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  • Early Ranks Focus: Scoutcraft 03/21/13
  • Senior Ranks Focus: Leadership & Community Service Longest: Camping Merit Badge - 20 nights 03/21/13
  • 32 Boy Scouts
  • Boy Scouts Introduction

    1. 1. Prepared. For Life. ® – Prepared. For Adventure. – Prepared. For Leadership. – Prepared. For Service. – Prepared. For Learning. Boy Scouting & Troop 848Robert GrupeScoutParents CoordinatorChesterfield Missouri Troop 8482013-03-02tags :: BSA, Boy Scouts, introduction, overview 1
    2. 2. Benefits of Boy Scouting• Outdoor confidence and sufficiency• Safety• Leadership Development• Community Service 2
    3. 3. Benefits of Scouting• The Boy Scouts of America is the nations foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.• Offer young people responsible fun an adventure• Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law• Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership• Serve Americas communities and families with its quality, values-based program.
    4. 4. Benefits of Scouting• Access to an active, exciting fun-filled, and adventuresome program.• Ability to participate in advancement and recognition programs and gain awards for performance• Use of the council camps and Cub Scout day camp with all their facilities• Participation in international, national and regional events, such as Jamborees and the National Order of the Arrow Conference.• Opportunities for training in leadership, Scoutcraft skills, outdoor living skills, citizenship, swimming, etc.• Use of national high adventure bases. – Philmont, Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier
    5. 5. Outdoor Adventures Rocking ClimbingPioneering & RappellingOuting Challenge Course
    6. 6. Outdoor Adventures S-bar-F TreehouseFort Leonard WoodCamping Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure
    7. 7. Eagle Recognition• Eagle Scout rank is earned by only 5 percent of Boy Scouts each year – 51,473 youth earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2011• Scholarships• Employment• Career advancement (military)• Resume• Lifetime recognition 7
    8. 8. Notable Scouts• Hank Aaron, Baseball Hall of Fame • John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president, member first Scout to become president• Bill Bradley, Basketball Hall of Fame • Branford Marsalis, Grammy-winning member (Eagle Scout) musician (Life Scout)• Jimmy Buffet, musician • Sam Nunn, U.S. senator from Georgia• Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. president • Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president• Walter Cronkite, journalist, anchorman • Richard Roundtree, actor and commentator • Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. secretary• Gerald Ford, 38th U.S. president (Eagle of defense (Eagle Scout) Scout) • Nolan Ryan, Baseball Hall of Fame• Harrison Ford, actor (Life Scout) member• Bill Gates, founder of M icrosoft (Life • Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winning Scout) filmmaker (Eagle Scout)• John Glenn, astronaut, first man to orbit • George Strait, country and western Earth singer• Dan Janssen, 1994 Olympic speed • Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart stores skating gold medalist (Eagle Scout)• Michael Jordan, Basketball Hall of Fame • Steve Fossett, world explorer (Eagle member, two-time Olympic basketball Scout) gold medalist • Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defense• Bill Marriott Jr., president of M arriott (Eagle Scout) Corporation • Of the 12 men to walk on the moon, 11 were Scouts. 8
    9. 9. AdvancementPath To Eagle 9
    10. 10. Early Ranks Advancement Plan• The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must be earned in sequence. – Tenderfoot: 1 overnight campout, 30 days physical fitness – Second Class: 2 overnight campouts, 5 activities – First Class: 3 overnight campouts, 10 activities• Merit badge requirements: Personal Fitness, First Aid, Camping, and Hiking compliment rank advancement requirements. – Example: First Aid in rank advancements.• Awards with complimentary requirements: Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, Leave No Trace, and Paul Bunyan – Example: Rank advancement basics for Totin’Chip & Firem’n Chit. 10
    11. 11. Senior Ranks Advancement• Star – 6 merit badges (4 from Eagle list) – Service Project: 6 hours – 4 months leadership position• Life – 11 merit badges (5 new, 3 from Eagle list) – Service Project: 6 hours – 6 months leadership• Eagle – 21 merit badges (10 new, 12 in total from Eagle list) – 6 months leadership – Service Project: plan and lead 11
    12. 12. Merit Badges & Awards• 130 Merit Badges to Choose from• National Outdoor Achievement Badges & Medal – Camping Segment: Camping* and Cooking, First Aid*, or Pioneering. – Hiking Segment: Hiking* and Orienteering – Aquatics: Swimming and Lifesaving – Riding Segment: Cycling or Horsemanship – Adventure Segment: Wilderness Survival or Emergency Preparedness*• NOVA Awards (STEM) – Science • Merit badge choice: Archery, Robotics, Astronomy, Shotgun Shooting, Athletics, Space Exploration, Aviation, Weather, Rifle Shooting – Technology • 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 • Merit badges choice: Archery, Inventing, Aviation, Model Design and Building, Composite Materials, Railroading, Drafting, Rifle Shooting, Electronics, Robotics, Engineering, Shotgun Shooting – Math • Merit badges choice: American Business, Orienteering, Chess, Personal Management, Computers, Radio, Drafting, Surveying, Entrepreneurship, Weather 12
    13. 13. Merit Badges for Adventure• National Outdoor Achievement Badges & M edal – Camping Segment: • Camping* and Cooking, First Aid*, or Pioneering. – Hiking Segment: • Hiking* and Orienteering – Aquatics: • Swimming and Lifesaving – Riding Segment: • Cycling or Horsemanship – Adventure Segment: • Wilderness Survival or Emergency Preparedness*• Just for the fun of it – Search & Rescue, Scuba, Geocaching…. 13
    14. 14. Merit Badges for Geeks• NOVA Awards Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM ) – Electricity, Electronics, Computers, Robotics – Space Exploration, Aviation – Astronomy, Weather – Nuclear Science, Energy – Drafting, Engineering, Inventing, Surveying – Model Design and Building, Composite Materials, – American Business, Entrepreneurship – Chess, Orienteering, Radio 14
    15. 15. Into Venturing with Sea Scouts• Ages 14-21 boys & girls• Outdoor Bronze Award (2 electives), Ranger (4 electives) – Backpacking – Cave Exploration – Cycling/Mountain Biking – Ecology – Equestrian – First Aid – Fishing – Hunting – Lifesaver – Mountaineering – Outdoor Living History – Physical Fitness – Plants and Wildlife – Project COPE – Scuba Certification – Shooting Sports – Watercraft – Winter Sports 15
    16. 16. Merit Badges :: Leveraging Other Activities• School Work – Assignments – Extra credit assignments – Academic competitions (science, writing,…)• Extracurricular – Music: Band, Sports – Sports – Clubs: Theater, Debate• Summer Camps / Fitness Clubs – BSA – Non-BSA• Family Vacations & Trips 16
    17. 17. Achievement Award Opportunities• Kayaking BSA, Boardsailing BSA• Den Chief Service Award• 50-Miler Award, Historic Trails Award• Interpreter Strip• Religious Emblems (medal)• Mile Swim BSA, Snorkeling BSA, Scuba BSA• William T. Hornaday Awards (medals)• World Conservation Award• Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards (medals)• Donor Awareness• Cyber Chip• NOVA STEM Awards 17
    18. 18. Order of the Arrow• Scoutings National Honor Society• Boy Scouts – First Class rank. – 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to election. – Elected by troop scouts, as a recognition of honor• Adult – based upon their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose. 18
    19. 19. Boy Scout Troop Organization 19
    20. 20. Troop 848• Boy Led Troop – Patrol Method• Monthly Adventures – Planned by Youths• Outdoor Programs• Personal Growth• Leadership Development & Advancement – 4 Eagles • 96 over the past 20 years and counting! – 7 Life – 7 Star – 5 First Class – 6 Second Class – 3 Scout/Tenderfoot
    21. 21. Troop 848 :: You’re In Good Hands• Scoutmaster: Jun Fabella*• Assistant Scoutmasters (13): Mark Alan, John Barr*, Ken Bezeau , Doug Broyles*, Joe Duffell, Mark Kammeyer*, Michael McDonald*, Judy Newell, Stephen Newell, Joe O’Hanlon*, Donald Pruitt*, Robert Romaine*, Thomas Sander*• Chartered Org Rep, Secretary, Advancement Chair: Jennifer Adams• Committee Chairman: Mike Andert• Treasurer: Mark DeStefano• Pack Liaison: Kevin Matzdorf• Committee: Katie Barry, Tamara Burlis, David Mack, Sarah Shaefer, Chris Whiting, Sandy Young , Shelby Zhu• ScoutParents, Adult Training, & Merit Badge Coordinator Robert Grupe* * Order of the Arrow 21
    22. 22. Troop 848 Rules• No personal hatchets, axes, or sheath knives - the Troop provides hatchets and saws when required. Boys are given instruction and must prove proficient in handling and safety before use is allowed. This is accomplished with the Tot’n’Chip card program. There is no need for a sheath knife; a pocketknife is safer and will handle all cutting needs.• No iPods, cell phones, radios, two way radios, tape players, TV, electronic games, etc. - we can enjoy these diversions at home. There are other activities to occupy us when we go on outings. We may employ the immersion test if these are discovered.• No pressurized or liquid fuel lanterns or stoves unless toasted chit training is completed - safety is the key consideration.• No liquid fire-starters e.g. charcoal lighter fluid.• No flame of any kind in tents - again, safety. We use flashlights for tent lighting.• No fireworks - safety and fire danger.• No matches or cigarette lighters - strike on the box matches will be provided by adult leaders. “Strike anywhere” matches are prohibited.• No alcohol, drugs, etc. - obvious reasons.• We do not allow any solid fuel or liquid fuel hand warmers. Air activated hand warmers are acceptable substitutes.• No hitting anyone or hazing.• No leaving the campsite after lights out without permission from an adult. 22