If you need help, just contact your Unit Commissioner. Next Roundtable is Thursday, August 2nd. No July Roundtable.
Akela Land is Cub Scout Family camping offered through Montana Council. This year camp is Aug. 16th - 18th, 2018. Click for more information.
The Scoop on Youth Protection Training 2: New, Improved, and Needed
You may hear some grumbles about the new program release. Yes, it is longer and there are some technology glitches. My theory on this is that since we are in the business of teaching RESILIENCE, the ability to be CHEERFUL, and of course, TRUSTWORHTY, that this is BSA’s way of helping us apply our scout skills. But seriously, Youth Protection Training has been completely revised for a couple reasons. One, to better support Family Program Scouting. Two, because it really did need to be updated. For example, it missed out on important information coming to light about youth-on-youth abuse, which is something all Scouters need to understand and prevent.
Also, we want to keep kids safe. For us, this isn’t just a slogan or something to appease the lawyers. The costs of abuse for kids who experience it and our whole society is staggering. The new training talks about this. So, jump into the new YPT boat! This is what ALL SCOUTERS are asked to do to be part of the BSA youth protection solution and in preparation for family scouting:
Betsy Eubanks, MVD Training
Joint Press Release from LDS and BSA on Decision to Conclude Charter Relationship December 31, 2019.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for more than 100 years. The Scouting program has benefited hundreds of thousands of Latter-day Saint boys and young men, and BSA has also been greatly benefited in the process. We jointly express our gratitude to the thousands of Scout leaders and volunteers who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored Scouting units, including local BSA districts and councils.
In this century of shared experience, the Church has grown from a U.S.-centered institution to a worldwide organization, with a majority of its membership living outside the United States. That trend is accelerating. The Church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally. In so doing, it will be necessary for the Church to discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA.
We have jointly determined that, effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world. Until that date, to allow for an orderly transition, the intention of the Church is to remain a fully engaged partner in Scouting for boys and young men ages 8–13 and encourages all youth, families, and leaders to continue their active participation and financial support.
While the Church will no longer be a chartered partner of BSA or sponsor Scouting units after December 31, 2019, it continues to support the goals and values reflected in the Scout Oath and Scout Law and expresses its profound desire for Scouting’s continuing and growing success in the years ahead.
Here is an FAQ document and we will keep you updated on Mountain Valley's plans to help transition LDS Scouts and Leaders to traditional unit.
New BETA “Scouting” Mobile App is available now!
BSA’’s Information Technology Group, along with many volunteer beta testers, are excited to announce a new Mobile App –Scouting.
This free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices. You can download the BETA today. Expect to see bugs and issues, that we would like you to report back to us. This is not a perfect production.
Search for “Scouting BSA” in the APP Store or Google Play and download today!
Scouting is focused on making it easier for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and BoyScouting is focused on making it easier for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs—as well as youth recognition in the Venturing program.
The app ties to Scoutbook.com and pulls existing advancement data with an enhanced user interface. The ofﬂine capability allows parents and youth (13 and older) the ability to access advancement data anywhere at any time.
The initial release of the app contains the following functions:
Mountain Valley District Scout Office
Bozeman, MT 59718
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
LDS Stake Center Bozeman
3rd & Henderson
7 - 8:30 p.m.
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