BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 16

16 3. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmaster - The Scoutmaster, selected by the Troop Committee, and is responsible for the direct oversight of Troop 22. The Assistant Scoutmaster(s) oversee the following specific Troop Programs Activities, and are free to take charge, if the Scoutmaster is unavailable. They are responsible for the following: (a) “Trail to First Class” for First Year Scouts (b) Implementing, teaching, and overseeing the practice of “The Patrol Method” (c) “Troop Leadership Training” (d) Troop/Patrol Camping, High Adventure tm , Activities and Program (e) Eagle Advancement Coordinator. (f) Other general or special requirements as needed. 4. Patrol Leader’s Council - The Scouts elect a Senior Patrol Leader and each Patrol elects their own Patrol Leader. These elected junior leaders along with Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s) and other Troop Officers provide the planning, organization and administration for the operation of the Troop 22. This planning and operation is done with the guidance of the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. The Patrol Leader’s Council, referred to as “ PLC ”, or “ Green Bar ” plans and runs the Troop’s activities and trains the boy leadership. 5. Who to Call - Generally, questions can be answered by the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, your Scout’s Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader. Have your boy call his Patrol Leader first, to see if he can get the information needed. If that resource is either unavailable or unable to assist, Scouts and their families may call the Scoutmaster or any of the Assistant Scoutmasters. When a Scout family has a concern regarding a policy of the Troop, that question should be directed to the Troop Committee Chairman. %*"#%"$*!(! %*"# 1. The Troop plans one camping trip, outing and/or activity each month of the Scouting year (September through June). The June Family Campout is a Mystery , usually scheduled in conjunction with the end of the school year. The Campout is a Mystery chosen by the Adult Leaders, and the boys’ must guess where we are going to go. The July/August camping trip is a one-week summer camp at a Boy Scout Camp selected by the Troop. High Adventure tm outings, including Backpacking Trips, are usually planned for August. The Venture Patrol has the option of camping with the Troop, or embarking on their own High Adventure tm activity in conjunction with the campout. 2. Each Scout is required to submit a permission slip at the Troop meeting prior to each outing. Each Scout shall have on file with the Troop his Annual Health and Medical Evaluation. 3. All camping and outing trips are conducted in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law and the Outdoor Code. 4. No fewer than two adults and two boys will accompany the Troop on each outing, in accordance with Youth Protection Guidelines. 1 *"! 1. Each Scout is expected to provide his own personal equipment. The required equipment list for tailgate camping, backpacking, and High Adventure tm is on the back cover of this handbook. Packs and gear should not exceed one/third of a boy’s weight, or 30 pounds, whichever is more. 2. Scouts provide their own tents. Two boys, generally from the same Patrol, share a tent for sleeping and shelter. 3. Troop and Patrol equipment shall be coordinated by the quartermasters of the Troop and the Patrol Leadership. $%"$" )%"""# 1. Each boy brings along a sack lunch on each activity or for the first meal on the overnight outing. 2. Each Patrol plans its own menu for each camping or outing (unless otherwise announced). The Scout who purchases the food is reimbursed by the Troop Treasurer. Remember , each Scout is expected to pay his share of food purchased for campouts, and a fee of $10 per night is collected by the Troop to reimburse for the Food, and Fees charged for our stay. Don’t forget a receipt needs to accompany all requests for reimbursement. 3. All menus must be submitted to and approved by the Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster not later than the Troop meeting prior to the campout or outing.