Scouting's 2014 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is set for the October 18-19 weekend.
The annual event links Scouts around the world via Amateur Radio. More than a half million Scouts and Guides get together over the airwaves each third weekend of October for JOTA. According to the World Scout Bureau, JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world, with nearly 750,000 Scouts participating from 6000 stations in 150 countries around the world. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venture crew members. Not a contest, JOTA's goal is to foster Scout-to-Scout communication across borders and oceans.
"The idea is to contact other Scout stations and allow as many Scouts as possible to talk to other Scouts and learn about who they are and what they are doing," the Boy Scouts of America has said in its JOTA guidelines, which offer suggested frequencies.
We only have five remaining spots for Scouts interested in going to Florida SeaBase July 25-31, 2015 for the Coral Reef Sailing trek. In this High Adventure, you will spend your time living aboard a sailboat with your crew sailing, fishing, and snorkeling the Florida Keys. Total for the Sea Base adventure is $1500. If interested, please complete THIS FORM and return with payment to the Council Office as soon as possible to be one of the few to experience this unique High Adventure!
Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation.
Here are five facts the IRS wants you to know about a tax credit available for child care expenses. The Child and Dependent Care Credit is available for expenses incurred during the summer and throughout the rest of the year.
The cost of day camp may count as an expense towards the child and dependent care credit.
Expenses for overnight camps do not qualify.
Whether your childcare provider is a sitter at your home or a daycare facility outside the home, you’ll get some tax benefit if you qualify for the credit
Please find attached the Unit leader application for the World Scout Jamboree. The national office and region staff are in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Interviews will be held in various locations around the region during the months of February and March, 2014. We do not want to miss
Today training is just as important as ever, as we all want to deliver the best,safest, and most meaningful Scouting experience as possible to every Scout. We often say “Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader” and with good reason when leaders are trained, they:
- Better understand their position and their role in the unit.
- Help Scouts advance by knowing the BSA programs.
- Get a big picture view of the unit, the council, and Scouting.
- Ensure safe activities by knowing BSA policies and guidelines.
- Have more fun and feel empowered in their position!
With this being said:
Do you know if your training records are up to date?