December 2015 


San Juan District

Price Service Center 

212 East 100 North

Price, UT 84501

www.utahscouts.org

Tel: 435-637-8059


Transitioning To The New 2016 Boy Scout Requirements

  Based on the work of the Strategic Plan Goal 411 Task Force, a new set of Boy Scout requirements will become effective on January 1st, 2016. Timing for the release and implementation of the new requirements will be as follows:

 

·          May 2015–New Boy Scout requirements released (at National Annual Meeting)

·          Summer 2015–New requirements will be reviewed in detail in Philmont Training Center conferences (schedule TBA)

·          Fall 2015–New requirement information and interpretation shared via Advancement News, roundtables, etc.

·          January 2016–2016 Boy Scout Requirements book released

·          2016 Boy Scout Handbook released

·          New requirements become effective

 

  The release of the new requirements last month was to allow unit leaders adequate time to plan their Scouts’ transition. Beginning work in the new requirements will be determined by the Scout’s joining date or current rank as of January 1, 2016:

 

For 2016:

Boys joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016:  MUST use the new requirements.

Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016:

Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.

Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.

Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.

 

For 2017:

All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

Questions related to transition timing or process may be directed to either of the following:   411@scouting.org or advancement.team@scouting.org.

 

Author: Boy Scouts of America | 411 Task Force

Important

Announcement

Subject: Webelos to Boy Scout Transition: A Critical Step in the Journey of Scouting.

Planning, preparation, and performance will create a successful transition for everyone with no time lost between moving from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.  A key factor is helping the youth and their family feel comfortable with the leaders in the troop they will be moving to as they continue their Scouting Journey.  There are a number of ways packs and troops can work together assuring a smooth transition.  Here are a few ideas:

  1. Coordinate Activities.
  2. Develop a working relationship.
  3. A mentoring program.
  4. Hold Scoutmaster Conferences.
  5. Communicate!
  6. Keep Records.

These are just a few ideas that can help make the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts a success.  As you focus on implicating some of these ideas remember to make the Scout an important part of the process.  Most importantly celebrate their efforts to get to this day.

 

  Calendar of Events

DECEMBER

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Thurs

3

6:00 PM

District Key Three Meeting

Teleconference

Tues

20

8:00 PM

OA Meeting

 
 

 

JANUARY

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

 

Wed

6

 

Merit Badge Pow Wow #1

Blanding & Monticello

 

Thur

7

6:00 PM

District Key Three Meeting

Monticello

 

Thur

7

7:00 PM

District Roundtable & Committee Meeting

Monticello

 

Sat

9

10:00 AM

Council Executive Board Meeting

Orem Office

 

Wed

13

 

Merit Badge Pow Wow #2

Blanding & Monticello

 

Wed

20

 

Merit Badge Pow Wow #3

Blanding & Monticello

 

Thur

21

1:00 PM

District Key Three Meeting

Teleconference

 

Tues

26

7:00 PM

OA Chapter Meeting

 

 

Thur/Sat

28 - 30

All Day

Annual District Operations Conference

St. George

 

FEBRUARY

 

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

 

 

13 - 17

 

Scout Sunday – Scout Week

 

 

Thur

11

6:00 PM

District Key Three Meeting

Blanding

 

Thur

11

7:00 PM

Annual District Meeting Awards Banquet

Blanding

 

Fri-Sat

19 -20

 

Klondike Derby

Monticello

 

Tues

23

7:00 PM

OA Chapter Meeting

 

 

Thur

25

1:00 PM

District Key Three Meeting

Teleconference

 

 

 

 

In the Community

 

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Price Service Center Hours

Tuesday  3:00 – 6:00 pm

Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday   3:00 – 6:00 pm

Friday   3:00 – 6:00 pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday

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