One thing which sometimes throws new Scouts (and their parents) off guard is the Scoutmaster Conference. What in the world is a Scoutmaster Conference? Am I going to have to tie knots? What if I get nervous and forget how?!!!
When a boy or girl joins a Scout troop, the first rank he or she earns is the Scout Rank. The requirements for this rank focus on the basics, such as the Scout Oath, Scout Law, patrol method, and advancement methods. Learning about personal safety is also a requirement.
Printable helps for requirements:
Find helps for the Scout Rank requirements below.
Scouts of all ages need to learn the Scout Law. This classic Trustworthy Tommy song will help them remember the twelve points of the Scout Law and to understand what the points mean.
A Scout is Reverent. This Scout Law prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
I was given a book to reveiw called A Scout Leader’s Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method. I am really impressed by this book.
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Scouts BSA Troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
The Safety feature teaches Scouts to “Be Prepared” for hazardous situations in their homes, on the street, and while out in the woods with their troop.