July 20, 2011

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 July 20, 2011

A newsletter for all valued Scouters.

Volume 1, Issue 6


Eagle Scout Walks on
Moon 42 Years Ago Today

Forty two years ago today, on July 20, 1969, astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Priceless!
 


The Apollo 11 crew portrait.
Left to right are Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.

 

Update on Youth Protection

You and YPTImportant:The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance oncreating the most secure environment possible for its youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies, and provides parents and leaders the following online and print resources for the Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting,Venturing programs and Questions & Answers (Q&A).

The following information on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse is taken directly from the recently updated Guide to Safe Scouting online editionlink html

Important:The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for its youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies, and provides parents and leaders the following online and print resources for the Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting,Venturing programs and Questions & Answers (Q&A).

The following information on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse is taken directly from the recently updated Guide to Safe Scouting online edition

NewMandatory Report of Child Abuse

All persons involved in Scouting shall report to local authorities any good faith suspicion or belief that any child is or has been physically or sexually abused, physically or emotionally neglected, exposed to any form of violence or threat, exposed to any form of sexual exploitation including the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography, online solicitation, enticement, or showing of obscene material. No person may abdicate this reporting responsibility to any other person.

Notify your Scout executive of this report, or of any violation of BSA’s Youth Protection policies, so that he or she may take appropriate action for the safety of our Scouts, make appropriate notifications, and follow-up with investigating agencies.

If you have questions on BSA Youth Protection policies please contact Scout Executive, Rebecca Fields at 805-967-1015 or by e-mail at rfields@bsamail.org

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