2018-2019 Program Kickoff - Palmetto Council, BSA
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THE STEPS TO PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL YEAR • Build an exciting program for the upcoming year • Plan a budget to deliver that excitement • Recruit and Train • Fund the Ideal Year of Scouting • Enjoy the Program • Evaluate & Repeat
A new requirement to be basic trained • Every new leader will now need Hazardous Weather Training before they will be considered basic trained for their position. • This does not apply to leaders registered before May 1, 2018, although it is recommended.
New Information for 2018 • Popcorn Kernel trainings will happen June 7th (Spartanburg) and 14th (Rock Hill). There will be commission incentive to attend. The training will NOT be held in August to give time to plan for Join Scout Night. • More incentives will be available for scouts and leaders who participate in the fall sale.
LIONS: Cub Scouting’s program for kindergarten-age youth • Recognizing the success of the national Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors have approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program empowering chartered partners with packs to offer the experience to Kindergarten-age children nationwide. • Units are no longer required to be pre- approved. • All supplies will be available in the Scout Shop by late summer. • Lions Guides will now become Den Leaders, however they will still continue to engage families to take turns leading meetings.
LIONS (continued) • Lions are kindergarten-age youth who must be 5 years old or the year before First Grade and not yet 7 years old. • These Scouts use the normal BSA application. In the grade area put “K.” • The Lion uniform will remain the t-shirt, hat, and belt. Cub Scout blue uniform optional. • Lions will NOT earn bobcat. • The den meets twice per month: once for a den meeting and once for an outing or pack meeting. • Once they have completed the Lion program, Scouts will wear the blue Cub Scout Uniform wearing the patch where the AOL patch normally goes. • Lions can participate in family camping. • Lions can participate in popcorn and camp card sales. 9
Serving Youth in Family Scouting
National Key 3 Task Force Top national-level volunteers, experts in program ⎯ chartered to: • Evaluate the survey feedback • Provide a recommendation on the proposal to serve families more effectively • Suggest how such a program may be implemented • Propose an implementation timetable
WHAT WE KNOW Higher for underserved markets Families are 60% 27% getting busier 30% 55% Both parents work Single-parent Hispanic African- in the household households HH American HH All families have less free time Families are more diverse Over 1/3 of Millennial parents Nearly half of Many underserved parents feel they want to spend all boys are communities prefer spend too little more time now ethnic to participate in free time with interacting with minorities activities as a family their kids their kids SOURCE: 2015 Pew Research on Parenting
WHAT WE KNOW Cub Parents See Program Non-Scouting Families Relevance for ALL Kids are Interested Greater than 2 out of 3 Parents would be 85% Current Cub Scout parents would be interested in 90% interested in this type of program. registering their daughters if a program was available. Cub Scout parents think Western and Southern region Cub Scouts 70% 67% 63% index highest interest is relevant for boys Southern Central Western 95% 91% and girls and region region Northeast Western Southern regions region region SOURCE: 2017 Harris Interactive Study of Scouting Families
Primary Research Key Takeaways To Date Across all segments: • The current curriculum for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs is deemed relevant for both boys and girls. • There is high receptivity and interest in joining the program at both the Cub Scout and Boy Scout level. Among Boy Scouts and Venturers, there is high interest in expanding the program with minimal impact on current program participation. If a program for girls age 11 to 18 is added, respondents are generally in favor of allowing girls to earn the Eagle Scout rank and participate in Order of the Arrow. Survey-based estimates indicate expanding the Cub Scout program to include girls 5-10 years old could potentially bring in a significant increase in membership.
Successful early adopter soft launch of Cub Here’s where Scouting, with the official launch later this year. we are today A program for older girls is scheduled to launch February 1, 2019. All youth who join our program and fulfill the rank requirements can earn Eagle. Troops will be single gender. A linked troop structure has been approved where adult leadership, except Scoutmaster, may be shared between troops. 15
What Are We Hearing? One father said he has no plans to put a cap on his daughter’s dreams. “My girl can be anything she wants to be...and I’m not going to stop her.” “To the BSA staff, thank you for making this happen. My family is now all in Scouts. My husband was never registered before because I did everything (granted he’s very busy). It was the fact that his daughter wanted to join that he joined too. Got his full uniform yesterday. Family scouting is a very real thing.” “I think it will be a great bonding experience and will create lifelong memories for us.” “I’m pleased to say that several of the girls brought their brothers to join.”
How will it work?
How will it work?
Family Cub Scouting seems straightforward
So What’s Changing? 20
GOVERNANCE / NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP FINANCE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM UNIT SERVICE ITEMS MISSION • VISION • OATH • LAW • AIMS/METHODS
POTENTIAL NO CHANGE CHANGE NEW CHARTERED PARTNER RELATIONSHIP YOUTH APPLICATION FEMALE MEMBERSHIP 2018 PACKS REGISTRATION FEES 2019 TROOPS PACK STRUCTURE ADULT LEADERSHIP TOTAL AVAILABLE YOUTH MEMBERSHIP POSITIONS PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS YOUTH LEADERSHIP FOR FAMILY PACKS POSITIONS
POTENTIAL NO CHANGE CHANGE ADVANCEMENT YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DEN CHIEFS NATIONAL CAMPING STANDARDS UPDATING TRAINING MODULES FOR GENDER TENTING & SHOWER POLICY HANDBOOK & LEADER PROGRAM MATERIALS FOR GENDER COUNCIL & DISTRICT STRUCTURE ORDER OF THE ARROW HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
POTENTIAL NO CHANGE CHANGE COMMISSIONER STAFF STRUCTURE ROUNDTABLES UNIT SERVICE COMMISSIONER COLLEGE
POTENTIAL NO CHANGE CHANGE BOYS’ LIFE MAGAZINE MEMBER CARE NATIONAL ITEMS
What you need to know to get started: • The Palmetto Council has visited with each charter partner to confirm their wishes to/no to start Family Scouting programs. A list can be found at the Family Scouting table. • Handbooks will be available in the Scout Shops on June 1, 2018. All other materials and uniform pieces will be available by August 1, 2018. • Girls can join Cub Scout programs on June 11, 2018. • Girls can join newly formed troops on February 1, 2019.
What you need to know to get started: • Female dens MUST have at least one female leader (DL/ADL & CM/ACM). • Having boys and girls in the same den is not allowed. This is not a co-ed program. • Program requirements and delivery methods remain the same. • Units can share the same unit number if requested by the chartering organization. • Dens can work together on activities or on trips. 27
Youth Protection 2.0
Youth Protection 2.0 • By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. • The new course must be taken every two years. • Volunteers can not be registered without Youth Protection training. • If attending summer camp (over 72 hour stay), you must be a registered leader AND have Youth Protection. • We have three posters for each unit. • See It. Stop It. Report It. Call 1-844-Scouts1 to report. • A Scouter Code of Conduct • Bullying Not Tolerated. 30
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food • We will begin transitioning from a Fall to a Winter Scouting for Food campaign. During the transition year we will hold a drive during the Fall & Winter. The Winter campaign will coincide with Scouting Anniversary Week. • Fall Dates: November 3rd and 10th • Anniversary Week: January 26th and February 2nd/3rd 32
LDS Scouting • The church will no longer sponsor Scouting units after 12/31/2019 • LDS families are welcome to continue Scouting • We are respectful of the church’s recent business decision and for the over 100 year partnership with the LDS church • Our commissioner teams will be working with each of those families to join a new program 34
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