New Scout Patrol Program


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1-year plan for assisting new Boy Scouts to become competent in basic skills while earning Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, and related merit badges. The intent is to prepare them to lead.

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  • After: “Unless I have to” All (Loud & w/ Gusto) : Neither are we!!! ASM Young: Otherwise known as, “Why am I driving the tires off my minivan?!”
  • After: “Assign each New Scout a mentor” Alex: I want Kirklen! Will: I want Keshaun! Thomas: I want Kyle! James Haner: Gimme, Scott! ASM Young: Hang on, guys, I’ll get to that after the Crossover Campout, next week!
  • After: Able to train other Scouts Cameron: I need all the help I can get to train these new Scouts! After: Outdoor survival Michael: I ain’t their mama or their daddy, either ASM Young: Yeah, but Mr. Thompson, Mr. Pollard, and I had to help you too!
  • After: Earn 1st Class by this time next year All (Loud & w/ Gusto) : Oh yeah! We did it! Uh-huh!!!
  • After: Others to earn it by the end of March James Garrard: Mr. Young? You did bring the Scout badges tonight, didn’t you? ASM Young: You bet! They’ll get it when we form the new Scout patrols.
  • After: Personal fitness test Dean: I just passed mine. It took me a whole year to get this rank! It’s a good thing I finished 2nd Class & most of 1st Class in the mean time! ASM Young: Good thing! Back in my day, we couldn’t work on 1st Class until 2nd Class was complete!
  • After: Totin’ Chip Will: Where else can you play with knives and axes and get away with it? After: Firem’n Chit Thomas: I’m Sparky! I was the first one to start a fire with flint & steel!
  • After: Swim test Alex: My dad made me take swimming lessons for 6 months before going to Scout camp so I could pass 1st Class and swim in the deep end of Camp Lumpkin’s pool! ASM Young: You did it though!
  • After: Attend Summer Camp All (Loud w/ Gusto, Chant) : Summer Camp! Summer Camp! Gotta go to summer camp! ASM Young: There’s no place like Summer Camp to earn a slew of merit badges!
  • After: Three orienteering races at local State parks James Garrard: It helps if you write the reports after the race. ASM Young: Yeah, you’d have your Orienteering merit badge by now then wouldn’t you James Garrard: But I hate to write! ASM Young: Show me a boy your age who does! After: Backpacking trip at least 4 miles w/ 1000 ft climb TC: Don’t miss this trip! Or, it’ll be another year before you can do it again ASM Young: You’re right! I’d rather not climb a 1000 ft or more than once a year or so myself! Are you ready for the backpacking trip at FDR State Park? TC: When are we going? ASM Young: Stay tuned!
  • After: CPR Training Caleb: The scene is safe TC: JT, call 911! I’m beginning CPR Seth: Cameron, get an AED! Dean: 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . . . .
  • After: Local restaurant tour Will: I didn’t know they made freezers that big Thomas: We didn’t stay in there long cause it was -25 degrees James: It was so cold! ASM Young: We didn’t practice our First Aid for hypothermia, did we?
  • After: Citizenship meeting JT: I’m gonna read every night Seth: Me too! Judge Edwards said it means $600 every night I read until I graduate from high school once I leave college! ASM Young: You didn’t know one of your obligations as a citizen was to read, did you? After: Swimmer ASM Young: Some of you boys made it by the hair of chinny chin chin!
  • After: Hornaday Unit Award & Badge JT: We’ve never heard of these before ASM Young: I know you haven’t, because we haven’t revealed next year’s program to you yet! Alex: Do we get to go to Gettysburg? ASM Young: Don’t know yet. You wanna go! Alex: Yeah!!! It was a blast at Christmas! ASM Young: Who knows? Maybe we’ll go to Washington DC while we’re at it!
  • After: Five 10-mile hikes David: We did our first one an Providence Canyon! Cameron: I skipped out on the one at FDR State Park Alex: Yeah, but you joined us at the Everglades Michael: We hiked two 10-mile hikes in one weekend! Will: Then we plotted Camp Thunder with our GPSs After: One 20-mile hike David: We’re doin’ the Silver Comet Trail Cameron: Starting in Smyrna Alex: And heading to Alabama Michael: Down-hill, Thomas: All the way James Haner: Asphalt, so I can wear my tennis shoes! ASM Young: And by the highway, so we can keep you supplied with food and drink!
  • After: Able to effectively lead a patrol for 4 months ASM Young: Gladiators & Spitting Cobras: What rank are you working on? All (Loud & w/ Gusto): Eagle! By working on Star!!! ASM Young: What rank are the New Scouts working on? All (Loud & w/ Gusto): Eagle! By working on Tenderfoot!!!
  • New Scout Patrol Program

    1. 2. If It Ain’t Fun, I’m Not Doin’ It! Unless I Have To
    2. 3. Strategy <ul><li>Structured program for New Scouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scouting methods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use merit badges to mature basic Scout skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional opportunities to complete 1st Class </li></ul></ul>3
    3. 4. Goals <ul><li>Master practical Scout field skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to train other Scouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor survival </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve the community </li></ul><ul><li>Aims of Scouting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in moral strength and character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development in physical, mental, and emotional fitness </li></ul></ul>4
    4. 5. Objectives <ul><li>Earn 1st Class by this time next year </li></ul><ul><li>Mature skills by working toward 6 merit badges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orienteering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneering </li></ul></ul>5
    5. 6. Scout Ranks 6 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle Year 1
    6. 7. Scout Ranks 7 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle “ You are here…”
    7. 8. Tactics <ul><li>Award Scout at Troop Induction Ceremony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrow of Light = Scout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scout signs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand Oath & Law </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Square knot (joining knot) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe 1st Class Rank badge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand Outdoor Code </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others to earn it by the end of March </li></ul></ul>8
    8. 9. Scout Ranks 9 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle Crossover Campout
    9. 10. Tactics <ul><li>Form new Scout patrols at Crossover Campout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webelos may be able to complete Tenderfoot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rope work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal fitness test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minor First Aid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introductory camping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heimlich maneuver </li></ul></ul></ul>10
    10. 11. Scout Ranks 11 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle Summer Camp
    11. 12. <ul><li>Complete 2nd Class by Summer Camp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troop campouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training at Troop meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginner swim test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency first Aid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Totin’ Chip & Firem’n Chit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wood-fire cooking </li></ul></ul></ul>Tactics 12
    12. 13. Tactics <ul><li>Master swimming requirements before Summer Camp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two trips to a local swimming pool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swim test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginner swim test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swimmer test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Others are Non-Swimmers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Swim Defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Afloat </li></ul></ul>13
    13. 14. Tactics <ul><li>Attend Summer Camp (8-14 Jun 08) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start 1 day early (7 Jun 08): Merit badge preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work toward 5-6 merit badges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fish & Wildlife Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rifle Shooting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingerprinting </li></ul></ul>14
    14. 15. First Year Roadmap 15 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class
    15. 16. Tactics <ul><li>Over Summer, complete Orienteering merit badge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three orienteering races at local State parks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earn Camping merit badge Aug - Oct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troop meeting training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backpacking trip at least 4 miles w/ 1000 ft climb </li></ul></ul>16
    16. 17. Tactics <ul><li>Complete First Aid merit badge, Nov-Feb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troop meeting training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPR training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webelos Readyman clinic </li></ul></ul>17
    17. 18. Tactics <ul><li>Complete Cooking merit badge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home cooked meals over year-end holidays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local restaurant tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Front-country cooking (charcoal, open fire) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back-country cooking (light-weight stove) </li></ul></ul>18
    18. 19. Scout Ranks 19 Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class Star Life Eagle January 2008
    19. 20. Tactics <ul><li>Complete 1st Class by end of January </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January campout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loose ends completed at Troop meetings/Feb outing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Map & compass </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patrol cooking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lashings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid Carries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CPR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swimmer </li></ul></ul></ul>20
    20. 21. Tactics <ul><li>Earn Troop service award sometime over the year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic Trails, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hornaday Unit Award & Badge </li></ul></ul>21
    21. 22. Tactics <ul><li>Start Hiking merit badge, Dec </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five 10-mile hikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One 20-mile hike </li></ul></ul>22
    22. 23. Side Benefit <ul><li>Star easily completed in 4 months </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 of 4 Eagle required merit badges complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 of 2 elective merit badges complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to effectively lead a patrol for 4 months </li></ul></ul>23
    23. 24. LIVE THE DREAM