NEW LEADER/SCOUT PARENT INFO AND TOOLBOX

We know you and your child are excited about the fun, learning, and adventure that Scouting will bring to your family. We have put this Web page together to help provide some of the basic information you will need as a new parent or leader in Scouting.

Under this tab, youíll be introduced to new BSA terms and directed to required and optional training courses (both online and training courses offered in your area). Also included is essential information for purchasing your scoutís uniform; health and safety guidelines for your pack, troop, team or crew planned activities; upcoming district and council events and camping opportunities. Even more information can be found on the BSA's website, www.Scouting.org

To get you started, we strongly encourage registering on MyScouting.org by creating an account to take Youth Protection and other BSA trainings. Your MyScouting.org account also enables you to access your unitís (pack, troop, team or crew) roster; register for events; and keeps you in touch with other members and alumni. Some functions will require your membership ID that you received or should have obtained from your unit chairman. If you have yet to receive an ID number, please contact the Council Registrar at 213-413-4400.

 
CUB PARENT ORIENTATION
New Cub Scout parents can learn more on how to be more supportive in the life of the pack by clicking the https://beascout.scouting.org/WelcomeParent.aspx link

DEN LEADER ORIENTATION
Learn how to become an effective new Den leader and the resources available to you by clicking on the https://beascout.scouting.org/WelcomeDenLeader.aspx link.

THE BSA UNIFORM
For frequently asked questions about your childís uniform, youíll find everything you need to know about it and even where to purchase one by clicking on www.bsauniforms.org

ACTIVITY PLANNING FORM
The Los Angeles Area Council has just made filing a Tour and Activity Plan a little bit easier.  Effective immediately:  Tour Plans are no longer required for all outings outside the normal unit meeting place provided that the activities are within the Los Angeles Area Council boundaries.  Under the new policy (the same as the National BSA policy), Tour and Activity Plans are required, but not limited for the following outings:

 - Trips of 500 miles or more; or
 - Trips outside of council borders (exception: not to your council-owned property); or
 - Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Summit Bechtel
 - Reserve, or a regionally sponsored event; or

 - When planning Eagle Projects
 - When conducting any of the following activities outside of council or district events:
 - Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
 - Climbing and rappelling
 - Orientation flights (process flying plan)
 - Shooting sports
 - Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to file online while the Council continues to accept hard copies, scanned and faxed copies.  To file online, registered volunteers must open a MyScouting.org<http://www.MyScouting.org/> account by keying-in their Membership ID Number.  If you have lost or have not received your Membership ID Card please contact our Council Registrar: Estela Chicas at (213) 413-4400 Ext 346.

For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQís) and sanctioned Tour Plan activities go to  http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/home/healthandsafety/demotourplanfaq.aspx. Tour Planners are also encouraged to visit the online Tour Plan tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxh4H4pk-xU

For a list of communities served by the Los Angeles Area Council click the link
MAJOR COMMUNITIES SERVED BY SOUTHLAND COUNCIL

For more information and how to complete the new National Activity and Tour Plan go to:
http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/HealthandSafety/DemoTourPlanFAQ.aspx

New Tour Plan
A Membership ID number is necessary to open up a MyScouting.org. account for access to filing a Tour Plan.  If you have lost or have not received your Membership ID Card please contact our Council Registrar: Estela Chicas at (213) 413-4400 Ext 346

Here is link to National's Tour Plan FAQ page http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/home/healthandsafety/demotourplanfaq.aspx and a link to the YouTube Tutorial for Tour Plans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxh4H4pk-xU

Tour organizers completing the online Tour Plan will need activate a MyScouting account by going to MyScouting.org. A downloadable Tour Plan form is available by clicking http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-014.pdf  Copies of the form can be completed at District Roundtables or picked-up at the Council Service. The printed Tour Plan can be faxed to (213) 413-7954.

GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting. The Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures. For a complete guide go to:
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx

SCOUT FORMS
For a complete list of Scouting forms, peruse the council website tab Scouting Forms under the Main Menu dropdown feature found on the top of the councilís website Home Page.