Event:  Jimmie Dyess Day
Loc:    Fort Gordon, GA
Date:   October 2 - 4, 2009

Time:   Three all day events

Notes:  Go to the Georgia Council website for additional information http://jdd.gacacouncil.org/  

Upcoming Events

Learning for Life ...

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

SCFA 1152 OSHA Firefighter ...

A link is provided the South Carolina Fire Academy regarding the Learning for Life program of the Boy Scouts of America.  Administrative Guideline AG-2007 states that effective May 1, 2007, Firefighting Explorer's ages 16 and 17 are now allowed to attend and complete the course 1152 "Fundamentals of Basic Interior Firefighting" training.  Upon successful completion of the 1152 course, the Explorer will be issues a "provisional" certificate that will validate on the Explorer's 18th birthday.  The certificate will be sent to the Sponsoring Fire Department and the certificate will clearly indicate the validation requirement.

This is tremendous news for the Learning for Life program as well as Fire Departments recruitment and retention programs.  It allows the Explorer to take "actual" training delivered by SCFA Instructors. The Fire Department will continue to provide a "Safe Haven" for the Explorer and they will not be able to actually participate in an interior fire attack until their 18th birthday.  The Explorer will have the technical knowledge and training to do so however, upon completion of the 1152 course.

Contact information contained in the AG is as follows:

To receive detailed information about the Learning for Life Exploring Program, Vance Lackey, Boy Scouts of America, 803-750-9868. He will answer any of your questions and provide you with a regional contact in 
your local area. Additional information on the Learning for Life Exploring Program may also be found at: www.learningforlife.com. You may also contact Ed Roper, Superintendent, S. C. Fire Academy at 803 896-9864 with any questions.

Contact Asst. Chief Kevin Lancaster at sbfd1@juno.com or call the station at 803 652-3678 for SB VFDs program.http://www.scfa.state.sc.us/search.asp?cx=015288441147937098842%3Aepsn0irarug&cof=FORID%3A11&q=explorers&sa=Search+SCFAhttp://www.learningforlife.com/mailto:sbfd1@juno.comshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2

Last Updated - Monday, December 14, 2009