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June West Wind District Announcements

Youth Leadership Training Opportunities

Brownsea II Leadership Training Program for troops (Spirit of Adventure Council)
It is a unique and exciting, hands on approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout skills. Skills most closely concentrated on are camping, cooking, hiking, nature study, pioneering, orienteering, and wilderness survival. This course closely parallels the first scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and practice; the purposes of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by classroom lecture, but rather by games of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. One course will be offered by the Spirit of Adventure Council at TL Storer Scout Reservation (Wild Goose), Barnstead, NH. Sunday July 2 (12:00 Noon) through Saturday July 8, (10:00 am) (Course Scoutmaster Ken Reardon, KenReardon22@gmail.com).

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) for Troop & Crew youth leadership (Spirit of Adventure Council)
It is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members (13 – 20 year old) with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops/crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting. NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. Two courses of NYLT will be offered by the Spirit of Adventure Council at TL Storer Scout Reservation (Wild Goose), Barnstead, NH.
     • Course 1, July 10 – 15 (Course Director John Galvin, jkgalvin@verizon.net 781-645-2344).
     • Course 2, July 31 – August 6 (Course Director Ron Gauld, rsgauld@aol.com 617-735-3440)


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (Daniel Webster Council)

June 25 – July 1 See: http://nhscouting.org/trainingcorner/

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (Old Colony Council)
July 25 – 26 & July 1 – 3

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (Old Colony Council)
Aug 14 – 19


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) (Knox Trail Council)
Aug 13 – 18 See: http://campresolute.org/NYLT/index.htm

WOODBADGE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Sept 8 – 10 & 23 – 25 Wood Badge – The Ultimate Adult Training Experience (Knox Trial at Camp Resolute, Bolton MA)
See: ktc-bsa.org/event/wood-badge

Sept 15 – 17 & Sept 29 – Oct 1 Wood Badge – The Ultimate Adult Training Experience (Daniel Webster Council at Griswold Scout Reservation, Gilmanton Ironworks, NH)
See: http://nhscouting.org/trainingcorner/

Activities, Events, Etc.

Jun 3 Scout Day at Canobie Lake Park
Scouts (from any official scouting program, Boy Scouts/Girls Scouts, Cubs/Brownies, etc.) may buy 1, get 1 FREE of equal or lesser value for any scout in uniform when purchasing their ticket at the Park on Scouts Day. At least one element of the uniform must be worn to qualify. May not be combined with any other special, discount or promotion.

Advancement Committee News

New Boy Scout Rank Requirements
All Boy Scouts must transition to the new rank requirements introduced January 1, 2016 for the rank that they are currently working. The new requirements can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/programupdates.aspx (scroll down to the Boy Scout section of the page).

Eagle Project Proposal
Eagle Project Proposals that have been approved by the beneficiary, unit leader and unit committee and are ready to be reviewed by the District Advancement Committee should be emailed to wweagleproposals@gmail.com.


Eagle Application Process Changes
Eagle Rank Applications should be submitted to the West Wind District Advancement Chair. Applications should no longer be submitted to the council office for verification.

Scouts can submit an application prior to (7:00 PM – 7:30 PM) the West Wind Roundtable held on the first Thursday of the month at the LDS Church on Concord Road in Billerica, or during (7:15 PM – 7:45 PM) the monthly Eagle Boards of Review held on the third Thursday of the month at the LDS Church on Concord Road in Billerica. Before submitting their application the Eagle Candidate should send email to Jim Shea (jeshea@gmail.com) to insure availability. Additionally, Eagle Candidates requiring an alternate time to submit their application should contact Jim Shea (jeshea@gmail.com).

To submit their application, the Eagle Candidate must provide the following:
• Completed Eagle Application including signatures of scout, the unit leader and the committee chair;
• The Eagle Candidate’s statement of ambitions and life purpose (Eagle Rank Application Requirement #7);
• Completed Eagle Scout Project Workbook including all signature pages;
• Scout’s Advancement Report from Internet Advancement;
• Ten (10) stamped envelopes (for references).
Once the application has been submitted and accepted as complete, the Advancement Committee will verify the application with the Council, will solicit the references for the scout, and notify the troop and scout when a Board of Review can be scheduled.

Upon completion of the Board of Review, the application will be submitted by the West Wind District Advancement Committee to the Council for processing. Additionally, the Council will mail the Eagle Rank Certificate and other paperwork to the Unit Leader upon receipt from national. The Troop will no longer be responsible for submitting the application to the Council after the Board of Review, or picking up the Eagle Rank Certificate from the Council.

(Excerpts from District Newsletter)
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