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BSA Troop 55 Great Falls, VA

BSA Troop 55 Great Falls, VA. February 9, 2005. Agenda. Picture Show of Past Activities Scoutmaster’s Welcome Overview of Organization and Future Activities Break Join Ongoing Troop 55 Scout Meeting. Picture Show Narrators.

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BSA Troop 55 Great Falls, VA

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  1. BSA Troop 55Great Falls, VA February 9, 2005

  2. Agenda • Picture Show of Past Activities • Scoutmaster’s Welcome • Overview of Organization and Future Activities • Break • Join Ongoing Troop 55 Scout Meeting

  3. Picture Show Narrators Javan CohenSecond Class, Dragons PatrolJeff CooperTenderfoot, Bears PatrolCharlie GeraghtyScout, Eagles PatrolGlenn GrigsbyTenderfoot, Vikings PatrolJack PidgeonTenderfoot,Vikings Patrol

  4. Bob MacKichan, Scoutmaster

  5. Welcome! • Welcome to Guests • Webelos and Parents from Packs 55, 673, and 1169 • Overview of Troop 55: • Goals • Philosophy • Approach

  6. James Pungello, Senior Patrol Leader

  7. Troop 55 Organization and Activity Overview - Contents 1. Organization 2. 2005 Activity Schedule 3. Summer Camp 4. Other Info for Scouts

  8. Troop 55 Scout Organization • Organized by Patrol (7-10 scouts each) • Patrols have wide mix of ages/ranks • Patrol Leader and Asst Patrol • Leader for each Patrol • SPL, ASPL and Patrol Leaders • form PLC - plan activities for the year Bears Patrol Eagles Patrol Scorpions Patrol Bucks Patrol Sharks Patrol Dragons Patrol Vikings Patrol

  9. Adult Support of Troop 55 Working together, the Troop Committee and uniformed adult leadership help the scouts of Troop 55 plan and execute a fun and adventuresome program • Troop Committee • Support all aspects of Troop • operations other than going • on outings • Finance, Equipment, • Transportation, Fundraising • Uniformed Adult Leadership • Ensure Safety • Provide Guidance to SPL, • ASPL, and Patrol Leaders • Attend and support all • outings and scout meetings

  10. Schedule for Spring/Summer 2005 • Troop 55 Scouts hold a meeting during the first 3 • Wednesdays of every month, (4th Wednesday reserved for PLC meeting) • Typically one overnight outing per month • Monthly Program Themes apply to outings and meetings • Jan - Snow Sports • Feb - Nautical Engineering • Mar - Biking • Apr - Athletics • May - First Aid • Jun - Aquatics • Jul - Summer Camp and High Adventure • Aug – High Adventure and National Jamboree

  11. Outings for Spring 2005 First Aid Athletics Aquatics Biking March Mountain Biking and Camping: TBD location April Backpacking: Assateague Island May Chickahominy Campground & Busch Gardens June Caving Day Trip: TBD location

  12. Summer Camp 2005 • Troop 55 goes to a 1 week summer camp every year • Great opportunity for scouts to develop skills and earn • merit badges in a fun and concentrated environment • Camp Rodney on DelMarVa Peninsula selected for 2005 Summer 2004 – View from Rodney Toward Bay

  13. Swimming Lifesaving Canoeing Rowing Sailing Water Skiing Motor Boating BSA Life Guard Mile Swim Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Snorkeling BSA Cycling Archery Shotgun Shooting Rifle Shooting Weather Soil & H20 Conservation Fish & Wildlife Mgmt Environmental Science Forestry Mammal Study Nature Reptile Study Bird Study Geology Astronomy Oceanography Camping Cooking Pioneering Orienteering Wilderness Survival Summer Camp 2005Rodney Merit Badge Offerings • Woodcarving • Leatherwork • Basketry • Indian Lore • Art • Pottery

  14. Scout Advancement Tenderfoot • Tenderfoot through 1st Class – Learning stages • Advancement through Patrol Leader sign-off of • requirements followed by Scoutmaster’s • conference and Board of Review 2nd Class • Star through Eagle – Teaching & • Giving stages • Leadership positions • Merit Badges 1st Class Star Life Eagle

  15. How Webelos Enter Troop 55 • Placed to ensure a balance of experience within Patrols • Boy-led concept – scouts teach and lead other scouts • Adults provide support, advice, guidance, and ensure safety • Highlights of how to achieve the first ranks: Scout Tenderfoot 2nd Class • Meet age rqmt • Application • Pledge of Allegiance • Scout sign, salute, handshake • Scout oath, law … • Describe scout badge • Pamphlet exercises • Scoutmaster conf • Campout • Assist cooking • Whip/fuse rope • Knots – ½ hitch, taut-line hitch • Safe hiking • Handle USA Flag • Scout oath, law … • Patrol name, yell • Buddy system • Fitness stats • Poisonous plants • Scoutmaster conf • Board of Review • Compass & map • Campsite select. Pitch tent, use tools, build fire • Cook for Patrol • Flag ceremony • Service project • ID 10 animals • First aid • Safe swim • Water rescue • Scout oath, law ... • Scoutmaster conf • Board of Review

  16. Break

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