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February 25, 2013 
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The Yucca Express
Council News February 2013

IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP POLICY
*****Immediate action required*****

 

Dear Scouting Volunteer,

Over the past weeks there has been a lot of discussion about the Boy Scouts of America and our membership policies as it applies to sexual orientation.  The Yucca Council leadership is committed to keeping you informed. On February 6th the National Executive Board directed its committees to engage representatives of Scouting's membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns regarding the BSA membership policy. The National Key 3 has released more information and future dates for the Membership Decision, please click here!


In May of this year, voting members of the National Council will take action on a yet-to-be-determined resolution at the National Annual Meeting.  It's important to note that the National Executive Board and 1,400 voting members are volunteer leaders and are not paid executive staff. Each Scout Council has a delegation of voting members based upon the membership of the council.  We have three voting members. These members are to cast their votes based upon the will of the Yucca Council’s members, YOU.

 

In order to receive a consistent quality of responses, the National Office has hired a third party company to conduct an online survey of all Scouting families.  This “Voice of the Scout” survey will be conducted March 8th through the 15th. To insure that every family has an opportunity to voice their opinion, the National Office is updating their records. 

 

The Spring Voice of the Scout survey will launch March 8th.  This survey will include an additional question(s) seeking opinions about the potential change to membership standards policy being considered at the National Annual Meeting in May.  You can update your email address with the new MyScouting tools where a unit committee chair or unit leader can enter the info for the entire unit (see instructions below). 

 

Instructions to Update Your Email Address on MyScouting

 

From www.scouting.org:  To access MyScouting Tools, a Scouter simply logs into MyScouting.org and clicks the link located on the landing page.  A “toolkit” is equivalent to a BSA organization structure.  For example, if you’re part of a unit, your unit will appear as a toolkit.  MyScouting Tools has two main levels of access: My Dashboard and Roster Manager.  A unit leader or adult volunteer can access the My Dashboard tool, where announcements and calendar dates will appear.  Under My Profile, leaders and volunteers now have the ability to update their contact information.  This is a huge enhancement because updates to phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information are immediate.  The unit Key 3 and district Key 3 will have a second level of access. The Roster Manager tool lets them view and export their roster information and make contact updates for anyone on their roster.

 

Also, please forward this email to other volunteers in your unit and/or district who might not be on our council database to make sure everyone has the opportunity to update their email address. These recent discussions have shown that America cares about Scouting and our volunteer leaders are dedicated to the Mission of the Boy Scouts of America. If you have any additional question on how to input emails, please call the Scout Office at 915-772-2292

 

We are committed to keeping our Scouting family informed and providing the very best Scouting programs available to the youth of the Yucca Council.  Thank you for all you do to support Scouting!


***PLEASE REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR EMAIL BEFORE FEBRUARY 27TH***

For more info visit www.yuccabsa.org 

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2013 CAMP WEHINAPAY: Reserve your spot today!

Please click below for more info on the 2013 Wehinahpay Mountain Camp Experience!

 

CLICK HERE!

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2013 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP!

Join us for a Cub Scout Galactic Adventure! A Summer Camp Program for all Cub Scouts! Click below for your District Day Camp info!

 

Click here for more info!

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2013 SPRING POPCORN and COFFEE & HOT COCOA SALE!

 In response to the Voice of the Scout Survey, the Yucca Council is offering two Spring Sale opportunities to help units raise additional revenue to support your unit’s program.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPRING INFO!

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2013 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

The council  has begun their 2013 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Please coordinate with your District Executive your Troop Court of Honor or Blue & Gold Banquet.

 

Click here for the FOS Brochure!

Click here for this years Recognition Items!

Click here on how you can help with FOS!!!

 

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CALLING ALL ADULT VOLUNTEERS!

 Please click below for training opportunities. All training is open to everyone regardless of which district you are in... 

 

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Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, & Exploring Recruiting 2013!

RECRUITING ALL YEAR! Please make sure to contact your District Executive to help your unit grow!

 

Click here to help with 2013 Membership!

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ONLINE PATCH SHOP NOW OPEN!!!

Browse a wide variety of council shoulder patches, commemorative patches, and special insignia as well as shirts, hats, and other great items!

 

Click here to go to the store! 

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2013 SCOUTING FOR FOOD SERVICE HOURS!

Last month Scouting units from throughout the council participated in a record breaking Scouting For Food Drive.  The deadline to report all Scouting for Food service hours in March 8.  Visit www.scouting.org/jte to update your unit’s service hours.  Contact your District Executive or Claudia Saldana at 915-772-2292 for your unit’s username and password.  This is time sensitive and impacts unit, district, and council Journey to Excellence score. 

 

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2013 Yucca Council Staff Functional Responsibilities & Structure

Click here for Responsibilities

Click here for the Council Structure

SCOUT SHOP FUN EVENTS!

 Please click below for Scout Shop Special events coming very soon! Lots of fun for everyone! 

 

Click here for COOKERY March 16, 2013!

Click here for Pet Day of Compassion April 13, 2013!

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Info for Unit Commissioners!

Unit Commissioner training tool box is now online!

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Commissioners/training.aspx

 

Click here for New Unit Commissioner Basic Training!

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BSA Policies about Unit Fundraising

 

For more information Please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

BSA Policies about Political Participation

 

For More information Please CLICK HERE

Tel: (915) 772-2292

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Email: joshua.inguanzo@scouting.org                       




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