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Medical Forms - (updated 02/20/2011)

BSA Medical forms must be updated YEARLY as follows:

  • Part A and B – required when a scout or adult joins and required prior to re-charter each year.
  • Part C – for scouts and adults for any campout over 72 hours. Unexpired copy required in May of each year.
  • Part D - is required for high adventure camps.

Elections

Elections are held twice a year in August and February. In order to run for and hold an office in the troop, scouts must maintain their attendance at 50% of meetings and 50% of outings. If a scout falls below 50% and is not able to perform the duties of his office, the Scoutmaster will give one warning. If attendance does not improve, the scout may be removed from office.

Patrol Leaders Council

The PLC, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop’s activities. The PLC is composed of the following voting members: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s), Patrol Leaders and Troop Guide. At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Fundraising and Scout Accounts (modified 12/30/2006)

The main source of funding for the troop is two annual fundraising projects.   The fall wreath and centerpiece sale begins in the early part of November. The spring mulch sale begins in the early part of February.   Each scout is expected to participate. The proceeds of the sales are split between the troop account and scout’s individual account. Money put into the individual scout accounts can be withdrawn upon presentation of a receipt for the purchase of scouting related equipment or can be used to pay for scouting related fees (ex. Summer Camp fees). Unused individual scout account balances revert to general troop funds upon departure by the scout from the troop either through transfer to another troop or non-recharter of the scout. Receipts for reimbursement are required prior to departure. Any suggestions you have for fundraising can be directed to the fundraising chairman on the troop committee.

Campouts (modified 3/6/2006)

Each time the troop goes on a campout we are required to turn in a tour permit to the Capital Area Council office. For this reason we need to know two weeks ahead of the campout which adults will be attending. The troop pays for monthly campout campsites if funds allow. Scouts pay for extra activites such as horseback riding or other special activities. Campouts are pay as you go. So if a scout goes, he pays. Adults do not pay. The troop quartermaster will collect the appropriate fees at the troop meeting immediately preceding the campout or at the campout departure.

Each scout family is required to provide round trip transportation to at least 2 campouts per year.

Troop Committee

The Troop Committee is the troop’s board of directors and supports the troop program. The Troop Committee’s responsibilities are:

  • To ensure that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained.
  • To provide adequate meeting facilities.
  • To advise the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the Chartered Organization.
  • To support leaders in carrying out the program.
  • To oversee finances, ensure that there are adequate funds and make disbursements in line with the approved budget plan.
  • To obtain, maintain and properly care for troop property.
  • To ensure that the troop has an outdoor program. (minimum 10 days and nights per year)
  • To serve on boards of review and courts of honor.
  • To support the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
  • To provide for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
  • To help with the Friends of Scouting Campaign.
  • To assist the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems.

The Troop Committee is composed of the following voting members: Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Charter Organization Rep, Chaplain, Advancement Coordinator, Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Quartermaster, and Historian.

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