Need To Know

Youth Safety Rules
  • No child should be left alone with an adult unless that adult is their parent.
  • When children are present in the Children's Wing, restroom doors must remain open. 
  • Children should never go anywhere on the church grounds alone. 
  • We enforce the buddy system for the protection of the children. 
Please discuss these rules with your children and lead by example!

Inclement Weather Policy
In the event that we have to cancel any scout meetings due to weather we will let you know by 3 PM on the day of the event, if not earlier. 

We find it hard to follow a school's closing schedule as most of our meetings are in the evening, and their decision is made for the morning ... SO instead ... we take into consideration the current weather reports, if other evening programs are cancelled.

We have a few methods that we will use to inform everyone of a cancellation:
- We will send out a bulk email, the same as this format
- We will also send a message out through Cubtrails
- We will post it on our Facebook page, BSA957
- We will also try to get it on the BSA957 website, but that will be dependent on our webmaster's availability
- You can contact your den leader
- You can email to scouts957@yahoo.com
... we will try our best to keep you informed. 

If you are on Facebook and not a member of our Facebook community, now is a perfect time to be added. It is a site we use to publish current needs as wells a great way for us to communicate with each other... It is a closed page, so please request to be added on Facebook, or reply back to this email, and we will do our best to add you. 

Finally, if the weather is questionable, and you as a parent do not feel it is safe, please stay home and enjoy the unexpected evening at home with your children. As always, use common sense with winter weather.

Tornado Safety
Do You Know What To Do? 
 
Leave auditoriums, gyms, and other free-span rooms, exiting in an orderly fashion. Go to interior rooms and halls on the lowest floor, but avoid halls that open to the outside in any direction. If there are no interior hallways, avoid those that open to the southwest, south, or west, since that is the usually the direction the tornado will come. Stay away from glass, both in windows and doors. Crouch down, and make as small a "target" as possible. If you have something to cover your head, do so, otherwise, use your hands. Don't assume that there will always be a leader or other adult there to tell you what to do. If there is, you should follow their direction, but you need to know these things too. 
 
Helping Hand
Parents are needed to help in our workroom on den meeting nights.  Help is especially needed on the 2nd den meeting night to collate the newsletter and prepare awards for the pack meeting.  Each den needs to provide one parent to help prepare awards for their den.  Other jobs are cutting out crafts, rolling flatware for banquets, making vests in January, preparing decorations for Blue and Gold and preparing name tags for big events.  Please stop by the workroom, and lend a helping hand.

Suggestions
The committee and leaders meet monthly to help direct the activities of the entire group.  Parents, whether registered leaders or not, are welcome at the committee meeting.  If you have ideas to share, let us know!  Come and add your voice and help keep things moving ahead. Check the calendar for the meeting time and location each month.
 

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