2023 Fall Camporee
Hosted by Troops 56 & 65, Delta/Greely, Midnight Sun Council
We are excited to welcome you to a BSA weekend Camporee
focused on engineering and rocketry.
When: August 25-27,2023
Where: Delta Junction Buffalo Fields, Mile 1405.5 Alaska Highway (16 miles east of Delta Junction)
Early Bird Registration: $15 per person (through 11 August 2023)
Regular Rate: $20 per person (12 – 25 August 2023)
Scoutmaster Steve Meurer 907-388-6551 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoutmaster Andrea McCarrick: 907-616-0625 email@example.com
Join our Facebook group “Delta Greely BSA Camporee” (scan QR code in Leaders Guide)
Click here to view/download Leaders Guide
Click here to view/download Troop registration form
Cub Scout, Scouts BSA
Council Rock 2023
When: Sep 22-24, 2023
Time: Activities start at 8:30 am Saturday
Where: Lost Lake Camp
How to Register for Council Rock 2023
SCAN TO REGISTER
2) Pack Leaders + Adults:
a. Be prepared to enter your YPT date when you register. (ie. YPT
needs to be up-to-date before your register).
b. Lions and Tigers must have a guardian present the whole event.
3) Once you submit the form you will be provided with a link to pay by credit card. Options for payment:
a. Cash or Check: Visit the Midnight Sun Council at 1400 Gillam Way Fairbanks, AK 99701 and submit payment.
b. Credit Card:
i. Over the Phone: Call the council office and pay over the phone (907) 452-1976
Square accepts these forms of payment:
4) Registrants should receive a copy of their registration form via email. If you have any questions if your registration went through, please contact Stacy or Phil at the scout
5) Pack and Troop leaders will be responsible for ensuring two-deep leadership and current YPT prior to the event. They will be contacted by council office if we need to create cohorts or have lack of leaders attending. Our goal is to group scouts by rank to get the most out of their Lost Lake camp experience!
HOW AN ADULT MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP 2023
Adult leaders attending camp with their unit must be registered in their specific chartered organization’s unit if they are at camp for more than 72 hours. (Note the “72-hour” policy will change effective 9/1/2023. Early adoption is always encouraged; however, for summer 2023 the “72-hour rule” remains in effect. If you missed the webinar regarding the upcoming change to the 72-hour rule, click here to view the recording. You can also review Scouting’s Barriers to abuse here and the Barriers to Abuse FAQs here.)
Adult leaders cannot be registered as a merit badge counselor or any other non-unit position instead of through their unit to attend camp. They could be “multipled” or primary in their unit, but regardless, they must be registered with the specific unit they will attend with.
Why must they be registered in this way?
1. First: Camp is a unit program. Meaning, youth fall under the direction of their chartered organization’s approved unit leaders while in attendance (see NCAP HS-502).
2. Second: Because youth participate with their unit, the chartered organization must approve any adult working with their youth. A merit badge counselor (or other non-unit position) is registered through their council and therefore does not have the required approval from the chartering organization. There is a chart below with potential positions they could register in for their unit type.
3. Finally: What about “provisional units”? Council organized camp units (sometimes called “provisional”) are a council-organized activity and therefore not unit organized. Chartered organization approval would not be required. These camp / council-organized provisional “unit’s” adult leaders would be required to meet SQ-401-402. Please ensure all of your registrars, participants guides etc. reflect this important guidance.
COME OUT AND GET SPOOKED!!
Don’t miss our 4th annual Haunted Trails!
The Midnight Sun Council Family Friendly Drive Thru Event
$20 per car
OCTOBER 20-21, 27-28
3574 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks, Alaska
click here to download flyer
ScoutingU Releases Updated Safety Afloat Training
In collaboration with the BSA National Aquatics Subcommittee, ScoutingU has released an updated version of “Safety Afloat” online training that is also mobile compatible. Since the inception of Scouting, learning to swim and engaging in aquatics activities such as boating and paddle sports have been core to the program. Safe Afloat training is required for any BSA unit who will participate in boating activities. This online training ensures that adult leaders are prepared to facilitate safe use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, floating tubes, sailboats, motorboats (including waterskiing), and other small craft. To access the updated training, log onto my.Scouting.org and search the catalog in the BSA Learn Center for “Safety Afloat.” For additional information regarding BSA aquatics programs, please refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting and the BSA’s Aquatics Supervision Guide.
Does Safety Afloat training have to be renewed?
Yes, adults supervising boating activities must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years.
Do I need to take the new version of Safety Afloat training if my current training is not expired?
No, you can complete the updated version of Safety Afloat when your current certification expires.
Is Safety Afloat training available to take in person?
No, Safety Afloat is only available online. It is also mobile compatible.