Coronavirus and Impact on Programs

Posted on Apr 1 2020 - 12:19pm

Update on the Coronavirus and Impact on Programs

 

COVID-19 Update

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am

To Our Scouting Family and Friends,

As the County of Orange continues to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions, we stand vigilant to ensure the safety of our members and staff. With each new guideline from the State and County health departments, we are adjusting our program delivery and council operations to ensure a safe environment. We hope that as Scouting moves to get back to a new normal, we are able make sure our families and leaders feel comfortable with the steps we have taken.

The council is continually monitoring the buzz around the increased coronavirus cases. Future updates will address changes if needed.

To help get families and units reactivated, the council has published the first three Return to Scouting Checklists that help our members get back into Scouting.


Cub Scout Families          Scout BSA Families          Unit Leaders

Units are asked to continue using facemasks and enforce physical distancing in unit meetings and activities. Unit leaders please review and follow CDC guidelines as you develop your program this summer.

Cub Scout Daycamp

Posted on Mar 10 2020 - 11:32am

June 15 - June 19

Cub Scout Daycamp is coming right up!

The OCBSA South Daycamp

Where: O’Neill Park June 15 through June 19, 2020

at the March 12th round table we will have a breakout session to equip the Pack Coordinators with the tools to promote day camp in their unit and assist with registration and answer any questions.


Each pack should have their key day camp person join us to make sure the Cubs have a great time at camp.

Registration is open for everyone and will close on May 11.

If you have any questions contact the Day Camp Team at:    https://saddlebackdaycamp.org


Jon Lagerquist

Cub Scout Safari

Posted on Apr 9 2020 - 4:42pm

 

Registration for Cub Scout Day Camp is open! Day Camp is a week-long adventure where Cub Scouts and parents experience what Scouting is all about. Each of the five camp locations throughout Orange County offer a variety of activities – choose the camp that fits best for your family.
 
During these uncertain times, we are united in our desire to stay safe and to continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth. We remain hopeful that Day Camp will happen this summer. While there is much we don’t know, we can be certain that, by summer, our Scouting families will want to go to day camp – if it is safe to do so. Therefore, we are still preparing for day camp, with the hope that it can still happen. Below are some things you should know.

  1. We are still planning for Day Camp this summer. We do not know what this summer is going to look like, but we are preparing to hold day camps.
  2. Safety is our number one priority. We are working closely with the proper authorities to ensure the decisions we make will keep all of our participants safe.
  3. We are committed to do our best. We are experiencing an unprecedented event. We must go to unprecedented means to ensure our Scouts receive a much needed day camp experience.

We know that Day Camp may look different. Together, we can create a positive impact on all our youth at this important time in their lives. 

Den Chief Training

Dec 8 2012 - 8:00am
Dec 8 2012 - 12:00pm
Irvine

Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am
  • Follow all youth protection policies.
    • All youth protection policies still apply in an online environment. Ensure you always have two-deep leadership for online activities and meetings. Our ban on one-on-one contact between an adult leader and youth applies to all interactions ­– whether in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.
    • All aspects of the Scouting program are open to observation by parents, and the BSA suggests parents take part in online activities and meetings.
  • Use business-oriented conference platforms that include good safety and privacy features instead of platforms with other primary purposes (such as gaming).
    • Review the terms of service, safety and privacy features, and data collection policies of any platform you use, and review the BSA Digital Privacy and Social Media Guidelines linked below.
  • Regularly review and implement the latest security features of your chosen platform to avoid unauthorized visitors or other security issues in your meetings.
    • Just as you put in place plans for the physical security of your meeting place, here are some tips to consider as you get started developing your own strategy to manage online security:
      • Use unique meeting identification numbers for each session.
      • Utilize password features for all meetings.
      • Do not publish meeting invitations via public forums and remind attendees not to pass along invitations.
      • Use “waiting room” features to manage letting individuals into your meetings.
      • Disable features that you will not need, such as screen-sharing by non-hosts, private chats, and whiteboards.
  • Do not record online activities/meetings that include youth participants.
  • Recording of online activities that only involve adults is subject to local council legal review and approval. Check with your local council for guidance.
    • Call recording is subject to various legal requirements under U.S. law and the laws of individual states, some of which require all parties to a call consent to recording.
  • Safeguard personal information.
    • If you collect a person’s personal information online—for example, through web forms used to register people for online meetings—then you should post a notice or disclosure at the point of collection describing how you will use the information. The notice should be conspicuous and written in plain English.
    • Meeting organizers must keep such information private and not share a youth’s personal information with anyone except that youth’s parent or guardian or the unit leader responsible for tracking advancements. For example, a merit badge counselor should not publicly post or otherwise show a roster with personal information of Scouts the counselor has worked with.
  • Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.
    • Do not collect personal information directly from youth under 13 years of age due to the parental notice and consent requirements under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  You should collect any data needed from the parent or legal guardian only.

      BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement

      True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

District Commissioner Meeting

Sep 6 2017 - 6:30pm
Sep 6 2017 - 7:00pm
Saddleback Church

District Commissioner Meeting

Feb 1 2017 - 6:30pm
Feb 1 2017 - 7:00pm
Saddleback Church

District Commissioner Meeting

Nov 1 2017 - 6:30pm
Nov 1 2017 - 7:00pm
Saddleback Church

District Commissioner Meeting

Apr 5 2017 - 6:30pm
Apr 5 2017 - 7:00pm
Saddleback Church