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.
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,
Northern Ridge District Vice-Chair Troop 3000 ASM WB 92-84 Fox Patrol WB SR-9-92-20-03 ASM-Program
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:
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.
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.
Most all adult members of the BSA completed an updated Youth
Protection Training (YPT) in 2018 and for most of you this training will expire
during this year.
There is a new version of Youth Protection
Training for 2020.
This 2020 YPT version includes all BSA
membership policy and guideline changes since 2018 and will require about 60
minutes to complete.
As an adult members your are responsible
for monitoring and re-certifying your own YPT on-line before it’s expiration at
Unit Key 3 leadership can monitor the
status (and expiration date) of your unit’s Adult Leadership in my.scouting.org
through generation of the YPT Aging Report. Please let you leaders
know ahead when their training is set to expire.
As a District, we desire to take the lead on
all leaders staying current with their Youth Protection training.
If you or one of your adult leaders in your unit
experience an issue with the on-line version of the training, please contact
Bill Affeldt, our Northern Ridge District Training Chair, at and
he will work with you on resolution of the issue.
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