April Roundtable Bulletin

The following is the bulletin from the District Commissioner and District Committee Chairman for the April 2018 Roundtable Meeting.

We sincerely appreciate your investment of time to attend Roundtable. Our attendance at this RT meeting was one of the largest recorded in the history of Shawnee Trails.

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Why Change YPT?

From the National Committee regarding Youth Protection Training.

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. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth.

These changes include:

  • Updated Youth Protection Training, including insights from experts and survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection Training for all adults. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.
  • An expanded ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • Unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth Protection Training for youth members available in 2019.

In addition to updated training, we 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.

With these changes, and many more outlined in the documents listed below, as well as the overview video, we will continue to build a safe environment for our youth.

As an advocate and champion for youth protection in Scouting movement, I encourage you to watch the video, become familiar with the resource documents, take the training and spread the word.

We realize the Oct 1 training deadline will be a challenge for some – but the safety of our children is too important to delay.

Thank you for your work in sharing the message of safety in Scouting. You make difference every day, in ways you may never know. Truly, Youth Protection Begins with You.


Michael Johnson
Director, Youth Protection

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March Roundtable Bulletin

The following is the bulletin from the District Commissioner and District Committee Chairman for the March 2018 Roundtable Meeting.

We sincerely appreciate your investment of time to attend Roundtable. We want Roundtable to become a “want to” meeting as opposed to a “have to” meeting.

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Touching Tribute at Roundtable

About a month ago, two of our scouts; a tiger and a bear, now a webelos scout, lost their mother. She made beautiful things out of glass…so many beautiful things. Their house is covered with gorgeous colored glass decorations she made.

At the February Shawnee Trails Roundtable, Pack 3398 was presented the Commissioner’s Traveling Staff. The walking stick presentation recognizes the Unit bringing the most to Roundtable each month. In February, Pack 3398 served as the Service Patrol for the monthly meeting with Troop 428.

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Roundtable Update for February

Hello Shawnee Trails Scouters:

Welcome: Welcome to the February Shawnee Trails Roundtable! We are glad you have chosen to spend the next hour-or-so with us.

Our Goal For Tonight: It is our hope, and stated intent, that you will feel welcome here, learn something new, walk away energized and be looking forward to coming back next month. If we can achieve those four takeaways, then Roundtable, in our opinion, has been a success.

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Behind the Scenes of Roundtable

Meet the 2018 Shawnee Trails Roundtable Leadership

  • Anne Borgmier – Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtable Administration
  • Alan Clark – Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtable Training
  • David Bryant – Assistant Roundtable Commissioner for Administration
  • Harry Moyer – Assistant Roundtable Commissioner for Training

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