Training Requirement – Effective Dec. 31, 2018 all leaders must complete training for their position.
Below are important dates and information for the Dan Beard District for the month. For additional information about activities, training’s, and other topics listed below please visit: http://nepabsa.org/training
Youth Protection Training: Tuesday, October 10th @ 7pm @ Scout Service & Training Center.
Special Needs Awareness Training – Sat. Oct. 21st @ Nativity of Our Lord Parish Hall 8:30 am – 9:00 am registration
9:00 am-12:30 pm training session
Troop Committee Training – Mon. Dec. 11th @ Scout Service & Training Center from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: A basic training for Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Committee Members, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters in the Boy Scout Program.
The 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, which includes the new requirements, will be available in January 2016.
A Scout may continue to use his existing handbook as a reference and resource. However, he should also have a list of the new requirements for the purpose of sign-offs. This will be available for downloading from www.scouting.org and is also available in our
A class for Communications Merit Badge will be held on five Thursday nights beginning on January 12th, 2016 from 6pm-7:15pm. Beginning 1/26/17 the class will start at 6:30 pm). The class will be held at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Scouts will need to fully prepare requirements between classes and will present their completed work during the class.
Sign up now HERE. There are 10 openings. Continue reading Communications Merit Badge
Calling all Troop 160 parents!!
We are looking for parents who are willing to be Merit Badge Counselors. If your vocation, avocation, passion, or interest aligns with any of the Scout Merit Badges then we need your help.
To get started, please contact our Troop Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator, Patricia Schlosser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat will answer any of your questions and get you started on this rewarding path.
Secondly, sign up for the next Merit Badge Counselor Training session on September 13th, 2016 at 7pm. This is required to become a counselor.
Training to become a Leave No Trace Trainer is scheduled for September 9-11 at Camp Acahela. Anyone 14 or older may attend this Leave No Trace Course. This gives youth in troops and crews the ability to hold the “Outdoor Ethics Guide” position, and adults the ability to bring the knowledge back to their pack, troop, or crew and enforce it during Scouting events, making NEPA council’s camps cleaner and less impacted. All packs, troops, and crews should have a Leave No Trace trainer in order to make this possible!
Click HERE to learn more.
Protestant Religious Award
For all Protestant denominations
- Expecting 9 bi-weekly (every-other week) group participation from Feb 26 through June, 2015
- Meetings on Thursday 6-7:15 pm (not PLC nights) before scout meeting
- Opportunity for “new to church” boys as well
- Who Is Jesus
- The relationship of Jesus, the Church, and you
- Overview to the Bible: history, structure, message
- Memorize or very good understanding of a dozen verses and a church valued creed
- Understand purpose of Lord’s Supper and Baptism
- Short history of your church
- Develop a video of your adventure
- Some service times focused for serving your church and community
Any Questions please call Counselor/Facilitator Michael Storey at 570.614.3707 (cell) or 570.561.0775 (home)
Student book: $5 each either from NEPA Scout Office store or order the first night