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What is Boy Scouting “A Game with a Purpose”……Lord Baden Powell It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide for youth an effective program.

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1 What is Boy Scouting “A Game with a Purpose”……Lord Baden Powell It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide for youth an effective program designed to build character, to teach citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. A scout is “Helpful” Outdoor skills training Leadership development Learning to work in a group (Patrol’s) Nurturing independence Fun activities

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3 Today’s Agenda Opening Flag Ceremony Introduction Boy Scouting Weblos ~ Scout Transition Summer Camp Scoutmaster Presentations (Ridgefield Troops) Summary Questions & Answers On my “Honor” Putting the Pieces Together

4 Three Defining Principles of Boy Scouting Morality Strength & Character Citizenship Participation & Understanding Fitness Physical Mental Emotional A scout is “Brave”

5 Scout Leader Introduction Troop 49 Paul Payne Troop 76 Neil Doran Troop 116 Gordie Knapp Troop 431 Steve Furman A scout is “Kind”

6 Boy Scouting ~ Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country And to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight; A scout is “Trustworthy”

7 Boy Scouting ~ Purpose The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. A scout is “Courteous” Scouting will… Offer young people responsible fun and adventure Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law Train young people in citizenship, service and leadership Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program

8 Cub Scouting & Boy Scouting The Differences The ability to work in Self Governed Patrols Advancement by working with Patrol leaders ( boys ) or leaders ( adults ) Outdoor Program – Adventure Component Adult Association Personal Growth – Community Service Boy Leadership and Leadership Development A scout is “Loyal”

9 The Patrol Method…… Adult Lead / Boy Run Weekly meetings Camping locations and activities Monthly Patrol Leaders counsel Allowing things to sometimes not go perfectly…. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where members can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through elected representatives. We give the boy’s the chance to make (minor) mistakes… And we provide the opportunity to learn from them… A scout is “Friendly”

10 Adjusting to the Responsibilities Cub Scouts is a family, and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills. ~~ Character Development ~ Citizenship Training ~ Personal Fitness Boy Scouting is designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program… & peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.

11 Troop & Patrol Organization Junior Leader “Green Bar” Organization Troop Scribe Troop Quartermaster Troop Librarian Senior Patrol Leader Patrol Leaders First Assistant Patrol Leader Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Instructors Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Venture Patrol Boy Run Leadership Patrol Scribe Patrol Quartermaster Patrol Librarian

12 Is Scouting For My Son ? Character Development ~ Citizenship Training ~ Personal Fitness Ideals ~ Scout Oath, Law, Motto & Slogan Patrols ~ Responsibility & Decision Making Outdoor Programs ~ Skills, Activities, Confidence Advancement ~ Surmountable obstacles Adult Association ~ Encouragement, Leadership, Guidance Personal Growth ~ The Good Turn Concept Leadership Development ~ Practice Leadership Skills Uniform ~ Positive Youth Image A scout is “Thrifty” Scouting Emphasizes Three Specific Objectives:

13 Parental Involvement Fund Raising Eagle Advisor Service Projects Board of Review Committee Member Leadership Assistant Scoutmaster Teaching one or more merit badges Planning Camping Trips ~ High Adventure Transportation or supervision for the campouts A scout is “Obedient” The troop's success depends upon your support & active involvement in scouting activities:

14 Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters earn “Trained” certification when they have completed three basic courses… New Leader Essentials Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills BSA “Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right” The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. A scout is “Clean” Training of Leaders

15 Safe Scouting Two-deep leadership Respect of privacy Appropriate attire Hazing prohibited A scout is “Cheerful” The BSA has adopted the following policies to provide security for our members. These policies are primarily for the protection of our youth members. Separate accommodations No one-on-one contact Constructive discipline No secret organizations Junior Leader Training and supervision Proper preparation for High-Adventure activities

16 Boy Scout Advancement Advancement is the way you grow as a scout, and become eligible for troop leadership positions and honors. Advancement is based on Achievement, not age or grade Tenderfoot Second Class Scout First Class Scout Life Eagle Star Basic Scout

17 ~ Scout Transition "Good Turn Daily"

18 Webelos Transition Visiting Troops Where are my son’s friends ? See Troops in Action Arrange to participate in an outing? "Be Prepared" Webelos Transition

19 Weblos Transition Scouting Could Make a Difference in Your Son's Life When to join a troop? Coordination of Crossing Over What do Scouts do after Crossing Over? New Scout Camp Out Webelos Transition

20 Summer Sequassen Is it required ? Accommodations ? Necessary equipment ? Do all boys attend camp ? When should a Webelos Scout consider summer camp? On my honor I will do my best

21 Ridgefield Troop Presentations Troop 49 Paul Payne Troop 76 Neil Doran Troop 116 Gordie Knapp Troop 431 Steve Furman A scout is “Kind”

22 Wrap Up Benefits of Scouting Why join the Boy Scouts Questions & Answers TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES

23 Thank You

24 For help or questions about using this presentation please contact Robert Messinger Troop 116 Ridgefield CT


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