White Horse District Contact Information
KEY PERSONEL -- We work for you!
District Chair: Mike Borinski
District Commissioners: John Galati and Milton Smith
Membership Chair: Bernie Cohn
Friends of Scouting Family Chair (fundraising): Vacant
Advancement Chair: Jim Gibson
Activities Chairs: Boy Scouts Phil Snyder and Cub Scouts Pat Leth
Roundtable Chairs: Boy Scouts Tom Skelly & Patrick Shannon and Cub Scouts Steve Leth
Training Chairs: Boy Scouts Bruce Brotzman and Cub Scouts Steve Leth
Professionals --Senior District Executive: Chris Collins
Para- Pro- Francis Cincotti
DISTRICT COMMITTEE -- We're always looking for dedicated volunteers willing to help!
District Committee Meetings (led by the District Chair) are held the first Thursdays (usually) at 7PM -- 1st Baptist Church of Haddonfield 124 Kings Hwy East. Committee and Activity Chairs should be prepared to bring updates and present a report regarding their area of operations.
Are you looking to serve on our District Committee? We're always looking for Scout leaders and community leaders -- including those without direct Scout experience -- to help. If you're interested in serving (or know somebody who may be), please contact our District Chair Mike Borinski .Thank you!
DISTRICT COMMISSIONER STAFF -- Providing "hands-on" personal service and support for individual Units.
District Commissioner Staff Meetings (led by the District Commissioners) are held the first Mondays (usually) at 7PM -- Camden County Library, Vogelson Branch 3rd floor meeting rooms, 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ. Unit Commissioners should be prepared to bring updates and present a report regarding their assigned Unit.
We're always looking for dedicated Scout Leaders willing to share their knowledge and experience. If you're interested in serving as a Commissioner (or know somebody who is) please contact our District Commissioners John Galati and/or Milt Smith.
ADDITIONAL & MICELLANEOUS
- MyScouting Help Desk Hot Line (for volunteers having trouble logging on, confirming training records, etc.)
Requirements for registration for Special Needs Scouts -- There has been much confusion amongst volunteers as to the rules and regulations regarding who qualifies and, most importantly, who doesn't qualify as a special-needs Scout for age exemption. In an effort to clear up confusion, Article XI, Section 3, Clause 20 of the BSA's Rules and Regulations governing special types of registration states:
"Mentally Retarded or Severely Physically Disabled Youth Members. In the discretion of the Executive Board, and under such rules and regulations as it may prescribe upon consultation with appropriate medical authorities, registration of boys who are either mentally retarded or severely physically handicapped, including the blind, deaf, and emotionally disturbed, over age 11 as Cub Scouts and over age 18 as Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts, and registration of young adults who are either mentally retarded or severely physically handicapped, including the blind, deaf, and emotionally disturbed, over age 21 as Venturers, and the participation of each in the respective advancement programs while registered, is authorized."
The operative words are: mentally retarded or severely physically disabled young people. Examples of these medical conditions include: Down syndrome, Legal blindness, Severe autism, Deafness, Persons permanently confined to a wheelchair (i.e., quadriplegics)
The Annual Health and Medical Record Form, No. 34605, must be used as part of the procedure for registering a severely physically disabled youth in Scouting. The person's medical condition must be certified with a signed statement from a licensed physician. In the case of mentally retarded or emotionally disturbed candidates, their condition must be certified by a statement signed by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. Individuals whose medical conditions are not severe, as defined in Clause 20, do not qualify as a special-needs Scout, and may not register as such.