Program Planning Calendar
September 2013 — December 2014
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
CRADLE OF LIBERTY COUNCIL
Welcome from the Council Key Leaders
Greetings! Scouting is alive and well in Cradle of Liberty Council. With over 5,000 dedicated volunteers serving over 17,000 Cubs, Scouts, Ventures and Explorers, our mission remains as vital as ever. For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America has delivered a quality, values-based program, helping our youth to develop character, confidence and a selfless dedication to citizenship, so that they may capably face the tasks and duties that lie ahead in their lives. Positive adult role models have never been more important, as indicated by our Council’s goal of 100% positionspecific Trained Leaders for our 2014 re-charter. Our outstanding professional staff stands ready, willing and able to serve our volunteers, helping them to deliver the Promise of Scouting to our families, and that begins with new Scout Executive and CEO Mike Kaufman. Our challenge is to continue all of our initiatives as outlined in our Council Strategic Plan, including constant improvement at our camp properties, new and better ways to communicate with everyone in our Scouting Family, and a magnified presence in the City of Philadelphia as part of our “Scouting in Every Neighborhood” initiative. Thank you for joining us in this great endeavor, and thank you for all you do for the BSA in Cradle of Liberty Council. Yours in Scouting,
Rod Henkels Council President
Mike Kaufman Scout Executive
Chuck Bolger Council Commissioner
MyScouting Training Guidelines Council Calendar Pages 3 4 5-32
Cradle of Liberty Council
Cradle of Liberty Council Department Phone Numbers 610-688-6900 610-688-2951 610-788-3338 484-654-9213
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Cradle of Liberty Council
Firestone Resource Center 1485 Valley Forge Road Wayne, PA 19087 Valley Forge Scout Shop 610-989-9626
For more information, visit www.colbsa.org
E-Learning, Event Registration, Rechartering at Your Fingertips
My Scouting is your portal to access a variety of Scouting resources. To create your account and access your records you must create a login and password. You will also need to input your personal BSA ID number located near the bottom of your BSA membership card.
Internet Advancement puts the power of accuracy in your hands: To use Internet Advancement: 1. Select a unit advancement processor. This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates. Sign onto MyScouting at www.myscouting.org. Click on the Advancement button on the MyScouting home page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. You must turn in an advancement copy to the council office (Scout Shop) when you purchase advancements (badges of rank and merit badges). Save a copy for your files.
Have you ever wondered if your BSA adult leader training record is up-to-date? There is now online assistance available to answer that question.
Internet Recharter puts the power of accuracy in your hands: you make the difference when it comes to getting your unit’s information correct with the national office because you know your unit’s members best. Some important things to remember: You need your unit’s current access code –last year’s access code will not work. You can start with the unit’s current information in Scoutnet, or upload information from TroopMaster