GSR Youth Deer Hunt-
The GSR youth deer hunt is taking place on October 12 & 13th, as well as a new winter hunt on December 7th & 8th. Mandatory orientation will be on October 6th. Please click on the links for all the hunting details. Thank you. 2013 Deer Hunt Flyer 1; 2013 Youth Application
Boy Scout summer camp is certainly an important event in the Scouting year which is why Gamehaven Council will be hosting our annual Camp-O-Rama – a trade show featuring Boy Scout summer camping programs from around the area. Whether you come to help determine your 2014 summer camping plans or to find out what new programs your favorite summer camps will be offering, you will be certain to have a good time
Come to the Camp-o-rama on Saturday, November 23rd at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. From 9am-Noon you will have the opportunity to check out these camps and get details on each one.
MONSTER JAM at the METRODOME
Once again they are having a Monster Jam at the Metrodome on Saturday, December 7th. This is the final performance of the Monster Jam at the Metrodome before it is torn down. Please click on the link to register online for this event. Monster Jam Gamehaven 2013
2014 POLAR CUBS DAY CAMP
Polar Cub Days for Cub Scouts and Webelos has been scheduled. GO TO the CAMP drop down box to get dates and reservation form. Early bird deadline is January 10, 2014
BIATHLON EVENT AT GSR
The annual Primitive Biathlon (black powder and snow shoes) event is happening again on Sunday, February 9th at Gamehaven Scout Reservation. To get more information and to register please click on the link. We hope to see you there. Biathlon Information & registration
NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP POLICY - On May 23rd, the Boy Scouts of America voted to remove restrictions regarding sexual orientation for youth members.
Gamehaven Council supports the National BSA standard for young people which is a behavior-based and orientation-neutral standard. This direction is in alignment with our council's practices.
Context and Background
Throughout and beyond the debate over BSA policy we continue to stay focused on what is most important – the young people themselves. Everything we do revolves around keeping young people safe and preparing them to be leaders and individuals of strong character by helping them discover the principles of Scouting.
The vote reinforced that all members must display the highest levels of good conduct, that any sexual conduct within Scouting is unacceptable and that resolving issues of sexual orientation in our society is outside the scope of Scouting’s mission. This is in keeping with Scouting’s history. For more than a century, Scouting has brought together individuals and organizations with varied backgrounds and beliefs to help young people grow into adulthood.
Our mission is to serve more children, better, in alignment with their parents’ values. Gamehaven Council simply expects appropriate behavior from all who choose to affiliate with our program. Parents freely choose the units that they believe will provide the best experience for their children.
We serve nearly 20% of all boys and young men and young women ages 6 – 21 through a diverse and talented pool of adult volunteers who are committed to Scouting’s high standards. Our vision of having a positive influence in the lives of 100% of the young people within our communities remains a driving force for our decision making.
Tour Plans - New Information
All tour and activity plans are done online. Please go to MyScouting.org and sign in. Once you are signed in, go to Unit Tools on the left side of page. Under that you will a link for Tour and Activity Plans. Click on that and follow instructions to complete the form. When complete, email Barbara Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get approval on the permit. Thank You.
Leading Cub Scouts
What's new for Leaders and Adults in Cub Scouts? The change for Cub Scouts is a piloted and successful method of delivering the existing Cub Scout Program that is hand-book based and focuses on den activities leading to youth advancement and higher retention. Click on the Cub Scouts 2010 button for the all information, links, and resouces to guide you through the Cub Scout year!
Be A Scout Campaign
The new BeAScout campaign is ready for unit leaders to put their units on the map! BeAScout helps parents and volunteers locate packs, troops, and crews nearest them and request information about Scouting opportunities in their area. Webinars are being held for unit leaders. Learn more. Unit Leaders Guide.
New Policy for Youth Protection Training Effective June 1st
Youth Safety is the No. 1 concern of the Boy Scouts of America. To increase awareness
of this societal problem and to create even great barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies. These policies take effect June 1, 2010. Learn more.
The Summit - BSA's new High Adventure Camp
A fourth high adventure camp is in the making. Learn all about the "The Summit" here.
Scoutcasts are podcasts (an audio and or video file) that features helpful information for scouters, parents, and volunteers at all levels and on different topics. Check out the scoutcasts here.