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New Mandatory Youth Protection Training must be completed by 1 October 2018

posted Mar 3, 2018, 9:29 PM by Council Web Team

Over the past two years, BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

The Far East Council, through a 2015 Executive Board Resolution, requires all registered adults to have valid YPT through their entire registration period (unit charter).  All registered adults, regardless of when they took the previous YPT, must complete the new Youth Protection Training by October 1, 2018.

Family Scouting - Allowing Girls in the Program

posted Dec 26, 2017, 2:27 AM by Council Web Team   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 6:12 PM ]

See the BSA releases on the "Soft Launch" for allowing Girls into the Cub Scouting from January through March!  Full initiation of the program is projected to start in the fall of 2018.  Packs may opt to start accepting girls from K-4 into the pack as long as certain conditions are met.  Packs will need to complete the Commitment Form (below) and turn it into the council prior to accepting applications.  More details will be posted as they become available. More Information on the Family Scouting Program is available at www.scouting.org/familyscouting .  Please check this site regularly as updates will be posted.

Sync Your Calendar

posted Mar 6, 2013, 5:15 PM by Council Web Team   [ updated Mar 7, 2013, 2:54 PM ]

Would you like to be able to see the latest local scouting calendar on your computer, iphone, android phone, or other mobile device?  Now you can.  Check out the Sync Calendar page of the Far East Council website to learn how to be able to view the Council, your district and other scouting calendars on all your devices.

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