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									Boy Scouts of America
     Troop 346
 Welcomes New Scout Parents to
       Troop Orientation

         “Building Leaders Since 1970”
Troop 346 Welcomes You!
Troop 346 Welcomes You!
          Troop Resources
Troop Handbook – online at website
Troop Website –
   User name = “Troop346”, PW = “camping”
Troop email list
Monthly Parent Meetings
Each Other
       Other Resources
         Troop 346
Four main areas of emphasis:
 Boy Run Program
 Camping

 Advancement

 Strong Parent Participation
Boy Scouts – A Boy-Run Program
Program Planned and Run by Scouts
    As Scouts advance, they assume more responsibility
    Allowed to learn from mistakes
    Adult Leaders & Parents support the scouts,
     but “don’t do it for them”
        “Never do for a Scout what a Scout can do for himself”

Boys Organized by Patrols of 6-10 Scouts
    Probably Two New Scout Patrols this year (7-8@?)
    Patrol Guide(s) assigned to guide new scouts
    Scouts will usually tent and eat by Patrol

 "The patrol system leads each boy to see that he has some individual responsibility
                  for the good of his patrol” Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Troop                         BSA National - Northern Star Council - Mustang District

Organization                                    Charter Organization
                                                   Institutional Head
                                                Charter Organization Rep

                                              Troop Committee - Chair
                                                   …Other committees

                                                 Assistant Scoutmasters

      Scouts                      Troop Leadership – Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)
                                 Asst. SPLs, Quarter Master, Librarian, Scribe, Historian,
                                       Chaplin’s Aide, Instructors, Troop Guides…

        Patrol Leader                              Patrol Leader                Patrol Leader
      Asst. Patrol Leader &        …            Asst. Patrol Leader &        Asst. Patrol Leader &
        Patrol Members                            Patrol Members               Patrol Members
    Scouts wear uniform for all scouting events
    Troop provides: Neckerchief & slide, “346”,
    Shoulder Loops, Patrol Patch, & Handbook
        Also Merit Badge & Rank Patches when earned
    Acquiring Uniforms
        Uniforms available for sale at scout shops
        Northern Star Council runs periodic uniform
         exchanges (see their website).
        Troop 346 has some uniform pieces in limited
         sizes and quantities (mostly pants)
"The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences
                        of class and country.“ Sir Robert Baden-Powell
     Official Uniform (Class A)
BSA Shirt with shoulder loops and appropriate patches
Troop 346 BSA Blue Scarf with some type of scarf slide
   Leadership Patrol may substitute a Bolo for the scarf
Boy Scout Belt
   Web belt or Boy Scout leather belt
Dark socks
   Official BSA green socks if wearing shorts
Pants must either be green or khaki in color
   Not blue jeans, track pants, or sweat pants
Uniforms required for most Meetings, Scoutmaster
Conferences, Boards of Review, Courts of Honor
Un-official Class B Uniform is Blue Troop 346 T-Shirt
   Typically worn when working or camping
Scouts need sleeping bag & eating
   Troop provides most non-personal items
Use checklists for packing
Take your time buying other equipment
   Borrow,
   Shop sales,
   Ask around for suggestions
Scouts re-charter each year in December;
   $15 in 2011
   +$12 for Boys Life
+$50 per year from Wreath Sales
Financial Assistance available
Additional fees collected during the year
for camping fees, food, & other expenses.
Everything can be covered by fundraising
           Scout Accounts
Profit from fundraisers deposited into
individual “Scout Troop Accounts”
Troop Account can be used for any Scout
Expenses; equipment or campouts
Troop Fundraising Opportunities
   Flower Sales – early Spring
   Minnetonka Summerfest Concessions
   Wreath Sales – late fall
   Other opportunities may be offered
Scout Participation Important
Troop encourages active, involved, boys
Well rounded scouts routinely participate
   School Work
   Family Activities
   Church Activities
   Sports & Other Youth Activities
Troop meetings not usually mandatory
However: Involvement = Advancement
        Scout Advancement
Requires Scout Initiative
   (With adult encouragement)
Scout advances at his own pace
Scout works on requirements
Scout has requirements signed off
   Often by an older Scout
Scout Schedules a Scoutmaster
Conference & Board of Review

        “Scouting is a game with a purpose.” Sir Robert Baden-Powell
                  Scout Ranks
Skill Ranks
   [Scout]
   Tenderfoot
   Second Class
   First Class
Leadership Ranks
   Star Scout
   Life Scout
   Eagle Eagle
Rank Advancement Process
Do the work or demonstrate skill
Have the requirement signed off
Scoutmaster Conference
Board of Review
Court of Honor
Do Work & Get Signed Off
Scoutmaster Conference &
    Board of Review
Court of Honor
             Troop Meetings
One or Two Troop Meetings a month
   One usually includes next campout prep
Monthly Troop Leadership (TLC) meeting
   Scouts with Leadership Positions
   Scouts in charge of last & next two events
Three Courts of Honor a year
   Fall, Winter, Spring
   Everyone
Occasional Troop Service Projects
Monthly Patrol Meetings suggested
             Adult Meetings
One Parent Committee Meeting a Month
One District Roundtable per Month
   September - June
Scoutmaster Roundtable
   After Scout TLC meeting
Annual Calendar meeting (volunteer!)
   Usually in July
Adult Training available: Classes & Online
Troop 346 puts
the “Outing” in
Troop 346 tries to
“camp” once a
Includes Old
Favorites & New

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”
                                Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Canoe Campout
Hiking Campout
Biking Campout
Gun Safety Campout
Shelter Campout
Cabin Campout
Ski Campout
Other Winter Activities
New Scout Campout – April 15-17
At Camp Sacajawea in Apple Valley
Meet Friday at church, probably 5:00 pm
    Scouts should eat dinner before coming
    Probably trailer packing on Thursday evening
Set up Camp
    Scout camp by Patrols
    New Scouts have a Patrol Guide & Mentors to
     help them set up camp & cook
Have Cracker Barrel (Snacks) & Campfire
Sleep overnight in tents
New Scout Campout - Saturday
Scouts rise & shine
Prepare breakfast & cleanup
New Scouts attend “classes”
Learn many Scout & Tenderfoot rank skills
More Demos
Prepare for…..
Scout & Family Pig Roast
New Scout Campout - Sunday
Scouts rise & shine
Prepare breakfast & cleanup
Pack everything up
Back to the church before noon
     May & June Activities
May 2: Spring Court of Honor
May 21-22: Farm Campout
June 3-5: Ripley Rendezvous
June 11-12: White Water Rafting campout
June 20: Bowling Meeting
June 25: Summerfest Concession
Many Point Scout Camp

    July 24-30 (Week 1)
Many Point – Sunday Morning
Meet at church and
travel by school bus
Stop in Park Rapids
for lunch
Many Point Scout Camp
 NW of Park Rapids
 Voyager Camp Area
 Fort William &
 Two Harbors
 first week
 (Ft. Bill only 2nd week)
Set Up & Swim Qualification
      Sleeping at Many Point
Scouts sleep in Many Point wall tents
   Two scouts
    to a tent,
   Scouts sleep
    on cots
   NEED mosquito
Tents grouped
 into patrols
Eating & Cooking at Many Point
      Many Point – First Year
First Year Scouts attend one week
   July 24 – 30 this year
   Older scouts have option of second week
First Year Scouts camp with their
First Year Scout Patrol
First Year Scout Patrols are assigned a
Patrol Guide to help them function
Monday – Friday Typical Day
6:15 am         Reveille
6:15-8:15 am    Personal Prep., Breakfast, & Cleanup
8:15-8:30 am    Troop Assembly, Flag Ceremony, &
8:30-8:45 am    Camp Assembly & Announcements
8:45-11:20 am   Merit Badge Class & First Class
11:20-1:00 pm   Lunch & Cleanup
1:00-4:00 pm    TROOP ACTIVITIES
4:00-5:00 pm    First Class Aquatics
5:00-7:00 pm    Dinner & Cleanup
7:00-9:00 pm    Free Time for Activities
Free Time Activities
Saturday – Pack & Leave

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