Keeping Your Boy Safe

It is an unfortunate thing that today more than ever, we have to take extra precautions to keep our children safe at all times. At OP 292 and Fellowship Wesleyan Church, we take the safety of your child very seriously. It is by far our top priority. Following is an outline of just some of the things we do every day to ensure “Safety First” at all times.

  • Before we interact with your Son
      • The following requirements must be met before any leader steps into a classroom.
      • Completion of a children and youth workers application
      • All references are checked including a “Deep Reference” check.
      • Performance of a national and local criminal background check
      • “Safe Child” Classroom training by a certified instructor.
      • Participation in a personal interview with church and ministry leadership
      • Written approval by Church’s Pastor
  • After the pre-approval process
      • The prospective leader must be trained and maintained
        • Initial Royal Rangers Fundamental Classroom Training
        • Participate in at least 8 hours of continued training each year
        • Yearly updates of the national and local criminal background check
        • Yearly “Safe Child” re-certification.
        • Participation in a personal interview with church and ministry leadership
        • Online optional development opportunities
        • Leadership Training Certification Path
  • In the Classroom and On all trips
    • The national office and Fellowship Wesleyan Church Require
      • At least two adults in any room with a boy. In the event this is not possible, the door must be left open.
      • Supervision of all new leaders for a period of at least one year
      • New leaders mentorship and training
      • Weekly observation check-ins by the pastoral staff and/or OP Coordinator
      • Weekly observation check-ins by the pastoral staff and/or OP Coordinator
      • Nationally written and children’s ministry approved curriculum
      • Advancement and training opportunities for all areas of interest or development.
      • Weekly sign in and locked door policies

So, while it may be true we cannot protect every child out there, we do have procedures to keep your child safe at all times in our care. Our dedicated staff is committed to these safety protocols. To see an even more detailed explanation of our policies, see this chapter from the Royal Ranger’s Leader’s Manual and read about our COVID-specific safety measures here.

Want to be the first to know if an upcoming event at OP 292? If you haven’t signed up for calendar notifications from Outpost 292, now is the perfect time to do that. Just scroll to the bottom of this page, and when I update the calendar, you will get an automatic email. No more searching for those lost flyers I keep sending home.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to work with your boys, and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Christopher Post

OP 292 Coordinator

Western Section Communications Coordinator

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