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Troop 680 JumpStart March 10, 2007 Guidelines for Scouts and Parents BSA Troop 680 Saint Louis Catholic Church Web: http://troop680.net Calendar: http://www.my.calendars.net/T680_calendar Update History: Original: October 31, 2002 Revision 1: October 26, 2005 Revision 2: February 22, 2006 Revision 3: February 05, 2007 What is Scouting? ―A Game with a Purpose and a Process‖ The game is fun! Values are the purpose Learning is the process Troop 680 Jumpstart To get Scouts and Parents off to a flying start in Troop 680…. March 10, 2007 Agenda 9:00 Welcome and Jumpstart Overview Wade Harvey 9:15 – 10:00 Scout Handbook Review Scouts & Parents 10:15 – 12:00 New Scouts go to events Parent Orientation 10:15–10:30 Troop Operation John Higbee 10:30–11:05 Programs and Training John Millikin 11:05–11:40 Advancement, MB, Religious Pam Johnson 11:40–12:00 Scout Equipment Luis Villalobos/Kerry McCabe 12:00 Scouts Rejoin Parents; Closing Ryan O’Connor, SPL Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts Meetings CSA: run by parents (Den Leaders) BSA: run by Scouts (SPL, ASPLs, PLs) Camping CSA: car camping, short duration BSA: all types, High Adventure, Long duration Advancement CSA: managed by parents BSA: at individual Scout’s discretion CSA – Parents Lead…………BSA – Scouts Lead The Aims of Scouting Character The qualities in a young man that scouting is trying to develop are confidence, honesty, moral values and high sense of responsibility. Citizenship Citizenship not only includes respect for one's country and his heritage, but a recognition of the rights of all people. Fitness Not only physical fitness is important, but moral and emotional fitness are also important to a scout. Scouting Activities Help Scouts Realize the Aims of Scouting Through: Principle-Centered Leadership Problem Solving Individual Reflection Community Service Scout Oath ―On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country, And to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scouting Values The Scout Law The Scout Motto A Scout is Trustworthy Be Prepared Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous The Scout Slogan Kind Obedient Do a Good Turn Daily Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean and Reverent Scouting Methods Ideals and Values The Patrol Method Outdoor Program Advancement Plan Adult Association Personal Development Leadership Development Uniform Committee Overview Committee Chair John Higbee The Adult’s Role in Scouting Ensure Troop 680 remains a ―Boy-run Troop‖ Make the Troop safe both for success and for occasional failure Provide for health and safety Follow the Scouting Aims and Methods Scouting Organization Administration National Council (Dallas Texas) 4 Regions (Northeast) Local Council (National Capitol Area) District (Colonial) Chartered Organization (St. Louis Catholic Church) Adult Leaders Youth Leaders District Committee Patrol Leaders’ Council Unit Commissioner Youth Leaders Troop Committee Patrols Scoutmaster & Assistants The Scout Parents Adult ―Organization Chart‖ (2007) Chartering Organization’s Head: Father Staples Chartering Organization’s Rep: Father DeRosa Unit Commissioner: Dick Bowman Scoutmaster: Wade Harvey Committee Chair: John Higbee Assistant Scoutmasters Committee Members Luis Villalobos Chris Robertson Brenda Huber Kevin O’Connor John Millikin Kerry McCabe Paul Mulé Chris McCormack Bert Fortier Mary Aring-Martin Tom Schulte Rita Trimarchi Keith Kettell Doug Luzik Pam Johnson Mindy Fortier Bob Keegan Julie Schymanski Buzz Fay Kathryn Robertson Bill Burns Committee Team Positions Position Name Position Name Committee Chair John Higbee Fundraising Chair Paul Mulé Secretary Brenda Huber Fundraising Team Member Paul Dickson Treasurer Kevin OConnor Scout Training Coordinator Advancement Chair Rita Trimarchi Adult Training Coordinator Advancement Team Member Public Relations Manager Mickey Trimarchi MB Counselor Coordinator Pam Johnson Registration Tom Schulte Assist. MB Counselor Coord. Troop Charter Tom Schulte Life to Eagle Advisor Pam Johnson Service Projects Tom Schulte Board of Review Coordinator Summer Camp Keith Kettell Court of Honor Coordinator Ski Trip Coordinator Mary Aring-Martin Database Manager Chris McCormack Camping Coordinator Database Reports Buzz Fay Camporee Coordinator Adult Recognition Board Used Uniform Coordinator High Adventure Coordinator Transportation Coordinator Hospitality Chair Mindy Fortier T-Shirt Coordinator Kathryn Robertson Troop Webmaster John Millikin Religious Emblem Pam Johnson Equipment Coordinator Kerry McCabe Coordinators Jeff Martin Membership Coordinator Bob Keegan Unit Commissioner Dick Bowman MB Jamboree Coordinator Julie Schymanski Parish Liaison Dick Bowman Your Chance to Serve Your Scout Strength of the Troop depends on the Scouts Strength of the Troop Support depends on the Parents Scouts who remain with the Scouting Program typically Complete First Class Rank in the first year, and Have parents who actively support the Troop Time spent supporting the Troop program is time spent with your Scout – no better way to spend it! Positions are available as Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Team Member or Merit Badge Counselor Try It…You’ll Like It!!! Troop Overview Assistant Scoutmaster John Millikin Annual Troop Program Troop Annual Planning Meeting: August Troop Meetings: Weekly Tuesday 7:00PM-8:30PM Patrol Leaders’ Council: last meeting/month Committee Meeting: last meeting/month Troop Camping: monthly (September through June) Service Projects: Periodically, e.g. Eagle Projects, etc. District Camporee: Twice a year (October/April) Annual Fundraiser Wreath Sales: October – December Merit Badge Jamboree: February Summer Camp: One week (June or July) Troop Scout Leadership Senior Patrol Leader (SPL): Top junior leader in Troop – Leads Planning and Execution of the Troop Program. Leads PLC Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL): SPL’s ―Right Hand Men‖ – Provides training and guidance to troop staff Patrol Leader (PL): Elected by each Patrol – Leads the Patrol and represents them on the Patrol Leaders Council Assistant Patrol Leader (APL): PL’s ―Right Hand Man‖ – normally appointed by PL from within Patrol Must be at Least a Star Scout to run for SPL or ASPL Junior Leader Positions Scribe: Troop Secretary-Records Librarian: Maintains Troop Library Minutes of the Meetings Troop Guide: Advisor and Guide to Quartermaster: Responsible for New Scout Patrol Troop Supplies & Equipment Chaplain’s Aid: Assists in Troop Religious Services and Promotes Historian: Keeps Permanent Record Religious Emblem Program of Troop Activities Junior Assistant Scoutmaster: An Den Chief: Provides Assistance to Eagle Scout Within the Troop Den Leaders/Cubmaster Bugler: Supports SPL on Campouts Order of the Arrow Rep: Troop’s Instructor: Teaches Advancement Liaison With the Order of the Skills to Troop Members Arrow (Camping Honor Society) Positions are appointed or elected to support SPL, ASPLs and PLs in Troop-wide duties. Troop Structure Senior Patrol Leader Assistant SPLs (and Supporting Staff) Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Patrols - Three Types: Venture: Scouts 15 – 17 years old; oriented to high adventure and backpacking Regular: Scouts younger than Venture; full range of regular Troop activities; normally 2 to 3 regular patrols in Troop 680 New Scout: Scouts in their first year; emphasis on Advancement to First Class Scout within 12 months Troop Meetings Troop Meetings: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm St. Louis School Cafeteria Typical Agenda: Leadoff Game/activity Opening Ceremony SPL Remarks Troop-wide Activities (E.G. Troop Training) Patrol Activities Closing Ceremony/Scoutmaster Minute The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) Comprised of the SPL, ASPLs, PLs, and Support Staff Meets Last Tuesday of the Month Takes the Place of the Normal Troop Meeting Serves As the Planning Board for Ongoing Troop Activities Committee Meeting Meets on Last Tuesday of the Month Serves as Planning Board for Future Troop Activities Scoutmaster (SM) Assistant Scoutmaster (SA) Registered Adults Working Directly With Scouts Trained by BSA in Troop Leadership Trained by BSA and Diocese in Youth Protection Provide Guidance to the Troop Youth Leaders in Running the Troop Program SM and Committee Select the Assistant SMs Asst SM (+Patrol Advisors) Assigned to a Specific Patrol to Assist the Patrol Leader in His Responsibilities Uniform Each Scout is expected to have the appropriate uniform for Troop activities; two uniforms used by Troop 680 Class ―A‖ or Field Service Uniform– Worn at troop meetings, Courts of Honor, etc. Tan Scout Shirt (Long or Short Sleeved) Green Scout Pants/Shorts, with Green Web Belt and BSA Brass Buckle (Optional for new scouts) Baseball Style Cap (either BSA or T680) is Optional Troop 680 does not use Neckerchiefs Class ―B‖ or Activity Uniform– Worn at Summer Camp/ Campouts Green/tan ―T680‖ T-shirt (purchased through Troop in Spring) Green Scout Pants/Shorts (Optional for new scouts) Placement of insignia and patches is in the Boy Scout Handbook Troop has a ―Uniform Locker‖ with used uniforms available Other Information and Resources Boy Scout Handbook T680 Guidelines for Scouts and Parents (dated February 2006) T680 web site: http://troop680.net T680 calendar: http://www.my.calendars.net/t680_calendar Colonial District: http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/colonial National Capitol Area Council (NCAC):http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org Scout Shop 5234 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22151 Troop Training Assistant Scoutmaster John Millikin Training—Overview Keys to a successful Scouting experience 1. Selection of right person for each position of responsibility 2. Properly trained volunteer leadership Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of Scouting Specific information about their particular roles in Scouting http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/pages/213_training_overview.cfm Training—―Trained‖ Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Members Assistant Scoutmasters and BSA Online Youth Protection Patrol Advisors Diocese Virtus Youth Protection BSA Online Youth Protection Fast Start Online Diocese Virtus Youth Protection New Leader Essentials Fast Start Online Troop Committee Challenge New Leader Essentials Boy Scout Leader Specific Training Merit Badge Counselor Introduction to Outdoor Leader BSA Online Youth Protection Skills. Diocese Virtus Youth Protection Fast Start Online Counselor Training Training—Youth Protection Youth Protection Training information at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/pages/71_youth_protection.cfm Can be completed online at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/pages/266_youth_protection_training.cfm Training—New Leader Components Fast Start Training is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member (http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813/faststart.html) Basic Leader Training comprises two parts: New Leader Essentials for all unit-level leaders and Leader Specific training, which is based on the leader's unit-level position. (http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813/basic.html) Leader-Specific Training courses include leader specific training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders; an introduction to outdoor leader skills; and the new Wood Badge course. (http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813/specific.html) Training—Fast Start Training video includes: “The Troop Meeting” with planning, parts of the meeting, the patrol method, and resources. “The Outdoor Program” “The Troop Organization” Online self study course at http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/faststart Training New Leader Essentials Introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. See “New Leader Essentials” at http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813/basic.html Training— New Leader and Leader Specific New leader training online information at http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813 Leader specific training online information at http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18- 813/specific.html Training—Outdoor Leader Skills Introduction level course Provides leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. See the Colonial District web site and the Crier newsletter http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/colonial Training—Wood Badge Wood Badge for the 21st Century Core leadership skills training course for the BSA Course focuses on strengthening every volunteer's ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults Less focused on outdoor skills, which are more effectively addressed in other courses. http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/pages/72_wood_badge.cfm Training—St. Louis Working with children in Arlington Diocese Requires: Virtus training seminar Completion of various forms including fingerprinting St. Louis web site: (http://www.saintlouisparish.org) Training—Summary Please see the Adult Leader Training Summary on the web site for required training for: Merit Badge Counselors Committee Members Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and Patrol Advisors See Virtus Training information at http://www.virtus.org Scout Advancement Committee Member Pam Johnson Advancement Axioms Ranks Are Not Tied to a Particular Age Ranks Are Not Tied to a Particular Timeframe Individual Effort Is the Foundation of Advancement Scouts Work With Scouts, Leaders and Parents to Advance SM/ASM/Counselor Approve Requirement Completions Four Steps to Advancement A Scout Learns. Introduced to Information A Scout is Tested. Method of Evaluation A Scout is Reviewed. Scoutmaster Conference (SC) & Board of Review (BOR) A Scout is Recognized. Immediately after BOR by Scoutmaster Publicly during next Court of Honor (COH) Advancement Process Learning and Testing Advancement Scoutmaster’s Join Requirements Conference R E V I E Court of Board of W Honor Review Give Patch Award ―Trail to Eagle‖ Ranks Eagle Eagle Scout Palms Life Bronze Gold Silver Star First Class 5 more Merit Badges 3 Months in Rank Second Class Tenderfoot Organization of Advancement Tenderfoot Star Second Class Life First Class Eagle No Tenure Required Tenure Required (Except Tenderfoot = 30 Days) First Class to Star: 4 months Star to Life: 6 months Hands-On Requirements Life to Eagle: 6 months Position of Responsibility Three Levels of Challenge Service Projects Required Number of Activities Merit Badges (MB) and Campouts Star: 4 ER, 2 NonER = 6 Total Life: 3 ER, 2 NonER = 11 Total Can Work on All Three Ranks Eagle: 5 ER, 5 NonER = 21 Total Total:12 ER, 9 NonER at the Same Time (More MBs Count Toward Palms) but Awarded in Sequence ER = Eagle Required NonER = Non Eagle Required What You Should Know Scoutmaster Conference Should Be Done Meet with Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster a Week Before Be in Uniform (BSA Shirt, Web Belt & Merit Badge Sash) the Board Of Review Have Scout Handbook with Dates and Initials Tell What You Have Learned Board of Review Convened Third Tuesday of each month (Sep-Jun) Scouts Above 3-6 Adults from the Troop First Class Rank No Parents, Relatives or Scoutmasters on Board Should Also Have Be in Uniform (BSA Shirt, Web Belt & Merit Badge Sash) BSA Trousers Have Advancement Form with Scoutmaster Date and Signature Ensure all Requirements are Completed Encourage Scout to Progress Further Decision Must Be Unanimous Court of Honor Convened 4 Times Yearly (Oct, Dec, Apr, Jun) Official Presentation of Rank Advancements (Card & Pin) Parents and Relatives Official Presentation of Earned Merit Badges (Blue Card & MB Patch) are Invited To Attend Public Recognition of Achievements Refreshments Served at Conclusion Positions of Responsibility Senior Patrol Leader Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Patrol Leader Troop Guide Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Den Chief Scribe Librarian Historian Quartermaster Bugler Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Chaplain Aide Instructor (Assistant Patrol Leader Does Not Count for Rank) Service Hours/Activities Activities (A) Service Hours (S) Tenderfoot = 1 Camping Night Second Class = 1 Hour Second Class = 2 Camping Nights + Star = 6 Hours 2 Activities Life = 6 Hours First Class = 5 Activities Eagle = Eagle Project 10 Total Sample Opportunities Camporee (A) Memorial Day Flags (S, A) Campouts (A) Eagle Projects (S, A) Summer Camp (A) Scouting For Food (S, A) Scouting on the Mall (A) Parish Picnic (S, A) Jumpstart (A) Scout Sunday (S, A) Ski Trip (A) Fall Fest Jail (S, A) Court of Honor (A) Folder Sunday (S, A) Merit Badges (MB) Any Scout May Earn MBs at Any Time After BSA Registration is Complete and Before The 18th Birthday 122 Different Areas of Interest Careers, Sports, Hobbies Citizenship, Scouting Skills, Life Skills T680 Merit Badge Counselors at http://members.cox.net/troop680/ There are Four Opportunities to Earn Merit Badges Work Directly With a Registered Counselor on a Merit Badge of Interest Work as a Member of a Group Within the Troop Working on a Specific Merit Badge Participate in the District Merit Badge Jamboree Held in February Each Year Attend Summer Camp With the Troop For Merit Badge Requirements see http://www.meritbadge.com Eight Steps To Earn A Merit Badge 1) Get Blue Card From Troop Cabinet 2) Ask the Scoutmaster for Approval/Signature to Work on MB 3) Get MB Pamphlet - Borrow From Troop Library or Buy at Store 4) Contact & Schedule Appointment with MB Counselor 5) Fill Out Blue Card With Requested Information 6) Discuss Requirements With Counselor and Work on MB 7) Complete Requirements with Counselor who then Signs Blue Card 8) The Badge and Cards Will Be Presented at the Next Court of Honor Sew Badge on Sash, Keep MB Card and Blue Card in a Binder CAMPING CITIZENSHIP CITIZENSHIP CITIZENSHIP COMMUNICATIONS IN THE IN THE IN THE COMMUNITY NATION WORLD Eagle Required HIKING Merit Badges OR OR LIFESAVING EMERGENCY CYCLING SWIMMING PREPAREDNESS ENVIRON- FIRST PERSONAL PERSONAL FAMILY MENTAL AID FITNESS MANAGEMENT LIFE SCIENCE Merit Badge Chart Example Scout-First Class Star Life (Requires 20 nights of camping) Camping Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the Citizenship in the World Community Family Life Personal Fitness Personal Management (Track Chores 90 Days) (Track Exercise 12 Weeks) (Track Budget 13 Weeks) Swimming OR (Prerequisite for Lifesaving) Lifesaving Hiking OR Cycling OR First Aid (Prerequisite for Emer Prep) Emergency Preparedness Environmental Science Communications Requirements Summary Scoutcraft Camping/ Tenure Service Pos’n Merit Spirit Campcraft Activities of Badges SC Respon BOR Tenderfoot 1 Campout 30 Days Second 2 Activities 1 Hour Class 2 Campouts First 5 Activities Class Star 4 6 Hours 4 6 Months Months 4 = ER Life 6 6 Hours 6 5 More Months Months 3 = ER Eagle 6 Eagle 6 10 More Months Project Months 5 = ER ER = Eagle Required Key Advancement ―Enablers‖ Participate at Meetings and Activities Go to Summer Camp: Particularly for the New Scouts Dan Beard (New Scout) Program Provides a Good Foundation Attend Camporees (Twice a Year) Go on Campouts to learn basic scouting skills Go to Merit Badge Jamboree in February Parental Participation & Interest = Encouragement Merit Badge Counselors Committee Member Pam Johnson Merit Badge Counselor Qualifications Be at least 18 years old Be proficient in subject by vocation/avocation Be able to work with scout age boys Be registered with the BSA Submit BSA Merit Badge Counselor Information Form (No. 33405) (No fee if you are registering solely to serve as a merit badge counselor) Merit Badge Counselor Responsibilities Follow all MB requirements Make no additions or deletions Standards must be fair and uniform for all scouts Have scout and a buddy present at all sessions Coach scout on how to meet MB requirements Certify that scout is qualified for the MB Maintain copies of blue cards Renew your registration annually Merit Badge Counselor Information Troop provides MB pamphlets for Counselors when needed Scout must ask Counselor to work with him and makes an appointment Counselor sets the date and time for the Scout and his buddy to meet Counselor and Scout decide upon goals and times for future sessions # sessions depends on subject difficulty and preparation/ability of Scout Counselor maintains blue card until all requirements are completed The Scout must meet the requirements as stated-no more and no less Counselor certifies when Scout has completed all MB requirements I Want to Be a Counselor What MB Should I Do ? Consider at least one Eagle Required Camping Communications Citizenship in the Community Family Life Swimming Citizenship in the Nation First Aid Lifesaving Citizenship in the World Hiking Personal Fitness Emergency Preparedness Cycling Environmental Science Personal Management Consider MB with No Counselor American Labor Pulp and Paper Climbing Auto Mechanic Salesmanship Dentistry Cinematography Truck Transport Drafting Farm Mechanics Soil and Water Electricity Veterinary Medicine Electronics Leatherwork Stamp Collecting Fly Fishing Graphic Arts Plumbing Pottery Model Design Surveying Traffic Safety Rowing Consider any MB where you have knowledge/interest Eagle Required Merit Badges by Number of Counselors 4.5 Camping Citizenship in Community 4 Citizenship in Nation 3.5 Citizenship in World Communications 3 Cycling Number of Counselors Emergency Preparedness 2.5 Environmental Science 2 Family Life First Aid 1.5 Hiking 1 Lifesaving Personal Fitness 0.5 Personal Management Swimming 0 Merit Badges Religious Emblem Counselors Committee Members Pam Johnson Jeff Martin AD ALTARE DEI Purpose: to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each scout by encouraging him to actively live out his Catholic faith. Requirements: a. Must be a Catholic b. Age 13-14 years old (Older boys may work on it too) c. Registered member of Boy Scout of America d. Active in troop for 6 months e. Completed the 6th grade f. Complete program before 18th birthday Program: a. Emblem requirements usually take six months to complete. b. The program is organized in steps based on the seven Sacraments. Religious Emblem: a. The emblem is a bronze cross suspended under a ribbon of the Papal colors. b. The BSA has authorized the wearing of this emblem on the Scout uniform. c. The appropriate Scout knot can be worn on uniform when emblem is earned. POPE PIUS XII Purpose: to give thought to a vocation in life, our relationship with God, responsibilities toward others, and contributions made to society. Requirements: a. Must be a Catholic b. High School Age 15 years or older c. Registered member of Boy Scout of America d. Recommend completion of Ad Altare Dei prior to starting e. Complete program before 18th Birthday Program: a. Emblem requirements usually take eight months to complete. b. The program is organized in 5 units with discussions and activities. Religious Emblem: a. The emblem is a gold pendant suspended under a ribbon of Papal colors. b. The BSA authorizes wear of this emblem on the Scout uniform. c. A Scout knot can be worn on uniform when emblem is earned. Equipment Assistant Scoutmasters Luis Villalobos; Kerry McCabe Scout Gear and the Outdoor Program Outdoor Program- Camping Program Focus is on: Personal Responsibility Buddy/Patrol Teamwork Individual Competency: Outdoor Skills Knowledge and effective use of Equipment Program has 3 Major Stages Initial Focus: Prep for Camporee & Summer Camp Comfortable away from Mom & Dad Work with Buddy/Patrol Mainly Car Camping in mild weather Learn basic patrol and individual camping skills Train/certify with key Troop equipment – Tents/Awnings/Stoves/Mess Gear Mid Term Focus: Prep for Backpacking trips Learn key back country individual camping skills Build expertise/experience levels Develop mental and physical toughness Late Term Focus: Use experience to develop leadership Develop Winter camping skills Demonstrate advanced backcountry camping skills Develop trip planning skills group leadership Program Goals By the end of the first year, have all boys familiar with operating individual and troop gear. Build individual responsibility for care and maintenance of individual and troop gear Build individual and team experience and expertise to prepare for, go on and recover from a weekend Scout outing. Outdoor Gear is a necessary part of the Scouting Program There are two Types of Gear for Camping/Outings: • Troop Gear • Personal Gear Troop Equipment (Provided) Patrol Cooking Kits Pots, Pans, Dutch Ovens Large Cooking Utensils Stoves (2-Burner and Single Burner for Backpacking) Large Water Containers Tents Backpacking (2 scouts/tent) Ground Covers Patrol and Troop Tarps Other Camp Lamps Propane Tanks Tables Plastic Bins (Dishwashing) Basic Kit – Individual Purchases Outdoor Essentials: Key Clothing Items: • Water bottle • Boots • Flashlight • Socks - Wool • Compass • Weather dependent clothing • Waterproof Match Container • Summer • Scout built 1st Aid Kit • Winter • Pocket Knife • Work Gloves (Note - Tot’in Chip is required) Camping Gear: • Rain Gear • Backpack / Duffel Bag for Summer Camp • Sleeping Bag / Blankets for Summer Camp • Sleeping Pad • Eating Kit – Spoon, plate, bowl & cup • Cleanup Kit – Soap box, toothbrush holder, washcloth & towel Equipment Not Permitted A Scout should not have: Personal electronics on campouts A knife with a blade > 3‖ in length ANY knife AT ALL until he completes basic edged tool safety training and receives the Totin’ Chip card Whittling Chip only valid in Cub Scouts It is NOT valid in Boy Scouts Recommendations on Individual Gear Purchases: Don’t rush out and buy things. Get what you need when you need it. Young boys lose things – Often - don’t buy expensive gear until you really need to or your son demonstrates some responsibility. Kids all Grow – especially in 5-8th grade! Be prepared for new sets of boots, socks, packs and cold weather gear. When possible, USE birthdays and Christmas gift giving to your advantage. Overstocks and end of year clearances are your friends, use the web (internet) to look for things over time to find good deals. We can and will provide Scouts and parents information and options, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Basic Scout Equipment Carrying Gear Visuals Now 12-18 Months Internal Frame Tight to Body Sleeping Gear Climbing Brain (Warmer) Gear Sleeping Mats Additional Shielding External Frame (temperature/terrain) Space in-between Hiking (Cooler) BSA Handbook Key Items for FITTING!! Mummy Sleeping Bag Walking Gear Emergency Gear Water Container OR Two-Piece Eating/Cooking/Drinking Gear Rain Gear Soap Holder - $2 Match Box - $2 Example Whistle - $3 Poncho - $3 Basics: Socks - $10 Nalgene 16 oz. Bottle - $ 4 Utensils - $5 Flashlight - $4 Enamel Cup - $3 Coleman Stainless Steel Mess Kit - $17 Compass - $10 Birthday & Christmas Gear Ideas Rainsuit: Pack: $60 - $200 $60-$200 $60-$100 Knife or Leatherman Tool: $20 - $60 Boots: $40 - $150 Sleep Pad: $20 - $60 Sleeping Bag: $60-$200 Individual Scout Equipment Purchase Calendar Spring Summer Fall Winter Camporee Camp Camporee Camp 20-22 15-21 X-X X-X MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB 31-1 11-13 X-X X-X New Canoe Troop Troop Scout Campout Campout Campout Campout BIG ITEMS MARCH APRIL MAY JULY SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOV-DEC FEBRUARY Plate/ Eating Rain Gear Compass Pocket Nalgene Bottle balaclava Utensils† (Not Poncho) knife/Tool Fanny Pack w/ 2 Water Bottles Camelbak Back Pack 20F Sleeping Bag* Headlamp Thermal U/W Wool Socks Hiking Boots * Assumes new scout has at least a 40°F rated sleeping bag † Lexan utensils, lightweight plate w/cup or mug with lid Local Equipment Sources http://www.sunnysonline.com/i ndex.cfm http://www.dickssportinggoods. com/home/index.jsp http://www.rei.com http://www.casualadventure .com/index2.shtml http://www.walmart.com Internet Equipment Sources http://www.campmor.com http://www.REI.com http://www.sierratradingpost.com http://www.cabelas.com ANY Questions? Backup Slides Personal Gear: The Basic Scout Kit Back Pack: Good basic external frame back pack (JanSport, Kelty, and CampTrails are popular Examples) Sleeping Bag: ―Mummy‖ style: (+20 Degree Fahrenheit) Sleeping Pad: Either self inflating or closed cell foam mats Hiking Boots: Lightweight hiking shoes or boots Rain Gear: Nylon poncho (get a heavy duty high quality one) First Aid Kit: Home-made (Band-Aids, Dr. Scholl’s ―Moleskins (for Blister aid); tweezers; antibiotic cream; burn cream; gloves; sunblock) – in a zip-lock bag Flashlight: Mini-MagLite (with spare batteries) Mess Kit: Insulated 12 oz mug with lid; steel/Lexan soupspoon or ―spork‖; Lexan bowl; small sponge/scrub pad or std mess kit/utensils Canteen: Hydration Backpack or hip pack with 2 bottles Personal Care: Toothbrush w/case; small tube of toothpaste; biodegradable soap; comb; washcloth (pack in zip-lock bag) Thank you !
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