Boy Scout Troop 2012
Scouting Nuts & Bolts - June 2014
TROOP 2012 LEADERSHIP
 Scoutmaster: Don Miller (Wood Badge / Trained SM)
o Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM): Jason Stripling (Trained ASM, Search & Rescue MBC)
o ASM: Rey Frias (Eagle Scout / Order of the Arrow / Trained ASM)
o ASM: Dean Leonard (Trained ASM)
o ASM: Chuck Vanek (Fire & Rescue)
o ASM: Bill Deal (Eagle Scout, new leader)
o ASM: Mike Meyers (Venture Scout, new leader)
 Committee Chair: Erik Quist (Eagle Scout)
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Treasurer: Yasmin Frias
Advancement: Gina Latorre
Camping Event Coordinator: Alissa Miller
Fundraising: Mary Bergamini
Quartermaster: Nirmala Nallamala/Gina Latorre
Webmasters: Dean Leonard/Gina Latorre
Troop Communications: Gina Latorre
Merit Badge Coordinator: Rich Eitzel (Wood Badge, Trained ASM)
Charter Organization Representative: Gina Latorre
ABOUT TROOP 2012
• Chartered in January 2013 through
Arcola United Methodist Church
• Ten (10) original members, currently 29 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.
• Boy-led Troop
• Adult Committee oversees troop business
and conducts Scouts’ Board of Review
CUB SCOUTS vs. BOY SCOUTS
ADVANCEMENT
Scout
Tenderfoot
2nd Class
1st Class
Star
Life
Eagle
• Currently, there are Six Boy Scout Ranks, culminating with Eagle Scout.
• Boys complete “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. These requirements can be fulfilled
concurrently.
• For the last three ranks (Star, Life and Eagle) scouts earn merit badges, perform service
projects, and serve in leadership roles.
• 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 First Class, 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 scout leadership.
SCOUT HANDBOOK
• The Scout Handbook is:
advancement
your guide to individual
• Scouts receive one handbook: bring it everywhere but above
all… protect it!
• Each requirement has a corresponding page number where a
scout can learn what it takes to complete the requirement.
• Service Logs and Camping Logs are in the back of the
handbook.
• Signatures required.
*See the Troop Website
for more information:
CONFERENCE & REVIEW
• After completing rank requirements, the SCOUT must schedule a “Scoutmaster Conference”.
• During this 15 to 30 minute meeting (with any ASM), the Scout presents his handbook and
demonstrates his knowledge of the rank requirements.
• After a successful SM Conference, and the Scoutmaster or ASM has signed his handbook, the
SCOUT must request a Board of Review from a Committee Member.
• A Board of Review is a meeting between the scout and 3 to 6 Adult Committee Members.
• During the BOR, the scout is interviewed about his experience with the troop and his
records reviewed. Frequently asked to state: Scout Oath, Law, and Outdoor Code, etc.
• The scout may also be asked to present his Blue Cards, Service Logs, & Camping Logs
• Upon successful completion of the BOR, the handbook is signed and the scout has
officially rank advanced.
• SM Conferences and BOR’s are
considered formal events and the
scout is expected to be in FULL
Class A Uniform with their
Handbook and records.
MERIT BADGES
• BSA has 135 Merit Badges
• Earn MBs any time after earning the “Scout” rank.
• 13 specific MBs are required for Eagle:
First Aid, Citizenship in Community, Citizenship in Nation,
Citizenship in World, Communication, Cooking, Personal
Fitness, Emergency Preparedness/Lifesaving, Environmental
Science/Sustainability, Personal Management,
Swimming/Hiking/Cycling, Camping, Family Life
• 8 MBs from any category are also required for Eagle
• Some Eagle Required are necessary for lower ranks
• Summer Camp is a great opportunity to earn them
• Begin by contacting MB Coordinator, Mr. Eitzel
• Fairfax & Loudoun County offer MB Classes
quarterly
• Visit the website for an Introduction to Merit
Badges
BLUE CARDS
• It is a 3 part card:
1.
Counselor’s Record (maintained by the
instructor)
2.
Applicant’s Record (maintained by the
scout)
3.
Unit Record (maintained by the troop)
• To earn a Merit Badge, scouts are first issued “Blue Card” by the MB Coordinator (Rich)
• Scouts complete the MB requirements for their counselor and present their work.
• MB Counselor (MBC) fills out and signs the blue card, keeping one part for their records.
• SCOUT presents the card to the Scoutmaster for countersignature.
• SCOUT presents the 2 remaining parts of the signed card to Troop Advancement Chair (Gina)
• At the next Court of Honor (quarterly awards ceremony), the Scout receives his Merit Badge
along with the “Applicant’s Record” portion of the blue card.
SCOUTS MUST MAINTAIN THESE BLUE CARDS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR
SCOUT TENURE. They will be asked to present them at Boards of Review. If they cannot
produced them, a new blue card must be re-earned.
SERVICE LOGS
• Rank Service hours may only be attributed to the rank
you are working toward i.e. you cannot earn hours as a
Tenderfoot and attribute them to Star rank.
• Service must be PRE-approved by the Scoutmaster.
• In Troop 2012, for PRE-approval, the scout must
provide the Scoutmaster with a write-up:
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6.
Who are you serving
What are you doing
Where are you doing it
When are you doing it
Why are you doing it
How are you providing service and leadership
• Scout must obtain signatures
Organization Representative.
from
a
Service
• Scout should maintain Service Logs like Blue Cards.
SCOUT ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZING FROM THE START
1.5” 3-Ring
Binder to hold
Blue Cards,
Rank Cards, &
Service Logs
Trading Card
Sleeve to hold
Rank & Blue
cards
(Wal-Mart)
Sheet
Protectors or 3
hole punch for
Service Logs
Dedicated
‘scout bag’ for
handbook,
pencil, &
binder
CAMPING
1. Troop offers 10 camping trips per
year, plus Summer Camp (6-night).
2. Each camping trip is an optional,
‘pay-as-you-go’ opportunity for
scouts to fulfill Tenderfoot through
First Class requirements and learn
the Patrol Method.
PATROL METHOD
“The patrol
method allows Scouts to
interact in a small group
outside the larger troop
context, working together as a
team
and
sharing
the
responsibility of making their
patrol a success. A patrol takes
pride in its identity, and the
members strive to make their
patrol the best it can be. ”
BSA states:
Camping Duty Roster
PATROL CAMPING GEAR
PATROL BOX
Cooking/Supplies
Pot/Pan set
Dutch Oven
DRY BOX
Non-fridge food
Collapsible
5-gallon Water
CAMP STOVE
2-burner
Cooler with
Ice/Ice Packs
SCOUT CAMPING GEAR
Rope Tarp
Stakes
Tent
Backpack
Chair
Lamp
Sleeping
bag
Rain
Suit
H2O
Personal
1st Aid
Hygiene
Camp Ash
Mess
Kit
Pillow
Clothes
First Aid
Bivvy
Headlamp
Pad
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).
• 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. And financial aid is available. Scout Accts.
• Occasionally other costs will arise, but camping is currently the troop’s largest expense.
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
Gina Latorre
Vacant
Bill Deal
Troop Communications
Uniforms
Gina Latorre
Nirmala Nallamala
Webelos-to-Scouts
Service Projects
Gina Latorre
Sheila Donaldson
Transportation
Order of the Arrow
Vacant
Vacant
ASM - Eagle Mentor
Rey Frias
ASM - Training
Dean Leonard
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
Q&A
It’s a lot of information.
We’re happy to answer questions or explain it again.
We encourage you AND YOUR SCOUT to ask…
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