BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 17

28  #& %"$)$&  BSA policy prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances at encampments and activities or on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving the participation of youth members. Any such materials shall be confiscated and returned to the parents. $ )!!!"<!*!%"+ *%$* The Official Term is Youth Protection, but we live in a litigious society, and even though we have confidence that our Boys’ are safe in our Boy Scout Troop, during our camping trips, activities, and outings, we need to adhere to the rules outlined in our mandatory Youth Protection Training provided by the Boy Scouts of America. “Two-Deep Leadership” refers to Two Registered Adult Leaders, or Two Adult Leaders, or one Registered Adult Leader and a parent of a participating Scout or other adult, one of whom must be 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips and outings. One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is not permitted. In situations that require personal conferences, such as a Scoutmaster’s conference, the meeting is to be conducted in view of other adults and youths. When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep in the tent of an adult other than his or her own parent or guardian. “Two-Deep Leadership” includes driving to and from events and must be a consideration when transporting youth to, and from, events. Adult leaders must also remember to respect the privacy of youth members in situations such as changing clothes and taking showers at camp, and intrude only to the extent that health and safety require. Adults must protect their own privacy in similar situations. All Troop 22 Registered Adult Leaders and Adult Volunteers who accompany the troop on activities shall participate in The Boy Scout’s Youth Protection Training Program. The Program is available online at: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection/BoyScout.aspx. Please select “take course online”, create a “My Scouting” account, or log in – note: You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection Training, view the video, take the test and “print” your certificate to give to the Troop Committee Advancement Chairman at the next meeting or event. Youth Protection Training must be renewed every two (2) years. All Adult Leaders must complete the BSA Youth Protection Training prior to registration, and your certificate must accompany your signed application, or your membership will be denied. Thereafter Youth Protection Training Completion Certificates must be included with the signed Charter, annually, in order for Troop 22, and The Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst to re-charter with the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America, in November. 6. Troop 22 Organization Chart. *"%" 1. Dues and Registration Fees - Dues and registration fees are paid upon joining and annually in November of each year for the next calendar year. During October, a notice will be sent to each Scouting family of the annual Troop dues and registration fee. Troop dues are $20 per year; registration fees are currently $15 per year plus $12 for a year’s subscription to Boy’s Life Magazine . 2. Fund Raising - The Troop sponsors one major fund raising activity each year, the annual Christmas tree recycling project, held the first Saturday after New Years. The Troop Committee, through a sub-committee, organizes this event each year. All Scouts and their families are expected to participate in this once a year fund raising event. Through this event, most of the funds necessary for the operation of the Troop are raised. Other fund raising activities may be sponsored by the Venture Crew or separate Patrols, to fund their own individual activities. The funds from those activities are not co-mingled with the Troop’s account. Those funds are administered by the Patrol that raised them. 3. Friends of Scouting - The Cascade-Pacific Council sponsors a major fund raising effort called Friends of Scouting (FOS) between January and April of each year. The Committee will appoint an FOS chairman for the Troop which will coordinate these fund raising efforts on behalf of the Council. Troop 22 families are encouraged to financially support this effort. Family Participation in FOS is a good indication of the overall health of our Boy Scout Troop, and we encourage all of our membership to support these fundraising efforts to the best of their abilities.