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1 Boy Scout Troop 299 Dublin, OH Super Scout Parent Orientation 2012 Presented by Jim Schrock Troop Committee Member

2 Troop Dublin, OH2 Agenda Aims and Methods The Patrol Method Advancement Outdoor Program Get Started! Paperwork… Plus Q&A and Back to Basics… Plus Q&A and Back to Basics…

3 Troop Dublin, OH3 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

4 Troop Dublin, OH4 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!

5 The Patrol Method “The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method” - Lord Baden Powell

6 Troop Dublin, OH6 BSA National Council Simon Kenton Council Darby Creek District ASPL Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) The Patrol Method Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) QuartermasterScribe 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 - 6 to 8 boys age Patrol Leader elected by scouts - PL appoints assistants - Plans outing meals, tenting - Works together on advancement Senior Patrol Leader - Elected by all scouts - Runs all meetings & outings - Chairs Patrol Leaders Council - Appoints assistants Senior Patrol Leader - Elected by all scouts - Runs all meetings & outings - Chairs Patrol Leaders Council - Appoints assistants Patrol Leaders’ Council - Plans & runs troop’s program - Holds annual planning meeting - Meets monthly (last Tuesday) - Chaired by SPL Patrol Leaders’ Council - Plans & runs troop’s program - Holds annual planning meeting - Meets monthly (last Tuesday) - Chaired by SPL Scoutmaster - Trains & guides the boy leaders - Uses Methods to bring scouting to the boys - Assisted by many adults - BSA trained Scoutmaster - Trains & guides the boy leaders - Uses Methods to bring scouting to the boys - Assisted by many adults - BSA trained Troop Parents’ Committee - Supports the troop - Recruits, trains adult leaders - Approves all rank advancement - Handles membership, funds - Fundraising opportunities for PLC - Meets monthly – all welcome! Troop Parents’ Committee - Supports the troop - Recruits, trains adult leaders - Approves all rank advancement - Handles membership, funds - Fundraising opportunities for PLC - Meets monthly – all welcome! Indian Run United Methodist - Includes Scouting in its program - Meeting, storage space - Approves adult leaders - Owns all troop assets District, Council, National - BSA provides training, program Indian Run United Methodist - Includes Scouting in its program - Meeting, storage space - Approves adult leaders - Owns all troop assets District, Council, National - BSA provides training, program

7 Troop Dublin, OH7 The Patrol Method Patrol - 6 to 8 boys age Patrol Leader elected by scouts - PL appoints assistants - Plans outing meals, tenting - Works together on advancement New Scout Patrol - Helps new scouts adjust, learn - Works together thru first summer - Assisted by Troop Guide Senior Patrol Leader - Elected by all scouts - Runs all meetings & outings - Chairs Patrol Leaders Council Appoints assistants Senior Patrol Leader - Elected by all scouts - Runs all meetings & outings - Chairs Patrol Leaders Council Appoints assistants Patrol Leaders’ Council - Plans & runs troop’s program - Holds annual planning meeting - Meets monthly (last Tuesday) - Chaired by SPL Patrol Leaders’ Council - Plans & runs troop’s program - Holds annual planning meeting - Meets monthly (last Tuesday) - Chaired by SPL Scoutmaster -Trains & guides the boy leaders - Uses Methods to bring scouting to the boys - Assisted by many adults - BSA trained Scoutmaster -Trains & guides the boy leaders - Uses Methods to bring scouting to the boys - Assisted by many adults - BSA trained Troop Parents’ Committee - Supports the troop - Recruits, trains adult leaders - Approves all rank advancement - Handles membership, funds - Fundraising opportunities - Meets monthly – all welcome! Troop Parents’ Committee - Supports the troop - Recruits, trains adult leaders - Approves all rank advancement - Handles membership, funds - Fundraising opportunities - Meets monthly – all welcome! Indian Run United Methodist - Includes Scouting in its program - Meeting, storage space - Approves adult leaders - Owns all troop assets District, Council, National - BSA provides training, program Indian Run United Methodist - Includes Scouting in its program - Meeting, storage space - Approves adult leaders - Owns all troop assets District, Council, National - BSA provides training, program

8 Troop Dublin, OH8 The Patrol Method Troop Program Leaders Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) Pranav K ScoutmasterChris S Outdoor CoordinatorKent M … and the elected Patrol Leaders

9 Advancement “A badge is recognition of what a Scout is able to do, not merely a reward for what he has done” - Lord Baden Powell

10 Troop Dublin, OH10 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!

11 Troop Dublin, OH11 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 Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle (with palms) Star Life Eagle (with palms)

12 Troop Dublin, OH12 Advancement Advancement is a 4 step process A Scout learns by instruction and by doing A Scout is tested by experienced scouts, who sign-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

13 Troop Dublin, OH13 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!

14 Outdoor Program Scouting promises you the great outdoors…

15 Troop Dublin, OH15 Outdoor Program Outdoors is where Scouting works best! Real-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

16 Troop Dublin, OH16 Outdoor Program Logistics Sign-up at troop meetings - 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-A Drivers always appreciated

17 Troop Dublin, OH17 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

18 Troop Dublin, OH18 Outdoor Program High Adventure Keeps older boys interested, active, learning Summertime 1-2 week back-country May be age, rank restrictions -- incentive!

19 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.“ - BSA Parent Orientation Trainer Notes

20 Troop Dublin, OH20 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!)

21 Troop Dublin, OH21 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!

22 Troop Dublin, OH22 Get Started! Dues and fundraising help cover BSA registration fee and “Boy’s Life” Awards, troop gear, scout & adult leader training, etc. Scout Accounts A portion of each fundraiser is earmarked to the scout Kroger Cards Organization #81985 Send card numbers and owner names to {the Treasurer} Annual Popcorn Sale Still the most pop for the time and dollar Other fund raisers as the PLC decides Troop Committee assists with options

23 Troop Dublin, OH23 Get Started! Join the Raven Patrol! Asst Scoutmaster Troop Committee Merit Badge Counselor Driver

24 Troop Dublin, OH24 Get Started! Above all, Make time for Scouting! Scouting is fun and worthwhile in so many ways, but only if your son is there

25 Troop Dublin, OH25 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

26 Troop Dublin, OH26 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 Websitehttp://www.scouting.org BSA Online Traininghttp://www.myScouting.org Simon Kenton Councilhttp://www.skcbsa.org Troop 299http://www.troop299skc.org Advancement Committee Guide The Troop Committee Guide BSA National Website


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