Sep 28, 2018
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Hello Scouts; Scouters; Committee Members; Parents The new scout year is starting. Our first Meeting will be on Sept 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Remember to wear your uniform, and we will have some house keeping things to take care of. We also need to decide what we want to do for Webelos Woods. We will also need to fill troop leadership positions. I want ro remind all that we will be beginning to get ready to get our Charter in order. All scouts need to pay their fee of $ 39.00. Please bring cash or check made out to troop 39 to the first meeting. The troop also needs a current copy of your Medical form Part A & B too. We had a great time at summer camp. Onteora Scout Reservation was a great experience, and the scouts who attended want to go back this year. The Troop will begin looking into it. 5 scouts went and earned a total 20 merit badges. To all Scouters, Committee members, and Parents. To continue to hold your Troop positions, and if you wish to still attend campouts with the troop will need to complete the new Youth Protection Training. This training consists of 3 parts and takes about 1Hr to complete. This training must be completed by the end of October. Sincerely Edward A Thompson Scoutmaster Troop 39
Mar 04, 2018
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Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intensive and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Usually it is repeated over time. Traditionally, bullying has involved actions such as hitting or punching, teasing or name calling (verbal bullying), or intimidation through gestures, or social exclusion. In recent years, technology has given rise to children an d youth in a new form of bullying referred to as “cyberbullying.” Cyberbullying is also referred to as “online social cruelty” or “electronic bullying.” Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like – using Internet technology such as instant messaging (IM), text, social network sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.), or simply texting via cell phone for the purpose of teasing, humiliating, harassing, threatening, or coercing another person, herein referred to as a ‘target.’ It may mean text mes sages sent at all times of day or night, with degrading comments about someone or fictitious posts. Children an d youth can cyberbully each other through e-mails, instant messaging, texts or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones, social network sites, Web pages, blogs, chat rooms or discussion groups, and other cyber technologies . Cyberbullying can have devastating effects on the victim or target, whether a lone cyberbully or other friends watching/monitoring/or witnessing the attack. The target may lose sleep, lose desire to participate in family and social activities, obsess over what is going to be posted next, become depressed, become angry, avoid school or social activities, an d have suicidal ideations. In extreme circumstances, unfortunately, there have been incidences where cyberbullying has lead to teen suicide.