Sequoyah Council, 713
Boy Scouts of America
Johnson City, Tennessee
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Cub Scout Haunted Weekend
National Membership Policy
Below is a summary of the resolution passed by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board on July 27, 2015.
The approved adult leadership membership standards will allow Chartered Organizations to select their own adult volunteer leadership, this continues Scouting's longstanding policy of Chartered Organizations selecting their leaders. This change upholds the right of religious freedom of the Chartered Organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders based on beliefs consistent with their organizational doctrine, regardless of this policy change. This change also allows Scouting's members and parents to select local Units and Chartered Organizations that are in line with their personal beliefs and family's needs.
As a youth serving organization, the BSA has always had the code of conduct that prohibits the discussion of sexual issues. Scouts will be directed to their religious leaders or parents to seek guidance on these matters. Leaders who violate the code of conduct by discussing these issues will be addressed accordingly. All Chartered Organizations will select their leaders and can require adult leaders to demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others based on their beliefs. For example, Units chartered by the American Legion may allow only veterans to serve as Scoutmasters.
The Boy Scouts of America will steadfastly defend the right of religious Chartered Organizations to select leaders whose beliefs are consistent with those of the religious organization. As rights given through our Constitution, a Chartered Organization's right to maintain duty to God is protected by the First Amendment.
Scouting will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth to help them grow into good, strong citizens. By focusing on the goals that unite us, we are able to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve. The Sequoyah Council is and has been an important part of life for thousands of families across East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, and we remain dedicated to our mission of helping young people develop into strong citizens and leaders.
As a chartered council, the Sequoyah Council will continue to follow the national policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Sequoyah Council will be conducting the following training at Camp Davy Crockett on the weekend of September 11-13.
Click on the the training below for more information on each training.
DATES: June 25 - July 10, 2016
TRAVEL: Motor Coach Bus
COSTS: $1800 (includes - transportation, meals, side trips, patches, t-shirts, hat, & more)
FEES: $300 NOW - HOLD MY PLACE non-refundable
$375 - Due September 1, 2015
$375 - Due November 1, 2015
$375 - Due January 1, 2016
$375 - Due March 1, 2016
YOUTH PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS - YOU MUST:
• 2016 PHILMONT PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR COMPLETED 8TH
GRADE AND BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION
• PARTICIPATE IN A TRAINING WEEKEND
• PREPARE FOR A BACKPACKING ADVENTURE THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL 137,000
ACRES OF PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH
• ADHERE TO TREK UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
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October 16-18, 2015
Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church
Registration Fee: $11.00 Per Cub Scout and $9.00 for all others. Late fees and walk-on fees will be applied. Children age 5 and under attend free. (All participants must register, including those not camping)
Fee Includes: Patch for Cub Scouts, Program, Insurance, and craft materials for everyone. All shirts available for pre-order at additional cost. Early Registration required for adequate Shirts, Program Supplies, etc. ALL T-SHIRT ORDERS MUST BE IN THE COUNCIL OFFICE BY 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st.
This event is for registered Cub Scouts, siblings, and parents/custodial adults only.
Fender Farm Campout
Fender Farm is offering the Scouts a wonderful opportunity! Please share this information with the other leaders in your unit.
Camping opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures and their families!
September 12-13, 2015
Day Activities Fee $10 per person (3 & under are free)
Camping Fee is an additional $3 per person
Extra activities (Zip Line, Sure Fire Water Cannon, etc) are available for an additional Fee
8:30 AM Chapel Service
10:00 AM Checkout
9:00 AM Registration begins
10:00 AM Service Project
11:00 AM Maze Opens
1:00 PM All other activities at the farm open and
continue until 10:00 PM
There is NO pre-regisitration for this event
To Contact us:
Sequoyah Council, BSA
PO Box 3010
Johnson City, TN 37602
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