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Title: Boy Scout Parent Orientation

Boy Scout Parent Orientation
  • Troop 101
  • Northborough
  • Knox Trail Council

What Scouting is All About
  • Aims of Scouting three specific objectives
  • character development, citizenship training
    personal fitness.

The principal focus is on the boys and in making
it fun
The Goals of Scouting
  • The Aims of Boy Scouting
  • Character development
  • Citizenship training
  • Physical, mental, and emotional fitness
  • Aims are Delivered by these Methods
  • Patrols
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Advancement
  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership Development
  • Uniform
  • Associations With Adults

History of Troop 101
  • First chartered in 1965
  • Today 53 Scouts Currently Registered
  • Eagle Scouts
  • Troop 101 has seen 82 Scouts achieve
  • the rank of Eagle Scout

BSA Organizational Overview
  • The Scout Organization
  • National Council of Boy Scouts
  • Local Council
  • Knox Trail
  • District
  • Tri-River
  • Chartered Organization
  • Trinity Church.
  • Troop
  • Current Scoutmaster
  • Leo Waible
  • Asst Scoutmasters

Safety is Always First
  • Youth Protection Training
  • Medical Paperwork
  • Trip Planning
  • Adult Coverage

Scout Leadership and Training
  • Leadership
  • Scouts elect their own major leadership
  • Senior Patrol leader (entire troop)
  • Assistant Senior Patrol leader (entire troop)
  • Other positions appointed by SPL and adult
  • Troop elections held twice a year
  • Fall spring
  • Scout Training
  • Junior Leader Training

Scouts Leadership within Troop
  • Patrols (A Troop is made up of Scouts in Patrols)
  • Grouping of six or more boys who work together.
    Each patrol has its own boy leader, called a
    patrol leader.
  • Troop Youth Leaders
  • The troop is actually run by its boy leaders.
  • Senior patrol leader - top junior leader in the
    troop. He leads the patrol leaders' council and,
    in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints
    other junior leaders and assigns specific
    responsibilities as needed. He is also
    responsible for training and giving direction to
  • quartermaster, scribe, troop historian,
    librarian, and instructors.
  • Assistant senior patrol leader - fills in for
    senior patrol leader in his absence.

Boy Scout Advancements
  • Process by which Boy Scout Progresses
  • Advancement is a means to an end, not an end in
  • Designed to help Scout have exciting and
    meaningful experience
  • Education and fun are key to advancement
  • Growth the Scout achieves overcoming obtainable
  • Scout through First Class Ranks focus on
    Scoutings basic skills
  • Rank Advancements
  • Scout
  • Tenderfoot
  • Second Class
  • First Class
  • Star
  • Life
  • Eagle

Boy Scout Rank Advancement
  • Scoutmasters oversee Scout advancement
  • Advancement Coordinator maintains records and
    arranges Boards of Review and Courts of Honor
  • There are four steps in the Boy Scout Advancement
  • Learning
  • Testing
  • Reviewing
  • Recognition
  • The parents role is not to carry the scout
  • The parents role is to monitor, motivate, and
    support the scout

Advancement - Merit Badges
  • Over 100 Boy Scout Merit Badges
  • Teach Scouts about sports, crafts, science,
    trades, business, and future careers
  • Required for rank advancement beyond First Class
  • 21 Merit Badges required for Eagle Scout (12
    specific badges required)
  • Must meet the requirements as stated no more,
    no less
  • Merit Badge Counselors

Scoutmaster Conferences
  • Essential to individual Scout development and
  • Boy led with Adult leadership
  • Test for Knowledge
  • Scouts responsible for scheduling an advancement
    Scoutmaster Conference after requirements for
    rank advancement completed

Board of Review
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Scouting
    program within the troop
  • Review is not an examination
  • Make sure Scout has completed the requirements
  • Determine how good an experience Scout is having
    within the Troop
  • Encourage Scout to advance further
  • Scout is responsible for scheduling a BOR after
    completing the Scoutmaster Conference

  • Each time a Scout advances in rank, he will be
  • Rank advancement is effective after approval by
    Board of Review
  • Formal recognition occurs at the Court of Honor
  • Court of Honor
  • Eagle Scout rank is usually recognized by a very
    special Eagle Court of Honor

Troop Outings
  • Camps and campouts
  • Troop 101 camps an average of once each month
    during the school year
  • Patrols usually plan, purchase, and cook their
    own meals
  • Summer camp every summer
  • Frequent high-adventure camp each summer
  • Regular campout procedures
  • Annual planning scheduling meetings
  • Monthly planning at PLC and Troop Meetings
  • Approx. 2 weeks before campout, turn in
    permission slip, food , and other fees
  • Transportation is generally arranged by leaders
    going on the trip, Parents are always encouraged
    to attend trips

Recommended Equipment
  • Uniform (Required)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Appropriate for New England weather
  • Fleece liner
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Inflatable pad recommended
  • Backpack sized and fitted
  • Mess Kit
  • With Fork, spoon and Knife
  • Water Bottle

Trip Registration!
Budget Overview
  • 28 of the Troops Budget is allocated for
    camperships or trip subsidy
  • No Activity Fees, Trips are pay as you go
  • Troop Equipment Supplies

Uniforms / ExchangeSherry Clark
  • Class A Uniform (Field Uniform)
  • Tan Boy Scout shirt, Once First Class Scout pants
    or shorts, Scout belt
  • Must wear Scout socks if wearing shorts
  • Required for travel, Courts of Honor, Troop
    meetings, meals on some campouts, and other more
    formal events
  • Class B Uniform (Activity Uniform)
  • Troop or other Scout t-shirt
  • Worn during camping trips, service projects and
    other activity events
  • Troop 101 T-shirts available for purchase from
  • Other Information
  • Scout Shop (closest) is at Route 9 Southbrough

Annual Re-chartering
  • BSA grants Trinity Church a charter to run Troop
    101 from Dec to Dec every year
  • Troop 101 provides re-chartering package to
    Trinity Church for approval, then submits to Knox
    Trail Council
  • Re-chartering package includes
  • Complete list of all active Scouts and Adult
  • Registration forms for new members
  • YPT certificates for any new Adult Leaders
  • Fee for all members includes registration fee
    and health insurance ( Boys Life for Scouts)
  • Timeline for re-chartering
  • Finalize annual dues at Troop Committee meeting
    on Oct 1st
  • Collect dues and any required registration forms
    / YPT certs by Oct 31
  • Review/approve final roster at Troop Committee
    meeting Nov 5th
  • Get leadership and Trinity signatures for
    submittal in December

Troop 101 needs from you
  • Scouts
  • When joining/transferring
  • BSA Scout registration form
  • Contact information
  • Medical form
  • Dues (TBD)
  • Update every year
  • Medical Form, dues, contact information (as
  • Registered Adult Leaders
  • When joining/transferring
  • BSA Adult registration form
  • Parent Form simple information
  • Medical form
  • Dues (TBD)
  • Update every year
  • Medical Form, dues, contact information (as
  • Active Parent and Merit Badge Counselors

Troop Committee
  • Brian Warren Advancement Chair
  • Kevin Diggins - Membership Registration/Charterin
  • John Clark Treasurer
  • Dave Covino Activities Coordinator
  • Elaine Rowe -Troop Secretary
  • Serge Prepetit -Webelos Liaison
  • Nicole Moses - Medical Officer
  • Denise Powley - Training Coordinator
  • Dan Clark - Troop Quartermaster
  • Mike Ryan Sr. - Troop Chaplain
  • Karen Green - Community Service Coordinator
  • Sherry Clark - Uniform Exchange
  • Rod Pfannenstiel Committee Chair

Service ProjectsKaren Green
  • All Scouts are expected to participate in service
    projects. The purpose of this activity is to
    build a sense of community.
  • One influences community by being involved
  • The Troop will participate in various service
    projects. SFF, Leaf Raking, Trinity Church Clean
    up Service projects include Eagle projects for
    Scouts in our Troop
  • Merit Badge Required

Fund Raisers
  • Major fundraisers
  • Performed by entire Troop
  • Wreath Sale Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Tree Pick up TBD second Saturday in

A Scout Is Reverent
  • Scout Sunday
  • Apostolate Refugee
  • Religious Awards
  • Non Denominational

Health and Wellness
  • Medicine Handling
  • All medicine (prescription and non-prescription)
    must be labeled and given to Scoutmaster or
    designated Trip Medical Officer with written
    directions on a labeled Ziploc
  • Prescription medicine must be in original
  • Physicals
  • Required for Scouts and Adult Leadership
  • Class 3 physical for any activity away from
    Trinity Church
  • Good for 12 months
  • Required for all adults Safety
  • Guide to Safe Scouting

Troop Scout CommunicationsCarol Warren!
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Troop Website
  • http//
  • Other websites
  • (Boy Scouts of America)
  • http// (Knox Trail Council)
  • Scouter magazine
  • Scouts receive Boys Life Magazine

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Troop Calendar
How to Help
  • Volunteer for one of the Adult Roles
  • Scoutmaster / Assistant Scout Master (examples
  • Activities Assistant for Trips or Activity
  • Merit Badge Counselors
  • Committee Members
  • Instructors (not managers or supervisors)
  • Transportation
  • Fund Raiser Support Drivers

Adult Training
  • Adult Training Opportunities
  • All LeaderBasic Training (ALBT) October 19,
    November 23, December 7 More info!
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills May 3,
  • Youth protection training Online Log in!
  • This is Scouting Online Log in!
  • Boy Scouting Fast Start Online Log in!
  • Adult First Aid October 21, 630pm
  • - _at_ Firehouse
  • - 65 cash or check