mark Your Calendar for Scoutmaster Specific Training on April 11!

Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Trained leaders can deliver a Scouting program that is fun, well organized and will instill the values of the Scout Oath and Law for the rest of a boy’s life. To be considered Trained, a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster must take Youth Protection, Scoutmaster Specific and Basic Outdoor Leader Training.

We will be offering Scoutmaster Specific training (S24) at the Scout office on Saturday, April 11, starting at 8am. The class will be all day. Lunch will be on-your-own, although we may order in food so that we can conclude sooner!

As pre-requisites, all attendees should complete the following online training:

  • This is Scouting
  • Scoutmaster Fast Start
  • Hazardous Weather, and
  • Youth Protection training (within the last year)

Please bring your certificates for those trainings to the class.

The final training necessary for leaders to be considered trained is Basic Outdoor Leader Training.  The District will be offering that training at the Trail to First Class campout at Log Gulch Campground on April 17.  A future post will discuss that training, but mark your calendar!

Please comment on this post or send an email to Aaron Weissman (aaron@weissman.com) to register for this class.

Confirmed Lecturers include (watch this space for updates, and please send a note to volunteer):

Wendy Weissman, CPA. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience and an adjunct instructor of Accounting at both the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College-MSU. Wendy is the Treasurer of Troop 26 and will be facilitating a discussion on Troop finances at 10am. This section of the class is open to any committee member of any Troop!

Aaron Weissman. Aaron is the Scoutmaster of Troop 26 and the former Cubmaster of Pack 26. Aaron is also a Unit Commissioner and a member of the Council Executive Board. Aaron will be discussing advancement tracking, calendaring, training, troop administration, and the role of the Scoutmaster, among other topics.

Sandy Bechard. Sandy works in the Scout office, and is a parent with Troop 28. She is the former Committee Chair at Pack 26. Sandy will be discussing the Scout office’s role with unit Tour Permits and advancement reports.

Keith Head, Keith is the District Training Chairman and has held numerous positions in the Lewis and Clark District.  He has completed all levels of training within the BSA to include: All leader specific trainings, Wood Badge, Powder Horn, National Camp School and the Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar.  Discussion on numerous topics relevant to all Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters.

February District Roundtable and Meeting Agenda

Boy Scouts of America

Montana Council

Lewis and Clark District

District Roundtable and Meeting

LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Ave S

February 7, 2012

  1. Roundtables/Training Features of the Month, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Topics:  Upcoming Derby Day, Logging Community Service Hours, Voice of the Scout Surveys and issues with Youth Protection during recharter process.
  2. Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the January meeting
  4. Welcome, introductions and recognitions
    • Wood Badge Beading
    • Are you interested in serving as PR chair? We need your help!
  5. Old/New Business (break into committee meetings for 15-30 minutes)
    1. Upcoming Events – Scout Week, Scout Sunday, Scout Shabbat, Derby Day, Scouting for Food, Venture Winter Mountaineering Trip, Spaghetti Dinner to benefit LaBelle family.
    2. Upcoming Trainings – Leader Specific Training, Wood Badge 2012, Powderhorn 2012
    3. Medicine River Scout Center
    4. Camping Committee:  Klondike Derby Wrap-Up; Trail to First Class; Spring Camporee
  6. District Executive Report
    1. Membership Actual vs. Goal
    2. Finance Actual vs. Goal
  7. District Commissioner Report
    1. Unit Charter Renewal
    2. Unit Commissioners
  8. District Chair Report
    • District Elections to be held during March meeting
    • Journey to Excellence Status Report
  9. Other Business
  10. Closing Ceremony
  11. Adjournment. Next meeting March 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at LDS Stake Center, 1015 15th Avenue South

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