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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
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