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April 2018 – Youth Protection Training

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in National Boy Scout News

April is Youth Protection Month and the Boy Scouts of America takes that very seriously. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. In this special crossover CubCast/ScoutCast episode, BSA Director of Youth Protection, Michael Johnson, explains how the revised Youth Protection training helps volunteers and professionals maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. Powered by...

April 2018 – Youth Protection Training

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

April is Youth Protection Month and the Boy Scouts of America takes that very seriously. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. In this special crossover CubCast/ScoutCast episode, BSA Director of Youth Protection, Michael Johnson, explains how the revised Youth Protection training helps volunteers and professionals maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. Powered by...

Advancement News

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Council News

The Central Florida Council Advancement Committee would like to remind all that Merit Badge Counselors, NOVA Counselors, and SuperNova Mentors (including Cub Scout and Webelos level awards) need to be registered PRIOR to starting to work with the youth on Merit Badges or the STEM awards.  Registration is not difficult – It requires: Adult Application for the appropriate position code (42 – Merit Badge Counselor, 52 – SuperNova Mentor, 58 – Nova Counselor). Unit level signatures are NOT required as this is a District level position. Signed Criminal Background Check Form (part of Adult Application) Proof of Current Youth Protection Training Completed Merit Badge Counselor Information, SuperNova Mentor Information,...

Cub Scout Day Camp 2018

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Council News

Planning for our 2018 Day Camps are underway by our volunteer committee, and we are excited that you are considering sending your Scout to a week of camp with us this year! If you didn’t know this year Camp is open to all boys and girls entering the 1st -5th grade in August of 2018. Our Webelos Day Camps specifically cater to 4th and 5th graders and begin to prepare Scouts for Scouting programs after Cub Scouts. Many of our camps even offer a lunch option for your Scout for the entire week, which is at no additional charge from the basic camp price (participating camps only). Over 100+...

Central Florida Council Eagle Scout’s Project gives the gift of comfort…

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Council News

Central Florida Council Eagle Scout Avery F. is making a difference in his community. Avery worked for a year to raise funds to create 400 teddy bears for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office So, why would deputies need teddy bears?  When a child witnesses a traumatic event at a crime scene or a car crash, they need comforting and reassurance.  That’s where the teddy bears come into play.  “I thought it was really neat to help kids,” Avery said.  Deputies said they will hand out teddy bears to children at such scenes who need consoling. “We commend this young man who is making a difference for the next generation,”...