The Autism Society of Alaska will hold it's 10th Annual
5K for Autism on June 2, 2018 @11 AM
Meet at the Pioneer Park Parking Lot
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2018 Tanana Valley State Fair
Door Prizes - Food - Information
June 13th @ 6PM
Upper Totem Community Center
At the Fairgrounds
Have fun & meet new people volunteering!
Helping with Events
For more information call 907-452-3750
BSA Pin Management
Please view the "Be a Scout" logo at the bottom of the webpage.
Be Sure to Update BeAScout Pins to Reflect Status
Updating unit pins with early-adopter status on BeAScout is an important step in helping prospective Scouts and their families get in touch with units in your council.
Early-adopter councils: BeAScout is open for units to indicate boy-only (default), family pack, or girl-only (no date; open for business now) status.
Non early-adopter councils: BeAScout is open for units to indicate boy-only (default), family pack, or girl-only AND the date that they will begin accepting female applications.
1. Log in to your My.Scouting account select Menu at the top left
2. From the drop-down menu, select your unit
3. Select Organization Manager
4. Select the Settings tab
5. Scroll to Family Scouting
6. If remaining boy-only, do nothing (this is the default setting); otherwise, select girls only or boys and girls
7. For early adopter councils, this pin will update withing 24-hours. For non-early adopters, enter the date that the unit will be welcoming girls. The earliest that girls' applications will be processed for non-EA councils will be June 11 (but units need to check with their councils, as the actual start date is a council business decision). The date for the Midnight Sun Council is August 1, 2018.
8. Click Commit
Please note: Online registration is now open for EA councils to accommodate spring recruiting.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS on how to update unit pins for the full FAMILY PROGRAM
Units will need to manage their own account by determining if their unit contact information is correct. Units can find information on how to manage their account by clicking here
or contacting the BSA office at 907-452-1976
My Grandma's House
My name is Cynthia Erickson, founder of the child advocacy non-profit group, My Grandma's House. I am working on a Child Abuse Healing Journey/Walk taking place on June 15, 2018. We are planning on walking in Fairbanks then boating down the Yukon River with a group of 12 youth. It is going to be a healing journey for all involved. I will need all the help I can get in Fairbanks, Minto, Manley Hot Springs, Tanana, Ruby and Galena- boots on the ground! I have confirmed with Fred Meyer West and booked the Pioneer Park Civic Center for June 15. We plan to start gathering at I Dam, beginning the Walk at Noon so others can join in on their lunch hour. I have kids flying in from all over Alaska . I will need to raise funds for airfare, housing, food, vehicles, signs, tee-shirts, fuel for boats, advertising- it is a lot! We will need volunteers, monetary and in-kind service donations, and silent auction/raffle donations.
Would you consider making an in-kind or monetary contribution? I would appreciate any and all assistance! For your donation, you will receive free advertisement during the walk, on our website, and of course a tax deductible receipt. Please text, call or email me if you would like to contribute. If I am not available, you may call or text Mo Duncan in Fairbanks for donation pick up. Her contact is: (907) 388-2479.
We appreciate you supporting the children of Alaska. Sincerely,
Cynthia Erickson 907-750-9 123
My Grandma's House
100 Front StreetTanana,Alaska 99777 Tel 907-750-9123 Fax 907-451-6161
New Youth Protection Course MUST be taken by October 1st for all registered leaders.
Update Your Training by October 1, 2018
The Boy Scouts of America’s updated youth protection training doesn’t just talk about the dangers of child predators – it shows how they work to gain access to their victims.
In early February, the BSA introduced newly updated youth protection training that is required for all volunteers before October 1, 2018. Even if they took the previous training prior to the February rollout, it will need to be taken it again.
The updated training, which includes three modules and a test that take a little over an hour to complete, draws on research from experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment to identify the contributing factors and threats across the spectrum of child abuse, including: bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse. Once completed, volunteers will not have to retake the training for two years.
New to this version of the training program are video interviews with psychologists and law enforcement professionals who discuss the root causes of abuse, how to recognize it, and how to respond.
“There is no substitute for hearing directly from experts who have spent their careers studying child predators and abusers,” said Michael Johnson, the BSA’s director of youth protection. “They shine a new light on the challenge we all face in protecting kids and how parents and volunteers can put barriers in place to keep them away.”
Some of the most impactful aspects of the training are interviews with abuse survivors, who give their first-hand perspectives. “In developing this training, we discussed whether or not to include survivor videos,” said Johnson. “It was the right decision. Their testimony is powerful and highlights how predators work and the tragic impact like nothing else.”
In addition to updated training, the BSA recently announced new policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements, including:
As of January 1, 2018, no new leader can be registered without first completing youth protection training.
As of January 1, 2018, no council, regional, or national leader will be allowed to renew their registration if they are not current on their Youth Protection Training.
As of September 1, 2017, no unit may re-charter without all leaders being current on their Youth Protection Training. Registrars no longer have the ability to approve charters without full compliance.
Effective June 1, 2018, adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive. All together, it’s a bold new approach that will serve as just one part of the BSA’s ongoing effort to enroll the entire community in the fight against child abuse both in and out of Scouting.
Need help with the training? Find out more in the How-to Guide for Taking Youth Protection
Explorer Post #747 is accepting applications
Young men and women age 14 (with completion of 8th grade) through 20 years old are welcome to apply. Post #747 has been exploring all the careers at the Fairbanks Airport including; Pilots, Aircraft Mechanics, Emergency Services and Air Traffic Controllers. Email them at email@example.com for more information and download an application here!
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DON'T MISS IT!
WORLD JAMBOREE 2019
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For more than 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.