Learn How to Teach with National Youth Leadership Training

Many tasks in your unit involve teaching others. Having excellent teachers makes learning easier and activities more fun!

How do youth learn the EDGE method of teaching – Explaining, Demonstrating, Guiding and Enabling – to make sure the person learning knows how to use the skill effectively? It’s not fun to just listen to someone talk about it or see someone else do it. When you use the EDGE method, Scouts really learn how to Do the skill!

Your solution: National Youth Leadership Training.

NYLT is a 6 day course compressing a model 5 week unit cycle of leadership council, unit meetings, and utilizing communications, goal setting, teaching and leadership skills. The presented skills are reinforced with patrol and troop level fun and challenging activities. Your youth grow from being just followers being your “go-to” Be-Know-Do leaders.

The OCBSA 2018 NYLT course:

Monday June 25 to Saturday June 30
Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley
Cost: $250

For information and applications please click here or contact OCC NYLT at”
Course Director Arnold Kim, nylt2018ocbsa@gmail.com, 949-413-3547
Staff Advisor: Holly K, hollyk@ocbsa.org, 714-546-4990 x116

Cub Scout Girl Early Adopter Information

CUB SCOUT GIRLS

Cub Scout Girl dens will be permitted to officially sign-up for Scouting starting May 1st. Packs must meet the following criteria to participate in the Early Adoption program. Chartered Partners and unit leaders must first confirm interest and agree to use the family Pack model, and that they will:

  1. Be approved by the Council before they can update their pin of BeAScout (see process below)
  2. Register a minimum of four girls into a new all-girl den of the same grade to an existing pack
  3. Use the current Cub Scouting program and resources
  4. Uphold membership policies
  5. Provide input and feedback about their activities and experiences to help improve the formal rollout; this information may also be used in marketing and media outreach

GETTING STARTED

  1. Pack leadership meets with the Institutional Head of their Chartered Organization and all agree on accepting girl dens into the Pack.
  2. Log on to register pack participation.
  3. Information needed to sign up as Early Adopter includes:
  • Names of Institutional Head, Charter Rep, and Committee Chair
  • Number of girls currently interested and how many they plan to have by May 1st
  1. If Pack is approved by Council, the BeAScout pin will be turned on so they can update their PIN.
  • The Charter Rep needs to toggle the PIN first, followed by the Committee Chair
  • PIN options are: All Boy Pack, All Girl Pack, Both Girl and Boy Den Pack
  • PIN MUST by updated by March 15th or the Pack will have to wait for the originally projected fall launch
  1. Packs can recruit internally and by word of mouth to fill their Dens. Packs may only recruit Lion to Webelos girl Cub Scouts, not Arrow of Light.  Starting May 1st, the new Cub Scout girls will be required to register ONLINE only at org.  No hard copy applications will be accepted.  Applications will be put on hold until a minimum of 4 girls per Den are registered, and registration and insurance fees are paid at the council service center. Packs may email  kimw@ocbsa.org for questions on BeAScout or to requests funds to be paid from unit account.

LEADERSHIP           

Each Cub Scout Girl Den must have a den leader and assistant den leader. There must be at least one female leader per den. Both the Cub Scout Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader must have current Youth Protection Training and completed training for their den level. Training is available at www.my.scouting.org

UNIFORM

Cub Scout Girls will have new uniform options available for purchase at all our local Scout Shops starting May 1st.

  • Council Service Center in Santa Ana: 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705 |  (714) 979-4554
  • Laguna Hills: 25292 McIntyre, Suite P, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 |  (949) 639-0320
  • Anaheim: 1501 N. Raymond, Ste. “O”, Anaheim, CA 92801 |  (714) 774-3270

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Girls that sign up this spring with Early Adoption Packs will be able to earn their Bobcat Rank, attend Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp at Lost Valley, Cub specific programs at the Sea Base and participate in Summertime Pack Activities. Below is an example of the program sequence for Early Adopter Packs with girls:

  • May
    • Form girl Dens and conduct a get acquainted gathering
    • Purchase uniforms (less Rank specific items)
    • Complete the Bobcat Badge requirements
    • Attend the Pack Meeting—Cubmaster welcomes new girls and new Den Leaders to the Pack
    • Attend Scout-O-Rama
  • June
    • Participate in Pack Graduation and receive Rank book, neckerchief, and slide
    • Participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. beach party BBQ)
  • June/July/August
    • Attend Cub Scout Day Camp / Resident Camp
  • July
    • Participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. over-night family campout)
  • August
    • Participate in a Pack summer time activity (i.e. visit a museum)
  • September
    • Begin weekly or bi-weekly Den meetings
    • Attend the Pack meeting
    • Attend a Pack event
    • Participate in the Pack new member recruitment night—Invite new girls to join existing Dens and/or organize new girl Dens

In addition to offering Cub Scouts to girls and boys in 2018, a program for older girls will begin in 2019, providing young women the path to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

EVALUATION

Evaluations will be completed throughout the year and a survey will be sent out in July and December. Your participation is needed to provide valuable feedback for program continuation or expansion.

DISTRICT CUB SCOUT GIRL CHAMPIONS

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information, please visit http://www.ocbsa.org/programs/cub-scouts/earlyadopter/

400 Attended the Catholic Annual Religious Awards Ceremony

The Catholic Committee on Scouting is proud of all the youth that worked on their Religious Emblems during this past year.

We celebrated all of them with a Mass by Bishop Kevan Vann, with Fr. Mike Hanifin, Pastor of St Joachim’s and International Catholic Scouting Chaplain, and Deacon Nick Sherg.

  • We bestowed: 37 Light of Christ Emblems to Tiger and Wolf’s,
  • 37 Parvuli Dei to Bear Webelos, an Arrow of Light
  • 17 Ad Altare Dei to Boy Scout
  • 12 Pope Pius XII to Boy and Venture Scouts.
  • 9 Pilar of Faith to youth that have earned all four Emblems.
  • 21 St Francis Award were presented to youth that have gone above their scouting to help their Parishes in many ways.

Seven of our Scouting Units received the Pope Paul VI Unit Award, which is like the Journey to Excellence.  They have to be partnered by a Catholic Institution, do good deeds, hold a Scout Sunday, and education Scout in Duty of God.

Celebrating the Adults that work hard to make sure that the youth are aware of the Duty to God, by participating in the Religious Emblem Program.

We bestowed the Bronze Pelican Diocesan Award on:

  • Barbara Barfield, St. Hedwig Parish
  • Barbara LeBlanc, St Catherine of Siena Parish
  • Kathy Muldoon, San Francisco Solano Parish
  • Joann Pyne, St. Irenaeus Parish
  • Maureen Sigafoos, St Bonaventure Parish,
  • Carolynn Vu Tran, Holy Spirit Parish

We bestowed the National Award, the St. George on:

  • David J Clarke, St Bonaventure’s Parish
  • Duy Pham, Blessed Sacrament Parish
  • Linda Shepard, St Killian Parish

Earning this award gives them the right to wear the Adult Religious Knot.

We have a few special awards that were bestowed on:

  • Jonathan Clarke,  St Bonaventure’ and St Vincent de Paul for continually helping when he is called to serve.
  • Sophia Tran, Holy Spirit Parish for helping with teaching Religious Classes and doing readings at Mass

This is the Vic Rogers award, name after a passed Board member who wanted to recognize young adults for their continual and dedicated service to the spiritual growth of Scout.

The Monsignor Sammon Award was name after Monsignor, who for 20 years was the Chaplain of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, was bestowed on Khanh Do, Adviser of the Bishop Crew 1910, for his dedications to Spiritual growth in Scouting and Faith.

Our Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:15 pm at the Council Office.  All are welcomed to come participate.

We also, have new classes starting for Ad Altare Dei at the following Parishes.

  • St Martin de Porres, Hunter Piper & David Rollins on Sunday’s monthly 3:30-4:30 PM
  • St Bonaventure, Ron Young & David Clarke on the 2nd Sunday of the Month 6-7 PM
  • St Joachim, Michael Hanifin & Gabriella on the 3rd Sunday monthly at 2 PM
  • St John Neumann, Laura Rodrigues & Roger Ledina on Monday’s 5:30-6:30 pm monthly
  • Irenaeus; Jeff Giacomi & David Dunn on Sunday’s 2:20 – 5 PM

Pope Pius XII classes will be at: St John Neumann, Ann Potter and Mike Bergler on Monday  5:30- 6:30 Pm

For more information you can e-mail oalady.dw@gmail.com  or lippoe@aol.com

Learn How to Communicate with National Youth Leadership Training

Learn How to Communicate with National Youth Leadership Training

A key life skill is communicating well with Scouts, leaders and adults in general.

Your youth unit leaders need to know how the get the attention of the crowd and keep it, making the delivery clear, interesting and fun!

How will youth learn to make sure the people they are communicating with will understand the message by delivering complete information.

Your solution: National Youth Leadership Training.

NYLT is a 6 day course compressing a model 5 week unit cycle of leadership council, unit meetings, and utilizing communications, goal setting, teaching and leadership skills. The presented skills are reinforced with patrol and troop level fun and challenging activities. Your youth grow from being just followers being your “go-to” Be-Know-Do leaders.

Registration is filling quickly. Participation is open to Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.

The OCBSA 2018 NYLT course:

Monday June 25 to Saturday June 30
Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley
Cost: $250

For information and applications, click here
Contact OCC NYLT at
Course Director: Arnold Kim 949-413-3547
Staff Advisor: Holly Krumsick, 714-546-4990 x116