The year is quickly coming to an end.
All the charters have been handed out. This year the BSA has made it a little easier to get them completed. There are many things that are tied to the charter, that will help our district succeed. A couple of major items are:
- To remain on the charter for 2019, all registered leaders must complete the new youth protection training (YPT2). This includes chartered organization representatives.
- New Scout registration forms should be submitted as soon as the Scout registers. If units don’t submit the forms, or hand their charter in after January first, then new youth are not covered under insurance, can not participate in District or Council activities, and can not complete any advancement requirements until registered.
On a completely different note. Mark your calendars for our District Dinner, Saturday March 30th at the VFW in Rutland. This is a chance to rub elbows with fellow Scouters and friends in our district and to publicly recognize them for their service to Scouting. We would love to see units present awards to fellow Scouters. We also have District awards such as, Cubmaster of the year, Scoutmaster of the year, Scouting Sparkplug, and of course District Award of Merit. This year the District Award of Merit application is due by March 1st. Up to two Ethan Allen Scouters can receive the award each year. Send all applications/Nominations to: Jim Rivers, Advancement Chair 160 Lower Hardscrabble Road Bristol, VT 05443 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few links to awards, including the District Award of Merit:
That’s it for now. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Your District Committee is here to help you succeed.
Russ Baker (email@example.com)
Ethan Allen District Committee Chair