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1 The Long Beach Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 75 welcomes you to the Adventure of Boy Scouting!!!

2 Agenda About Troop 75 Organization Mission Troop Schedule / website How Boys advance – the program Advancement – Tenderfoot to First Class – Star to Eagle Rank Advancement Procedure Parental involvement What does it cost? Is this Troop for me?

3 The Boy Scouts of America in Short Venturing – A program for year old boys and girls focusing on developing leadership qualities while having fun in a high adventure environment Boy Scouting – A program for year old boys focusing on developing character and good citizenship while having fun in the outdoors Cub Scouting - A program for 1 st -5 th grade boys focusing on developing character and good citizenship while having fun in a safe environment

4 Troop 75 Organization Chart Chartered Organization Bethany Lutheran Church Chartered Organization Bethany Lutheran Church Chartered Organization Rep Ingrid J. Chartered Organization Rep Ingrid J. Troop Committee Chairman Jeff O. Troop Committee Chairman Jeff O. ScoutMaster Dr. Glenn.J ScoutMaster Assistant ScoutMaster Several Several X Patrol Jeff O. Steven R. X Patrol Jeff O. Steven R. Flying Eagles Liger Patrol Paul K. Gary H. Liger Patrol Paul K. Gary H. Phoenix Patrol Mario B., Ken B. Ron C. Phoenix Patrol Mario B., Ken B. Ron C. Wolverine Patrol Dr. Glen J. Bill S. Wolverine Patrol Dr. Glen J. Bill S. Hawk Patrol Doug B. Patrick F. Hawk Patrol Doug B. Patrick F. Troop Committee Treasurer Karen F. Troop Committee Treasurer Karen F. Troop Committee Secretary Adel S. Troop Committee Secretary Adel S. Troop Training Gary H. Troop Training Gary H. Troop Committee Advancements Mario B. Troop Committee Advancements Mario B. Troop Eagle Advisor Richard B. Troop Eagle Advisor Richard B. Troop Recruitment Patrick F. Troop Recruitment Patrick F. Troop Outings Steven R. Troop Outings Steven R. How is the Troop organized?

5 What is Troop 75’s Mission? Help young men realize their potential Become good citizens Learn the responsibilities of leadership Grow and support their home church and faith To offer a “Quality” program (not about quantity)

6 Troop 75 Schedule - Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Located at Bethany Lutheran Church 4644 Clark Ave, Long Beach, CA 1st Tuesday - Troop Meeting All patrols in attendance 2nd Tuesday – Parent’s Meeting Activity plans / information disseminated to parents 3rd Tuesday - Troop Meeting 4th Tuesday - Patrol Meeting Patrol planning and activities 3rd Thursday – Troop Committee Meeting Committee members meet to run the Troop Recruitment contact – Patrick Farquhar – (562) Website:

7 How Does it all Work?

8 The Boys This is a “boy run” troop – they decide: Troop leadership – SPL, ASPL, etc. (6 month cycle) what activities to engage in plan some of those activities with coaching of parents / Patrol advisors The Boys are divided up into Patrols of 6-8 each patrol selects a name each patrol needs to hold one activity every 6 months select their Patrol leaders and Assistant Patrol leaders The Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders participate in the six (6) month planning Patrols may be reconstituted on a yearly basis All first year scouts are placed into a new patrol Scouts obtain Eagle or “age out”

9 The Path to Eagle - Ranks Completed as a Patrol w/ Patrol Advisor guidance Scout Tenderfoot 2 nd Class 1 st Class Merit Badge and Leadership Requirements Star Life Eagle

10 Rank Advancement Procedure 1. Complete all requirements in Scout Handbook for that specific rank (each section must be signed by Scoutmaster, any Assistant Scoutmaster or any Patrol Advisor, except step 2) 2. Have the section on “living the scout oath and law” signed by the Patrol Advisor for the patrol that the scout is in. 3. Be current on all troop dues. The scout must contact the troop Treasurer and have the Treasurer contact the Scoutmaster to inform him of the scout’s current dues status. 4. Make sure that you have participated in at least one event on the 7/14 plan since your current rank and have participated in at least 7 events of the 14 in the 7/14 plan within the last 12 months 5. The scout completes a rank advancement check sheet 6. The scout contacts the Scoutmaster in order to set up a Scoutmaster’s Conference (these are held on set nights each month) and brings the check sheet with him

11 Rank Advancement Procedure 7. Present yourself (scout) to the Scoutmaster in order to set up a Scoutmaster’s Conference in a full class-A uniform (sash optional). The scout’s Scout Handbook must also be present. 8. Contact a minimum of three parents (non-uniformed and not related to the scout) in order to schedule a Board of Review. 9. Present yourself to the Board of Review (must be presented to the Board by another scout who is also in full class-A uniform) in a full class-A uniform (sash optional). The scout’s Scout Handbook must also be present. 10. Contact the troop Advancement Chairman to inform him of the date of completion of the Board of Review, who participated on the Board, and the decision of the Board When the scout passes the Board of Review, that scout is officially that rank, although the presentation of rank will occur at the next scheduled Court of Honor.

12 Rank Advancement Opportunities Orientation campout for new Scouts (March) Patrol meetings Summer camps (week long) Taquhitz Circle X, Cherry Valley or other Sea Base Winter Camp (January) Merit badge meetings for the Troop Shotgun, Citizenship in the World, Financial Management, Public Speaking, Personal Management etc.

13 Parent Participation / Involvement Parental Involvement is essential for rank advancement Parent Participation is expected Completing training offered by Council Participating in Fundraising events Lead / assist with planning / running at least one (1) Troop event yearly Bethany Day Soup supper Court of Honors (quarterly) Campouts Volunteering for open Committee positions (learning by assisting) Patrol Advisor(s) / Assistant Training, Program helps, etc… BSA does NOT stand for “Baby Sitters of America”

14 Fundraising The Troop holds two (2) fundraising events each year Popcorn sales through Long Beach Council Nut sales through the Troop (November – December) Net profits are split between the Troop and the boys 50 % of profits go to the Troop 50% of profits go to the boys’ Scout bank

15 What is the cost and what does it cover? It costs $1.00 to Cross Over (BSA transfer fee) from Cub Scouting Dues are $4.00 / month – collected at the Troop meetings by the Scribe. $25.00 yearly Troop fee (due in March) Offsets Troop expenses – Awards ceremonies, outing expenses, registration etc. $10.00 yearly equipment fee (due in March, waived at Cross Over) Used to buy / replace equipment used for camping – tents, easy ups, etc.. Initial buy-in for a boy is $26.00 plus monthly dues


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