Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Troop 5 – Parental Involvement Active scout participation + Parent guidance/support = Successful Scout Doesn’t mean you have to camp (although you are more then welcome) NO Dump and run – BSA does not mean Babysitters of America Communicate with your scout
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Boy Run Troop Boys plan the theme of meetings/ outings Parents/adults/committee members take a background role SPL or ASPL gives directions/ makes decisions with scoutmaster
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Troop 5 is based on the Patrol Method A Patrol is a group of about 8 boys that plan, carry out projects and hike and camp together. Patrols also help boys learn leadership skills in a smaller group format. Patrols should meet on a regular basis to plan activities, menus and advancement activities.
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Elections – new youth leaders at all levels Troop holds Leadership elections every six months Leadership positions are required for advancement Elections are for SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) and Patrol leaders Other positions are appointed by SPL with assistance from the Scoutmaster
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Appointed leadership Positions ASPL – Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Scribe or Webmaster Quartermaster Librarian Chaplain Aide OA Troop Representative Historian Instructor Troop Guide
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Troop Meetings (6:30-8:15) Troop meetings are the 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd Tuesdays of each month. Committee meeting 4 th Tuesday of month (ALL adults welcome to come) Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)- youth leadership meets to plan events and discuss troop items
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Adult Leadership Positions Committee Chairperson Scoutmaster ASM – Assistant Scoutmasters Chairperson Activities Chairperson Treasurer Secretary Advancement Chairperson Fundraising Service Chair Committee members Quartermaster OA Rep Advisor
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Camping/Outings Parents Role- Boy Run, so the boys make the decisions and work in a patrol method Once they arrive at the event, you take a background role Basic gear is provided for camping Scout is responsible for their uniform, Scout Handbook, Personal Gear, Mess kit
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Outing Permission Slips Permission slip MUST be filled out prior to event/outing The payment for the event is turned in at same time as permission slip You can either write a check or mark scout account for payment Refunds are not provided- if you suddenly can’t make an event, you need to find someone to fill your spot (some exceptions apply) It is parent’s responsibility to be communicate with their scout on events they sign up for
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Health Forms All scouts and participating adults must health form on file 3 Parts and insurance card copy A/B needed for 72 hours or less A/B/C needed for anything over 72 hours Updating information continuously to all scoutmaster/secretary
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training Troop expectations from parents: Provide up to date information about your son (health concerns, etc.) Fill out permission slips completely with payment Bylaws Code of conduct – Signed by Scout & parent Discipline - Refer to Code of Conduct for disciplinary issues. Communicate with your scout on upcoming events If there is ever an issue please speak to the scoutmaster or have your scout speak to the SPL immediately.
Troop 5 Parent Leader Training The Troop web-site - http://troop5waukesha.weebly.com provides an electronic link to the Troop including upcoming activities, permissions slips, etc. Yahoo Group- Troop5waukesha@yahoogroups.com Troop5waukesha@yahoogroups.com Allows us to send mass email/communicate easily