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1 Boy Scout Troop 2012 Parent Orientation - February 2014

2 TROOP 2012 LEADERSHIP  Scoutmaster: Don Miller (Eagle Scout / Wood Badge / Merit Badge Counselor) o Assistant Scoutmaster: Jason Stripling (Merit Badge Counselor) o ASM: Rey Frias, (Eagle Scout / Order of the Arrow / Merit Badge Counselor) o ASM: Rich Eitzel, (Wood Badge, Trained ASM) o ASM: Dean Leonard  Committee Chair: Erik Quist 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 Merit Badge Coordinator: Rich Eitzel o Webmasters: Dean Leonard/Gina Latorre o Troop Communications: Gina Latorre o Charter Organization Representative: Gina Latorre

3 ABOUT TROOP 2012 Chartered in February 2013 through Chartered in February 2013 through Arcola United Methodist Church Ten (10) original members, currently 13 registered scouts. Ten (10) original members, currently 13 registered 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. Scout Position Elections held semi-annually Scout Position Elections held semi-annually (February & August) 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 SCOUT ORGANIZATION

6 ADVANCEMENT Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout. Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout. Boys complete the 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 the 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. Requirement fulfillment information can be found in the handbook, so scouts may work on them at any time. For the first three ranks (Tenderfoot, 2 nd Class, & 1 st Class) beginner scouts learn skills for outdoors, self-sufficiency, and citizenship. Requirement fulfillment information can be found in the handbook, so scouts may work on them at any time. For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service efforts, and serve in leadership roles. For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service efforts, and serve in leadership roles. Active scouts can achieve 2 nd Class in about 12 months and 1 st Class within 18 to 20 months. Active scouts can achieve 2 nd Class in about 12 months and 1 st Class within 18 to 20 months. 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 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 troop leadership. In addition to Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, we allow 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 troop leadership. Tenderfoot 2 nd Class 1 st Class Star Life Eagle

7 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 or caving). Adult chaperones do not pay to participate (except for summer camp & some large ticket campouts like white water rafting or caving). 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. As we grow, fundraising events can offset cost. 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.

8 ESTIMATED EXPENSES HALF YEAR (March July 2014) (March July 2014) FULL YEAR (August - July) (August - July) **Cost estimate does not include purchase of any personal camping gear.**

9 MONTH-TO-MONTH CAMPING COST The estimated cost to attend ALL monthly weekend camping opportunities during our first full year (Aug June 2014): $535

10 SUMMER CAMP Summer Camp is July 20-26, 2014 at Summer Camp is July 20-26, 2014 at Babcock-Hovey in Western New York State. Travel Time 7 hours including rest stop. Travel Time 7 hours including rest stop. Depart at 6AM on Sunday, July 20th. Depart at 6AM on Sunday, July 20th. Arrive at Babcock-Hovey (BCH) approximately 1:00 PM for check-in. Arrive at Babcock-Hovey (BCH) approximately 1:00 PM for check-in. Return on Saturday, July 26th. Eat breakfast & depart BCH by 8AM. Return on Saturday, July 26th. Eat breakfast & depart BCH by 8AM. Arrival at home approximately 3 PM on Saturday, 7/26. Arrival at home approximately 3 PM on Saturday, 7/26. Adult chaperones needed to support 2-deep leadership, including: ASM (fully trained) and two ASM/Parent (YPT). CPR/1st Aid recommended for all adult attendees. Adult chaperones needed to support 2-deep leadership, including: ASM (fully trained) and two ASM/Parent (YPT). CPR/1st Aid recommended for all adult attendees. Physicals are required for all attendees (scout and adult). Physicals are required for all attendees (scout and adult).  $100 down payment per scout ($50 per adult) due by March 11 th.  Remaining balance $215 per scout ($105 per adult) due by April 29 th.  There will likely be an additional fee for chartered bus. Scout Cost Estimate = $400 Adult Chaperone = $240

11 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 - Training Dean Leonard Senior Patrol Leader CJ Vanek PLC ASM New Scout Vacant ASM Vacant ASM - Eagle Mentor Rey Frias ASM Rich Eitzel Webelos-to-Scouts Gina Latorre Service Projects Vacant Order of the Arrow Vacant Transportation Vacant

12 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

13 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

14 LEADERSHIP TRAINING PHILOSOPHY Boy Scouts of America Provide Adult Leader fundamental information about Aims and Purposes of Scouting Movement Provide Adult Leader fundamental information about Aims and Purposes of Scouting Movement Specifics about particular Roles in Scouting Specifics about particular Roles in Scouting

15 BSA TRAINING CONTINUUM All Programs FOUR LEVELS OF TRAINING: 1.Fast Start 2.Basic Training 3.Supplemental 4.Advanced

16 FAST START TRAINING To immediately orient Leaders before meet with youth To immediately orient Leaders before meet with youth To acquaint new Leaders with Scouting To acquaint new Leaders with Scouting Foundation for further training Foundation for further training

17 BASIC TRAINING Developed to give new leaders the Knowledge, Skills, and to generate the Enthusiasm that they need to be Successful. Developed to give new leaders the Knowledge, Skills, and to generate the Enthusiasm that they need to be Successful. Made up of Two Parts: Made up of Two Parts: 1.New Leader Essentials 2.Leader Specific Training

18 BASIC TRAINING New Leader Essentials Initial training for adult leader serving youth in the BSA Initial training for adult leader serving youth in the BSA (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, new District Committee Members, Professional Scouters, and new members of Council Executive Boards) A 90 minute series of Lively Sessions covering core elements of Scouting and expectations of a Leader A 90 minute series of Lively Sessions covering core elements of Scouting and expectations of a Leader Scout Leaders attend New Leader Essentials only Once Scout Leaders attend New Leader Essentials only Once

19 BASIC TRAINING Leader Specific Training Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster 1.Getting Started: The Role of the SM in a Boy-Led Troop 2.Lighting the Fire: The Outdoor Program & Advancement 3.Keeping It Going: Program Planning & Administration 4.Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Committee Members Committee Members Boy Scout Troop Committee Challenge Boy Scout Troop Committee Challenge

20 ADVANCED TRAINING Wood Badge for the 21 st Century Wood Badge for the 21 st Century o An intensive course designed to develop leadership skills and create a deeper, more dedicated involvement in Scouting; for all leaders in traditional programs. o Leadership in Team Development Living the Values Living the Values Bringing the Vision to Life Bringing the Vision to Life Models for Success Models for Success Tools of the Trade Tools of the Trade Leading to Make a Difference Leading to Make a Difference

21 SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING Designed to give additional training on specific areas of the different programs: Designed to give additional training on specific areas of the different programs: University of Scouting University of Scouting Cub Scout Leaders Pow Wow Cub Scout Leaders Pow Wow Roundtables Roundtables Commissioner Conference Commissioner Conference Webelos Leader Outdoor Training Webelos Leader Outdoor Training Youth Protection Training Youth Protection Training Safety Begins with Leadership Safety Begins with Leadership Safe Swim Defense Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Safety Afloat Philmont Training Conferences Philmont Training Conferences Venture Powder Horn Venture Powder Horn BCOLS BCOLS BALOO BALOO

22 Q & A How can the Troop Help You and Your Scout? What can you do to help?


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