Great Trail Council Announcements

Attention All Unit Leaders! 

There are two new developments that will affect your unit!

Youth Protection

Effective September 1, 2017, all new leader applications and disclosure forms being turned in must now include a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate. If a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate is not included, their application will not be accepted. There will no longer be a 30 day grace period for taking Youth Protection Training.

All currently registered leaders or previously registered leaders that are turning in applications & disclosure forms for new positions must be current in Youth Protection Training as well.

Each units Key 3 has access to a Youth Protection Training aging report through www.my.scouting.org by going to the Training Manager page. This report will give you the information that is needed to keep your unit leadership up to date with Youth Protection Training.  It is important that all unit leadership have current Youth Protection Training at the time of recharter, or there will be a delay in processing.

Registration Fees

Effective December 1, 2017, the annual membership fee for both youth and adult membership fees will increase to $33 per year.  This increase is due to the number and the size of claims made against the General Liability Insurance Plan (GLIP).  As a movement, we are self-insured, so every time there is claim or litigation the GLIP takes a hit.

The timing of this is not good due to many Cub Scout Packs just starting the process of recruiting new members and many units completed their budgeting and planning over the summer.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but continuing to protect our charter partners, Scouts, leaders, parents and staff has to be done.

If there are any questions, please contact the council service center

Thank you,

 Patrick Scherer

Scout Executive/CEO

Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America

Uniform Day is Now February 8th

posted Feb 7, 2018, 1:18 PM by Veronique Hart-Saxton

Due to school closings, our Council Uniform Day has been postponed from February 7th to the 8th, the Birthday of the Boy Scouts! It's a time to use the best recruiters we have to bring more youth to Scouting. All Scouts need to do to participate is "suit up" by wearing their uniform to school. For Cub Scouts, that means their uniform shirt and neckerchief. For Boy Scouts and Venturers, that means their Field Uniform or Activity Uniform (Scouting t-shirt or polo). Scouts who participate in the Winter Uniform Day will receive a NEW Winter 2018 Great Trail Council Uniform Day Patch!

Leaders: To receive patches for your participating youth, call 330-773-4078 or email shardest@bsamail.org. Deadline to request patches is March 16, 2018.

Q For a Day with the Lake Erie Monsters

posted Dec 19, 2017, 12:50 PM by John Brkic   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

Don't miss out this year's Q for a Day Festivities. Click Here for all the information!

Scout Reach Program Coordinator Position Announcement

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:23 AM by John Brkic   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 6:31 AM ]

The Boy Scouts of America has an opportunity for those who want to do community work in the inner city elementary schools.  There is a Scouting program called Pathfinders aka as Scoutreach that brings Scouting into the Warren and Youngstown City Schools at No Cost to either the school, nor to young Scout. This Scouting program is an after-school program and involves 20-25 hours per week.  This position pays $10.00/hr. 
Requirements
  • Individuals, male or female, must be 21 years old. Scouting background (Boy or Girl Scouts) would be preferred, but not necessary.
  • The candidate must submit to a Boy Scouts of America, FBI, and BCI criminal background check and pass all three of these background checks. Also, a drug test is required by the local schools. 
  • Register as an Adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America, along with the requirement to complete mandatory training that includes the Youth Protection Training and Cub Scout leader training.
  • Receptive to work with young boys, grades 1-6.  Also, the possibility with working with male teenagers at the Trumbull County Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Classroom Duties
  • Coordinates program schedule with the respective School Principal or other Point of   Contact.  
  • Executes lesson plans by grade each week.

Program Duties
  • Conducts recruitment of youth at the respective schools served and turns in youth applications to the Director of Scoutreach.
  • Completes an annual re-Chartering process for submission to the local council office.        
  • Keeps attendance records of those students participating in the program.

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