SOME CHANGES THAT LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!
From the BSA National Office:
Effective immediately, there is a new position available to help the unit welcome new members and their parents, introduce them into the unit, and get them off to a great start in Scouting. the new positions, called New Member Coordinator, is available for every type of Scouting unit (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing) and Explorer posts and clubs. Its purpose is not only to help recruit new members to join the unit, but also to engage new youth and their families in the unit experience so they feel “welcomed”.
The New Member Coordinator position is a registered adult leader position requiring an adult leader application, Youth Protection training and a criminal background check. A unit can have one or more new member coordinators.
The position of New Member Coordinator replaces the position of parent coordinator and unit membership chair. These positions will be expired at the end of the year and will no longer be available. All leaders currently in those positions will receive several communications to encourage them to become new member coordinators.
Youth Protection Training Requirements changes
Effective September 1, Youth Protection training is required for all leaders at the time of registration. Applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protections training completion certificate, which will be filed with the application.
Effective with December 1, registratin fees will be $33.
Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a resident camp or other Scouting adtivity and participating 3 nights or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a CBC and YPT, even if they are the parent of a youth on the trip.