Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Start of the Year & Youth Protection Training - YPT

School is just around the corner, which means it is time to start our favorite activity of the school year - SCOUTS!

For those of you who are new, don't worry we will walk you through everything.  Do not hesitate to contact any leader or committee member with questions.

Our first official Pack meeting of the year will be on Thursday September 20th at 6:30pm.  We are asking that everyone tries to aim to be at meetings 5-10 minutes before so that we can start on time.

We are in the process of updating the Pack Calendar with our tentative dates for the year.  Please remember, we try our best not to change dates around, but sometimes items arise that mandate us to make changes (sometimes with little warning).

Re-registration/New Scout Signup

In order to help shorten our 1st pack meeting of the year, we will be at the church on Monday September 10th from 5:30-7:30 to collect dues.  This year we are keeping the dues the same $95 for the 1st Scout and $85 for each additional Scout.  This includes all council fees.  Also, if you know anyone who wishes to join the Pack, please have them come to talk to us.  Checks to be made out to Pack 722.

Youth Protection Training (YPT)

There have been many new changes within the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) over the last year.  One of these is tightening our Youth Protection Standards.  By doing so, at every meeting we must now have 2 YPT'd individuals.  This means if one of the leaders is not able to attend the meeting we either need to cancel the meeting or have a few adults volunteer to take the 2 hour training.  The training is good for 2 years and is free.  Typically, you can take the training at anytime online.  

Fortunately, we were able to secure an in-person training session on Monday September 10th from 6-8 in the Vestry (main level of church).  We know that some of you would not be able to attend due to child care purposes, so as long as your child is 4 years old and potty trained, we will have leaders on hand to watch a movie with them on the 3rd floor.  We would appreciate any and all who would be able to attend this training session.  This is a great way to volunteer to help the Pack without much commitment.

Looking forward to a great year of Scouting!

Your Pack Committee