We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that a gift to Scouting through your United Way Designated Gift can go a long way in helping us deliver our leadership training to our youth. Many of you are involved this time of year with work-based United Way campaigns, and so we ask that if you support the United Way in this fashion, that you consider designating the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America with your gift. This may be in addition to the generous financial support you already give to Scouting in the form of our own Friends of Scouting Campaign, and is a way for you to support both the United Way, as well as the Knox Trail Council at the same time.
Go to http://www.doubleknot.com and click on the Client Logon link or click here.
Obtain your User ID and Password by selecting the Forgot Password? link.
Follow the prompts to obtain the password and log in to Doubleknot.
Logging in will bring you to the Summary tab showing your current registration, reservations and/or memberships.
BeAScout.org is used extensively in local and national marketing materials, so it’s critical that your unit’s contact information and details are current so families can find you. Unit leaders (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters etc.), committee chairs and chartered organization representatives have access to update the information through My.Scouting.org.
The safety and welfare of the young people we serve is the most important responsibility we have as volunteers in Scouting, and current Youth Protection Training is mandatory for every leader who serves in the Knox Trail Council. Effective immediately, no new leader will be registered without a current youth protection training certificate on file, and any leader without current YPT when their unit’s charter is renewed will be dropped from the roster. The training is available 24/7 online at www.scouting.org/training/youthprotection.aspx, and it takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Scouting is a buzz with excitement as we get ready to launch our Voice of the Scout surveys! We really need your Voice! If you get an email survey from the Boy Scouts of America in your inbox, know that a few minutes of your time will make a difference in improving Scouting for the long haul! Next week, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations will receive the fall edition of our twice-yearly Voice of the Scout survey. Please help us by providing your valuable feedback.
Did you know that you can financially support Scouting without changing anything you’re already doing? The Knox Trail Council needs to raise over $1.75 million each year to meet our operating budget, just about all of which is spent locally on support to our units and volunteers.
As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. The recognitions are granted by one’s own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth. Other BSA awards, by comparison, are granted only to those who have completed a prescribed course of study or have participated in special training sessions.