Life to Eagle – August 2020

August Life to Eagle Class (Virtual)

Open to youth and adults the Life to Eagle class to help prepare for the Eagle application and project hurdles. You must register to get the link to the meeting. Also you must attend the entire meeting to get credit.

Life to Eagle Webinar details:

  • When……: August 27th
  • Time……..: 7 pm

Northern Ridge District Expo (Updated)

Northern Ridge District Expo – (Updated)

Good evening Northern Ridge Scouters!

 

First of all, I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your thoughts, hard work and energy to try and make a go of Scout Expo this Fall!!!

After putting much thought, consideration, and conversations with others in District we have decided to postpone the 2020 Scout Expo to hopefully Spring of 2021.  Date to be determined hopefully in the very near future.

This decision was not made lightly but with cases still trending up, schools going virtual, and the unpredictability of our venue, we do not think we can plan and put on an effective event and that does not even take into account keeping everyone safe.

Again, thank you for all of your efforts and understanding.  I look forward to your support as we look to plan and execute Scout Expo 2021.

If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out and let me know.

 

Yours In Scouting,

Cole Webb

Northern Ridge District Vice-Chair
Troop 3000 ASM
WB 92-84 Fox Patrol
WB SR-9-92-20-03 ASM-Program

Roundtable Meeting – July 2020

Northern Ridge Roundtable

Did you miss our July Virtual Roundtable last night?    Interested in what we talked about?    

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, our Roundtable main session was recorded.    Don’t worry next month we will work on getting the break out sessions recorded as well.     

What’s that?  Did you say you had an idea for a topic?   Fill out our form and we will see if we can squeeze that fantastic idea of yours into the schedule.  

Check out our Roundtable Page for upcoming topics, events, and dates.  



Roundtable Meeting – May, 2020

Northern Ridge Roundtable

Did you miss our second Virtual Roundtable last night?    Interested in what we talked about?    

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, our Roundtable main session was recorded.    Don’t worry next month we will work on getting the break out sessions recorded as well.     

What’s that?  Did you say you had an idea for a topic?   Fill out our form and we will see if we can squeeze that fantastic idea of yours into the schedule.  

Check out our Roundtable Page for upcoming topics, events and dates.  


Break Out Presentations/Materials



Roundtable Meeting – 4162020

Northern Ridge Roundtable

Did you miss our first Virtual Roundtable last night?    Interested in what we talked about?    

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, our Roundtable main session was recorded.    Don’t worry next month we will work on getting the break out sessions recorded as well.     

What’s that?  Did you say you had an idea for a topic?   Fill out our form and we will see if we can squeeze that fantastic idea of yours into the schedule.  

Check out our Roundtable Page for upcoming topics, events and dates.  


Break Out Presentations/Materials



Boys’Life 2020 “Say Yes to Reading!” Contest!

Boys’ Life 2020 “Say Yes to Reading!” Contest!

Read the winning book reports from 2019

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2020 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. 

Enter in one of these three age categories:

  • 8 years old and younger
  • 9 and 10 years old
  • 11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. The patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the right pocket of the Scout uniform shirt. Proudly display it there or on another item such as a vest, plaque, or trophy! In the coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn other patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age, and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2020, and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Recruiting
Escape the Great Indoors

Cub Scout Advancement Update March 20, 2020

From the desk of Mark Kopel, Advancement Chair

Questions and Answers

Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting
Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.

Please follow this link to the Guide to Advancement (GTA), which remains the primary source for information related to Scouts BSA advancement. It is referenced throughout the answers provided here.   

Please send additional questions to

Bellow are just a few questions, attached below is the full document from National BSA.

Q: May parents sign off on Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements?

A: Yes. Through July 31, 2020, parents and other adults in the Cub Scout’s family, may sign off on Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements. We strongly encourage that parents use the Scouting App or ScoutBook to record completion of their child’s requirements.

 

Q: If my den is behind in advancement due to COVID-19, can my Cub Scout continue to work on advancement through the summer?

A: Yes. Cub Scouts can continue to work on their current den’s advancement through July 31, 2020.  This is to provide any additional time a Cub Scout needs to complete their badge of rank; if they earn their badge of rank prior to July 31, 2020, they may advance to the next rank

 

All Scouting Programs

Q: How can advancement be tracked remotely?

A: Scouting units should use ScoutBook to record and track advancement.

 

To track advancement remotely, parents should:

1)         Connect with their child’s member profile via an invitation that the unit leader sends within ScoutBook.

2)         Once a connection is made, the parent should use the Scouting app, found in both the App Store and Google Play, to stay connected with their unit.

3)         The Scouting app provides parents the ability to report any advancement that was completed at home.

Go to https://help.scoutbook.com to learn more about how to start using ScoutBook and how to connect parents to their Scouts.


2020 Spring Camporee – Postponed to Fall Date

Northern Ridge District has decided to postpone our District Camporee scheduled for March 20-22 out of an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus.  We want to protect our scouts’ health and well-being.   We feel it is in the best interest of everyone to follow the example set by our school districts. 

Northern Ridge District will host the camporee, “Back to the Woods” in the fall.  A date will be sent out as soon as it is confirmed with Council.  Please take this time to encourage more of your scouts to attend this awesome event.  More fun, more challenges, more excitement…..you will not want to miss!!  All registration fees will apply to the fall camporee.  We will reopen registration in August for any changes you may need to make.  We encourage any unit that wasn’t able to attend this spring, to join us this fall. 

Yours in Scouting,

The Northern Ridge District Camporee Committee 


2020 Training Update

Youth Protection Training 2020 Update

Adult Registered BSA Members

On-Line Training for Position Specific Courses

On-line position courses are In the attached file.

Please note that position training for ALL BSA Leadership positions can now be located and completed on-line at www.my.scouting.org

Choose a BSA program.  Launch the training series.