Introduction to Troop 111 Boy Scout Troop 111 was chartered on December 17, 2000 with four scouts. Jerome United Methodist Church, of Plain City, Ohio, sponsors our Troop. Troop 111 is part of the Buckeye District of the Simon Kenton Council. Today, we have dedicated active Scouts and leaders and a very supportive Troop Committee.
Scouting is a game with a purpose. FUN is the GAME. VALUES are the PURPOSE. LEARNING is the PROCESS. The mission of our troop is to provide a program following the guidelines of BSA. Every Scouting activity moves boys toward the three aims of Scouting; Character development; Citizenship training; and, Mental and physical fitness. Each Scout can grow as an individual. A Scoutmaster trains boys to be leaders, makes available to them the resources and guidance they need to lead well, and then steps into the background and lets the Scouts do their jobs. Emphasis is placed on operating as a “boy” run troop as much as possible.
We encourage older scouts to participate in a week of Junior Leader Training (JLT), for example, Nagatamen, Brownsea, or Eagle Feather. These JLT programs help prepare our Troop’s senior leadership core. Leadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. Scouts in positions of leadership run their patrols and the Troop. They take care of the many tasks required for troop meetings and activities to run smoothly. The Troop is lead by the Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) which meets regularly to plan the upcoming activities for the Troop.’
We have monthly camping events and attend summer camp at Camp Falling Rock (near Newark) one week each summer. Weekly troop meetings complement the outdoor programs, providing a forum for instruction, preparation, advancement, team building and fun. High adventure camps and activities are available to older scouts.
Throughout its history, members of the Boys Scouts of America have provided service to others. Troop 111 has several ongoing community service projects. They include annually assisting the Dublin Police conduct a Bicycle Rodeo. Our Troop is in partnership with the Washington Township Fire Department in retiring American flags.We have adopted 1.5 miles of Merchant Road in Delaware County as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. Our Troop volunteers in the Salvation Army’s Annual God and Country Concert. As a contribution to our sponsoring organization, Jerome Church, our Troop participates in the semiannual clean up and we march in the Memorial Day Parade. As you can see, we offer a variety of opportunities to serve our community.
The Boy Scout experience is offered at whatever level the boy wants to participate. Attendance at every event or activity is not mandatory. With a little advanced planning, scheduling conflicts with other activities such as schoolwork or seasonal sports participation can be accommodated. As a result, each Scout will advance at his own pace, subject to his level of participation, interest and personal goals.
The success of our Troop is a reflection on the active involvement of every parent. We ask each parent to volunteer for a committee or adult leader position. The Committee may be seen as the “board of directors” of the troop. There are several areas to get involved. We would like to see every parent participate in at least one outing or activity annually in a supervisory capacity and sit on monthly Boards of Review for the Scouts on a rotating basis.
Code of Conduct The Code of Conduct has been defined by the Boy Scouts of America, and Troop 111 shall follow the same Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct is defined as:
The Scout Oath Or Promise:
On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically stronq, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law:
A Scout Is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent
Scout Motto:Be Prepared
Scout Slogan:Do a Good Turn Daily
The Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, and/or the Troop Committee shall have the authority and discretion to contact parents and send home any boy who refuses to carry out the instructions of the Scoutmaster or his designated representative, or who, through his actions endangers lives, causes physical harm or damages property. In the event this occurs, the parents/guardians of the boy will be required to make arrangements to take immediate custody of the boy. The Troop shall not be liable for any costs. Transportation of the Scout and/or restitution costs will be solely the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
Any actions, which might involve discipline, will be dealt with discretely. The Scout’s parents will be fully informed of the issue. Because serious or recurring behavioral problems may require the Troop Committee’s involvement, the Scoutmaster will share discipline problems with the Committee Chairperson. Such problems should be addressed in a firm, but fair manner with the goal to integrate the youth back into the Scouting program. Problems that may lead to a youth’s permanent removal from the Troop should be handled by the Troop Committee and the Scoutmaster, and will involve the Scout’s ‘parents or guardians. Together, the Troop Committee, parents, and Scoutmaster will work toward a solution with the Troop’s best interest in mind.
The Scout Uniform
Scouts in uniform are conscious of their rank and make a greater effort to advance. Only the uniform provides a place for display of badges - important symbols of achievement. Scouts have more fun, remain in the Scouting program longer, and feel greater pride in advancement.
How the uniform can help a boy:
Whenever a Scout sees another person in a Scout uniform he knows he is like that person because both have committed themselves principles of the Scout Oath and Law. The Scout Oath and Law bind all Scouts of the world together in a common purpose. By wearing the uniform, Scouts give each other strength and support. Beyond accenting the common bond between Scouts, by wearing the uniform Scouts are declaring their faith and commitment to some important beliefs that bind them to all people. It is a way of making visible their belief in God, their loyalty to our country and their commitment to helping other people who need them.
How the uniform can help the Troop:
1.When worn correctly, the uniform can help build good Troop spirit. 2.By investing in a uniform, a Scout and his parents are really making a kind of a commitment to take Scouting seriously. 3.The uniform makes the Troop visible as a force for good in the community. 4.When properly worn on the correct occasions, it can attract new members. 5.Scouts in uniform create a strong, positive, youth image in the neighborhood, thus helping to counteract the negative feeling some adults have about youth.
Troop 111 Uniform:
The Full (Class A) Uniform should be worn to all Troop meetings, travel to and from Troop or Patrol campouts, openings and closings at campouts, Board of Reviews and any other function where the Scout may be representing Troop 111 and/or Scouting. Class A is defined as BSA uniform shirt with appropriate shorts/pants. Scouts attaining the First Class rank are presented with the Troop neckerchief. Scout caps or headgear are optional but must have a reference to Scouting (e.g. Scout logo).It is the parent’s responsibility to provide a complete uniform for the Scout, including shirt, pants or shorts, socks, hat, insignia and green web belt. Once established, parents and scouts are encouraged to donate used uniform items to the Troop uniform exchange.
Uniform inspections may be held periodically, using the Boy Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet to advise boys on the care and correct wearing of uniforms and insignia. Official placement of insignia may be found on the inside front and back cover of the Scout Handbook, in the Insignia Guide, and in the Scout Record Keeping and information booklet. It should go without saying that Class A shirts are worn properly buttoned and tucked into the pants.
The Activity Uniform (Class B), preferably a Troop 111 t-shirt, may be worn for all activities. Only T-shirts with a BSA logo or artwork qualify as a class B uniform.
The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts. The importance of the Scoutmaster’s job is reflected in the fact that the quality of his guidance will affect every youth and adult involved in the troop. The Scoutmaster’s most important responsibility is to train Scouts to run our Troop and help them learn to become effective leaders who can then plan, conduct, and evaluate activities. Scoutmasters train troop junior leaders by providing direction, coaching, and support. The patrol method -- that of using a boy’s natural desire to belong to a group of peers- -serves as the foundation of Scouting. Working with and through troop junior leaders embody the heart of the patrol method.
The Scoutmaster can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years old. The Committee Chairperson and the head of the chartered organization appoint the Scoutmaster. The Scoutmaster’s duties include:
General •Train and guide boy leaders. •Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys. •Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.
•Meet regularly with the patrol leaders’ council for training and coordination in planning Troop activities. •Attend all Troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute. •Attend Troop committee meetings. •Conduct periodic parents’ sessions to share the program arid encourage parent participation and cooperation. •Take part in annual membership inventory and uniform inspection, charter review meeting, and charter presentation.
•Conduct Scoutmaster Conferences for all rank advancements. •Provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered. •Delegate responsibility to other adults and groups (assistants, troop committee) so that they have a real part in Troop operations. •Supervise Troop elections for the Order of the Arrow.
•Make it possible for each Scout to experience at least 10 days and nights of camping each year. •Participate in district and council events (e.g., Camporees, Pow Wow, Scout Show, etc.). •Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature. •Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
Asyou see, the Scoutmaster has many responsibilities.
To fulfill his obligation to the Troop, the Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the Troop Committee, recruits assistant Scoutmasters to help operate the Troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also provide the required two-deep leadership standards set by the Boy Scouts of America (there must be at least two adults present at any Boy Scout activity). An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each Troop should be 21 or older, so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster’s absence.
Assistant Scoutmasters will be assigned to a particular Patrol, and have responsibilities for supervision and guidance of various Junior Leader roles. For example, they can be assigned to work with the Quartermaster, help plan campout logistics and various other roles. A Troop should recruit as many assistant Scoutmasters as possible.
Troop Committee Responsibilities:
The Troop Committee is the Troop’s Board of directors and supports the Troop program. The Troop Committee does the following: 1.Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited. 2.Provides adequate meeting facilities. 3.Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the Chartered Organization. 4.Supports leaders in carrying out the program. 5.Is responsible for finances, funding, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan. 6.Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property. 7.Ensures the Troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year). 8.Serves on boards of review. 9.Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program. 10.Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require. 11.Assists the Scoutmaster with handling Scout’s behavioral problems.
In addition to the Key Committee Positions, the Troop Committee Chairman need persons to carry out numerous other tasks such as;
•Fundraising •Refreshments/Court of Honor Subcommittee •Board of Review Subcommittee
Adult Leader Training
The Boy Scouts of America wants to ensure they have trained adult leaders. There are a number of opportunities to receive both Scout program and Committee training. Here are just a few opportunities for leader training.
Buckeye District Roundtable Held the first Thursday of each month (except in July). The Roundtable offers an opportunity to develop basic program ideas.
Basic Scout Leader Training Recently the Boy Scout’s National organization has revised the basic leader training. Adults can attend local programs such and Blackfoot or Green Bar adult leader training. These programs go into considerable detail on how a Scout troop is organized and operates.
Wood Badge Training Wood Badge is advanced leader training usually offered in two three-day sessions in late summer.
Pow WowAn annual one-day event where leaders can learn a variety of skills from knot tying to planning a court of honor. Pow Wow is held the last Saturday of January.
Troop Committee Challenge This 3-hour program teaches in detail the responsibilities of the Troop Committee needed to support the Troop.
Troop 111 is fortunate to have several adult leaders who have completed Basic Leader Training andWood Badge training.Several of Troop 111 leaders serve as staff for Blackfoot, Wood Badge and Troop Committee Challenge training.
Advancement is the process by which youth members progress through the ranks in the Scouting program by the gradual mastery of Scouting skills. Everything boys do to advance and earn these ranks, from the day they join should be designed to help boys have an exciting and meaningful experience.
Boy Scout Advancement - A Four Step Process:
1. The Boy ScoutLearns.
A Scout learns by doing. As he learns, he grows in ability to do his part as a member of the patrol and the troop. As he develops knowledge and skill, he is asked to teach others. In this way, he begins to develop leadership.
2. The Boy Scout is Tested. His Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster may test a Scout on requirements. The Scout must demonstrate a proficiency before the requirement is signed off.
3.The Boy Scout is Reviewed After a Scout has completed all requirements for a rank, he has a Board of Review. For Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle Palms, members of the troop committee conduct the review. A member of the District Advancement Committee conducts the Eagle Board of Review.
4.The Boy Scout is Recognized When the Board of Review has certified a boy’s advancement, he deserves to receive recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next troop meeting. The certificate for his next rank will be presented to him at the next troop court of honor.
The Ranks Within A Scout Troop Are:
New Scout; Tenderfoot; Second Class; First Class; Star; Life; Eagle
The New Scout rank requires only some simple memorization. An important part to becoming a New Scout, however, is having completed the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s guide with a parent or guardian. The last step to attaining the New Scout rank is a Scoutmaster’s Conference. Tenderfoot, Second and First Classes require that the Scout learn and show proficiency in a series of “Scout Skills” which are, for the most part, taught by Scouts who have already attained that rank. A Scoutmaster’s Conference and a Board of Review follow the learning of skills. The Scoutmaster will be interested in determining what the Scout learned and what his goals are for his next step in Scouting.
Boards of Review:
The Board of Review (made up of at least 3 registered adults of the Troop Committee) will be interested in:
1.Making sure the work has been learned and completed requirements for the rank. Please note, it is NOT the responsibility of the Board of Review to re-test the Scout.If, however, there are obvious shortcomings, it should be brought to the attention of the Scoutmaster immediately. 2.Finding out what kind of experience the Scout is having in his patrol and troop 3.Encouraging the Scout to progress further. 4.Inquire what the Scout likes, and dislikes about his patrol and the troop.
The Board of Review is a time to determine the Scout’s attitude and his acceptance of Scouting ideals -- the Oath and Law.
The following section gives a framework of what a Scout requires to achieve advancement.
New Scout Rank: •Learn requirements in the Scout Handbook. •Get the requirements signed off by the Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster leader. •Schedule a Scoutmaster Conference with the Scoutmaster. •Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.
Tenderfoot and Higher: •Learn the requirements in the Scout Handbook to achieve each rank. •Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise of each requirement by having it signed off by The Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster leader. •Schedule a Scoutmaster Conference with the Scoutmaster •Attend the Scoutmaster Conference. •Schedule a Board of Review with the Advancement Chairperson. (Allow one week between the Scoutmaster’s Conference to have the Chairperson to arrange to have the proper number of adult Committee members present.) •Attend the Board of Review.
•The scout must obtain a signed blue card from the scoutmaster prior to beginning a merit badge. •Check with the Troop Librarian to borrow a copy of the merit badge pamphlet or purchase one at the Scout Shop or from the internet at www.meritbadge.com. •Contact the merit badge counselor before starting.They may want to do things a little differently. •Learn the requirements. •Set up a time to meet with the merit badge counselor outside of scheduled Troop meetings. (A merit badge counselor list can be obtained from the Advancement Chairperson.) •Meet with the counselor and have the requirements signed off (The counselor will keep one-third of the blue card for their records.) •Have the blue card signed by the Scoutmaster. •Turn the blue card in to the Advancement Chairperson.
When a Scout feels he has mastered all the requirements for a particular rank, the Scout can request a Scoutmaster Conference. The Scoutmaster will ask questions about the different requirements. If appropriate to the rank, you will be asked to tie knots or demonstrate first aid techniques. The Scoutmaster may ask your plans for the next higher rank. It is solely the responsibility of the Scout to contact the Scoutmaster and request a conference. Please be mindful of Court of Honor deadlines when scheduling a Scoutmaster Conferences.Scouts are expected to be in full class A uniform and have their books with them.
Board of Review:
Once completing the Scoutmaster Conference, the Scout should contact the Advancement Chairperson to schedule his Board of Review. The Board of Review should NOT be attempted on the same night as the Scoutmaster’s Conference. A Board of Review is comprised of at least three members of the Troop Committee. The purpose of the Board of Review is to understand how the Scout feels about achieving the next higher rank. The Board may ask the Scout questions about what he likes and dislikes about meetings, campouts and other activities. The Scout may also be asked questions not pertaining to Scouting, like school, his family, etc. Again, please be mindful of Court of Honor deadlines when scheduling a Scoutmaster Conferences.Scouts are expected to be in full class A uniform and have their books with them.
Eagle Board of Review: Once a Life Scout has completed the requirements and has finished an .Eagle Service Project, the Scout can request an Eagle Board of Review. While this Board of Review is not unlike others in which the Scout has participated in, there are noticeable differences. First, the Advancement Chairperson will contact a member of Buckeye District’s Advancement Committee to schedule an Eagle Board of Review. Also, the Eagle candidate may be required to discuss his plans for the future, e.g., college, career, etc. This Board of Review is the most important step of a Scout’s progression to the rank of Eagle. It is not to be taken lightly.
Court of Honor:
A Court of Honor is a means to recognize the achievement of Scouts within the Troop. It is a special occasion that occurs only three or four times a year. Presently, Troop 111 targets three Courts of Honor. The Fall Court of Honor is held in late September and recognizes the achievements of Summer Camp. The Winter Court of Honor is held in early February andcoincides with Scouting’s anniversary. We also have a Spring Court of Honor that is held just before the end of the school year. The purpose of the Court of Honor is for formal recognition of achievement and to provide incentive for other Scouts to advance. National Order of the Arrow Requirements for Eligibility - Youth 1.Must be a registered member of the Order of the Arrow.
2.15 days and nights of camping under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America, including one long term camp out consisting of 6 consecutive nights within the last two years. 3.Must hold the rank of First Class or higher. 4.The Scoutmaster must approve all candidates. (This is done prior to presenting the slate to the troop) 5.Any troop member under the age of 21 is considered a Youth in the election. Order of the Arrow members are considered youth until they turn 21, similar to the Venturing program. A troop many consider a scout a youth for election until he is 21 years of age.
Rules for Electing Scouts into the Order of the Arrow
1.50% of the ACTIVE youth troop members MUST be present at the election. An active member is to be determined by the Scoutmaster. He must be at least a currently registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. 2.All youth troop members have a vote, including current Order of the Arrow members. 3.All eligible youth who receive votes from at least 50% of those who turned in ballots are elected. 4.Each voting youth is allotted one vote per candidate. They may use all their votes or none. No voting youth may give more than one vote to any candidate. 5.Yes, an eligible youth can vote for himself. 6.Guidelines should be given to the troop by the election team considering how the Scout’s can use their vote. The team is there to answer any questions. 7.After the ballots have been collected, the election team will check to make sure they have the correct number. They will then determine how many votes were needed for election. If 10 ballots were returned, then five votes are needed to be elected. If 11 ballots are returned, 6 votes are needed. Always round up. Blank ballots must also be returned. 8.The election team will count the votes in private and determine the Scouts elected. They will fill out the unit election form and it must be signed by them and the Scoutmaster. If no one was elected, the Troop is given the option to have another election. If, on the second election, no one is elected, a form must be returned indicating that no one was elected. 9.Whether or not youth were elected, the Scoutmaster should sign the election form, indicating that an election was held or at least offered. If no election was held, write “No Election” across the form, and sign it. If no one was elected, write “No Scouts Elected” across the form and sign it. We need one form per troop in the Council to account for Unit Election Team results. 10.The Scoutmaster will receive a pink carbon copy of the election form and has the right to announce the results of the election. If he chooses to wait, then the youth will discover the results at their Chapter Tap-outs, usually held at that district’s Spring Camporee. NOTE: If a Scout or Scouter was elected, and does not attend the Tap-Out, simply inform him that he was elected. A Tap-out is just a public recognition ceremony. It is NOT a necessary part of the Ordeal progression.
Rules for Recommending Adults into the Order of the Arrow.
1.The adult must meet the same camping requirement as the youth. 2.One youth must be elected by the troop, or else no adult can be nominated. 3.The unit committee must fill out the Adult Recommendation From. This form, when completed entirely, must be given to the adult member of the chapter election team. It will then be sent to the Associate Lodge Adviser of Chapters to be approved for consideration by the adult selection committee. This committee consists of the Lodge Adviser, Professional Adviser, and the Council Outdoor Program Chairman. 4.Be sure to keep the pink copy of the form 5.The adult is not to be told of his/her recommendation. The results of the Adult Selection Committee will be given to the Vice Chief of Chapters, and a list of approved adults will b~ sent to each chapter in time for Tap-Outs. 6.The only reason to recommend an adult is that, by having them as a member, the youth of the lodge will benefit. It is not intended as an honor for an adult. We are here for the boys. Therefore, if an adult will serve as an adviser, work to promote the order, provide transportation for the youth, attend events with them and encourage them to attend, and provide resources to the youth, or support them in other ways, he/she is a good candidate for the Order. If not, do not recommend him or her, no matter how much experience they may have. 7.Adult forms must be received by the Lodge no later than March 1. Candidate Status: After election, a youth or adult remains a candidate until completion of the Ordeal or one year from date of tap out. If, after one year from the election, the Ordeal has not been completed, the candidate is dropped from the roster and is no longer considered to be a candidate. To become a candidate again, they must be re-elected. If the candidate was ill or for other unusual circumstances could not complete the Ordeal, they must send a personal letter to the lodge executive committee explaining their reasons. The Executive Committee may then extend the candidate status for another year, with a majority vote.
Tecumseh Lodge No. 65 follows all election procedures as outlined by the National Order of the Arrow Committee, as received by us as of October 1, 2001. Any. questions may be addressed to the Lodge Vice Chief of Chapters, his Adviser, or the Lodge Chief or his Adviser.
Troop Gear & Equipment Policy
The troop will provide tents, cooking gear and patrol boxes.Scouts will be responsible for backpacks, sleeping bags, mess kits, etc.Discounts are available at local sporting goods stores (i.e., Galyans) with your scout card so be sure to ask.This list represents a partial list inventory of items owned by the Troop:
•Three Patrol Boxes each containing:Pots and Pans, Cleaning supplies, and cooking utensils •Propane Tanks and trees with propane lanterns •Two Dutch ovens •Fire Grate •Nine Tents with ground covers •Two water jugs •Two Troop Canopies •Two Backpacking Stoves
Use and Care of Equipment
Equipment is a very important asset of our unit. It is very important each Scout understands how a piece of equipment functions and how it should be used. A Scout should not check out or use any Troop equipment until he has learned the proper use of any such gear. New scouts should never use the propane stoves, tanks, trees and/or lanterns without training and adult supervision.
Patrol boxes are assigned to individual patrols. It is the patrol’s responsibility for cleaning and maintaining the equipment of the patrol box. While a tent may be used by several scouts, the patrol’s quartermaster should assign one scout to be responsible for the tent. The tent should be cleaned and dried and returned to the troop’s Quartermaster as soon as possible after use. If needed, a mild hand soap can be used to clean the tent inside and out. Always dry the tent before you return it to its bag. If the weather does not permit cleaning of the tent immediately, it must be at least dried. Later, the scout can clean the tent when the weather permits. Tents will be folded and rolled and stored in the bags supplied. Ground covers should be cleaned, folded and rolled and placed separately in the tent bag with the tent. If any tent pegs or poles are missing or there is any other damage to the tent, the Scout must bring this to the troop Quartermaster’s attention as soon aspossible. The troop can require reimbursement for damage caused by negligence or abuse.The last scout assigned to the tent is responsible for the damage.
Individual scouts and scout leaders may check out any of the troop’s equipment for use. For example, an adult leader requiring a tent to use while attending Blackfoot Session IV can request it from the troop’s Quartermaster. The equipment must be returned clean and in the same condition as it was received. If any equipment is returned unclean or not in good working order, the next person using the equipment must bring the deficiency to the Quartermaster’s attention or that individual assumes responsibility for any damage or unclean equipment.
MajorExpenses If funds permit, the Troop will be responsible for paying the following expenses from the general fund: 1.Troop Registration (annually). 2.Boy’s Life (annually). 3.Troop equipment (as needed - Committee Approval required). 4.Advancement pins, merit badges, rank patches, etc. 5.Summer Camp fee for adult leaders. 6.Leadership Training Costs for selected Scouts from the Troop. (Committee Approval required). 7.Order of the Arrow Ordeal fees after completion and annual membership dues for Scout OA members in the Troop. 8.Leadership Training Costs for selected Troop Adult Leaders. ( Committee Approval required)
Scout Accounts All scouts in the Troop will be afforded ample opportunities to participate in fundraisers and other projects to earn enough money to pay for summer camp and other scouting related expenditure. The treasurer is maintaining individual Scout accounts for each Scout. Money that is earned through Scout activities designated by The Scoutmaster or Committee Chairman is added to the individual accounts. The money may be used by the Scout for camping or other scouting related expenses. The proper form needs to be completed by the Scout. The Scoutmaster or Committee Chairman must approve the reimbursement to validate the proper use of the Scout account. Individual Scout Fund money earned by any Scout and not used by the time that Scout leaves the Troop shall be returned to the Troop General Fund.
A deadline for registration and payment of fees for troop activities and campouts will be strictly adhered to.Typically this will be 2 weeks in advance with the exception of summer camp and high adventure which will be well in advance.
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