Boy Scout Troop 2012 Parent Orientation - February 2014 TROOP 2012 LEADERSHIP Scoutmaster: Don Miller (Eagle Scout / Wood Badge / Merit Badge Counselor) o Assistant Scoutmaster: Jason Stripling (Merit Badge Counselor) o ASM: Rey Frias, (Eagle Scout / Order of the Arrow / Merit Badge Counselor) o ASM: Rich Eitzel, (Wood Badge, Trained ASM) o ASM: Dean Leonard Committee Chair: Erik Quist o Treasurer: Yasmin Frias o Advancement: Gina Latorre o Camping Event Coordinator: Alissa Miller o Fundraising: Mary Bergamini o Quartermaster: Nirmala Nallamala/Gina Latorre o Merit Badge Coordinator: Rich Eitzel o Webmasters: Dean Leonard/Gina Latorre o Troop Communications: Gina Latorre o Charter Organization Representative: Gina Latorre ABOUT TROOP 2012 • Chartered in February 2013 through Arcola United Methodist Church • Ten (10) original members, currently 13 registered scouts. • Cub Scout Pack 2010 is our primary feeder pack. Others include Middleburg’s Pack 1737; South Riding Packs 282, 910, & 1148; Brambleton Pack 1500. • Meetings every Tuesday from 6:50pm-8pm from late-August thru end of June, with one-week Summer Camp in July. Monthly Patrol Meetings scheduled by Patrol Leader. • Scout Position Elections held semi-annually (February & August) • Boy-led Troop • Adult Committee oversees troop business and conducts Scouts’ Board of Review CUB SCOUTS vs. BOY SCOUTS SCOUT ORGANIZATION ADVANCEMENT Tenderfoot 2nd Class 1st Class Star Life Eagle • Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout. • Boys complete the Joining Requirements and earn the Scout badge (similar to a Cub Scout Bobcat). AOL recipients have already completed most of the Joining Requirements. • For the first three ranks (Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, & 1st Class) beginner scouts learn skills for outdoors, self-sufficiency, and citizenship. Requirement fulfillment information can be found in the handbook, so scouts may work on them at any time. • For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service efforts, and serve in leadership roles. • Active scouts can achieve 2nd Class in about 12 months and 1st Class within 18 to 20 months. • As scouts advance, they shift from ‘learner’ to ‘leader’ and are expected to teach new scouts. • In addition to Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster, we allow Star, Life or Eagle scouts to sign-off any Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class requirements. We encourage scouts to go to higher ranking scouts for sign-off. This helps build relationships with the troop leadership. PAY-AS-YOU-GO TROOP • Monthly sign-ups go out for scouts to register and pay to attend that month’s outing. Participation is optional. • Adult chaperones do not pay to participate (except for summer camp & some large ticket campouts like white water rafting or caving). • Cost varies depending on the activity & facilities. Cabin camping costs more than tent camping, but less than a battleship campout. • As we grow, fundraising events can offset cost. • Occasionally other costs will arise, but camping is currently the troop’s largest expense. ESTIMATED EXPENSES HALF YEAR (March 2014 - July 2014) FULL YEAR (August - July) **Cost estimate does not include purchase of any personal camping gear.** MONTH-TO-MONTH CAMPING COST The estimated cost to attend ALL monthly weekend camping opportunities during our first full year (Aug. 2013-June 2014): $535 SUMMER CAMP • Summer Camp is July 20-26, 2014 at Babcock-Hovey in Western New York State. • Travel Time 7 hours including rest stop. • Depart at 6AM on Sunday, July 20th. • Arrive at Babcock-Hovey (BCH) approximately 1:00 PM for check-in. • Return on Saturday, July 26th. Eat breakfast & depart BCH by 8AM. • Arrival at home approximately 3 PM on Saturday, 7/26. • Adult chaperones needed to support 2-deep leadership, including: ASM (fully trained) and two ASM/Parent (YPT). CPR/1st Aid recommended for all adult attendees. • Physicals are required for all attendees (scout and adult). $100 down payment per scout ($50 per adult) due by March 11th. Remaining balance $215 per scout ($105 per adult) due by April 29th. There will likely be an additional fee for chartered bus. Scout Cost Estimate = $400 Adult Chaperone = $240 TROOP ADULT COMMITTEE Charter Organization Rep Gina Latorre COMMITTEE CHAIR SCOUTMASTER Erik Quist Don Miller Fundraising Secretary Mary Bergamini Erik Quist Assistant Scoutmaster Senior Patrol Leader Jason Stripling CJ Vanek Quartermaster Treasurer Vacant Yasmin Frias Activity Coordinator Webmaster Alissa Miller Dean & Gina Board of Review MB Coordinator Gina Latorre Rich Eitzel Advancement Membership ASM - Training Gina Latorre Vacant Dean Leonard Troop Communications Uniforms Gina Latorre Nirmala Nallamala Webelos-to-Scouts Service Projects Gina Latorre Vacant Transportation Order of the Arrow Vacant Vacant ASM - Eagle Mentor Rey Frias ASM Rich Eitzel ASM New Scout Vacant ASM Vacant PLC ADULT OPPORTUNITIES Roundtable • Duties: Attend District roundtable meeting and report back to committee • Time commitment: 2.5 hours/month • This can be shared by multiple volunteers Transportation Coordinator • Duties: Coordinate transportation needs to each outing • Time commitment: 2 hours/month Secretary • Duties: Attend monthly committee meeting, take notes and email to leaders • Time commitment: 2 hours/month Quartermaster • Duties: Mentor scout Quartermaster on inventorying troop gear • Time commitment: 2 hours/month Board of Review • Duties: Participate in Board of Reviews scheduled at troop meetings • Time commitment: 3-4 hours/month Uniforms • Duties: Procure, inventor, and distribute troop patches and neckerchiefs • Time commitment: 6-8 hours/year ADULT OPPORTUNITIES Membership • Duties: Ensure a smooth transition of new scouts provide orientation to new parents • Time commitment: 15 hours/year Fundraising • Duties: Organize and supervise fundraising events • Time commitment: 6 hours/month Assistant Scout Master • Duties: Mentor scouts at troop meetings and monthly outings • Time commitment: 10 hours/month plus outings LEADERSHIP TRAINING PHILOSOPHY Boy Scouts of America • Provide Adult Leader fundamental information about Aims and Purposes of Scouting Movement • Specifics about particular Roles in Scouting BSA TRAINING CONTINUUM All Programs FOUR LEVELS OF TRAINING: 1. Fast Start 2. Basic Training 3. Supplemental 4. Advanced FAST START TRAINING • To immediately orient Leaders before meet with youth • To acquaint new Leaders with Scouting • Foundation training for further BASIC TRAINING • Developed to give new leaders the Knowledge, Skills, and to generate the Enthusiasm that they need to be Successful. • Made up of Two Parts: 1. New Leader Essentials 2. Leader Specific Training BASIC TRAINING New Leader Essentials • Initial training for adult leader serving youth in the BSA (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, new District Committee Members, Professional Scouters, and new members of Council Executive Boards) • A 90 minute series of Lively Sessions covering core elements of Scouting and expectations of a Leader • Scout Leaders attend New Leader Essentials only Once BASIC TRAINING Leader Specific Training • Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster 1. Getting Started: The Role of the SM in a Boy-Led Troop 2. Lighting the Fire: The Outdoor Program & Advancement 3. Keeping It Going: Program Planning & Administration 4. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills • Committee Members Boy Scout Troop Committee Challenge ADVANCED TRAINING • Wood Badge for the 21st Century o An intensive course designed to develop leadership skills and create a deeper, more dedicated involvement in Scouting; for all leaders in traditional programs. o Leadership in Team Development Living the Values Bringing the Vision to Life Models for Success Tools of the Trade Leading to Make a Difference SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING • Designed to give additional training on specific areas of the different programs: University of Scouting Venture Powder Horn Cub Scout Leaders Pow Wow BCOLS Roundtables BALOO Commissioner Conference Webelos Leader Outdoor Training Youth Protection Training Safety Begins with Leadership Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Philmont Training Conferences Q&A How can the Troop Help You and Your Scout? 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