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 "We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell

 

Youth Protection Training

Posted on Feb 18 2020 - 4:35pm

AVAILABLE ON LINE AT MY.SCOUTING.ORG   MUST Expire after April 2021 FOR our April 2020 CHARTER RENEWAL

Update Required FOR & Expiration - STEVE B 9/20, ANTON 10/20, KELLY  4/20, TERRA 4/20 - GREG 3/20 - TRIS 4/20

What BSA’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing means for you

Posted on Feb 18 2020 - 2:05pm

FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE VISIT : SCOUTING MAGAZINE

2019 merit badge rankings: Which were the most (and least) popular?

Posted on Feb 17 2020 - 3:54pm

The complete 2019 rankings

What the colors mean:

  • Blue: merit badge is required for Eagle
  • Red: merit badge is considered “new” — released in 2015 or later
Rank Merit Badge 2019 earned
1 First Aid 62,352
2 Swimming 59,074
3 Camping 52,328
4 Citizenship in the World 50,700
5 Personal Fitness 49,802
6 Cooking 49,039
7 Personal Management 48,464
8 Citizenship in the Nation 48,182
9 Communication 48,117
10 Family Life 47,788
11 Citizenship in the Community 46,750
12 Environmental Science 46,202
13 Emergency Preparedness 39,022
14 Fingerprinting 36,510
15 Rifle Shooting 34,049
16 Archery 31,934
17 Leatherwork 31,397
18 Wood Carving 28,599
19 Kayaking 28,093
20 Chess 25,999
21 Wilderness Survival 25,863
22 Fishing 23,589
23 Art 23,074
24 Canoeing 22,734
25 Lifesaving 19,444
26 Shotgun Shooting 18,576
27 Space Exploration 18,432
28 Mammal Study 17,799
29 Climbing 17,305
30 Astronomy 16,473
31 Geology 16,041
32 Game Design 14,424
33 Aviation 14,227
34 Basketry 14,216
35 Nature 14,150
36 Photography 14,057
37 Robotics 13,827
38 Indian Lore 13,530
39 Small Boat Sailing 13,202
40 Music 12,882
41 Metalwork 12,586
42 Weather 12,311
43 Pioneering 12,282
44 Orienteering 12,249
45 Engineering 12,184
46 Chemistry 11,745
47 Geocaching 11,271
48 Welding 11,129
49 Fire Safety 11,045
50 Fish & Wildlife Management 10,676
51 Automotive Maintenance 10,489
52 Forestry 10,299
53 Search and Rescue 9,764
54 Moviemaking 9,738
55 Horsemanship 9,515
56 Electricity 9,383
57 Sculpture 9,383
58 Pottery 8,566
59 Oceanography 8,460
60 Motor Boating 8,298
61 Soil and Water Conservation 8,242
62 Signs, Signals, and Codes 7,854
63 Snow Sports 7,375
64 Sustainability 7,328
65 Electronics 7,204
66 Animation 7,193
67 Rowing 7,189
68 Digital Technology 7,096
69 Hiking 6,865
70 Railroading 6,818
71 Salesmanship 6,813
72 Public Speaking 6,695
73 Nuclear Science 6,623
74 Crime Prevention 6,517
75 Traffic Safety 6,477
76 Scouting Heritage 6,285
77 Sports 6,133
78 Reptile and Amphibian Study 6,009
79 Pulp and Paper 5,973
80 Disabilities Awareness 5,933
81 Archaeology 5,722
82 Law 5,681
83 Bird Study 5,629
84 Radio 5,519
85 Cycling 5,503
86 American Heritage 5,454
87 Scholarship 5,442
88 Pets 5,130
89 Fly Fishing 5,005
90 Coin Collecting 4,822
91 Plumbing 4,743
92 Programming 4,717
93 Woodwork 4,503
94 Reading 4,495
95 Painting 4,486
96 Animal Science 4,155
97 Genealogy 4,096
98 Backpacking 4,079
99 Collections 4,060
100 Architecture 4,016
101 Mining in Society 3,929
102 Medicine 3,758
103 Entrepreneurship 3,410
104 Inventing 3,259
105 Safety 3,208
106 Home Repairs 3,193
107 Graphic Arts 3,178
108 Dog Care 3,151
109 Exploration 3,107
110 Veterinary Medicine 3,103
111 American Cultures 3,089
112 Golf 2,959
113 Whitewater 2,890
114 Athletics 2,844
115 Model Design and Building 2,770
116 Water Sports 2,762
117 Theater 2,745
118 Energy 2,727
119 Textile 2,523
120 Public Health 2,507
121 Farm Mechanics 2,500
122 Truck Transportation 2,469
123 Dentistry 2,433
124 Insect Study 2,392
125 Plant Science 2,041
126 Skating 1,979
127 Scuba Diving 1,912
128 American Business 1,468
129 Gardening 1,440
130 Landscape Architecture 1,395
131 Composite Materials 1,383
132 Drafting 1,364
133 American Labor 1,298
134 Journalism 1,283
135 Surveying 987
136 Stamp Collecting 919
137 Bugling 453
138 Computers* 72
139 Cinematography** 0

*Discontinued in 2014

Troop/Crew Activity/Campout planner

Posted on Feb 5 2020 - 10:40pm

FEBRUARY 21,22,23 - CAMPOUT - ROCHELLE CONSERVATION CLUB

Troop 85 - 2020 HIGH ADVENTURE CREW FORMING for BWCA

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 6:35pm

BWCA - BOUNDRY WATER CANOE AREA WILDERNESS - NEAR ELY, MN. IS FORMING.

THIS IS A WILDERNESS ADVENTURE LIMITED BY ENTRY PERMIT TO CREWS OF 9 OR LESS AND 4 OR LESS VESSELS (CANOE/KAYAK)

YOUTH PROTECTION UPDATE

Posted on Jan 15 2020 - 10:37am

ADULT PARTICIPANTS 18 AND OLDER TAKE NOTICE.

Do online training or at February 13 ROUNDTABLE CLASS in Dixon

 

The new guidelines will have an impact to our Scouters in three areas:
1) After 1/1/2020, any adult Scouter being rechartered in the Council will need their YPT
certification valid for their full charter tenure. For example, if you are rechartering in
Spring of 2020 for the 2020-2021 Scouting year, your YPT certificate must be valid
through Spring of 2021. This differs from the previous policy where your certification
only needed to be valid at the beginning of the charter period.
2) If the YPT certification for a registered adult expires during their charter year and they
do not renew it, they will have their BSA registration expired and will no longer be
authorized to work with youth within the Scouting program.
3) If a youth member turns 18 (becomes an adult) during their charter year, they are
required to take Youth Protection Training (YPT) or their BSA registration expired and
they will no longer be authorized to work with youth within the Scouting program.

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