BSA National Update (Part 4)
Fri, 19 May 1995 06:09:38 -0400
Part 4 - BSA National Update from Mike McDonald
*Law Enforcement Exploring - "Pursuit"
The National Law Enforcement Exploring Youth have put together
one of the sharpest looking newsletters I have seen in a long
time. "The Pursuit" will be published "several" times a year
as a communication tool to all Law Enforcement Exploring Posts
to learn about national programs. P.S.: Law Enforcement
Exploring is currently the largest category of specialty
Exploring post in the BSA.
In the April Issue:
* A greeting from Vinnie Montez - National Law
Enforcement Exploring Youth Chairman.
* A Staff listing of national/regional youth members;
with address and phone.
* General information about scholarships, awards, and the
* A call for articles.
* A special column will be published called "beyond the
call of duty", as a way of giving recognition to Law
Enforcement Explorers who best reflect the ideals of
the Explorer code. Nominations for recognition in this
column may be sent to The Pursuit.
* Results of the 1994 National Law Enforcement Conference
* They are looking for 2 youth contacts in each state to
supplement the staff currently in place so as to better
distribute information and get feedback.
* You can reach the pursuit staff at: 200 Hawthorn Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304.
*Update on the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference
* Dates: June 24 - June 29
Location: Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
Fee: About $285
* The committee is conducting a survey of all posts as part of
a process of updating their firearms safety regulations and
firearms use policy among the posts, and how that will
effect firearms competition at the national conference. As
of now .38 caliber revolvers will be used in the firearms
competition. A key question involves the possible change in
the program to allow semi-automatic weapon use in
*Urban Scouting in the New - reminder:
The Northeast Region (I'm not sure about the other regions),
has published for a number of months "Urban Scouting in the
News" it is distributed to Urban Scouting Professionals and
key volunteers. If you work with inner-city or low-income
units get a copy. It's has clips of newspaper articles from
around the region with positive news about urban Scouting. It
also lists training opportunities and resources for Urban
Scouting (National launched last year "Operation First Class",
in support of their emphasis to bring Scouting opportunities
to areas that have been traditional under-served.)
*OSHA Form 200
Regional alerts us to a new OSHA policy that effects our
summer camp operations. OSHA form #200 now needs to be
completed and maintained for 5 years in addition to a summary
posted between Feb. 1 and Mar. 1 of each year. Check your
local council health and safety people for more info, this
stuff can get complex. Form #200 is titled: Log and Summary
of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Mike McDonald | Exploring Executive &
SCOUTPRO@TIAC.NET | Inner-City District Executive
| Mohegan Council, Worcester, MA
| Boy Scouts of America
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are just that, my opinions. Statements
about Scouting policy are based on the most current information
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