BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 12

12 "#%"$**%%" All Scouts are expected to keep their hair clean and groomed at all times. All Scouts are expected to practice good personal hygiene including clean teeth, hands, fingernails, and washing at all Scout functions and on outings (when practical)., after all the 11 th point of the scout law states that: A Scout is “Clean”.  !,%"$ *)" 1. All Scouts agree to allow two adults and one youth leader to review their belongings at any time. 2. A Scout is not permitted to touch another Scout’s belongings without the permission of the Scout that owns the belongings. 3. Requests from youth leaders will be followed as long as the Scout does not feel that the request will endanger his safety or the safety of others. The Scout should contact a Registered Adult Leader immediately if he feels such a request is unsafe. If a Scout feels a request is unreasonable (as opposed to unsafe), it may be brought to the attention of the Senior Patrol Leader after the task has been completed. The Scoutmaster will be involved only if the Senior Patrol Leader cannot satisfy the Scout or if the Scout wished to question a request of the Senior Patrol Leader. 4. A Scout shall request permission to enter another Patrol, Troop’s campsite, Tent, or Shelter; after all it is “Home” and should be treated with same respect as any private residence. 5. Adult leaders shall be addressed as Mr., Mrs., or Ms. It is encouraged that adults address all boys, whose name is unknown to them as “Scout”, and avoid using terms such as “guys” or “hey you”. 6. Everyone will immediately become quiet and pay attention when the Scout Sign is held up. Scouts will signify that they have seen the Sign by holding up the Sign until the leader begins talking. 7. On campouts and overnight outings Scouts will be in their tent/bunks and quiet once lights out has been announced, or anytime after 10 pm. 8. Weapons, and unauthorized equipment, including radios, Mp3 players, electronic games, readers, etc., will be confiscated and returned to parents. 9. Printed Reading Material is encouraged to be read before going to bed, we encourage Scouts always bring their Scout Handbook, but may also include a Boy Scout Leadership Manual, Merit Badge Pamphlet, Boys’ Life Magazine, or their Bible, after all, a “Scout is Reverent”. 10. Candy will not be allowed in tents or sleeping bags on Troop outings and may be confiscated by an adult leader to be returned to the Scout upon returning home. 11. At any time the parent or guardian may be requested to accompany or join their boy at meetings, outings, or activities to monitor their behavior, and the parent or guardian must complete Youth Protection Training to participate. 12. The Scoutmaster, or Troop 22 Committee can, at any time, ask a boy and/or adult to leave any Troop Meeting, Outing, or Activity. The parent or guardian of the boy must comply as soon as possible, and the boy and/or adult cannot return to participate with the Troop in any activity until they complete a Personal Growth Agreement Conference with the Scoutmaster, and representatives of the Troop 22 Committee. **! "!&,"$* As a Registered Member of the Lewis and Clark District located within the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America, there are additional opportunities for Scouts – Boy’s, Girls, and Registered Adult Leaders. To understand the inner workings of the Boy Scouts of America please keep in mind that the entire organization is based upon the “Patrol Method”.  ! **! "! 1. The Cub Scout Program is designed for Boys ages 6 through 10 years old, and/or in the 1 st through the 5 th grade. If you have a younger boy who is interested in joining Cub Scouts please talk to a Registered Adult Leader about Cub Scout Packs in our area. 2. The Boy Scout Program as you already know designed for Boys ages 11 through 18 years old, and/or in the 6 th through the 12 th grade. 3. Varsity Scouting is a subset within The Boy Scout Program, and is specific to LDS Troops, supporting their specific LDS/Boy Scout Program and their membership ages 14 through 16. Boy Scouts is the Official Boy Program for the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints, and makes up roughly 15% of the membership within the Boy Scouts of America. 4. Venturing (Previously known as Exploring) is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. The purpose of Venturing is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults (This is not to be confused with the Venture Patrol targeted at the older boys within the traditional Boy Scout Program) . (a) The Venturing Crew focuses on High Adventure tm Activities designed to keep older youth – boys and girls – engaged in the outdoors, while continuing to practice the Aims, and Means of Scouting, as well as the Methods of Scouting. (b) The Sea Scout Program , part of the Venturing Program, which is organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scout units, called "ships," focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats or power vessels. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate then vessel, with a focus on learning the safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn the meaning of buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock.