Iowa Western has sent a request for scouts (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers) to assist with carrying a 30’x50′ American flag onto the field prior to their Sept 6 football game at the Lewis Central football field. The game is at 6 pm. Scouts should be in uniform. The game is military appreciation night, and IWCC would like to have scouts, rather than the military (since they are being honored).
Interested units should contact me: Jason Cruse firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Dates!
Upcoming dates to mark on your calendar; registration coming soon!
Aug 23 Popcorn Training
–need 2 people from your unit, IWCC, F150
Sep 2 Popcorn Preorders Due
Sep 6 MAC Leadership Summit
Sep 19-20 Top Shot @ LSSR
Sep 27 TB East Shooting Sports Day
Popcorn Sales Begin
Oct 10-12 Jubilee
Oct 25 Merit Badge College
Nov 8 University of Scouting
Dec 4 Charters Due (West)
Dec 11 Charters Due (East)
Jan 10 Leadership Summit
Council Awards Banquet
Jan 23-25 Webelos Lock-in
Mar 6 District Dinner
Mar 14 First Aid Meet
Mar 24 District Night of Planning
Apr 11 Scouting for Food
Apr 18 Scouting for Food
Apr 24-26 Spring Camporee at Pierce Rec Area
We will have copies of this information at Program Kick-Off, but here is a another version, electronic, that you can keep handy.
For everything you need to know on how to register for an event on-line, download the information here: Registering for Events in Scouting Event.
The following email was sent to unit leaders and committee chairs in Trailblazer on June 23.
“In the past, at sign up nights, we have not required registration if there role is simply to “help” with events, such as pinewood derby, Blue and Gold, etc. Increasingly, however, parents are taking roles in units that involve direct contact with youth without registering as a leader and being trained. This includes regular driving (to most if not every event), active participation in unit meetings, active participation in committee meetings, hosting and moderating social media, etc. All of these present a legal risk to the unit, should something unfortunate occur.
Parents are always welcome to attend events, meetings, and so forth. However, once involvement moves beyond simple attend to active participation, they need to register. This is to protect you, your chartered partner and most of all, your youth.
Please remember, as well, that anyone that registers needs to be youth protection trained at the time of registration.”
The following email was sent to all Trailblazer unit leaders and committee chairs on June 23.
“Many units in Trailblazer have a variety of social media outlets for their members and friends. I wanted to take a moment this morning to review BSA’s social media policies and suggestions.
Social media comes under BSA’s youth protection policies. With this in mind, if youth are members of your page, please make sure that there are no private conversations between a youth and an adult. Please also make certain that if any adult in your unit needs to contact a youth via electronic media (email, messaging, etc), that another adult is copied on that email. This ensures that everyone is safe.
For photos, keeping our youth safe is paramount. Avoid “tagging” youth in photos. If you do choose to tag, then you must also have a release form signed by the parents. It is recommended that you do this annually. A copy of the release form can be found here: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Tell%20Your%20Story/TalentReleaseForm.aspx
At least two people should have administrator rights to a page, whether it is a web page, facebook, blog, twitter account, etc. It is recommended that one of these be at the district level. We do not have, and will likely not have, a district electronic communications chair. With this in mind, a member of the Key 3 should be invited to be an administrator for a page. Sarah Young (formerly Arnold), our former DE who is now the council’s web and social media director, is also willing to serve in this capacity. This ensures that the policies and procedures of the BSA are being upheld (even though an individual creates the page, once any mention of BSA, BSA programs, patches, etc are used, BSA intellectual property rights apply.)
BSA does NOT recommend making pages private. This is also to ensure compliance with youth protection policies.”