Scout Safety & Youth Protection Certification
Scouting and Pack 58 places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for Cub Scout programs.
We strongly encourage all parents to educate themselves on these principles. Parents are required to read the Parent Guide every year and discuss Youth Protection with their children.
All official leaders are required to re-certify in Youth Protection every 2 years and it is the highest priority for the Pack to ensure these rules are a big focus. This training is free to all and we encourage parents to also take the certification.
Please talk to our Cubmaster, Rob Dellinger, with any questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can ensure the safety of our boys and girls at all times.
UPDATE FROM CUBMASTER DELLINGER, February, 18, 2020
Today, BSA filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. There is NO impact to our Council or Pack activities, which will continue on as planned. BSA has created a website to communicate the intent and vision for this filing. It is succinct and informative:
My sense of this is two fold: BSA creates a trust that can fund lawsuits and support the victims... but allow us to carry forward into the future on our mission to serve Scouts.
It is obvious to me that BSA has been a champion of Youth Protection during my 10 years as a leader. The last few decades they have helped pioneer many of the processes/training we now have. In fact, 90% of the abuse claims predate this era.
As for Pack 58, having a leadership team that is ALWAYS 100% compliant in Youth Protection Training is mandatory... as is our mission to keep our kids safe.
As always, I will make myself available to address any concerns.
Sincerely, Rob Dellinger