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Troop Committee EmblemWhat Is a Boy Scout Troop Committee?  In a troop committee, committee members provide the support and resources which the youth leaders of the troop need to carry out their ideas.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview Part 2: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership  Today I continue reviewing a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. Get a copy and join in the discussion!

 

Pack TrainerWhat Does the Pack Trainer Do?  The main responsibility of the Pack Trainer is to ensure that the adults involved in the Pack are trained for their positions and are aware of supplemental training opportunities.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingReview: A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training  I recently started reading a book called A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. I am really impressed by this book.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Personal Safety Equipment  Some participants in an activity might resist wearing the helmet or PFD, but it really doesn't matter if they want to wear the equipment or not. Either they comply or they don't participate.

 

packcommitteechairWhat Does the Pack Committee Chair Do?  A strong, involved Committee Chair really makes a difference to the Pack leaders and to the Pack program.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Equipment Selection and Maintenance   Equipment selection and maintenance covers a lot of different things - intended use, fit, checking operation regularly ...

 

scoutmasterWhat Does the Scoutmaster Do?  Boy Scout troops are "boy run", so what is the role of the Scoutmaster?

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaBSA Methods - Association with Adults  Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Boy Scouts and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Safe Area or Course  Of course, if an area looks unsafe, we wouldn't let them go there. But we also need to actively look for hazards

 

packcommitteechairCub Scout Pack Committee  A well organized Pack Committee makes the Cubmaster's job much easier and ensures that a quality program is delivered to the youth.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaScouting’s Teaching EDGE (BSA Edge Method)  The latest Boy Scout requirements for Tenderfoot and Life ranks require the Scout to use the EDGE method. This is a four step method for teaching a skill. It is sometimes called Scouting’s Teaching EDGE.

 

Den LeaderWelcome New Den Leaders  Whatever your story, I want to welcome you to the world of Scouting. If you haven't been offered a mentor by your Pack, find one! Hopefully there is an experienced Den Leader there who will take you under his or her wing and show you the ropes.

 

HandshakeAnnual Troop Parent Meeting  Every year we try to get as many parents, whether Committee members or not, together in a room to try to figure out how we can help our youth carry out their ideas.

 

NappingNap on Safely Training  I hope all of you Scouters out there will be able to complete your Nap on Safely training before or during summer camp. The guidelines are listed in this article. (Spoof!)

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Buddy System  I always tell my Scouts that of all of the things they can do to keep themselves safe, none is more important than the buddy system.

 

CubmasterWhat Does the Cubmaster Do?  In Cub Scouting, adults work together to deliver program to the youth members. One of the adult positions is the Cubmaster.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Physical Fitness  Anyone who has ever been to camp with a bunch of Scouts knows that safety needs to be our first priority. The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The second point of the Sweet 16 is Physical Fitness.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Qualified Supervision  Keeping our Scouts safe is our number one priority as Scouters. The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety describe the measures we should use at all Scouting activities. The first point of the Sweet 16 is Qualified Supervision.

 

HandshakeNew Parent Liaison  The New Parent Liaison would look at the information the troop sends out and, if there might be something which would be confusing or unfamiliar to the new parents, would send out a clarification to the new families.