The Saramana SAR Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution is dedicated to honoring the patriots that founded this country and to promoting educational and community outreach programs that create and restore awareness of early American history. Many of these efforts focus on educating, encouraging, and creating enthusiasm in the young people of our community. To ensure that interactions between members and youth participants are safe and ethical, our Chapter has established policies and practices in support of guidelines developed by the state and national societies of the Sons of the American Revolution. To support this, members working directly with youths will be required to take a Youth Protection Training course and file a copy of their certification with the Chapter and the Florida SAR Society. Members, participants, parents, and supporters of Saramana’s youth programs can be assured of the Chapter’s dedication to youth safety. For more information, please see our guiding documents or contact Chapter leadership.
Saramana SAR Chapter Members can get their Youth Protection Training by going to:
You do not have to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America to take Youth Protection training.
To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a Member ID/Reference Number. Please save this number along with your Boy Scouts of America Log In User Name and Password. Your Youth Protection Training Course is valid for two (2) years and you will need this information to take the course again at that time.
From the My.Scouting.org portal, click Menu then My Dashboard from the menu list. The My Training page displays to take Youth Protection training. Upon completion, you may print a training certificate to submit with a volunteer application. Your training will automatically be updated in our system and associated with the Member ID/Reference Number issued when you created the account.
When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card that includes your member ID number and the Valid until date. This will be a PDF file you will need to download. Please save this PDF file on your computer and email a copy to the Saramana SAR Chapter President for our records and a copy to the Florida SAR Society. To email our Chapter President, click here. To email a copy to the Florida SAR Society, click here. I would also suggest that you print a copy to take with you to any school or Scout meeting to prove you have taken the training.
If you did NOT print your Youth Protection Training Course Certificate, of if you neglected to save it to your computer, please follow the steps listed below:
Login to my.scouting.org with the User Name and Password you used to take the course and saved.
Click on “Menu” at the top right, which will open a pull down menu
Click on “My Dashboard”
It should open a page called “My Training”
To the right of center, on what appears to be the 3rd row is “Completions”, click on that.
On the right side is a blue printer icon, click on the icon.
That should open a window asking your permission to open an Adobe PDF file.
This will open a PDF file with your “Certificate”.
Please save this file to your computer.
If you need any assistance, please contact your Webmaster. I will help in any way I can.
It took your SaramanaSAR.org webmaster approximately 30 minutes to complete the course on 01/07/2017.
The information provided below is as of January 2017 and may be modified / changed at a future National Leadership Meeting or National Annual Congress.
From the NSSAR.Sharefile web page, then “Fall Trustees Committee Rpts 1 Oct 2016” then open the PDF file “2016 Fall Leadership Reports that didn’t make the book.pdf”
Copied From Pages 4 and 5
2016-17 GOALS (as approved by the President General):
Short Term Goals: We would like to establish a working relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) regarding the use of their on-line Youth Protection Training Program (YPT).
1. The committee will approve and forward to the PG a draft Memorandum to the BSA for signature
proposing our use of their on line YPT Program while opening the door for collaborative efforts regarding
future joint programs.
2. Every state level society will appoint an Education Outreach Coordinator, responsible for the
implementation of YPT and the Education Outreach Team Program.
3. Each state Education Outreach Coordinator completes the on line YPT Program and reports to the
National Education Outreach Coordinator.
Mid Term Goals: Each state society implements the Education Outreach Program within their organizations.
1. Establish an Education Outreach Coordinator at each Chapter. Chapter Coordinators will be responsible
a. Implementing YPT Training for all compatriots involved in Education Outreach programs involving
visits to schools and all Youth Contest Chairman or committee members who will be visiting schools
or having contact with students/contestants.
b. Reporting quarterly to the State Education Outreach Coordinator the status of YPT program
c. Ensuring all compatriots involved in Education Outreach presentations, school visits, or Living
History presentations develop Presenter Information Sheets for use within their local areas.
2. Meet with and formalize Hillsdale College Collaboration Program in support of Education Outreach.
What are we going to do and how will we do it? Lead: Larry Stevens
Long Term Goals: Complete implementation of the Education Outreach Program from National Headquarters to the Chapter level.
1. Implement the centralized Education Outreach data base at National Headquarters with links to the
National SAR.org website.
a. Establish a centralized data base of approved SAR Presenter Information Sheets organized by state
society and chapter.
b. Establish a centralized data base of approved presentations organized topically and chronologically
for use by compatriots.
c. Partner with the History Committee to establish a review/vetting process for presentations before
they are included in the public access data base.
2. Develop standards for presentations to be made available on the National Web Site.
a. Videotaping Standards and Expectations.
b. Formatting of Presentations and Speaker Notes.
REPORT & RECOMENDATIONS (include progress on goals):
I was appointed Chairman of the Education Committee at the 2016 Congress in Boston and have been actively pursuing the PG's vision for the Education Outreach Program and exploring partnering with the Boy Scouts of America on their On Line Youth Protection Training Program. We are pilot testing the program in Kansas now and will expand it to the members of the South Central District following the Fall Leadership Meeting and review by the EXCOM.
The leaders of the Education Committee are reviewing the current Committee Mission Statement and will present a new Mission Statement to the Committee for approval at the Fall Leadership Meeting.
The Committee Chair and other members of the committee will be meeting with representatives of Hillsdale College as a follow on to one of last year's PG Initiatives. Former Chair, Larry Stevens (TX) has the lead on this program. The Hillsdale College Representatives will be touring National HQ and meeting with Colleen Wilson on Wednesday and PG Tomme and other leaders on Thursday. The program and where we think we are going will be discussed in Committee.
Until I actually attend an education committee meeting and get my head around the mission of the committee and what is currently in the works this is the best I can give you.
Kansas SAR Chairman,
To read the Education Outreach Program – “Implementing President General Mike Tomme’s Patriotic Education Program” in a PDF format, click HERE.