Crisis Communication 2014 The BSA creates programs to help build character and integrity of America's youth. As such, the Shenandoah Area Council must be prepared to communicate effectively with its members, employees, community partners and the media at all times.
What Makes a Trained Leader Recognizing the importance of a quality program, and the desire of reducing risk management and improving retention, we recommend that in order for a unit to recharter all unit leaders must be trained for the position they serve by January 2015.
Dear Friend of Scouting: May 30, 2014
Dear Friend of Scouting:
On behalf of our youth members and adult volunteers, I want to personally thank you for your gift to our Friends of Scouting campaign. Because of your commitment, the Shenandoah Area Council has been able to impact our local community. Collectively, Scouts across our council have given more than 190,000 hours of volunteer service and collected more than 70,000 pounds of food for the needy. Based on the national volunteer hour value, that translates into more than $4.1 million dollars given back to our local nine-county area through Scouting.
Program Updates 2014 and Beyond! The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.
"Local Scouts doing good while doing business" Aaron Tweedie, a prior scout from Troop 52, and his children Elvis (Troop 4), Gabriel (Pack 118) , and Reagan who are themselves scouts have stepped up to the plate trying to help local non-profits in the Shenandoah Valley in their regular course of business. This month the Tweedie scouts have launched a kickstarter campaign to introduce the Kid-PACK. It's a sling style backpack for kids aged 4-12 with changeable Velcro morale patches. The concept of the Kid-PACK came from the Tweedie children, who saw the success of Aaron's last campaign for the Man-PACK.
New BSA Medical Forms Deciding which version of the BSA's Annual Health and Medical Record you need shouldn't raise your blood pressure.
Important Information for Life Scouts & Eagle Scouts The Bill of Rights Institute is excited to announce the launch of their BRAND NEW Eagle Scout Competition. The competition is open to high school students who are Eagle Scouts, or Life Scouts who are planning or implementing their Eagle Scout project. The competition asks applicants to answer two questions related to the Constitution and the Founding Principles for a chance to win $1,000!
Amazon Smile If you're doing your shopping from home because it's simply just too cold to go out, don't forget
Doing Our Fair Share It costs the Shenandoah Area Council over $250 per registered Scout to support a year of the Scouting Program for each youth. The Council can cover over $120 per regsitered Scout by Council Fundraising events, programs, and activity fees and the popcorn sales. We need the support of all of our units to help us reach our year financial goals to continue to put on a great program for our youth.
Memo From BSA National on Additional Insurance for Chartered Organizations To: Charter Organization Representatives
Unit Committee Chairs
From: Mark Pennington, ASE/COO
CC: Chip Bennett, Council Commissioner
Stuart Williams, SE
Re: Memo from National BSA on Additional Insurance Protection for Chartered Organizations
The below memo was sent to all BSA Chartered Organizations by National BSA. We are sending this to ensure that the Chartered Organization Key 3 are aware of the change. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either myself or Stuart Williams at 540.662.2551.