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Information about the Dan Beard Council Process for Feedback and Results
For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
Upon approval of the membership standards resolution in May of this year, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America began reviewing its policies and guidelines to help ensure a smooth transition to the new policy. With the combined leadership of volunteers and professionals, seven task forces have reviewed every aspect of the Scouting movement, including unit operations, finance and fundraising, camping and outdoor, youth and adult audiences, chartered and community organizations, and human resources. While the new policy does not go into effect until January 1, 2014, the National Council has released some additional details about the implementation of the new policy.
Of course, there is no way the BSA can answer every possible question that may arise. Ultimately, people in leadership positions must exercise good judgment, all the time asking the key question they have always asked: “What is in the best interest of the youth we serve?” We expect the release of much more information and training resources related to the membership standards change throughout the remainder of the year.
Fact vs. Fiction - This document is is meant to clearly explain the effect the new policy could have on local units and members and to answer frequently asked questions.
Implementation FAQ for Unit Leaders - This document is specifically for leaders and addresses unit operations questions associated with the membership standards implementation.
Special thanks to all of you, our leaders, for your continued service and dedication. You truly make a difference in young people’s lives. We must continue to remain focused on our mission and serving the youth of our nation. Together, we can continue to impact more than 34,000 local youth by delivering amazing programs and the promise of Scouting to each of them and their families.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 19:37
The current structure of the Annual Banquet will be discontinued as a stand-alone event in lieu of the Silver Beaver recognition activities described below:
Silver Beaver Award Recognition Updates
The Dan Beard Council Program and Activities Committees are thrilled to announce some new opportunities and enhancements around the distinguished Silver Beaver Award. We recognize the significance of this notable award. With the feedback and help of several Silver Beavers, we have developed an exciting new process to recognize deserving volunteers and expand the influence and impact of these distinguished individuals by uniting them together.
In 2014, we will begin celebrating our Silver Beaver recipients much like we currently recognize our new Eagle Scouts. This will be accomplished in a two-step process:
This is a process that has worked well and there is a level of symbolism and significance in emulating this ceremony. We strongly believe that this new process will:
*Update on the Council Annual Banquet : The current structure of the Annual Banquet will be discontinued as a stand-alone event in lieu of the Silver Beaver recognition activities described below.
Steve Ditty Dave Bruno
Council Activities Chair Vice President of Program