BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 18

18 4. Financial Expectations - The Scout and his family are expected to meet the following financial obligations as a part of participation in the Troop: (a) Annual payment of Troop 22 dues ($20) and Boy Scouts of America registration fees ($15). A year’s subscription to Boys’ Life Magazine is available for an additional ($12), and is optional. (b) Purchase of uniform, equipment, and Scout Publications, as required or needed. (c) Each Scout is expected to pay his share of food purchased for campouts, and a fee of $10 per night is collected by the Troop to reimburse for the Food, and Fees charged for our stay. (d) Each Scout is responsible for paying camp fees for summer camp and for some campouts during the year. Those fees will be announced. (e) Financial aid is available for camping, uniforms and Scout Publications. Please contact the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chairman. 5. Annual BSA Health and Medical Record - Must be completed, and signed by a licensed Physician Annually for the boy to be able to attend Summer Camp, and participate in Troop Outings, and Activities. 6. Insurance - The Troop participates in the Group Liability Insurance provided by the Boy Scouts of America. This policy covers claims made during the policy year and is designed to cover personal injury to Registered Scouts and Adult Leaders for injuries suffered during official Scouting functions. The limits of liability and coverage may be obtained from the chairman of the Troop Committee. In the event that a Scout or Scouting family wants to file a claim, they should contact the chairman of the Troop Committee to obtain the necessary claim forms. ,0%#%/" As the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, and the nation's oldest continuously published magazine for boys, Boys' Life Magazine occupies a cherished spot in the collective memory of many Scouts and Scouters’ who read, or have read, the magazine when they were young. Boys’ Life Magazine is a useful tool for keeping our Scouts inspired and engaged, for recruiting new Scouts, and for encouraging our boys’ to develop a love for reading.  !"#%#%/" Scouting Magazine is the Boy Scouts of America general-interest, news, and informational publication for all Registered Adult Leaders and the Boy Scouts of America Professional Staff. '"#!(%"$ 1. Chemical Stoves and Lanterns. Scouts may use compressed or liquid gas stoves or lanterns only with adult supervision and in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions. 2. Fire: (a) No Flames in Tents – No Exceptions! No tent material is considered fire proof. It can burn when exposed to intense heat or fire. Therefore, only flash lights and electric lanterns are permitted in tents. (b) Camp and cooking fires shall be no larger than required. (c) Once any material is put in the fire, it shall remain in the fire – including that irreplaceable stick your son has become so attached too, and according to him, can never be replaced. (d) Each Patrol shall have access to a Fire Bucket, Shovel, Rake, and Broom during activities where fire is used for cooking, heat, and fellowship for fire protection. +' Boy Scouts of America policy prohibits fireworks. No fireworks are allowed on any Scout activity. 0"! This certification grants a Scout the right to carry matches and build campfires. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands his responsibility to do the following: 1. I have read and understand use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook. 2. I will build a campfire only when necessary and when I have the necessary permits (regulations vary by locality). 3. I will minimize campfire impacts or use existing fire lays consistent with the principles of Leave No Trace. I will check to see that all flammable material is cleared at least 5 feet in all directions from fire (total 10 feet). 4. I will safely use and store fire-starting materials. 5. I will see that fire is attended to at all times. 6. I will make sure that water and/or shovel is readily available. I will promptly report any wildfire to the proper authorities. 7. I will use the cold-out test to make sure the fire is cold out and will make sure the fire lay is cleaned before I leave it. 8. I follow the Outdoor Code and the principles of Leave No Trace. The Scout's "Firem'n Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.