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Title: Welcome to BSA Leader Training Al Mouton Dist. Committee Wayne Knox District Training Chairman


1
Welcome to BSA Leader Training Al Mouton
Dist. Committee Wayne Knox District Training
Chairman
A
2
Training Overview
  • Aims and Methods of Scouting
  • National/Council/District BSA Structure
  • Troop Committee
  • Troop Adult Leaders - Scoutmaster/Assistants
  • Troop Organization (Boys Positions)
  • Webelos Meeting Planning
  • Troop Activities (JLT, Patrol Leader Council,
    Troop meetings)
  • Boy Scout Rank Advancements
  • Uniforms Adult and Boys
  • Unit Finance / Budget
  • Scout Health and Safety
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Training

A1
3
The 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.
A2
4
The Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy Obedient Loyal Cheerf
ul Helpful Thrifty Friendly Brave Courteous
Clean Kind Reverent
A3
5
The Aims of Scouting
  • Growth in moral strength and Character
    development
  • Citizenship training
  • Mental, emotional and physical fitness

A4
6
The Methods of Scouting
  • Ideals (Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan)
  • Patrol method (Peer groups - elected
    representation)
  • Outdoors (Many Outdoor activities)
  • Advancement (Self-reliance, ability to help
    others - challenge)
  • Association with adults (Image - role model,
    example)
  • Personal growth (Good turn - service projects -
    duty to God)
  • Character and Leadership development
  • Uniform (Commitment to aims - identity)

A5
7
Webelos / Boy Scout Requirements
Boy Scout Oath or Promise 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
Boy Scout Sign Three fingers
Cub Scout Promise I, (your name), promise to do
my best To do my duty to God and my country, To
help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack
Cub Scout Sign
BOY SCOUT LAW Trustworthy, loyal, Helpful,
friendly, Courteous, kind, Obedient cheerful,
Thrifty, brave, Clean, reverent
Cub Scout Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows
Akela The Cub Scout helps the pack go The pack
helps the Cub Scout grow The Cub Scout gives
goodwill
Cub Scout Salute
Boy Scout Salute
Cub Scout Moto Do Your Best
Boy Scout Moto Be Prepared
Boy Scout Slogan Do a good turn daily
Boy Scout Badge
Cub Scout Handshake
Boy Scout Handshake
Eagle and Shield Stand for Freedom And readiness
to Defend freedom
Three Points Three parts of the Scout Oath
and Points the way In life as truly as A compass
Two Star Ideals of Truth And Knowledge
8
What Scouting can provide a boy
  • Sense of belonging
  • Achievement recognition
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-reliance
  • Healthy interaction
  • Experience of teamwork

A6
9
What does the National Council do?
  • Supports local councils
  • Conducts program research and development
  • Develops literature and materials
  • Provides professional training
  • Operates national high-adventure and training
    facilities - Philmont, Sea Base, Canoe Camp
  • Conducts national events - Jamboree
  • Office located in Irvine Texas

B1
10
What does the Council provide? (Capital Area
Council)
  • Camping facilities
  • Lost Pines, Griffith Ranch, McHenry, Wolf
    Mountain, Rivers,
  • Green Dickson, Camp Rathgeber, El Rancho Cima
  • Training for leaders
  • Service for new and existing units
  • Local service center - Awards
  • Activities and events -Parade, Summer camp, Cub
    Festival, Resident Camp, Winter Camp, Silver
    Pines.
  • Liability insurance
  • Supplies and materials - Scout Shop
  • Professional staff
  • Made up of nine districts
  • Office located at 290 183 in Austin

B2
11
Capital Area Council Scout Camps
Colorado River District Bastrop/Lee/Fayette
Lexington
183
95
Camp Alma McHenry
I 35
Scout Office
21
Elgin
Liano
290
71
Camp Wolf Mountain
Giddings
Griffith League Ranch
Bastrop
77
Lost Pines Scout Res.
El Ranco Cima
21
Smithville
FM535
71
Camp Roy Rivers
LaGrange
95
304
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I 10
Flatonia
183
I 10
Schulenburg
Moulton
San Antonio
Camp Green Dickson
Gonzales
B3
12
Capital Area Council / 9 Districts 22,000 Scouts
Tomahawk (3300) Georgetown Roundrock Phlugerv
ille
Wolf Mountain (1000) North West Johnson
City Marble Falls
Arrowhead (3200) North West Austin
Cedar Park
Longhorn (4000) Central
Colorado River (1000) Fayette Bastrop Lee
Tejas (4500) Central to East Austin
Comanche (2700) West Austin
Twin Valley (1300) San Marcus Buda Wimberly Ma
nchaca
Green Dickson (500) Yoakum Shiner Gonzales
B4
13
What does the District Provide? (Pioneer District
- Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette Counties)
  • District Executive (paid Scout Leader)
  • District Chairman (volunteer)
  • Volunteer Staff of committee members
  • Training - Cub Leader, Scout Leader, JLT,
    Committee
  • Activities - Camporee, Day Camp, Expo, OA
    Assembly
  • District Banquet, Orienteering Meet
  • Membership - Re-charter, Yearly Recruiting
    Roundups
  • Advancement - Eagle Board of Review
  • Finance - Manage Annual Friends of Scouting
    Campaign
  • Roundtables - Both Boy Scout and Cub Scout
  • Commissioners - Assist units with issues

B5
14
What do Chartered Organizations Provide?
  • Chartered Organization is responsible for the
    Units
  • Lions Club, Church, PTA
  • They provide a meeting place
  • Selection and approval of adult leadership
  • Selects the Committee Chairman and
  • For Cub Scout appoints the Cubmaster
  • For Boy Scouts appoints the Scoutmaster
  • Approves all other leaders who participate
  • Help with finances

C1
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Pack Committee Organization
  • Chartered Rep Coordinator
  • Committee Chairman
  • Treasurer Cubmaster
  • Secretary Assistant Cubmasters
  • Advancement Tiger Leader Wolf Leader
  • PR Coordinator Bear Leader
  • Webmaster Webelos Leader
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Tour Permit Coordinator
  • Health and Safety
  • Community Service Project Coordinator
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Fund Raising
  • Outdoor Activities

C2
16
Troop Committee Organization
  • Chartered Rep Coordinator
  • Committee Chairman
  • Treasurer Scoutmaster
  • Secretary Assistant Scoutmasters
  • Advancement Quartermaster
  • Merit Badge Coordinator Outings Coordinator
  • PR Coordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Tour Permit Coordinator
  • Health and Safety
  • Community Service Project Coordinator
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Fund Raising
  • Outdoor Activities

C3
17
What is a Pack/Troop Committee?
  • The Committee is a group of adults functioning to
    assist the boys in being successful as a Cub and
    Boy Scout
  • Committee Chairman - runs the committee meetings
    and is responsible for the committee
  • Treasurer Keeps track of funds, works with the
    boys that collect the dues.
  • Secretary Logs minutes of the committee
    meetings. Keeps tract of membership
  • Advancement Keeps track of boys rank. Purchase
    awards from scout office when needed. Coordinates
    with the Senior Patrol Leader the ceremony for
    the Court of Honor.

C4
18
What is a Pack/ Troop Committee?
  • Merit badge Coordinator Keep track of the merit
    badge council or adult database. Identifies and
    trains merit badge counselors (parent, friends)
  • PR Coordinator Writes articles of outings that
    the troop participates in. Either take pictures
    or get pictures from those that may have taken
    pictures. Submit results to newspaper. Guides
    Troop Historian.
  • Webmaster Maintain all boys and adults e-mail
    addresses. Maintain Troop web site. Keep
    updated with upcoming activities.

C5
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Merit badge Coordinator Advancement Merit Badge
Resource
125 Merit Badges
C6
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What is a Pack/ Troop Committee?
  • Membership Coordinator Manage troop
    registration activity. Any new boys or adults,
    need to complete registration forms. This person
    submits new forms to scout office. By November
    complete Troop re-charter package to submit to
    council office. Manage Troop roster of both boys
    and adults. Bring updated copy to monthly
    committee meeting.
  • Transportation Coordinator Identifies adults
    that can be counted on for transporting boys to
    and from upcoming activities. Checks
    licenses/insurance
  • Tour Permit Coordinator - Fill out and submit
    tour permit to scout office when needed.
    Coordinates with transportation coordinator.
  • Health and Safety Organizes yearly youth
    protection training for both adults and boys.
    Keeps up with yearly scout health requirements
    and records injuries/health concerns. Takes care
    of first aid kit needed on all outings. Keeps
    tract of Physical health forms for all members,
    boys and adults. Makes sure the health forms are
    up to date for summer camp.

C7
21
What is a Pack/ Troop Committee?
  • Community Service Project Coordinator Works on
    organizing service projects. The Troop should be
    doing a service project at least, once every
    three months. This person identifies service
    project opportunities and present to the
    Scoutmaster for approval in advance.
  • Uniform Coordinator Takes care of ordering
    Troop T-shirts. Take care of surplus T-shirts
    and any Class-A uniforms that may be donated to
    the troop. Visit thrift centers to find
    additional uniforms.
  • Fund raising Manage yearly popcorn sales
    activity. Present potential fund raising
    activities that the Troop can participate in.
  • Chaplain - Provide a spiritual tone for the
    meetings and activities

C8
22
What is a Pack/ Troop Committee?
  • Merit badge Coordinator Keep track of the merit
    badge councilor adult database. Identifies adult
    to support upcoming merit badge activity that the
    troop wants to have presented.
  • PR coordinator Writes articles of outings that
    the troop participates in. Either take pictures
    or get pictures from those that may have taken
    pictures. Submit results to newspaper.
  • Web master Maintain all boys and adults e-mail
    addresses. Maintain Troop web site. Keep
    updated with upcoming activities. Update if
    possible summary of past activities.

C8
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What do Adult Troop Leaders do?
  • Scoutmaster - is responsible for the troop
    operations. Gives direction to the Assistant
    Scoutmasters, and Quartermaster. Train the
    Senior Patrol Leader in doing his job. Works
    with JLT to complete monthly plans. Submit to
    troop committee needs of the troop.
  • Assistant Scout Master or Patrol Mentors.
    Assigned to support a patrol. Be present during
    the patrol meeting as a silent mentor to give the
    patrol leader moral support to do his job. Work
    with the boys in their assigned patrol on
    advancement requirements. The assistant
    Scoutmaster should be ready to take the
    Scoutmasters place when he cannot be present at a
    meeting or outing.
  • Quartermaster Keeps track of the troop
    equipment. Works with the boy that is the
    quartermaster. Lets the committee know if there
    are any special equipment needs.
  • Outing/Activity Coordinator Coordinates who is
    going on an outing, both adults and boys. Usually
    goes on outing to manage headcount, program
    activity, reserves camps, parks, or other
    facilities.

C9
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What do Adult Cub Leaders do?
  • Cubmaster - is responsible for the Den leaders
    and how well they are doing their job. Runs the
    monthly pack meeting. Participates in the
    monthly roundtables to keep up with district and
    council activities. Holds a monthly leader
    meeting to work out assignment for the pack
    meeting and den meetings
  • Den Leaders - Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos.
    Responsible for their dens. Plan and operate
    weekly den meetings that conform to the monthly
    theme. Operate den meeting to the den planning
    guidelines. Participates in the monthly pack
    meeting and insures the den is prepared for their
    assignment. Participates in the monthly leader
    meeting or meets with the cubmaster to keep
    informed as to upcoming activities. Must be
    trained
  • Webelos Leaders - Prepares the boys for moving
    into the boy scout program.
  • Must go on at lease one overnight outing with
    the troop. Must attend at least one troop
    meeting. Must attend a Webelos or Boy Scout
    Outdoors Skill Training

C9
25
Unit Committee Meetings
  • Confirmation of Officers once a Year
  • Establish a Yearly Unit Calendar
  • Establish a Yearly Finance Budget
  • Determine money needed to support the Units plan
  • Identify the Fund raising activities to meet
    needs
  • Hold Monthly meetings following Parliamentary
    Procedure
  • Troop Committee Support Board of Reviews as
    needed
  • Troop Committee Schedule Court of Honors
    Quarterly
  • Support the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster and to
    insure Success of the unit

C10
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Scouting Program
  • Tiger Cubs 1st Grade
  • Wolf Cubs 2nd Grade
  • Bears Cubs 3rd Grade
  • Webelos I 4th Grade
  • Webelos II 5th Grade Boys Graduate in February
  • Boy Scout 11 to 18 years of age
  • Varsity Scouts 14 to 18 years of age
  • High Adventure Activities
  • Venturing 14 to 21 years of age, co-ed High
    Adventure
  • Exploring 14 to 21 years of age, co-ed Career
    Based Activities ie. Police, Medical, Fire,
    etc
  • Learning for Life K - 12 grade, in school
    Character Education Program, Teacher is leader

A7
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What are the Boy Scout Ranks?
  • Boy Scout - Learn the Scout Promise, Law, Motto
  • Tenderfoot One campout, plus 10 other
    requirements.
  • Second Class Five activities and two campouts,
    plus 9 other requirements.
  • First Class - Five additional activities and one
    more campouts, plus 9 other requirements
  • Start Rank - Earn six merit badges, four eagle
    badges required.
  • Life Rank - Earn five more merit badges, three
    more eagle badges required
  • Eagle Rank Earn 21 merit badges total, of that
    11 eagle badges required and Eagle service
    project.

E1
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What are the Boy Positions? Patrol Leader Council
(PLC)
  • Senior Patrol Leader Elected by the boys in the
    troop to run the troop.
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Selected by SPL
    to assist
  • Patrol Leaders Elected by boys in patrol to
    lead the patrol
  • Scribe Troop secretary and collect dues.

F1
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What are the Other Boy Positions?
  • Quartermaster Selected by SPL to manage troop
    equipment
  • Chaplain - Leads prayer at Troop meeting and
    outings, selected by SPL
  • Historian / Librarian in charge of troop
    library, merit badge books and maintains photo
    album. Selected by SPL.
  • Assistant Patrol Leader Selected by the patrol
    leader to assist
  • Patrol Scribe Patrol secretary, collect dues,
    handles camp food money
  • Patrol Quartermaster - Manages Patrol equipment
    for outings
  • Order of Arrow Rep. - Supports OA activity
    participation.
  • Den Chief - Works with a Cub Den to assist the
    Den Leader

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Junior Leader Training (JLT)
  • Troop should have elections every 6 months
  • This should be followed by a JLT event to train
    the new leadership. Event takes up to 6 hours.
  • All Officers should be present
  • JLT training teaches team building
  • Reviews different Leadership techniques and
    issues
  • Reviews Job responsibilities
  • Reviews techniques on planning troop activities
  • Prepares the Boys for their upcoming Patrol
    Leader Council meeting

G1
31
What are the Boy Positions? Patrol Leader Council
(PLC)
  • Senior Patrol Leader Elected by the boys in the
    troop to run the troop.
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Selected by SPL
    to assist
  • Patrol Leaders Elected by boys in patrol to
    lead the patrol
  • Scribe Troop secretary and collect dues.

G2
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SENIOR PATROL LEADER (SPL)
1) Live by the Scout Oath and Law. 2) Set a Good
Example 3) Manage troop at all times to insure
all activities are running smoothly. 4) Insure
that patrol leaders are aware of their
responsibilities at all scouting functions. 5)
Lead in monthly planning meetings (PLC) 6)
Call patrol leaders before meeting to review
patrol activities and responsibility at
upcoming troop meetings 7) Re-reviews with
patrol leaders before troop meeting to insure
they are prepared. 8) Coordinate award and
announcement activities to be made at end of
meeting. 9) Call patrol leaders before any
upcoming activity and ask them to call their
scouts to remind them of any special materials
or assignments required. 10) Use the Scout sign
to get attention. Do not yell.
G3
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What are the Other Boy Positions?
  • Quartermaster Selected by SPL to manage troop
    equipment
  • Chaplain - Leads prayer at Troop meeting and
    outings, selected by SPL
  • Historian / Librarian in charge of troop
    library, merit badge books and maintains photo
    album. Selected by SPL.
  • Assistant Patrol Leader Selected by the patrol
    leader to assist
  • Patrol Scribe Patrol secretary, collect dues,
    handles camp food money
  • Patrol Quartermaster - Manages Patrol equipment
    for outings
  • Order of Arrow Rep. - Supports OA activity
    participation.
  • Den Chief - Works with a Cub Den to assist the
    Den Leader

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The Patrol Leaders Council
  • Three Levels of Planning
  • Six month Outings plan along with merit badges
    list
  • Three Month Schedule of Patrol responsibilities
  • One Month detail of weekly meetings
  • The Patrol Leader Council should meet monthly to
    review all levels of planning. Most important is
    completing the detailed weekly troop planning
    sheets
  • The Patrol Leader Council can also prepare and
    plan the next upcoming Court of Honor.

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Troop Yearly Plan (sample)
Month Council/District Troop Adults Troop
August Elections Committee Campout Court
of Honor Roundtable Service JLT 1.
September Committee Campout Roundtable
2. October Popcorn Sales Committee Campout OA
Assembly Roundtable Orienteering Meet 3.
November Camporee Court of Honor Committee Campou
t Popcorn Sales Roundtable 4. December Leader
Training Committee Campout Winter
Camp Roundtable Service Silver Pines 5.
January District Banquet Committee Campout OA
Banquet Roundtable Orienteering Meet 6.
February Parade Elections Committee Campout
Webelos Crossover Court of Honor
Roundtable Service JLT
H2
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The Troop Meeting
  • Preopening
  • Opening- 5 minutes
  • Merit Badge or Special Activity- 25 minutes
  • Skills Instruction and Upcoming Outing
    preparation - 15 minutes
  • Inter-patrol Activity 15- 20 minutes
  • Patrol Meetings 10 minutes
  • Closing 5 minutes
  • After the meeting

H3
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Troop Yearly Plan (samples)
Month Opening (5) MB (25) Skill (15) Game
(15) Patrol (10) Closing (5) 1. September
Week 1 Scorpion Beaver Sharks Scorpion Promise
Fishing Casting pg 23-3 Law Week
2 Beaver Sharks Scorpion Beaver Trustworthy Fi
shing Fish ident. pg 37-2 Promise Week
3 Sharks Scorpion Beaver Sharks Helpful Fishin
g Pl. Water Safe pg 36-4 Menu Moto Week
4 Scorpion Beaver Sharks Scorpion
Curious Month Pl Review pg 45-6 Law 2.
October Week 1 Beaver Sharks Scorpion Bea
ver Loyal Commun. Popcorn pg 34-1 Promise
Week 2 Sharks Scorpion Beaver Sharks Friendly
Commun. Presentation pg 56-2 Law
H4
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TROOP WEEKLY PLANNING GUIDE MONTH
____________________ WEEK ___________________ THE
ME _______________________________ Monthly Event
______________________ Senior Patrol Leader
_____________________ MEETING ACTIVITY
Responsibility Time OPENING ___________________
_________________ _________________ _______ ______
________________________________________ _________
________ _______ Troop Activity
__________________________________ _______________
__ _______ (Merit Badge or Special Activity -
25m) _____________________________________________
____________________________ Troop
Activity__________________________________ _______
__________ _______ (Patrol Skill Presentation
15m) Troop Activity______________________________
____ _________________ _______ (Upcoming
Discussions) _____________________________________
____________________________________ Patrol
Activity _________________________________ ______
___________ _______ (Skill / Game
15m) _____________________________________________
____________________________ Material Needed
__________________________________________________
_________
H5
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TROOP WEEKLY PLANNING GUIDE (cont.) MEETING
ACTIVITY Responsibility Time Patrol Meeting
_________________________________
_________________ _______ (Plan Menu, collect
dues, Review Rank Requirements
-10m) ____________________________________________
_______________________ BOOK REVIEW
______________________________ _________________ _
______ AWARDS __________________________
______ _________________ _______ ANOUNCEMENTS
_____________________________ _________________ __
_____ SCOUTMASTERS MINUTES _____________________ _
________________ _______ CLOSING
____________________________________ _____________
____ _______ CLEANUP ___________________________
________ _________________ _______ COMMENTS
__________________________________________________
___________ ______________________________________
___________________________________ SCOUTMASTER
CONFERENCE________________________________________
_____ BOARD OF REVIEW ____________________________
__________________________
H6
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The Cub Scout Pack Meeting -
Monthly Roundtable trains leaders on upcoming
theme activities - Pack Leader Meeting
Established Den assignments for pack meetings -
Pack newsletter should publish 3 month
assignments - Dens practice Pack meeting
assignments in Den meetings - Pack resource
materials Cub Program Help Cub How To
Book Sparkler Book Internet
41
The Cub Scout Pack Meeting Setup While the Cub
Scouts Gather Opening Introductions Review of
past activities Den Yells Award
Presentation Song Skit Sparkler Applause Business
Items Upcoming Events Closing Cleanup
42
The Cub Scout Den Meeting Setup While the Cub
Scouts Gather Opening Activity Applause Skit /
Sparkler / Song Game Knots Awards Business
items Closing Refreshments then Cleanup
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Advancements
  • All leaders should encourage the boys to advance
  • When a boy has completed a rank, he will need a
    Scoutmasters Conference.
  • After the Conference the Boy will have a Board of
    Review with at least three committee members or
    parents (other than his own). No Scoutmaster
  • The Advancement person assigns the merit badge
    counselor for either the troop activity or a boy
    that needs one.
  • When the boy has completed his rank or merit
    badge, recognize him at the next troop meeting,
    then again at the next upcoming Court of Honor.
    To be held every three months.

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Board of Review
  • A Board of Review is held with at least three
    committee members or parents (other than his
    own). No Scoutmaster
  • A Board of Review is not to test the boy on his
    accomplishments, but to review how he is doing,
    how he sees the troop and what are his next plans
  • Sample Questions
  • How have you changed over the past 6 months.
  • What do you like about the troop meetings.
  • What troop activities would you like to see
    happen
  • How are you getting along with other patrol
    members
  • Should be more challenging for higher ranks.

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Budget / Finances
  • The Unit committee is responsible for
    establishing the yearly budget
  • The committee must first establish a plan of
    activities, then establish the cost to meet the
    plan
  • Sources of income could be
  • Chartered Organization
  • Yearly registration cost to members
  • Den dues
  • Fund raising activities Popcorn sales, car
    wash, garage sales, etc.

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Budget / Finances (cont.)
  • Committee then decides on what the Unit will pay
    for
  • Books, Scarves, Registration, summer camp, etc.
  • All non-council money earning activities requires
    an application submitted to council at least
    three weeks before the activity
  • The Units goal is not to build a large bank
    account, but to use the money for a great program

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  BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DATE UNIT MONEY-EARNING
APPLICATION n    Pack n    Troop n    Team n   
Crew No. Chartered Organization Community
____________________District______________________
______ Submits the following plans for its
money-earning project and requests permission to
carry them out. What is your units
money-earning plan? ______________________________
__________ Does your chartered organization
give full approval for this plan?
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Guide to Safe Scouting Youth Production
Guidelines
On line from Council web site bsacac.org/training/
bsa guide to safe scouting
  • Youth protection training, once a year on line
  • General Guide lines
  • - Two-deep leadership. - No one-on-one
    contact. - Respect of privacy. - Separate
    accommodations. - Proper preparation for
    high-adventure activities. - No secret
    organizations. - Appropriate attire. -
    Constructive discipline. - Hazing prohibited.
  • - Junior leader training and supervision.

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Scout Health and Safety
  • Scout leaders should be familiar with BSA Heath
    and Safety requirements
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat (every two
    years)
  • Boat and Canoe Guidelines
  • Camping
  • Alcohol, drugs, and smoking policies
  • Stoves, Fuel and Fire Prevention
  • First Aid, First Aid Kits and Medical forms
  • Guns and Firearms
  • Sports and Activities
  • Transportation Requirements (tour permits)

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FAMILY CAMPING RULES
Tour Permits Required to be filed if traveling
over 25 miles or any activity not that is not a
district or council
event. Car Insurance the tour permit specifies
a minimum car insurance amount that is
required. Sleeping Set boys up for 2 or 3 in a
tent. No adult is allowed to have a boy in their
tent other then their son or
guardian. Firearms Firearms, archery equipment,
pellet guns, and BB guns are not permitted,
except in District or council events with
trained adults Boats Cub Scouts require and
adult in a boat with each boy. All must be
wearing life preservers. Swimming Only in
public or BSA camp pools with certified life
guards Pets Not allowed. Gas-powered
generatorsNot permitted. Liquid or Gaseous
Fuels Must be used only by an adult and kept
locked upat all times (BSA policy). Alcohol and
Controlled Substances Not permitted on scout
outings Smoking not permitted around the boys.
If on a outing a smoking area must be setup away
from the camping area Electronic
devices Not allowed on scout events. i.e.
radio, games, Pocket knives Boys should not
have a pocket knife unless they have earned their
whittling card or Totin
chip card
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Guide to Safe Scouting
On line from Council web site bsacac.org/training/
bsa guide to safe scouting
  • Example of one guide line
  • Parade Floats and Hayrides
  • The BSA rule prohibiting the transportation of
    passengers in the backs of trucks or on trailers
    may be tempered for parade floats or hayrides,
    provided that the following points are strictly
    followed to prevent injuries
  • Transportation to and from the parade or hayride
    site is not allowed on the truck or trailer.
  • Those persons riding, whether seated or standing,
    must be able to hold on to something stationary.
  • Legs should not hang over the side.
  • Flashing lights must illuminate a vehicle used
    for a hayride after dark, or the vehicle must be
    followed by a vehicle with flashing lights.

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Guide to Safe Scouting
On line from Council web site bsacac.org/training/
bsa guide to safe scouting
The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety These 16 safety
points, which embody good judgment and common
sense, are applicable to all activities 1.
Qualified Supervision. 2. Physical Fitness. 3.
Buddy System. 4. Safe Area or Course. 5.
Equipment Selection and Maintenance. 6. Personal
Safety Equipment. 7. Safety Procedures and
Policies. 8. Skill Level Limits. 9. Weather
Check. 10. Planning. 11. Communications. 12.
Permits and Notices. 13. First-Aid Resources.
14. Applicable Laws. 15. CPR Resource. 16.
Discipline.
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Effective Leadership
  • Use Scout Sign Correctly
  • Discuss the Scout Promise often
  • Evaluate improve performance
  • Positive enthusiastic attitude
  • Work successfully with adults
  • Work successfully with boys
  • Address the boys as Mr. (first name)
  • Set a good example
  • Keep meeting to a consistent schedule
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Practice good communications

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Adult Training
  • Adults Leaders and Committee members should be
    continuously working to improve their
    understanding of responsibilities and skills.
    This can be done in the following ways
  • Attend the Monthly committee meetings
  • Attend the Monthly Roundtables
  • Attend a Yearly District Leader Training activity
  • New Leader Essentials
  • Cub Scouting leader Specific Training
  • Cub Scouting leader Specific Training
  • Scoutmaster Leadership Specific Training
  • Baloo Training (Outdoor Skills)
  • Webelos Outdoor Leader Fundamental
  • BoyScout Outdoor Skills)
  • Defensive Swim
  • Safety Afloat
  • Committee Training

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Adult Training
  • Attend a Council Training Event
  • National Camp School
  • Philmont Leader Training
  • Commissioners College
  • Read the various Scout Leader Manuals
  • Review the various Scout Leader Videos

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Adult Training and Recognition
  • Cubmaster Award - 1 year as assist. Or 2 year as
    Cubmaster
  • Cub Scout Den Leader Award - 1 year as den leader
  • Webelos Den Leader Award - 1 year as Webelos Den
    Leader
  • Cub Scouter Award - 2 years as registered leader
    on Pack
  • Assistant Den Leaders, Committee members
  • Tiger Cub Den Leader Award - 1 year as Tiger Cub
    Coach
  • Boy Scout Leaders Training Award - 2 years as
    registered leader
  • Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee members
  • Scoutmasters Key Award - 3 years as Scoutmaster

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Adult Training and Recognition
Boy Scout Leaders Training Award Tenure
Complete a total of two years as a registered
adult Boy Scout Leader ( Assistant Leader,
Committee member) Plus complete the requirements.
Scoutmasters Key Tenure Complete a total of
three years as a registered Scoutmaster Plus
complete the requirements.
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Adult Training and Recognition
Cubmaster Training Award Tenure Complete a
total of two years as a registered adult
Cubmaster. Plus complete the requirements.
Cub Scout Den Leader Award Tenure Complete a
total of one years as a registered Den
Leader Plus complete the requirements.
Webelos Den Leader Award Tenure Complete a
total of one years as a registered Webelos
Leader Plus complete the requirements.
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Adult Training and Recognition
Cub Scout Award Tenure Complete a total of two
years as a registered adult Leader in Cub
Scouting in a pack. Plus complete the
requirements. Assistant Den Leader, Assistant
Webelos Leader, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee
Member
Tiger Cub Den Leader Award Tenure Complete a
total of one years as a registered Tiger
Leader Plus complete the requirements.
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Session Summary
  • Scouting Organization Overview
  • Roles of the Committee
  • Roles of a Scoutmaster and Assistants
  • Troop organization
  • Troop meetings
  • Advancement
  • Scout Health and Safety
  • Outdoor Skills
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