Rainbow Council and Joliet Junior College are proud to partner for a night at the Herbert F. Trackman Planetarium. Shows will begin at 7 pm and last about 60 minutes.
NYLT is a challenging six day outdoor training program for youth leaders in a troop setting. It’s an opportunity to Learn Leadership, Make New Friends, and Gain New Skills. Experience scouting at its best and learn leadership skills, teamwork, team building, planning, teaching, and scout skills. Plus, you will learn how to make these things happen back at your home unit. Click READ MORE!
This course uses a combination of classroom, skills practice, and role-play scenarios to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed-help situation. Major portions of Wilderness First Aid are designed to be taught outdoors. Some of the subjects to be covered are: Wilderness First Aid, First Aid Kits, Secondary (Focused) Assessment, Calling for Help and Evacuation Considerations, Heat-Related Illnesses, Shock and Heart Attack, Chest Injuries, Wounds and Wound Infection, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, and many other topics.
Wood Badge is the ultimate in adult leader training.Our highly motivated and trained staff draws from the most current training models of corporate America and outdoor leadership programs to present the latest in leadership and team development strategies.
When: June 30 - July 5, 2014
Where: Rainbow Scout Reservation
Who should attend: Youth Boy Scouts and Venturers (ages 13+, completed 7th grade, 1st Clas rank with two yrs summer camp experience)
Cost: $250. Early Bird Rate $210 if paid in full before May 31st! A $60 reserves your seat!
The conference is limited to the first 48 applications received.
Registration closes June 21st.
NYLT is a one week outdoor training program for youth leaders in a troop setting. It’s an opportunity to Learn Leadership, Make New Friends, and Gain New Skills. It is an opportunity to experience scouting at its best, to learn leadership skills, teamwork, team building, planning, teaching, and scout skills. Plus, you will learn how to make these things happen back at your home unit.
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Below are frequently asked questions provided by National BSA Legal Counsel regarding Individual Scout Accounts and the applicable IRS fundraising policies for non-profit organizations. The below information is not unique to Rainbow Council and is being clarified in all Councils.
Are individual Scout accounts permitted?
Yes. These accounts are permitted when funded by the youth member through savings, a
portion of a weekly allowance, and chores around the home and neighborhood. The youth
member’s family may contribute, but no charitable deduction is allowed.
What is private benefit, and why is it not allowed?
Private benefit is when funds raised in the name of Scouting or another charity are directly
allocated to the youth member or family doing the fundraising. Funds raised in the name of
Scouting should benefit the entire unit. The tax laws do not permit private benefit, with the
exception of an “insubstantial” benefit.
How is an “insubstantial” benefit defined?
The IRS has classified 30 percent of the money raised as “substantial,” and less than 2 percent
as “insubstantial.” The burden of proof that the benefit is “insubstantial” is on the organization.
Are incentives allowed for participation in fundraising or sales?
The IRS has not ruled on this matter, but the “insubstantial” benefit restriction would apply.
Can Scouting units use funds to assist youth members who have a financial need?
The unit can allocate funds based on financial need, and may consider factors such as
participation in the unit, advancement, and Scout spirit.
Are there penalties for private benefit or other tax issues?
Private benefit may result in the loss of tax-exempt status for the chartering organization, or the
local council. Allocating funds raised in the name of Scouting directly to a youth member could
result in self-employment tax liability.