Roles and Responsibilities

Troop 1919 scouts have responsibilities for their uniforms, annual dues and active involvement in troop activities. Some of the activities like the fundraising events, impact the advancement of Scouts within the troop.

What is expected from our scouts?

We expect scouts to be prepared and to follow the Scout Oath and Law. A scout should always be looking ahead at the requirements and making sure he gets his requirements signed off after he completes them. More importantly, it is expected for a scout to participate in Troop fundraisers and community support events.

Personal Gear

Scout needs – sleeping bag (ground pad optional), water bottle(s), mess kit (could be margarine bowl and a spoon), poncho or rain gear, Scout book, pen, writing pad, flashlight, should always have something warm (sweatshirt, sweater, etc.) and in the winter should always have a knit hat, jacket and gloves. Scout Book has a great checklist for outings.

Uniforms

Class A Uniform = BSA shirt and socks, Troop neckerchief and rope, BSA pants, BSA belt, appropriate shoes/boots and an approved BSA or Troop hat. Summer Meetings – Class B Uniform = Troop 1919 t-shirt or Scouting related t-shirt (e.g., Summer Camp, Jamboree, Camporee, etc).  Full rank appropriate uniforms are required for Scoutmaster conferences, boards of review, and Courts of Honor. Class A uniforms are used for travel or when involved with the public. Class A is also used for Merit Badge Counselor meetings.

Fundraising and Scout Accounts

Two major Mulch Sales during the year, the sale of White House Christmas Ornaments and GL Script Gift Cards. Money that Scouts earn through fundraisers will be put into a troop account and available for any and all outings, summer camp, uniforms, hats, t-shirts, troop dues, etc. Funds are transferable within scouting or to sibling if scout leaves the troop. High adventure outings such as Seabase have separate fundraising activities such as car washes, hot dog sales, etc.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmasters/Junior ASM

Scoutmaster (SM) manages the Scouts. Assistant Scoutmasters (ASM) are assigned to each patrol and work actively with Scouts. Junior ASMs (when available) also provide assistance to patrols. One or more troop guides are assigned to each new Scout patrol. We have an active new Scout training program and provide opportunities for advancement and to get requirements signed off through our new Scout training campout, special training days and regular Scout outings. Our goal is to get your Scout to the First Class Rank in one year.

Troop Committee

Troop committee supports the troop and the Scoutmaster with resources, such as drivers, merit badge counselors, trip leaders, staffing Boards of Review, fundraising support, support at Courts of Honor, etc. Troop committee meets once a month. We expect scouts to be prepared and follow the Scout Oath and Law. For meetings scouts are expected to be in uniform and bring scout book, notebook, skill preparation, etc. If a scout is a Patrol Leader (PL), his major function is leading and communicating information to his patrol. The PL and Assistant PL are elected every six months and the PL represents the patrol at monthly Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC). Scout should always be looking ahead at the requirements he needs and making sure he gets his requirements are signed off after he completes them. Participate in Troop fundraisers and community support events.

Troop dues

Troop dues are set annually by the Troop Committee to cover for BSA-related charges and Troop overhead expenses (bus, gas, awards, COH events). Scouts usually earn enough money from fundraisers to cover annual dues.

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