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Scouting is thriving in the Triad. We just concluded an exciting summer camp season for 2,000 youth. As we begin a new school year our volunteers and professional staff are busy visiting more than125 elementary schools to recruit new families to our wonderful Scouting program. 
The goal of this communication is to keep you informed about recent media coverage on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Several media outlets have published stories regarding the National BSA after press events were held by a legal team that is focused on creating visibility and seeking clients in advance of litigation against National BSA. 


Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children.
The Old North State Council wishes to remind parents, volunteers, and donors of our comprehensive Safe Scouting policies that support the goals we all share for our children’s safety. 
These strict policies were put into place many years ago and serve as a barrier to anyone who might try to inappropriately access the BSA with the intention to harm children. We are outraged that in the past individuals took advantage of our programs and violated trust to abuse children. National BSA has been transparent and communicated the facts now and over the decades to acknowledge, apologize and address historic cases of abuse.  
One case of abuse is too many and the BSA has been and remains steadfastly committed to protecting youth. 

 
HELPING SURVIVORS
The BSA believes victims, they support them, and they will pay for counseling by a provider of their choice and they encourage them to come forward. National BSA is currently exploring options to support survivors of abuse including the creation of a Victim’s Compensation Fund, possibly through a financial reorganization of National BSA. The BSA sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. 


STRENGTH OF SCOUTING IN OLD NORTH STATE COUNCIL
We will continue to see media coverage over the course of pending litigation but our strong local Scouting programs will also continue unaffected for Old North State Council families that count on us. 
It is important to know that a possible financial reorganization will have no effect on local Scouting programs in the Triad. Our Council is a separate 501(c)(3) organization chartered in North Carolina. Our camps, Volunteer Service Center, and funds are separate from National BSA and all donations to Old North State Council stay local to impact our community. 
The Old North State Council is strong. The safety and protection of our Scouts is our number one priority. Our objective is to preserve and grow programs enabling youth to develop leadership, build character, learn life skills, and make memories that last a lifetime. 
If you have ANY questions or concerns about last week’s news or the protection of children in Scouting, please call or email at ed.martin@scouting.org
Thank you for helping make Scouting safe and providing impactful programs for today’s families. 

Ed Martin | Scout Executive/CEO
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Old North State Council

 

YOUTH PROTECTION AND TRAINING
All registered leaders must complete Youth Protection Training, submit to a mandatory criminal background check, follow policies on two-deep leadership and no one-on-one contact, and are required to report any signs of abuse as a mandatory reporter.  Also, Scouts and parents receive educational materials on youth protection in the first section of the Scout Handbook. Our latest Youth Protection guidelines are available at https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/

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If you have been a victim of abuse or have any information about suspected abuse, please reach out to our 24/7 Scouts First Hotline at 1-844-Scouts1 for immediate assistance. For more on what the BSA is doing to keep kids safe, please visit: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/.

For more information on Youth Protection click Here

Addressing Recent Media Reports About Abuse in Scouting

BSA National Youth Protection Director shares details on how the organization keeps kids safe.

READ MORE

 

 

 


 

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September
17 Alamance District Popcorn Kickoff
20 Alamance District Merit Badge College
21 Woodfield Range Officer Training
21 Fall BALOO
27 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
27 First Aid CPR/AED
27 Hooked on Scouting Fun Day!
October
27 Akela Fall Cub Family
27 OA Ordeal Fall Induction
27 First Aid CPR/AED
27 Guilford District Fall Cub Family
27 Sporting Clays Classic
27 Alamance District Cub Family
27 Cherokee District Fall Cub Family
27 Jamboree on the Air and Internet
27 Cherokee District Scout Camporee
27 Uwharrie District Fall Cub Family
27 First Aid CPR/AED

 

2019 Popcorn Sale Information

2019 Health and Safety Training Dates 

Visit the Old North State Scout Shop
1405 Westover Terrace, Greensboro
Monday - Friday 8:30-6:30 and Saturday 9-4
336.235-0977

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