Scout, Parent, & Leader Orientation
Scouts, now that you have decided to "Begin the Adventure" What is next? Join our troop of course! Fill out the BSA Youth Application and bring it to our next meeting. You have now began a path where you will experience adventure, earn advancement, and learn leadership skills. For more information to help you navigate your way through Boy Scouting check out the links below.
Parents, you may not be aware that Boy Scouting is for adults as well as boys. We invite you to share your skills and interests so the best possible program can be developed for the Boy Scouts in this troop. Please complete a resource survey so the committee can find ways you can enjoy using your talents to help our Scouts. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Leaders, through volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, you will work with youth to build a better future for our country. Scouting volunteers come to Scouting from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. People from just about every occupation imaginable are involved in leading youth to become responsible, caring, and competent citizens. You'll also discover that Scout volunteering will enable you to learn new skills and build lifelong friendships while giving back to your community.
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
During the second phase, Scouts work on the Star Scout, Life Scout, and Eagle Scout ranks. The focus of advancement switches from Scouting skills to personal development and community service. Merit badges are an integral part of rank advancement during this phase. After earning the Eagle Scout award, a Scout still has the opportunity for advancement recognition by earning Eagle Palms.
Alternate Rank Requirements provide a degree of modification in advancement requirements that may be necessary to mainstream as many members with disabilities as possible. Thus a Scout with a permanent physical or mental disability (or a disability expected to last more than two years or beyond the 18th birthday) who is unable to complete all the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class rank may, with his parent or guardian, submit a request to the council advancement committee to complete alternative requirements.