The latest issue, September-October 2020, is online in a digital format, free to all adults registered with the BSA. Instead of waiting months for fresh content, the Scouting magazine app will be updated every day with something new. The Scouting magazine app is available now in the App Store and Google Play.Click on link below to read more

Updated Youth Protection Training Modules

Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

We have heard your feedback and are now releasing updates to the mandatory online Youth Protection Training to include items such as:
• New mobile friendly design.
• Updates to the certification test to make questions less ambiguous.
We will communicate when this new release is available – the target date is June 1st, 2021. It is recommended that anyone who has started the online training prior to this date complete the training as the new versions will cause the loss of any progress in a module.


National Cybersecurity Champions!



Secure Devices at Home and Work

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s second week focuses on steps individuals and organizations can take to secure Internet-connected devices for personal and professional use. This year has seen significant disruptions in the way we work, learn, and socialize, driving many of these activities online. With our homes, schools, and business more connected than ever, it’s vital to “Protect It” and #BeCyberSmart.

Securing BSA’s data is the responsibility of everyone in the organization. Working together, the BSA can create a culture that focuses on cybersecurity from the National Service Center to the local council. At the national level, we are providing education, training, and awareness to each national and local council employee.

We ask that you take a moment and review the attached document on how you can secure your devices at home. Feel free to share with your family.


Take Action:

Follow STOP.THINK.CLICK. on WorkPlace to get up-to-date information about Cybersecurity Awareness.
Share this week’s STOP.THINK.CLICK. WorkPlace post to show your support for National Cybersecurity Awareness.
Discuss as a team/department/council how you can help prevent successful cyber-attacks.
Don’t forget to complete your Cybersecurity Training by Oct. 31st.


NCSAM Your digital Home 2020.pdf

Unit management is about to get easier with the retirement of ScoutNET 
You’ve been asking for updates to the functionality of BSA tech products. And, with ScoutNet’s retirement, we’ll be better equipped than ever to deliver technology that meets the requests of units and councils to manage registration and rechartering effectively and electronically.


Soon, you’ll find the following improvements made to some of your most frequently used tools:
· Registration and charter renewal tools moved to My.Scouting, where our existing online registration site lives.
· New registrar features on My.Scouting, like a new dashboard offering advanced search, person maintenance and additional reporting features.
· For all units with a December 31 renewal date, expect a simplified recharter system for both internet and paper rechartering within Internet Advancement 2.0.
· New unit self-service tools on My.Scouting:
o This month, a new feature called Position Manager will be added to the My.Scouting tools allowing units to change the registration position of anyone in the unit – no paper application required. For example, if a Cubmaster steps down and a unit committee member replaces her, the unit’s chartered organization representative or their designee can adjust her position without delivering paperwork to the council.
o In addition to the inter-unit transfer feature added this winter, parents and volunteers will be able to transfer to a unit in a new council without filling out transfer forms and new applications – and their records will be automatically transferred to the new council.
These are just some of the changes coming your way as My.Scouting continues to grow in supporting the needs of units and councils in the Boy Scouts of America.


Online Registration: The ability for parents and/or volunteers to transfer between councils using the online registration system went live this week

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The Guide to Advancement has been updated with some pretty important changes. 

Please read the following article for the highlights:  

In Scouting, it’s said that feedback is a gift. It’s also a critical component of the Guide to Advancement, the BSA’s official trail map to the mechanics of advancement in Cub Scouts, Scouts ...



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