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Boy Scout Troop 299

Dublin, OH

Super Scout Parent Orientation

2012


Presented by Jim Schrock

Troop Committee Member

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Agenda



Aims and Methods


The Patrol Method


Advancement


Outdoor Program


Get Started!


Paperwork…


Plus Q&A

and Back to Basics…


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BSA Aims and Methods


Scouting aims to develop

Character, Citizenship, Personal Fitness



Using the 8 Methods of Boy Scouting

Ideals of Scout Oath, Law, Motto

Patrol Method

Outdoor Program

Advancement

Association with Adults

Personal Growth

Leadership Development

Uniform

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BSA Aims and Methods


But Scouts just want FUN!


Scouting promises the outdoors


Learn & practice outdoor skills


Camping, hiking, shooting,
swimming, skiing, canoeing,
biking, and much more!

The Patrol Method

“The patrol system is not one method in which
Scouting for boys can be carried on.

It is the only method”


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Lord Baden Powell

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BSA National Council

Simon Kenton Council

Darby Creek District

ASPL

Junior Assistant
Scoutmaster (JASM)

The Patrol Method

Senior Patrol Leader
(SPL)

Quartermaster

Scribe

Chaplain’s Aide

Patrol Leader (PL)
“Chinchilla”

Troop Parents’
Committee

Scoutmaster (SM)

Assistant
Scoutmaster (ASM)

IRUMC

Patrol Leaders’ Council
(PLC)

Scouts

APL

Historian

OA Rep

Den Chief

Patrol Leader (PL)
“Evergreen”

Scouts

APL

Patrol

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6 to 8 boys age 11
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17

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Patrol Leader elected by scouts

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PL appoints assistants

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Plans outing meals, tenting

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Works together on advancement


Senior Patrol Leader

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Elected by all scouts

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Runs all meetings & outings

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Chairs Patrol Leaders Council

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Appoints assistants



Patrol Leaders’ Council

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Plans & runs troop’s program

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Holds annual planning meeting

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Meets monthly (last Tuesday)

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Chaired by SPL



Scoutmaster

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Trains & guides the boy leaders

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Uses Methods to bring scouting


to the boys

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Assisted by many adults

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BSA trained


Troop Parents’ Committee

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Supports the troop

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Recruits, trains adult leaders

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Approves all rank advancement

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Handles membership, funds

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Fundraising opportunities for PLC

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Meets monthly


all welcome!

Indian Run United Methodist

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Includes Scouting in its program

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Meeting, storage space

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Approves adult leaders

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Owns all troop assets

District, Council, National

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BSA provides training, program

Advancement

“A badge is recognition of what a Scout is able to do,

not merely a reward for what he has done”



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Lord Baden Powell


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Advancement


1 of 8 Methods of Scouting


Encourages boys to meet challenges


Natural outcome of participation in activities


Active participation in patrol & troop is required


The scout sets
his

own pace!

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Advancement

Develop outdoor skills and abilities

Community service

Demonstrate Scout Oath, Law in daily life

Merit Badge completion

Leadership Positions of Responsibility

Community service

Demonstrate Scout Oath, Law in daily life

Scout Oath & Law, joining requirements


The Boy Scout Ranks

Boy Scout

Tenderfoot

Second Class

First Class

Star

Life

Eagle (with palms)

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Advancement


Advancement is a 4 step process


A Scout learns

by instruction and by doing


A Scout is tested

by experienced scouts,

who sign
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off on skills requirements


A Scout is reviewed

Scoutmaster Conference

Board of Review


A Scout is recognized

with praise, rank advancement, and publicly at Court of Honor

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Advancement


Merit Badges


Over 120 ways to explore!


Summer camp is a great place to begin


Scout asks Scoutmaster for Blue Card


Scoutmaster assigns a counselor (MBC)


Required for Star, Life, Eagle ranks


Can be worked at any time

Our troop is fortunate to have counselors

for every Merit Badge required for Eagle


Volunteers Are Needed!

Outdoor Program

Scouting promises you the great outdoors…



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Outdoor Program


Outdoors is where Scouting works best!


Real
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life challenges & triumphs


PLC plans one each month


Usually involves camping 2 nights



Patrol Method Applied


Patrols plan, prepare, eat, clean,

and tent together


Fun competitions


SPL and Scoutmaster are in charge



Adults belong to the Raven Patrol


Adults do everything the same way the scouts do it

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Outdoor Program


Logistics


Sign
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up at troop meetings
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permission slip, fees


Medical forms must be current



Scouts bring (or share) tent, sleeping bag and pad, utensils


Patrols bring stoves, pots, etc.



Pay grubmaster promptly


Money for meals on the road



Travel in Class
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A


Drivers always appreciated

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Outdoor Program


Summer Camp


A must this summer!


Camp Conestoga

Laurel Hill State Park, PA


Pathfinder for new scouts


Earn first merit badges


Details forthcoming

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Outdoor Program


High Adventure


Keeps older boys interested, active, learning


Summertime 1
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2 week back
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country


May be age, rank restrictions
--

incentive!

Get Started!

“We just have to remember that our business as adults is not the same
as the business of the Scouts. It is up to them to get things done. It is
up to us to make sure they have what they need, but (within the bounds
of health and safety) not what they do with it.“






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BSA Parent Orientation Trainer Notes

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Get Started!


Help your scout apply the Scout Oath and Law daily


Ask him to teach you the Scout Oath and Law



Create opportunities to practice at home


Pitch a tent, pack his gear, read maps, cook, wash clothes, …



Help him learn to participate in his Patrol and Troop


Encourage him to seek answers from the scouts in his patrol


Ask your Scout a lot of questions



Allow the Scouts to run their meetings and outings


Scouts elected their leaders… (and
none

are adults!)

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Get Started!


Get a notebook, a bag for gear, uniform, handbook


And help him learn to keep track of it himself



Help him earn Scout Rank


Complete “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse”

You may initial and date


Encourage
him

to contact the Scoutmaster for a Scout Rank Conference



Encourage earning Tenderfoot


Ask him (often!) when he wants to start the 30
-
day fitness requirement



Attend all meetings, outings and summer camp

Always Keep Scouting Fun!

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Get Started!


Join the Raven Patrol!


Asst Scoutmaster



Troop Committee



Merit Badge

Counselor



Driver


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Get Started!

Above all,

Make time for Scouting!


Scouting is fun and worthwhile in so many
ways, but only if your son is there

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Reference

All meetings at IRUMC Fellowship Hall, 7:00PM

(unless otherwise announced)


Troop Meetings

Every Tuesday

Except last Tuesday of each month

Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC)

Last Tuesday of the month

Troop Parents’ Committee

3rd Thursday of each month. Boards of
review as necessary. All adults welcome!

Patrol meetings

As scheduled by each patrol

Court of Honor

Quarterly as announced, often in lieu of a
regular troop meeting

Email: troop299@googlegroups.com

www.troop299skc.org

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Reference

This presentation is based on material from official BSA sources:


The Boy Scout Handbook



The Scoutmaster Handbook

Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training


We encourage you to learn more about the Boy Scout program

by visiting these official websites




BSA National Website


http://www.scouting.org



BSA Online Training


http://www.myScouting.org



Simon Kenton Council


http://www.skcbsa.org



Troop 299



http://www.troop299skc.org

Advancement Committee Guide

The Troop Committee Guide

BSA National Website