Scouters, now you can carry more of the tools you need to do your job everywhere Scouting takes you.
The myScouting app, the BSA’s official app to help leaders facilitate the Scouting program, has a refreshed look and all-new features.
The app is free and available now for Android devices (Android 4.4 KitKat or higher), as well as iPhones and iPads (iOS 9.0 or higher). Just search “myScouting” in your device’s app store.
When you open the app, you’ll log in with your myScouting username and password. The app will show you the tools available to you based on your Scouting position.
You’ll see your member ID, how many days remain until your Youth Protection training expires, links to resources and much more.
Other noteworthy features of the myScouting app include:
- An organization roster so you can see all active adult members registered under your governance — down to the unit level. You can filter by Youth Protection trained status, position trained status and more. You can easily update this information, too, and even call or email directly from your device. And of course you can update your own contact info — address, phone number, email — right in the app as well.
- A training center that lets you complete Youth Protection training and other online trainings right from your device. You can also view, save and send completed training certificates in the app.
- Commissioner tools so commissioners can complete unit assessments, track roundtables, and view and track commissioner assignments.
- Calendar and announcements pages so Key 3 members can share updates with members registered under their governance.
- A resources page with links to the latest BSA material, such as the Guide to Advancement or Handbook for District Operations.
The new app supports both English and Spanish. There’s also a night-mode feature that darkens the screen — so you won’t keep your spouse awake when you’re working on Scouting late at night.
Mark Anderson, Philmont’s Director of Program for the past 19 years, today announced his plans to retire on December 31 after more than 40 years with the Boy Scouts of America. Mark and Linda plan to relocate to a new home in Windsor, Colorado (close to their new granddaughter, born just a couple of weeks ago!).
Passport Program with Access to Twenty-Two Colorado Ski Resorts Now Open
The 5th and 6th Grade Passports Offer up to 88 Days of Free and Discounted Skiing
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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration is open for the 5thand 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card. The popular Passport Program offers unmatched access to 22 ski resorts across the state by giving fifth graders three days of free skiing or snowboarding at each resort and sixth graders 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.20 per day.
The Colorado Gems Card provides discounted skiing and riding with affordable prices at ten of Colorado’s most authentic ski resorts. Echo Mountain, located in Idaho Springs, will join the Passport and Gems programs for the 2017-18 ski season.
“The opening of Colorado Ski Country USA’s pass products signals the start of another ski season here in Colorado,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “With more participating resorts, the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card provide affordable access to ski resorts all across Colorado.”
CSCUSA 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program
The 5th Grade Passport provides fifth graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member resorts. The 6th Grade Passport allows sixth graders four days of skiing at the same 22 resorts for $105 if participants register before November 30, 2017. After November 30, 2017, registration for the 6th Grade Passport will be $125 until January 31, 2018. Additionally, CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program complements the 5th Grade Passport Program and provides fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded one free ski or snowboard lesson and equipment rental.
To register for the Passport Program and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit http://www.ColoradoSki.com/Passport. The CSCUSA Passport Program enjoys the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Skis.
Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.
Colorado Gems Card
Appropriately named, the Gems resorts are among Colorado’s best hidden treasures. With affordable prices, and world-class terrain, the Colorado Gems resorts offer an authentic Colorado skiing and snowboarding experience. For just $25, the Colorado Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off adult lift tickets at each of the ten Colorado Gems Resorts, providing up to 20 days of discounted skiing or riding at Colorado’s hidden gems.
For more information or to purchase a Colorado Gems Card, visit www.ColoradoSki.com/Gems.
Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Gems Card program include: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight.
It’s settled. Fourth-graders are officially the coolest kids in school.
They’re the beneficiaries of a federal program that grants free access to national parks, lands and waters.
Thanks to the Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, started in 2015, fourth-graders and their families can get free entry into these public lands for a full year.
The year of free access aligns with the school year — Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. The passes can be requested and printed online.
The three-step method
Step 1: Get the pass. Get and print fourth-grade passes to our national lands and waters.
Step 2: Plan a trip. With input from their parent or guardian, fourth-graders plan a fun place to visit. There may be an opportunity to complete Cub Scout adventures along the way.
Step 3: Hit the road. A full year to explore national parks, lands and waters seems like a long time, but it’ll be gone in a flash. Speaking of flashes: remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints.
Things to know
- Electronic copies of the pass aren’t accepted, so you’ll need to bring a printed copy with you.
- Each pass has a unique code, so you can’t copy it and share it with friends.
- The pass is accepted at Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation areas.
- If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
- If your group visits a site that charges vehicle entrance fees, the pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can’t use a pass to get in.
- If you arrive at a site on bicycle, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
- The pass doesn’t cover things like parking fees, camping, boats and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out. The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
At our annual banquet we honor the volunteers who have made service to youth through the BSA program work. There are three different honors the Timberline District can make.
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Each unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team) has the opportunity to select adult volunteers that have made a difference in your unit.. This is your chance to publicly thank these individuals who have given their time and effort to make Scouting happen in your unit.
Consider: Who goes the extra mile? Who is always enthusiastic? Who gets the job done?
Those selected may be unit leaders, committee members, parents, or other adults.
The forms are here as a Word Document
Unit Leader of the Year Award
Does your unit (Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team) have a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Advisor, Skipper or other registered Leader (Asst Scoutmaster or Advisor, Den Leader, Committee Chair, Charter Org Rep, etc.) that is worthy of the title “Leader of the Year”? Timberline’s tradition is to accept written nominations from the units for the above awards. The District Nomination Committee, consisting of past District Award of Merit recipients, completes the process by vote.
Only one award will be given out in each of the above categories.
Nominate your special leader by using this form and providing letters of support to tell the committee why this candidate is worthy of the award. The Nomination Committee would like no more than three (3) letters of support.
The forms are here
Timberline District Award of Merit
Do you know a district volunteer who has also been a great asset to the Scouting Program?
Nominate your district leader by using the official BSA form and providing letters of support to tell the committee why this candidate is worthy of the award. The Nomination Committee would like no more than three (3) letters of support.
The forms are here as a Word Document
Deadline for the applying for all three awards is December 31, 2017
If you have any questions, contact Billie Reynolds, Timberline District Awards Chairman. LakewoodBilly@Q.com