Troop Meeting – 7/2/2012

Hey, Troop 142….
Troop Meeting Today
Monday -July 2nd

WHEN: Monday, July 2nd… PLC Meeting 6:00 PM; Troop Meeting 7:00 PM.

WEAR: Class ‘A’ shirts.

Monday Night, WE WILL:

  • Work on remaining requirements for Merit Badges that have follow up after camp.
  • Requirements completed and/or partials received from Camp Orr, & have been posted to TroopMaster.
  • Any new Scouts who have not yet completed the Joining Requirement #10… Initial Scoutmaster Conference, please be there and plan on finishing that requirement.
  • Continue Discussion / Work on various First Aid requirements as planned at the last PLC meeting if not yet completed.
  • Advancement work. If you have something to turn in or review with a leader, or will be ready to do a Scoutmaster Conference when you have completed remaining requirements…. get it and yourself prepared to do so. No Boards of Review scheduled for Monday night.

COMING EVENTS:

  • We are trying to plan a Troop camp-out or outing event for 1st or 2nd weekend in July.
  • Court of Honor Monday, July 23.
  • Venture Crew White River Canoe Race, July 25-28. Not in the Venture Crew???? You can be if you are at least 14 years old. Get more information from one of the Troop adults.

NOTES:

  1. If you/your son has recently joined Troop 142 and has not completed and turned in a BSA Health & Medical Form &/or a Troop 142 Code of Conduct Form (Part 1) and (Part2).. Please download, print and bring to the next meeting. If you have a problem opening, downloading or printing any of these forms, please let us know. A limited number of these forms will be available at meetings. Health & Medical Form: Parts ‘A’ & ‘B’ can be completed by a parent. Part ‘C’ requires a Health Care Provider to complete. If you have an exam scheduled for a team or school sports activity, be sure to combine Part ‘C’ with that. ALL MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE UPDATED ANNUALLY. IF YOURS IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE FROM LAST YEAR….UPDATE NOW.Code of Conduct: Parent & Scout should read & discuss, then complete and return Part 2 for Troop Records. Parent & Scout signatures required.
  2. Boards of Review: Will be conducted by schedule only. All requirements and Scoutmaster Conference must have been completed at least 1 week prior to a Board of Review. Boards of Review will be scheduled and Scouts will be notified individually when eligible.

Check the calendar on our Troop website for other events coming up & updates: Click here.

Parent Orientation: “It’s a Boy-Run Troop”

One of the hardest things for adult leaders to do is watch the boys conduct an activity while knowing it could be done better. Remember, if boys already knew how to do everything perfectly, they wouldn’t need scouting. Our boys have elected their leaders at all levels. They have been or are being trained to lead. These leaders are expected to lead. There is no greater peer pressure than when scouts feel their leaders are letting them down.

There may be times when you might see the adults in the troop standing by and observing. At such times, perhaps you think they should be involved. Herein, however, lies our method… the BSA method: the boys run this troop, with our guidance, and they need to have the freedom to conduct its business their way. You will see great successes and will witness great failures. This is scouting. Avoid the temptation to correct the boys and take over an activity. Stand back, let it fail, and it will become a learning experience. The boys will respect your patience and your confidence in their abilities.

The only instances when adult leaders should and do step into a situation is those that involve the health/safety of the boys or morally inappropriate behavior is occurring. Every adult in our troop is responsible for the safety of the boys.