Green Mountain Council Vaccination Directive
Attention Scouts and Scouters:
All camp participants and leaders must present proof of up to date vaccinations for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) when attending any Green Mountain Council resident camp, family camp or Cub Scout Day Camp. There will only be one exception, which is for those who are medically unable to complete the vaccination. Accommodations will be made for those scouts, but it may preclude participation in some activities and necessitate alternative accommodations during their stay with Green Mountain Council. Refusal of vaccination for any rationale other than medical reasons cannot be accommodated. Documented medical reasons for not having these vaccinations must be presented with a note from your Scout’s medical provider prior to arrival at camp. (This is in addition the scout health form). It must have an actual signature from a licensed medical doctor.
Green Mountain Council and the Scouting program remains open to all faiths and beliefs and does not bar anyone from participating in the scouting program on the grounds of faith, personal belief, gender, age or sexual orientation. However, this does not equate to full and open access to all programs when there is a concern regarding the safety, health and well-fare of our Scouts, adult leaders and other parents.
Currently, there are many active cases of Pertussis and Measles across our nation at levels which are unprecedented in the last 2 decades. While there have been no known reported cases in Vermont, the potential spread associated with these pathogens creates a substantial safety concern and has necessitated this action. This risk is further increased when considering close quarters in which our campers reside.
We strongly desire your Scout to come to our camps for a once in a lifetime camp experience. If this is a personal decision, we respect your decision and ask that in kind you respect our decision to ensure the safety of our campers and staff. If this choice not to vaccinate is a matter of personal conviction or out of concerns regarding safety of vaccinations; we urge you ask and discuss this topic with your medical provider. Ensure the literature you review on this issue is from reputable sources and is reviewed by medical professionals.
Contact Green Mountain Council Service Center if you have additional questions or concerns.
Summertime is a great time for Family Camping!
With the introduction of the entire family to the Boy Scouts of America, families can and should
Take advantage of enjoying the summer weather to do some family camping. Green Mountain Council has two perfect opportunities designed for our members:
Cub Adventure Weekends
The perfect venue for Family Camping
Two fun and unique opportunities await Cub Scouts and their parents to do some family camping. With the heme of “Outta This World”, families will be able to see the camp, enjoy its beauty, have some quality bonding time and have an “Outta This World” experience. Below are some additional details:
July 13-14 – Mt Norris Scout Reservation – Eden VT.
July 27-28 – Camp Sunrise – Benson VT
Additional details, along with the registration form can be found in the Camp Leader Guide
It is not too late to sign up. Come as a Pack, a den or just family and some friends.
Click here for registration form
The Green Mountain Service Center and Scout Store will be closed for our Country’s Independence Celebration
On Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. Both will reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, July 8th.
The Scout Shop, located in the Green Mountain Council Service Center, will be holding it first ever Open House on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, from 9:00am until 2:00pm. All leaders and scouting families are invited and encouraged to attend.
A representative from the BSA National Supply will be in attendance. He is bringing scouting inventory that the Scout Shop normally does not stock, such as camping gear, BSA class B apparel and new printed materials.
There will also be a sale on discontinued items. Used canoes and or kayaks from Mt Norris will also be on sale.
Activities for Scouts will include a Bouncy House, Football Throw and Corn Hole games. We will be serving free hotdogs to those who attend.
See flyer for Scout Shop Coupon for those attending the Open House with purchase of $25 or more full price items.
Plan now to come on out and have some fun, food and fellowship with other scouters from around Vermont and see what is new!!!
NOTE: The Open House is in lieu of the normal first Saturday hours (June 1st).
Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club will be hosting a NRA Range Safety Officer training course on June 22nd, 2019 at the LVFGC Club House beginning at 8:00am.
This training is available to the general public; course fee is $75.00.
Please contact Keith Ulrich for more information at 802 730 9340 (phone or text).
The Green Mountain Council Camporee Committee is hard at work preparing a rather unique but cool theme for Scouts across the state to experience. Mark your calendars for May 15-17, 2020 and keep an eye out for additional newsletter and program plans. Click here to see the latest newsletter edition about the event.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wood Badge.
What is Wood Badge you may ask? It is two 3-day weekends in August and September that encompasses the highest level of training an adult volunteer can take. It is a fast-paced full tilt course that covers a wide range of skills for the Scouting (and business) world. Many Scouters use the skills taught in Wood Badge in their jobs and day to day activities. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do as a Scouter.
We have assembled a top notch group of instructors (leaders like yourselves) that are the some of the best in the Council to help run this course.
We still have some room left for you. Please consider signing up. Here is a link to the flyer and registration form: https://www.scoutingvermont.org/uploads/4/7/2/2/47226097/promotional_flyer_2019.pdf
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019 Course Director
The Green Mountain Council Executive Board has chosen Ken Libby as the 2019 Lamoille County Citizen of the Year recipient. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe. Ron Phipps a realtor colleague and good friend of Ken’s will serve as emcee. Ken was selected for his long-standing service to the community of Stowe, Lamoille County, and for his full belief and support of the Scouting program and what it does to help prepare Vermont’s youth for life. He has given considerable time to youth through sports programs and Scouting and has been instrumental in helping raise much needed funds to support both programs. Many of those fund raisers were golf outings, which for Ken were both fun and successful. To register for this night of fun, fellowship and recognition click here.
Come enjoy an afternoon of fun, fellowship and recognition of deserving volunteer leaders
The Green Mountain Council will hold its annual Recognition and Awards banquet on Sunday, April 28 at the Barre Elks Club at 2:00 PM. The event will be highlighted with the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award to three outstanding and well-deserving individuals (Norm Hebard, Judy McCullen and Bernie Isabelle), who have given of their time, talents and treasures to the youth of Vermont. In addition, the Nominating Committee will conduct the election of the slate of Council Members-at-Large, Executive Board Members, Advisory Council and Board Officers, which will be brief and occur before the main program. The agenda includes other recognition and a great deal of fun and fellowship. We hope can join us for this day of celebration. Click here to register and get more details about the event and how to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there.