There are 152 days until December 31st when all unit Charters should be completed. The days are sliding by quickly. Did you make a plan for your Charter needs? I hope it included staying cool and having fun. We are setting heat records almost every day. We could use a little cooler weather.
Speaking of Weather – Be Prepared! – Don’t be surprised with an expired Hazardous Weather Training. It will flag you as not-trained and impact the Charter process.
All “direct contact” leaders are required to take BSA’s Hazardous Weather Training to be considered fully trained in their position. Here’s who is a “direct contact” leader:
- Cub Scouts – Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Tiger Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Webelos Den Leader
- Scouts BSA – Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster
- Venturing – Advisor, Associate Advisor
- Sea Scouting – Skipper, Mate
- Exploring – Advisor, Associate Advisor
If you are in any of these positions or if you move into any of these positions on the Charter, you must have current Hazardous Weather Training. You probably took the course while taking the online training. It is module code is SCO_800 and is included in the current syllabi. Like Youth Protection Training, Hazardous Weather Training expires after two years. National has started an email notice for expired Hazardous Weather Training. Still, you might want to check your records for when you took yours and bring it current.
Did I say, Youth Protection? Here is your YP quiz for this month –
QUESTION – What are the minimum requirements for adult supervision for a scouting activity? You can find the answers at; https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/#a
Bonus Question – Is there an exception to the requirements of the 1st question? Answer at; https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/yp-faqs/
Need assistance, ask Training@AlamoAreaBSA.org