Some of the discussion at a recent district-level meeting centered around progress toward the annual Quality District award. Our district usually earns this award, but we missed last year by one item – the number of units in the district earning Quality Unit was less than forecast. Continue reading “Measures and metrics”
Now that summer camp is over, you’re rested and have your dirty laundry (and your son’s) all washed and put away, it’s time to tidy up the odds and ends needed to close out your camp experience and lay the groundwork for next year. Continue reading “Summer camp: after you’re home”
Homesickness is an issue every year at summer camp. Usually it affects first-year campers. It need not be a problem if you properly prepare your Scout, and you observe certain precautions yourself. Here are a few articles that discuss the issue: Continue reading “Homesickness shouldn’t spoil summer camp”
BSA has taken steps recently to ensure that all registered leaders receive training in youth protection.
After a century developing the nation’s premier youth program, finally there are provisions to help ensure that many of the adults who deal with youth know the rules that we are expected to follow to keep our children safe from abuse. Continue reading “Youth protection in the forefront”
We interrupt the summer camp discussion to talk a bit about the new Cub program, Fast Tracks, that goes into effect nationally this fall, and specifically to talk about the training that leaders can expect to receive. Continue reading “Training for the new Cub program”