Robert McKay
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Policy on Political Activism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Pesznecker Dec 13, 2016. 18 Replies

Hi everyone, in light of recent events, we've gotten new types of questions from members and member families that we haven't had to deal with before.   Does HQ or any of your groups have policies,…Continue

On-boarding and Welcome Packets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Pollak Jan 2, 2016. 6 Replies

Dear friends in scouting,We are in the second stage of our start-up in Providence, and our Group Auxiliary has chosen to focus on creating a welcoming and thorough on-boarding process for new…Continue

Tags: parents, forms, waivers, documentation, recruiting

Best practices for onboarding volunteers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert McKay Jun 14, 2015. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, we're a new group in Providence.Do any other GSMs or groups have best practices for on boarding volunteers?-  form you ask them to fill out?- background check process?  - should I ask…Continue

Tags: protection, youth, GSM, volunteers

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Robert McKay replied to Jeffrey Kaye's discussion "Shared" 501(c)3 status for chartered Groups
"Hi Jeffrey, not to pile on to the interest expressed this week in the comments below, but the 8th PVD just incorporated in RI and received an IRS EIN. Next up is our application for 501(c)3. To Greg's point, we are also getting Directors and…"
Sep 8, 2016
Robert McKay updated an event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Westerly, RI

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
Aug 2, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Jess B-E's discussion Registration, Dashboard, Background Checks
"Hi Jeffrey, or any other HQ representative:  Is there an update on the possible changes to the background check process?   We are applying for insurance, and we have been asked about our background check policies.  Having the…"
Aug 1, 2016
Aaron Currier is attending Robert McKay's event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Providence, RI / Boston, MA corridor. Camp will be announced in the late spring.

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
Jul 11, 2016
Benjamin Smith is attending Robert McKay's event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Providence, RI / Boston, MA corridor. Camp will be announced in the late spring.

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
Jun 14, 2016
Ken Andersen is attending Robert McKay's event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Providence, RI / Boston, MA corridor. Camp will be announced in the late spring.

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
Jun 7, 2016
Dennis J. Clarke commented on Robert McKay's event Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence
"Robert, Please keep me in mind as a possible staff member for your upcoming BTC. Dennis"
Jun 6, 2016
Lorje Salamonski (LC) is attending Robert McKay's event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Providence, RI / Boston, MA corridor. Camp will be announced in the late spring.

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
Jun 2, 2016
Juan J Lopez might attend Robert McKay's event

Fall 2016 Northeast BTC hosted by the 8th Providence at Providence, RI / Boston, MA corridor. Camp will be announced in the late spring.

September 30, 2016 at 5pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Registration is open for the Fall BTC.  Any and all Rovers and Rover candidates are welcome. We'll need HQ trainers and volunteers as well as our squire candidates. We'll be happy to have Rover Knight/Scout candidates as well.  We will provide directions and details as we get closer.Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/F9dp26McMHiBjEXo2See More
May 23, 2016
Lorje Salamonski (LC) left a comment for Robert McKay
"Hey There I Know You! How Is It Going For You? Are You Going To Brooklyn Brown Sea Or The Moot? From Lorje!"
Apr 27, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Susan Aldridge-LaVigne's discussion Combining groups?
"Hi Susan, we had a very similar situation in the 8th Providence.   When we started, we had a few young Otters, a few older Otters and 1 Timberwolf.    We started out having an Otter section and a TimberOtter section, combining the…"
Apr 27, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Andy Bicking's discussion Annual Parents meeting
"Hi Andy, we haven't done the formal meeting that you describe, but we have started to experiment with a "Parents Patrol" - held at the same time as our group meetings, our parents hold a meeting with the GSM and Rover crew guests.…"
Feb 21, 2016
Robert McKay replied to Sue Pesznecker's discussion BPSA Leaders on Facebook
"Hi Sue, is the BPSA Leaders group open to all levels of leaders? ( GSM, Raft, Assistant, Auxiliary...)  Thanks, Robert"
Feb 21, 2016
Peter Zelchenko commented on Robert McKay's video
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8th Providence BPSA Scouts : Flint & Steel

"What is the hairy yellow tinder you are using? It ignited really quickly. I have used medical cotton, but that's kind of cheating if we're doing actual flint and steel."
Jan 14, 2016
Robert McKay is attending Caroline M.'s event
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Northeast Rover Winter Skills Training at Andover, VT

February 5, 2016 at 6pm to February 7, 2016 at 9am
Join the 8th Providence Rovers for a winter skills training in Southern Vermont February 5-7.Tentative scheduleFriday night: Arrive to cabin in Andover, VTSaturday: Skills training - layering, tricks to stay warm, winter-specific cooking, snow shelter building, heat deflection shelter building, etc. Option to sleep outside Saturday night.Sunday: Closing ceremony in am. Option to drive straight home to watch the Superbowl or stick around for a longer hike, snow shoe, or day on the ski…See More
Jan 10, 2016
Karl Pollak replied to Robert McKay's discussion On-boarding and Welcome Packets
"Several years ago, I have put together a little "recipe" for recruitement of new Wolf Cub leaders.  I truied to make it inot a game and called it "The Chase of the Trapped Keener" Leader recruitment is one of the vital…"
Jan 2, 2016

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8th Providence First Organization Conference Call

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 8:55pm 0 Comments

The 8th Providence held a conference call for active parents and prospective leaders tonight (August 18).  We had 4 attendees, and the slides were circulated to all parents (15+ families) with additional responses offline.  After learning from others on Base Camp, especially the 91st Sojourners, we focused on meeting location, leadership organization, and member on boarding as the critical topics.  At the end of the call, we now have 2 committed Auxiliary Committee members, a candidate for…

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At 8:19pm on April 27, 2016, Lorje Salamonski (LC) said…

Hey There I Know You! How Is It Going For You? Are You Going To Brooklyn Brown Sea Or The Moot?

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