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									              Troop 680 JumpStart
                March 10, 2007
         Guidelines for Scouts and Parents
                  BSA Troop 680
            Saint Louis Catholic Church
                         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
   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
 CSA: run by parents (Den Leaders)
 BSA: run by Scouts (SPL, ASPLs, PLs)

 CSA: car camping, short duration
 BSA: all types, High Adventure, Long duration

 CSA: managed by parents
 BSA: at individual Scout’s discretion
 CSA – Parents Lead…………BSA – Scouts Lead
The Aims of Scouting
The qualities in a young man that scouting is trying to develop are
confidence, honesty, moral values and high sense of responsibility.

  Citizenship not only includes respect for one's country and his
      heritage, but a recognition of the rights of all people.

           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
   Courteous          The Scout Slogan
   Obedient          Do a Good Turn Daily
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
                       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
          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
   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:

   T680 calendar:

   Colonial District:
   National Capitol Area Council (NCAC):
   Scout Shop 5234 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Troop Training

Assistant Scoutmaster
    John Millikin
    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

           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

   Can be completed online at
    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

   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.

   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.
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
      Training New Leader Essentials
   Introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history,
    funding, and methods of Scouting.

   See “New Leader Essentials” at
New Leader and Leader Specific
   New leader training online information at

   Leader specific training online information at
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

      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.
       Training—St. Louis
Working with children in Arlington Diocese Requires:
      Virtus training seminar

      Completion of various forms including fingerprinting

      St. Louis web site: (
   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
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
          Requirements               Conference
                Court of                   Board of   W
                 Honor                     Review
             ―Trail to Eagle‖
                 Ranks                                         Eagle

                                                        Eagle Scout Palms
                                                 Life   Bronze Gold Silver


                            First Class
                                                        5 more Merit Badges
                                                          3 Months in Rank
             Second Class

    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
           Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
                  Chaplain Aide
   (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

   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
               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
                     IN THE          IN THE         IN THE
                  COMMUNITY         NATION         WORLD

                                Eagle Required               HIKING
                                 Merit Badges
             OR                                               OR
                                                   CYCLING            SWIMMING

 ENVIRON-                           FIRST       PERSONAL        PERSONAL
  MENTAL                             AID         FITNESS       MANAGEMENT
       Merit Badge Chart Example
  Scout-First Class                       Star                           Life
                            (Requires 20 nights of camping)

Citizenship in the Nation         Citizenship in the          Citizenship in the World
       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
                         2 Campouts
  First                   5 Activities
                                                                                      
   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

                                              Citizenship in Community
                                              Citizenship in Nation

                         3.5                  Citizenship in World

  Number of Counselors

                                              Emergency Preparedness
                                              Environmental Science
                          2                   Family Life

                                              First Aid

                          1                   Lifesaving

                                              Personal Fitness
                         0.5                  Personal Management

                               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.

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

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.

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

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.

       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
    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
       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
                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
    (Cooler)                       BSA

                               Key Items for
                                FITTING!!                    Mummy
                                                          Sleeping Bag

Walking Gear                                                 Emergency Gear

                                                        OR                                            Two-Piece
                      Eating/Cooking/Drinking Gear                                                    Rain Gear
            Soap Holder - $2
            Match Box - $2
                     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
           Pack: $60 - $200
                 $60-$200           $60-$100

            Knife or
            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

                             Canoe                                                       Troop                               Troop
                            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


Back Pack

20F Sleeping


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.dickssportinggoods.
          http://www.casualadventure
Internet Equipment Sources

            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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