Monthly Archives: September 2021

Youth Waitlist Option Offered for Florida Sea Base Adventure

Patriots’ Path Council is offering a Florida Sea Base Exploring Adventure August 14-21, 2022. Youth registration is now full, but the waitlist option is available.

The group will live onboard a sailing vessel, snorkel, and sail the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. The contingent will leave a day earlier on August 13 to tour Florida.

Participants must be 14 years of age, or 13 years old and have completed eighth grade, prior to arrival at Sea Base.

The trip will cost approximately $2,000, which is subject to a final payment to cover additional transportation costs.

Click here to register.

Youth Protection Topics for Youth Recently Released

Just recently, the national office released resources for youth to participate in different topics with Youth Protection. Curriculum can be worked on either at home or with the different rank or age criteria. Any previous curriculum for youth has already been discontinued for several years and must not be used.

In the Cub Scout program, a preview Adventure is available for the topic “Protect Yourself Rules.” A preview Adventures is a soft rollout to test an Adventure prior to being fully released. The Protect Yourself Rules preview Adventure may be used as an elective Adventure OR it may be earned in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light badges of rank. If used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for a rank, it may not be used as an elective Adventure for that rank. Check out the program by clicking here.

For the Scouts BSA program, there are two different series of videos for either a minimum Scout rank or age group. This Personal Safety Awareness may be used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for the Scout and Star ranks. If used in place of the Cyber Chip requirement for a rank, Scouts are encouraged to inform their parents or guardians and unit leaders of the replacement prior to viewing the videos. Check out the program by clicking here.

In Venturing/Sea Scouting/Exploring, there is a single set of videos for individuals aged 14-17, which can be found here.

Any individuals 18 and over must continue to take the online Youth Protection Training program via

2022 Recharter System Now Open

A message from Mike Wellech, council registrar:

The 2022 recharter is being processed through Internet Advancement this year, and the system is now open to volunteers.

You can review the Internet Rechartering 2.0 FAQs and the Internet Rechartering 2.0 User Guide we’ve included here.

Please reach out to your district executives with any questions.

A few notes that are worth mentioning…

  1. Internet rechartering is done through
  2. The login is the same as for My.Scouting and Scoutbook.
  3. Only the Key 3 or the charter representative (CR) delegate have access to do the charter this year.
    1. The Key 3 consists of you charter representative, your committee chairperson, and your unit leader (Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Skipper, Venturing crew advisor and Explorer post advisor).
    2. If the unit wishes to have someone other than the above to process its recharter, the charter representative and only the charter representative can log into, click on the menu button, click “Organization Manager,” select “Position Manager,” and finally “Functional Roles.” Here they’ll be able to assign a registered member of the unit as a chartered organization representative (COR) delegate position.
  4. If adding new members to the charter who are not currently registered with your unit, you can scan and upload their applications as part of the process of rechartering.
  5. No paperwork is needed to be delivered to council if you’re processing your charter entirely online, with the exception of the confirmation page and payment, if you are choosing to pay with a check at council.
  6. We highly recommend you pay at council. If you pay using a credit card or e-check, it will cost you more money. In addition, if there’s a mistake it is that much harder for us to process the refund for you.

Updated Advancement Guide Features 11 Key Changes

A recent article from Bryan On Scouting explains key changes in the 2021 Guide to Advancement.

A total of 11 key changes are highlighted in the online article.

Feedback from volunteers from across the country was incorporated into the new and improved guide.

Click here for the article and for more information.