Parent Orientation Meeting
May 3, 2006
Mission of Boy Scouts of America
“To prepare young people to make
ethical choices over their lifetimes by
instilling in them the values of the Scout
Oath and Law.”
Unlike any other activity you or your son
can be involved in.
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Opening Service Projects
Scouting Facts Fundraising
The Promise of Boy Training
BSA Organization Meetings
Charter Organization Upcoming Events
Troop Organization Future Trips
Parent Role How can we do all this?
Advancement Troop Needs
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What’s It All About? –
The Promise of Boy Scouting
A. Outdoor Skills
B. Life Skills
Citizenship and Contribution
Moral and Ethical Development
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How Scouting Delivers On Its
It’s a boy led model
Advancement Through Personal
Early Ranks – skill & self development
Later Ranks – leadership development
Merit Badges – required and electives
Room to Fail – Safe place to fail and
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Founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell –1908
Founded in the U.S. on Feb. 8, 1910
Chartered by Congress in 1916
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts,
Purpose of BSA
Aims and Methods of Scouting Program
Youth – 3,200,000, Adults – 1,200,000
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Why Are We Here?
For The Boys!
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Regional / National Council
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DC Virginia Maryland
Goose Creek Chain Bridge
Colonial District Bull Run District Sully District Aquia District Mattaponi District
Patriot District Powhatan District George Mason
Occoquan District Piedmont District Old Dominion
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Saint Timothy’s School
Troop’s Original Charter Organization
Holds our Charter – “owners” of the Troop
Charter Organization responsibilities:
Approval of adult leaders
Guidance for Troop policies and activities
Service Project (Clean-up Day)
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How Can You Contribute to Troop
Committee Member – participate in
Boards of Review and Committee
Meetings Once A Month
Assistant Scoutmaster – Work directly
with boys on advancement items
Adult volunteer for events, trips, and
Help with Courts of Honor
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Committee meets once a month to determine
troop direction and discuss issues to support
Board Of Reviews – Committee Members
meet with boys upon completion of their rank
advancement requirements and Scoutmaster
Conference to discuss their goals and opinions
Final decision makers for the troop
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BSA Training provides information and
skills to be an ASM
ASM’s work directly with boys on rank
advancement requirements; help to train
and monitor boys as trainers
ASM’s are certified to sign off on
requirements (as are committee
Can help run meeting in SM’s absence
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Tenderfoot 2nd Class
Star 1st Class Star
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Ranks Advancement Typically Requires:
Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class:
Skills and Ability Demonstrations* (camping, first aid, etc.)
Community & Service Hours
Demonstrate Scout Oath in Daily Life
Star, Life and Eagle:
Merit Badge Completion (required and optional)
Leadership Positions (the boys run the Troop!)
Community & Service Projects / Eagle Project
Demonstrate Scout Oath in Daily Life
Board of Review
All requirements clearly stated in scout handbook
* Alternative requirements are available for Scouts with physical or mental disabilities
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Require Scoutmaster approval before starting.
Require a counselor to lead and approve completion.
Counselors should be knowledgeable in subject and must be
approved by District.
Troop maintains merit badge counselor list. District provides
list of all merit badge counselors at least annually.
Requirements can be completed at any time.
Some merit badges classified as Eagle Required.
Star, Life and Eagle ranks require a set number of Eagle
Required merit badges as well as optional merit badges.
Two-year cycle for presenting Eagle Required badges.
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Scout Leadership Positions
Patrol Leaders can be of any rank
ASPL, Quartermaster, Assistant Quartermaster, Historian,
Librarian, Scribe and Chaplain Aide must be First Class rank
ASPL automatically graduates to SPL at next election. SPL
should be Star rank or above
Board of Review is held before each Court of Honor
(or more often as required)
Rank advancements and merit badges are presented
at Court or Honor.
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Court of Honors
Three to four a year
Special presentations or guest appearance
Potluck, candles, ceremony, go all out!
Patches and certificates for Model Scout, Uniform Inspections,
Scout Sunday, and others
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Eagle Court of Honors
Scout to organize own Eagle Court of Honor
Highlight for each Scout
Name added to scout trailer and web site
All Scouts expected to attend
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Web site – www.troop146.us
Emails – Troop Notes sent out weekly
There are mailing lists from troop146.us
Parent Meetings – All parents welcome!
Troop Meetings and Court of Honors
Ask your scout! Let him update you on events!
If scout commits to event, follow through.
Call if they can’t.
Ask your Patrol Leader or Sr. Patrol Leader
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Reach out to 3 or 4 area Packs
Calendar planning includes events that
Webelos are invited to
Communicate early with Pack and Webelos
Help Packs when requested with their events
Invite to regular Scout meetings
Invite to annual January Lock In
Sometimes another combined camp out
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Must have hours to advance
Assist Saint Timothy Church and School
Historic District Clean Up
Ask Chamber of Commerce, city, and county
BSA / Troop Planned Activities
Scouting for Food (November), banquets, etc.
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100% of all fundraising goes to Troop
Current ongoing fundraisers:
Mulch Sale -- March
Once signed up, Scout is responsible for
completing or finding a replacement!!
Current one-time fundraisers
Council Popcorn Sale in Fall (possibly)
Always looking for new ideas!
Ideas presented to Troop Committee for
discussion and approval
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First camp out provided new scout orientation
Troop Junior Leader Training
Council level Junior Leader Training available
Committee / Parents
Youth Protection – every 2 years
District Adult Leader training offered spring/fall
Roundtable and District Meetings
Virtus training required by Saint Tims
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Parents / Scouts
How to Protect You Children from Child
First section in Scout Handbook
Leaders Should be Trained
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Service Projects and Day Events
Camporees / District Events
High Adventure Camps
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Every Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:45pm
Except for the third Wednesday of each month
(which is the PLC meeting), holidays, school breaks,
or when St. Timothy School is closed.
Uniforms look good!
Organized by PLC
Meeting Activities can included
Merit badge work
Preparing for campouts, trips, activities, etc.
Board of Reviews
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Via Ferrata – May 19 – 23
White Water Rafting – June 2 - 4
Year Planning Meeting – TBD
Court of Honor – May 31
Junior Leader Training -- TBD
Ockanickon Summer Camp – July 23 to 29
Check out the Calendar at www.troop146.us
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Not planned at this time
Philmont, Cimarron, NM – Interest?
Sea Base, Florida Keys – Interest?
Northern Tier, Minnesota – interest?
Other future trips – ideas?
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Friends of Scouting!!
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How Can We Do All Of This?
Make if Fun!
Make it a learning experience
Volunteer - Troop Committee
Encouragement to scouts
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Your Role As A Parent
Put a priority on Scouting
Supporting & Encouraging Your Boy
Monitoring His Progress
Participation in Events
Participation in Troop Structure
Financial Support through Friends of
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Questions / Answers
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Thank You for