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1 Boy Scout Troop 2012 Scouting Nuts & Bolts - June 2014

2 TROOP 2012 LEADERSHIP  Scoutmaster: Don Miller (Wood Badge / Trained SM) o Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM): Jason Stripling (Trained ASM, Search & Rescue MBC) o ASM: Rey Frias (Eagle Scout / Order of the Arrow / Trained ASM) o ASM: Dean Leonard (Trained ASM) o ASM: Chuck Vanek (Fire & Rescue) o ASM: Bill Deal (Eagle Scout, new leader) o ASM: Mike Meyers (Venture Scout, new leader)  Committee Chair: Erik Quist (Eagle Scout) o Treasurer: Yasmin Frias o Advancement: Gina Latorre o Camping Event Coordinator: Alissa Miller o Fundraising: Mary Bergamini o Quartermaster: Nirmala Nallamala/Gina Latorre o Webmasters: Dean Leonard/Gina Latorre o Troop Communications: Gina Latorre o Merit Badge Coordinator: Rich Eitzel (Wood Badge, Trained ASM) o Charter Organization Representative: Gina Latorre

3 ABOUT TROOP 2012 Chartered in January 2013 through Chartered in January 2013 through Arcola United Methodist Church Ten (10) original members, currently 29 scouts. Ten (10) original members, currently 29 scouts. Cub Scout Pack 2010 is our primary feeder pack. Cub Scout Pack 2010 is our primary feeder pack. Others include Middleburg’s Pack 1737; South Riding Packs 282, 910, & 1148; Brambleton Pack Meetings every Tuesday from 6:50pm-8pm from late-August thru end of June, with one-week Summer Camp in July. Monthly Patrol Meetings scheduled by Patrol Leader. Meetings every Tuesday from 6:50pm-8pm from late-August thru end of June, with one-week Summer Camp in July. Monthly Patrol Meetings scheduled by Patrol Leader. Boy-led Troop Boy-led Troop Adult Committee oversees troop business Adult Committee oversees troop business and conducts Scouts’ Board of Review

4 CUB SCOUTS vs. BOY SCOUTS

5 ADVANCEMENT Currently, there are Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout. Currently, there are Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout. Boys complete “Joining Requirements” and earn the “Scout” badge (similar to a Cub Scout Bobcat). AOL recipients have already completed most of the Joining Requirements. Boys complete “Joining Requirements” and earn the “Scout” badge (similar to a Cub Scout Bobcat). AOL recipients have already completed most of the Joining Requirements. For the first three ranks (Tenderfoot, 2 nd Class, & 1 st Class) beginner scouts learn skills for outdoors, self-sufficiency, and citizenship. These requirements can be fulfilled concurrently. For the first three ranks (Tenderfoot, 2 nd Class, & 1 st Class) beginner scouts learn skills for outdoors, self-sufficiency, and citizenship. These requirements can be fulfilled concurrently. For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service projects, and serve in leadership roles. For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service projects, and serve in leadership roles. As scouts advance, they shift from ‘learner’ to ‘leader’ and are expected to teach new scouts. As scouts advance, they shift from ‘learner’ to ‘leader’ and are expected to teach new scouts. In addition to Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, we allow First Class, Star, Life or Eagle scouts to sign-off any Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class requirements. We encourage scouts to go to higher ranking scouts for sign-off. This helps build relationships with the scout leadership. In addition to Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, we allow First Class, Star, Life or Eagle scouts to sign-off any Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class requirements. We encourage scouts to go to higher ranking scouts for sign-off. This helps build relationships with the scout leadership. Tenderfoot 2 nd Class 1 st Class Star Life Eagle Scout

6 SCOUT HANDBOOK The Scout Handbook is: your guide to individual advancement The Scout Handbook is: your guide to individual advancement Scouts receive one handbook: bring it everywhere but above all… protect it! Scouts receive one handbook: bring it everywhere but above all… protect it! Each requirement has a corresponding page number where a scout can learn what it takes to complete the requirement. Each requirement has a corresponding page number where a scout can learn what it takes to complete the requirement. Service Logs and Camping Logs are in the back of the handbook. Service Logs and Camping Logs are in the back of the handbook. Signatures required. Signatures required. *See the Troop Website *See the Troop Website for more information: for more information:

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8 CONFERENCE & REVIEW After completing rank requirements, the SCOUT must schedule a “Scoutmaster Conference”. After completing rank requirements, the SCOUT must schedule a “Scoutmaster Conference”. During this 15 to 30 minute meeting (with any ASM), the Scout presents his handbook and demonstrates his knowledge of the rank requirements. During this 15 to 30 minute meeting (with any ASM), the Scout presents his handbook and demonstrates his knowledge of the rank requirements. After a successful SM Conference, and the Scoutmaster or ASM has signed his handbook, the SCOUT must request a Board of Review from a Committee Member. After a successful SM Conference, and the Scoutmaster or ASM has signed his handbook, the SCOUT must request a Board of Review from a Committee Member. A Board of Review is a meeting between the scout and 3 to 6 Adult Committee Members. A Board of Review is a meeting between the scout and 3 to 6 Adult Committee Members. During the BOR, the scout is interviewed about his experience with the troop and his records reviewed. Frequently asked to state: Scout Oath, Law, and Outdoor Code, etc. During the BOR, the scout is interviewed about his experience with the troop and his records reviewed. Frequently asked to state: Scout Oath, Law, and Outdoor Code, etc. The scout may also be asked to present his Blue Cards, Service Logs, & Camping Logs The scout may also be asked to present his Blue Cards, Service Logs, & Camping Logs Upon successful completion of the BOR, the handbook is signed and the scout has officially rank advanced. Upon successful completion of the BOR, the handbook is signed and the scout has officially rank advanced. SM Conferences and BOR’s are SM Conferences and BOR’s are considered formal events and the scout is expected to be in FULL Class A Uniform with their Handbook and records.

9 MERIT BADGES BSA has 135 Merit Badges BSA has 135 Merit Badges Earn MBs any time after earning the “Scout” rank. Earn MBs any time after earning the “Scout” rank. 13 specific MBs are required for Eagle: 13 specific MBs are required for Eagle: First Aid, Citizenship in Community, Citizenship in Nation, Citizenship in World, Communication, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness/Lifesaving, Environmental Science/Sustainability, Personal Management, Swimming/Hiking/Cycling, Camping, Family Life 8 MBs from any category are also required for Eagle 8 MBs from any category are also required for Eagle Some Eagle Required are necessary for lower ranks Some Eagle Required are necessary for lower ranks Summer Camp is a great opportunity to earn them Summer Camp is a great opportunity to earn them Begin by contacting MB Coordinator, Mr. Eitzel Begin by contacting MB Coordinator, Mr. Eitzel Fairfax & Loudoun County offer MB Classes quarterly Fairfax & Loudoun County offer MB Classes quarterly Visit the website for an Introduction to Merit Badges Visit the website for an Introduction to Merit Badges

10 BLUE CARDS It is a 3 part card: It is a 3 part card: 1.Counselor’s Record (maintained by the instructor) 2.Applicant’s Record (maintained by the scout) 3.Unit Record (maintained by the troop) To earn a Merit Badge, scouts are first issued “Blue Card” by the MB Coordinator (Rich) To earn a Merit Badge, scouts are first issued “Blue Card” by the MB Coordinator (Rich) Scouts complete the MB requirements for their counselor and present their work. Scouts complete the MB requirements for their counselor and present their work. MB Counselor (MBC) fills out and signs the blue card, keeping one part for their records. MB Counselor (MBC) fills out and signs the blue card, keeping one part for their records. SCOUT presents the card to the Scoutmaster for countersignature. SCOUT presents the card to the Scoutmaster for countersignature. SCOUT presents the 2 remaining parts of the signed card to Troop Advancement Chair (Gina) SCOUT presents the 2 remaining parts of the signed card to Troop Advancement Chair (Gina) At the next Court of Honor (quarterly awards ceremony), the Scout receives his Merit Badge along with the “Applicant’s Record” portion of the blue card. At the next Court of Honor (quarterly awards ceremony), the Scout receives his Merit Badge along with the “Applicant’s Record” portion of the blue card. SCOUTS MUST MAINTAIN THESE BLUE CARDS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR SCOUT TENURE. They will be asked to present them at Boards of Review. If they cannot produced them, a new blue card must be re-earned.

11 SERVICE LOGS Rank Service hours may only be attributed to the rank you are working toward i.e. you cannot earn hours as a Tenderfoot and attribute them to Star rank. Rank Service hours may only be attributed to the rank you are working toward i.e. you cannot earn hours as a Tenderfoot and attribute them to Star rank. Service must be PRE-approved by the Scoutmaster. Service must be PRE-approved by the Scoutmaster. In Troop 2012, for PRE-approval, the scout must provide the Scoutmaster with a write-up: In Troop 2012, for PRE-approval, the scout must provide the Scoutmaster with a write-up: 1.Who are you serving 2.What are you doing 3.Where are you doing it 4.When are you doing it 5.Why are you doing it 6.How are you providing service and leadership Scout must obtain signatures from a Service Organization Representative. Scout must obtain signatures from a Service Organization Representative. Scout should maintain Service Logs like Blue Cards. Scout should maintain Service Logs like Blue Cards.

12 SCOUT ORGANIZATION

13 ORGANIZING FROM THE START 1.5” 3-Ring Binder to hold Blue Cards, Rank Cards, & Service Logs Trading Card Sleeve to hold Rank & Blue cards (Wal-Mart) (Wal-Mart) Sheet Protectors or 3 hole punch for Service Logs Dedicated ‘scout bag’ for handbook, pencil, & binder

14 CAMPING 1.Troop offers 10 camping trips per year, plus Summer Camp (6-night). 2.Each camping trip is an optional, ‘pay-as-you-go’ opportunity for scouts to fulfill Tenderfoot through First Class requirements and learn the Patrol Method. PATROL METHOD BSA states: BSA states: “The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in a small group outside the larger troop context, working together as a team and sharing the responsibility of making their patrol a success. A patrol takes pride in its identity, and the members strive to make their patrol the best it can be. ” Camping Duty Roster

15 PATROL CAMPING GEAR PATROL BOX Cooking/Supplies DRY BOX Non-fridge food CAMP STOVE 2-burner Pot/Pan set Dutch Oven Pot/Pan set Dutch Oven Collapsible 5-gallon Water Cooler with Ice/Ice Packs

16 SCOUT CAMPING GEAR Backpack Tent Sleeping bag Pad Clothes Pillow Rain Suit Hygiene Mess Kit Gloves Tarp Rope Stakes H2O Personal 1 st Aid Camp Ash First Aid Chair Whistle, Flint, Compass Whistle, Flint, Compass Bivvy Headlamp Lamp

17 PAY-AS-YOU-GO TROOP Monthly sign-ups go out for scouts to register and pay to attend that month’s outing. Participation is optional. Monthly sign-ups go out for scouts to register and pay to attend that month’s outing. Participation is optional. Adult chaperones do not pay to participate (except for summer camp & some large ticket campouts like white water rafting). Adult chaperones do not pay to participate (except for summer camp & some large ticket campouts like white water rafting). Cost varies depending on the activity & facilities. Cabin camping costs more than tent camping, but less than a battleship campout. Cost varies depending on the activity & facilities. Cabin camping costs more than tent camping, but less than a battleship campout. As we grow, fundraising events can offset cost. And financial aid is available. Scout Accts. As we grow, fundraising events can offset cost. And financial aid is available. Scout Accts. Occasionally other costs will arise, but camping is currently the troop’s largest expense. Occasionally other costs will arise, but camping is currently the troop’s largest expense.

18 TROOP ADULT COMMITTEE Charter Organization Rep Gina Latorre COMMITTEE CHAIR Erik Quist Fundraising Mary Bergamini & __________ Quartermaster Vacant Activity Coordinator Alissa Miller & ___________ Board of Review Gina Latorre Advancement Gina Latorre Secretary Erik Quist Treasurer Yasmin Frias Webmaster Dean & Gina MB Coordinator Rich Eitzel Membership Vacant Uniforms Nirmala Nallamala Troop Communications Gina Latorre SCOUTMASTER Don Miller Assistant Scoutmaster Jason Stripling ASM Bill Deal Senior Patrol Leader CJ Vanek PLC ASM New Scout Vacant ASM Vacant ASM - Eagle Mentor Rey Frias ASM - Training Dean Leonard Webelos-to-Scouts Gina Latorre Service Projects Sheila Donaldson Order of the Arrow Vacant Transportation Vacant

19 Roundtable Duties: Attend District roundtable meeting and report back to committee Duties: Attend District roundtable meeting and report back to committee Time commitment: 2.5 hours/month Time commitment: 2.5 hours/month This can be shared by multiple volunteers This can be shared by multiple volunteers Transportation Coordinator Duties: Coordinate transportation needs to each outing Duties: Coordinate transportation needs to each outing Time commitment: 2 hours/month Time commitment: 2 hours/monthSecretary Duties: Attend monthly committee meeting, take notes and to leaders Duties: Attend monthly committee meeting, take notes and to leaders Time commitment: 2 hours/month Time commitment: 2 hours/monthQuartermaster Duties: Mentor scout Quartermaster on inventorying troop gear Duties: Mentor scout Quartermaster on inventorying troop gear Time commitment: 2 hours/month Time commitment: 2 hours/month Board of Review Duties: Participate in Board of Reviews scheduled at troop meetings Duties: Participate in Board of Reviews scheduled at troop meetings Time commitment: 3-4 hours/month Time commitment: 3-4 hours/monthUniforms Duties: Procure, inventor, and distribute troop patches and neckerchiefs Duties: Procure, inventor, and distribute troop patches and neckerchiefs Time commitment: 6-8 hours/year Time commitment: 6-8 hours/year ADULT OPPORTUNITIES

20 Membership Duties: Ensure a smooth transition of new scouts Duties: Ensure a smooth transition of new scouts provide orientation to new parents Time commitment: 15 hours/year Time commitment: 15 hours/yearFundraising Duties: Organize and supervise fundraising events Duties: Organize and supervise fundraising events Time commitment: 6 hours/month Time commitment: 6 hours/month Assistant Scout Master Duties: Mentor scouts at troop meetings and monthly outings Duties: Mentor scouts at troop meetings and monthly outings Time commitment: 10 hours/month plus outings Time commitment: 10 hours/month plus outings ADULT OPPORTUNITIES

21 Q & A It’s a lot of information. We’re happy to answer questions or explain it again. We encourage you AND YOUR SCOUT to ask…


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