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To all Cub Scouts & Families

Please come out to Lost Lake Camp on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM for a great day packed full of fun!!

Some of the fun things we will be doing:

Meet & greet a Search & Rescue dog

Meet a Police Officer and have a look around in his cruiser

Go Fishing

Shoot BB Guns

Shoot a Bow and arrow

See a drone up close

Lunch will be provided and you will be able to make your own ice cream sandwiches.

We will have more information shortly on this event. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the office 907-452-1976.

 

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Smoke Free 

If you are proud of the Tanana Valley State Fair going 100% smoke-free, we want you to volunteer as a Smokefree Ambassador
 
Shift length: 3 hours
2-4 volunteers per shift
 
Volunteers receive: 
Training video (mandatory viewing, about 10 minutes)
Free entry to the Fair (day-of)
Food voucher
Appreciation goodie bag
 
Sign-up / inquiries: Alyssa.Keill@Lung.org or 907-891-7452
 
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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
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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
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Explorer Post #747 is accepting applications
 
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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 faiexplorerpost747@gmail.com for more information and download an application here
Please click here for  flyer.
 
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