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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.

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 Money put into the individual scout accounts can be withdrawn upon presentation of a receipt for the purchase of scouting related equipment or can be used to pay for scouting related fees (ex.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

The troop pays for monthly campout campsites if funds allow.  If funds don't cover monthly campout costs then the participants will be required to pay but at this time the fundraising activities have covered campouts without issue.  Scouts pay for extra activities such as horseback riding or other special activities. The troop quartermaster will collect the appropriate fees at the troop meeting immediately preceding the campout or at the campout departure.

For the monthly campouts the troop does not provide transportation between the church and campgrounds.  Usually we have enough volunteers that your scout can carpool with.  However we do that each scout family is required to provide round trip transportation to at least 2 campouts per year.  So that we can judge if we need to ask for volunteer drivers please make sure to sign up for the monthly campouts at this troop website.

Attendance

Scout participation is a requirement for rank advancement. The requirements is that a scout has to be active 50% of the time in the last 6 months. This is a rolling 6 months so technically if they have been 100% active in the previous 3 months prior to rank advancement then they have met the requirements.
Following are the requirements:

Campout attendance

- In order to meet the minimum requirements to be considered having attended a troop campout for the purposes of tracking attendance, one must do one of the following:

o spend the night Friday (or other first night of the campout), engage in the troop agenda for scouting activities until at least noon on Saturday (or other next day), and check out as appropriate.

o arrive and check in as appropriate by 6:00 PM on Saturday (or other day of primary activities), engage in the troop agenda for scouting activities, spend the night Saturday night (or other night at the conclusion of primary activities), and engage in the troop agenda the following day until troop dismissal.

- If one arrives late or leaves early, they should check in/out with the SPL, their PL, and the SM.

Meeting attendance

- In order to meet the minimum requirements to be considered having attended a troop meeting for the purposes of tracking attendance, one must do one of the following:

o be present when attendance is taken at the beginning of the meeting, engage in the troop agenda for scouting activities, and check out as appropriate after the midpoint of the meeting.

o check in as appropriate before the midpoint of the meeting, engage in the troop agenda for scouting activities, and be present at dismissal.

- If one arrives late or leaves early, they should check in/out with the SPL, their PL, and the SM.


Leadership

Adult Leadership is covered here.

Youth Leadership is covered here.

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