Handouts: Troop Resource – one for each parent (even in only one in attendance)
My personal story Didn’t have a clue what it meant to be a scout parent when signed up for Tiger Cubs. Asked if would serve as Committeeman, but didn’t get any real direction as to what I supposed to do Didn’t realize that I could get recognition for my involvement My Youth Scouting Experience Limited parental involvement In the midst of family divorce financial hardships Taught me self-confidence As a parent Father of 7, and have worked in international sales, been on financial assistance So if you might be concerned that I might be trying to pressure you into something you can’t do due to family crisis, I do understand
I am here to help you with any questions
Boy Scout Parents Introduction
Chesterfield Missouri Troop 848
tags :: BSA, Boy Scouts, ScoutParents, introduction, overview
• Welcome & Introduction
• Parenting Benefits of Scouting
• Financial Investment
– Starting Your Scout Out Right, uniform & camping
– Dues & Fees
• Personal Development Opportunities
• Parental Involvement
Welcome & Introduction
Your ScoutParent Coordinator
• Provide an orientation for all parents about how
the unit works and the benefits to their family
– This presentation
• Facilitate parental involvement with troop
– Many hands make light work
– Leadership in Depth for backup and succession
• Keep parents updated on the unit’s program
and their child’s involvement
– Helping you help your son
What’s Your Interest In
• What is your current interest in Boy Scouting ?
• What is your interest in Troop 848 ?
• What has your family involvement history with
Scouting Method Reinforcing
Parenting / Maturity
• Building capable, responsible men for family,
community, and nation.
• Scouting Builds CHARACTER
• Scouting Builds VALUES
• Scouting Builds COMMUNITY
• Scouting Builds FAMILY
Scouting Builds CHARACTER
• Skill-development opportunities your child might not
otherwise find at home, school or through other
extracurricular programs, including leadership, team
building and conflict resolution. Scouting also builds
character by developing confidence and self-reliance
through positive role models as your child matures.
Scouting Builds VALUES
• A Scout is…
– Trustworthy: 75% always be honest and to be a leader.
– Loyal: 88% proud to live in the USA and 83% family is important.
– Helpful: 80% helping others should come before their own self-interest.
– Friendly: 80% treat others with respect and 78% to get along with others.
– Courteous: 87% older people should be treated with respect.
– Kind: 78% taught them to care for other people.
– Obedient: in Scouting five+ years more likely to reject negative peer pressure.
– Cheerful: 78% happy with their schools and their neighborhoods.
– Thrifty: 82% say that saving money for the future is a priority.
– Brave: 80% increased their confidence and 51% self-confidence as excellent.
– Clean: 79% more respect for the environment and their physical fitness.
– Reverent: 83% 5+ years attending religious services as a family is important.
Scouting Builds COMMUNITY
• Community service projects are a requirement of every
• Projects find the Scouts and leaders working side by
side, often earning the funds to offset their dues and
other expenses throughout the year.
Scouting Builds FAMILIES
• Scout parents are available and a positive influence on
their children at a time in their lives when they often don’t
want parents around.
• Siblings and extended family members can also benefit
by participating in family-based activities and programs,
and a Scout can serve as a positive role model to
younger family members.
Framework for Successful
• Critical time during 11-14 formative years – don’t let this time slip
by, it will be over before you know it, there will not be any ‘do
overs’ or other opportunities with this depth
• Establishes and reinforces moral compass and work ethic with peer
group influence (more powerful that parental words and example at
this questioning and forming age).
• For you as parents to help guide your children. One of the few
opportunities you have to share experiences with your son and
pass along knowledge
– Career preparation has been dedicated to schools
– Religious education to Sunday schools
– Sports to team coaches
– Spectator sports
• Puts you in a positive & reinforcing role, instead of negative &
– Positive: Can I help you, this might interest you, etc.
– Negative: Have you done ABC
• You get to explore and learn together
– Especially if you are active with the troop adult support organization
Starting Your Scout
:: Uniform ~ $150
– (Short $25+ / Long $30)
– Activity Shirt (from troop for outings)
• Kerchief (troop supplied)
• Shorts $25 Or Trousers $35
• Belt $11
• Socks $6
• Hiking Boots $50+
• Hat (optional / any billed)
– Boy Scout Handbook $12 (required)
– Cover $7 (recommended)
– Field Book $10 (optional)
Starting Your Scout ::
Backpacking Equipment ~
• 3 season sleeping
bag & sleeping pad
• Water bags
• Rain gear
• Towel & toiletries
• Mess kit
• Pocket knife
Annual Dues & Fees
• $24 Annual national registration for Youth
• $101 Troop Dues
– New scout kerchief, slide, troop numbers, troop patches, etc.
– Camping fees
– Rank award patches
– Youth Training Leadership fees
– Adult leader registrations
• $12 Boy’s Life magazine (optional,
• District Fundraising (optional, for those who
– Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign
– James E West Fellowship Award: $1,000+ council donation
• Annual Report & Plan
– Starting Balance in budget categories
– Ending Balance
– Itemized expenses
– Upcoming planned expenses
– Remaining projected amounts
• Available for review when wanted
• Local troop campouts
• Spring & Autumn District Camporees
• Summer Camp
• High Adventure: Philmont & Seabase
• Community Service Programs
– Scouting for Food in November
– Earth Day in Spring
Youth Protection Training
• No One-On-One Contact
– One-on-one contact between an adult and a youth member is not permitted. In situations that require personal
interaction, such as a Scoutmaster conference, the meeting must be conducted in view of at least one other adult.
• Respect of Privacy
– Adult leaders must respect the privacy of youth members in situations such as changing into swimsuits or taking
showers at camp. In similar situations, adults should also protect their own privacy.
• Separate Accommodations
– When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep in the tent of an adult other than his own parent or guardian. Councils
are strongly encouraged to have separate shower and latrine facilities for females. Where separate facilities are not
available, separate shower times for males and females should be scheduled and posted.
• No Secret Organizations
– There are no secret organizations recognized within the Boy Scouts of America. All aspects of Scouting are open at
any time for observation by parents or guardians and troop leaders.
• No Hazing
– Physical hazing and initiations are prohibited by the Boy Scouts of America and may not be included as part of any
• Appropriate Attire
– Proper clothing is required for all Scouting activities. Skinny-dipping is not condoned by the Boy Scouts of America.
• Junior Leader Training and Supervision
– Adult leaders must monitor and guide the leadership techniques used by junior leaders and ensure that Boy Scouts of
America policies are followed.
• Online Quick Start Training
• District Training
• University of Scouting
• Wood Badge
• Philmont Training Center
Online Training: Quick Starts
• Youth Protection
• This is Scouting
• Safe Swim Defense
• Physical Wellness
• Safety Afloat
• Climb On Safely
• Trek Safely
• Weather Hazards
• Leader Position-Specific Training
– Troop Committee Challenge Retake Course | View
– Fast Start Orientation Training
– Fast Start: Boy Scouting
– ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast Start
• Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
(required for Scoutmasters)
– contact your local District Executive (New Horizons) at (314) 361-
• Red Cross First Aid
• Powder Horn
– Motivate and prepare adult and youth leaders to provide their unit
with a safe and correct Outdoor / High Adventure activities
– Weekend one will take place on April 25-27, 2014
at Beaumont Scout Ranch in High Ridge, Missouri.
– Weekend two will take place on May 9-11, 2014
at the S-F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, Missouri.
• Red Cross First Aid
Council Training January
University of Scouting
• Scoutmaster Indoor Training
• Troop Committee Training
• Eagle is just the beginning!
• Fundraising, Popcorn &
• Boy Scout Advancement
• Scoutmaster Conferences
• Boards of Review
• Courts of Honor
• Merit Badge Counselor
Training & FAQ
• Eagle Scout Leadership
• From Life to Eagle
• First Class-First Year &
• Boy Scout First Aid Skills
• Boy Scout Camping Skills
• Boy Scout Hiking and
• Boy Scout Orienteering &
• Pioneering & Lashings 101
• Indian Lore 101
• Leatherwork 101
• How to have a great
• The Boy-Led Troop
• Scouter Awards
• The Insider's Guide to
• Age-Appropriate Guidelines
for Boy Scouts
• Troop Committee Guidebook
• Scoutmaster Handbook
• Boy Scouts Troop Program Features (Volumes
– Also online for free
• Camping and Outdoor Program Committee
• Eight-day training course involving Scoutcraft and
leadership skills for unit-, district-, and council-level
• $250 (VFW scholarships available)
• Spring Course
– Pre-Course evening in April
– Two weekends in May
– Beaumont Scout Reservation, High Ridge, MO
• Fall Course
– Pre-Course evening in August
– Two weekends in September
– Pine Ridge Scout Camp, Makanda, IL
Philmont Training Center (PTC)
• First Track [$495 in NM]
– Attend the Philmont Training Center as a summer or fall conference (week 11)
• Camp Standards - Procedures and Compliance
• Camping and Outdoor Program Committee Administration
• Climbing Instructor Level II
• Conservation USA
• Philmont Leadership Challenge (PLC)
• Project COPE and Climbing Manager
• Project COPE Instructor Level II
• Properties Conference
• Recruiting and Serving Ethnic Markets
• Shooting Sports Program
• Trek Leader Planning and Advanced Outdoor Skills
• Wilderness First Aid Train the Trainer
• Second Track
– Attend an additional (second) course as a summer or fall conference (week 11) participant.
– Recruit three (3) people to attend PTC as a summer or fall conference (week 11) conference
– Teach a BSA course* in one of the following: District, Council, Area, Region
Troop Adult Training
• Various scouting events require different adult
supervision for safety and compliance with BSA
– Pressurized Fuels, First Aid, Swimming, High Ropes, Rock
Climbing, Tee Pee, Pioneering Kit, Boating, Shooting Sports, etc.
• With prior troop committee review and approval
– 50% of cost, up to $155
– BSA certifications and adult leader training only
(i.e. not general classes)
• Outdoor Leader Training
• Wood Badge
:: You’re In Good Company
• Chartered Org Rep, Secretary, Advancement Chair: Jennifer
• Scoutmaster: Jun Fabella
• Primary Assistant Scoutmasters: Mark Alan, Jeff Alley
• Committee Chairman: Robert Grupe
• Treasurer: Mark DeStefano
• Pack Liaison: Jim Bunn
* Order of the Arrow
• Troop Campouts
• Scouting for Food
• Annual Friends of Scouting fundraising
• Summer Camp
• Community Service Opportunities
Merit Badge Counselor
• Complete Youth Protection training.
• Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America (position code 42).
• Be recognized as having the skills and education in the merit badge subjects
covered and hold any required qualifications and training as outlined in the Guide
to Safe Scouting or the Guide to Advancement—or use others so qualified.
• STL District Application form (4) subjects max.
• NOVA Awards (STEM) Counselor
– Science (Shoot)
• Merit badge choice: Archery, Robotics, Astronomy, Shotgun Shooting, Athletics, Space Exploration,
Aviation, Weather, Rifle Shooting
– Technology (Start Your Engines)
• Merit badges choice: Automotive Maintenance, Farm Mechanics, Aviation, Motorboating, Canoeing,
Nuclear Science, Cycling, Railroading, Drafting, Small - Boat Sailing, Electricity, Space Exploration,
Energy, Truck Transportation
– Engineering (Whoosh)
• Merit badges choice: Archery, Inventing, Aviation, Model Design and Building, Composite Materials,
Railroading, Drafting, Rifle Shooting, Electronics, Robotics, Engineering, Shotgun Shooting
– Math (Design to Crunch)
• Merit badges choice: American Business, Orienteering, Chess, Personal Management, Computers,
Radio, Drafting, Surveying, Entrepreneurship, Weather
Current Merit Badges Without
American Cultures Dog Care Mammal Study Rowing
American Labor Drafting Metalwork Safety
Animal Science Electricity Model Design Scholarship
Archaeology Electronics Motorboating Scuba Diving
Archery Energy Music Sculpture
Architecture Engineering Nature Search and Rescue
Astronomy Farm Mechanics Nuclear Science Shotgun Shooting
Athletics Fingerprinting Oceanography Small Boat Sailing
Auto Maintenance Fish and Wildlife Painting Snow Sports
Backpacking Fly Fishing Pets Soil and Water
Basketry Forestry Photography Stamp Collecting
Bird Study Gardening Pioneering Surveying
Bugling Genealogy Plant Science Textile
Canoeing Geology Plumbing Theater
Chemistry Golf Pottery Truck Transport
Chess Home Repairs Public Health Veterinary Medicine
Cinematography Horsemanship Public Speaking Water Sports
Coin Collecting Indian Lore Pulp and Paper Weather
Collections Insect Study Radio Welding
Composite Materials Inventing Railroading Whitewater
Cooking Journalism Reading Wilderness Survival
Crime Prevention Kayaking Reptile/Amphibian Woodwork
Dentistry Landscape Architect Rifle Shooting
Disability Aware Leatherwork Robotics
Adult Volunteer Positions
Volunteer Position Description of Tasks to be Accomplished
Activity Coordinator Promote attendance at council, district, and unit activities and events.
Activity leader Offer to lead a nature hike or other unit activity based on your skills or interests.
Advancement Chairperson Order, pick up, and package Scout recognition awards from the Scout shop or Council office.
Advancement Committee Maintain a Scout advancement display board.
Advancement Recorder Keep advancement records.
Aquatics Counselor Make your boat available to the unit for an activity or provide support to those teaching aquatics skills.
Assistant Leader Assist as a second adult to sit in on Scoutmaster conference.
Audiovisual Coordinator Set up the public address system at special events.
Board of Review Supporter Serve on a board of review.
Ceremony Chair Make props for troop/team ceremonies.
Charter Presentation Chair Help plan a charter presentation.
Commissioner Support one or more units as a liaison with the district/council.
Court of Honor Coordinator Coordinate the troop's regular or special Eagle Court of Honor.
Equipment Coordinator Provide tools for conservation projects.
Equipment Repairperson Repair damaged camp gear and equipment.
Facility Committee Make a cabin on the lake or in the mountains available.
First Aider Keep unit first aid kit fully stocked.
Flag Ceremony Coordinator Coordinate the unit's involvement in local flag ceremonies.
Friends of Scouting Helper Chair or work on the FOS campaign in the unit.
Fund-raising Coordinator Chair or work on the unit fund-raising activity.
Historian Make a unit scrapbook or display of photos of past events.
Historic Trail Coordinator Spearhead arrangements for an outing on a historic trail.
Hobby Instructor Teach your hobby to the Scouts in the unit.
Interfaith Religious Coordinator Help plan interfaith worship services on unit outings.
Librarian Maintain a unit library of merit badge pamphlets and other resources.
Logistics Coordinator Be responsible for unit meeting place logistics.
Medical Coordinator Keep a record of the health history of each Scout.
Meeting Host Make your home available for patrol meetings.
Merit Badge Counselor Serve as a merit badge counselor.
Open House Coordinator Coordinate a unit open house for new members.
Parent Initiative Coordinator Make sure new Scouts and families are welcomed.
Print Coordinator Print programs for a court of honor.
Publicity Chair Serve as unit publicity chairman.
Recharter Coordinator Assist with the troop/team rechartering process.
Recognition Committee Thank the spouses of the adult leaders, as well as parents and other adults who volunteer to help.
Recognition Coordinator Thank leaders with a note or token of appreciation.
Refreshment Committee Make refreshment arrangements at the court of honor.
Religious Awards Coordinator Promote the religious awards programs.
Service Project Committee Chair or assist with troop/team community service projects.
Skills Coordinator Arrange for special subject experts to visit troop/team meetings.
Snorkeling and Scuba Instructor Teach Scouts snorkeling and/or scuba.
Summer Camp Coordinator Promote adult leader and youth attendance at summer camp.
Survey Coordinator Help collect a troop resource survey from all families.
Telephone Tree Committee Serve on a phone committee to remind people of events.
Tour Permit Coordinator Be responsible for tour permits for activities.
Training Coordinator Keep training records for the troop/team.
Transportation Helper Provide transportation to activities.
Treasurer Assist with unit budget plan.
Uniform Bank Coordinator Maintain a uniform bank.
Webelos Transition Chair Coordinate Webelos transition and the establishment of new Scout patrols.
Webmaster for Unit Develop and maintain a unit Web-site.
Youth Protection Training Coordinator Promote Youth Protection training.
Lots of ways you can
help (big and small)
“Many hands make
“It takes a village to
After The Troop
• Order of the Arrow
• Multicultural, Low Income, and
Juvenile Diversion Programs
• Starting new programs with
What You Will Get Out Of
• Community Service
– 73% Increased opportunities (resulting in
recognition, provides professional credit
for your employer)
• Personal Values and Traits
– 62% Moral and ethical decision making
• A Communication Skills
– 68% improves teaching and mentoring
– 40% public speaking
• A Relationship Skills
– 69% Patience and understanding
– Becoming better parents
• 88% helps become a better parent
• 71% being a positive example to your
• 67% building positive bond with child
– 71% Better relationship skills with children
– 73% Build friendships with other adults
• Improves Self Esteem
• 85% adds more fun, be a kid again
• A Survival and Outdoor Skills
– 62% developed “a great deal”
• A Management and Leadership
– 74% helping become a better
– 66% being a better employee
• Leadership Training
– 57% organizing groups
• Peer Parent Network
– Learn from & support other parents
Summary :: Preparing for the
• Your son will only get one chance to earn Eagle
Scout that will benefit him for the rest of his life.
• You will only get one chance to help guide him
through these formative years to equip him for the
– Opportunity for you to learn and develop new skills
– Share your knowledge
– Strengthen you parenting
– Develop your son and provide best life opportunities
– Demonstrates love and commitment to your son
• No other youth program provides the depth of
methods and parental development tools as Boy
• Don’t let these years go by
• Indication your interest to be an active parent
– Youth Application ScoutParent checkbox
– Troop Resource Sheet
• Take Online Certification (about 20 minutes)
– Youth Protection Training
– This is Scouting
• Register as an Adult Scouter
– [So can serve as a chaperone and assist with advancements]
– Indicate your level of participation (occasional, monthly, youth)
– Identify your Merit Badges
Youth Application Form
Check the block to be an active
• Robert Grupe
Troop 848 Committee Chair
• Online Resources
– Scouting: http://rgrupe.com/Scouts/
• Guides, checklists, etc.
– Troop 848: https://sites.google.com/site/chesterfieldtroop848/