BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 21

24 %)!%!,%"$'%"%#"! "" %) %)!%"$$%) (%) %!" All Scouts and Adult Leaders shall have an Annual BSA Health and Medical Evaluation by a Qualified Licensed Physician. All Adult Leaders, Scouts, and EVERYONE attending a Scout Overnight Activity must turn in a BSA Health and Medical Evaluation to a representative of the Troop Committee, before participating in ANY overnight Troop Activity. 1. Each Scout, Adult Leader, and Volunteers shall submit an Annual BSA Health and Medical Record annually, prior to summer camp. A medical evaluation by a physician is required every Twelve (12) Months and must be on file with the Troop Committee. 2. New Scouts, Adults Leaders, and Volunteers are required to submit an Annual BSA Health and Medical Record prior to attending any outing with the Troop. 3. The following immunizations are required: (a) Tetanus and Diphtheria in the last ten years; (b) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) since the first birthday; (c) Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (TOPV); four doses since birth. *("%"!%"$")* All Troop Activities require we have a copy of the Troop Covenant Ė a signed agreement between the Registered Adult Leadership that the boy will adhere to the Boy Scout Oath and Law while attending all Troop 22 activities, meeting, and functions. The Permission Slip is a signed, written document between the Troop 22 Committee, Register Adult Leadership, and you the parent or guardian directing us what to do in case of emergency that involves your boy. 1 %! 1. The Safe Swim Defense Plan - All swimming activities in Scouting are conducted in accordance with the The BSA Safe Swim Defense Plan. This system requires classification of each Scout and adult as a non-swimmer, beginner, or swimmer. (a) Swimmers must pass this test: jump feet first into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: Sidestroke, Breaststroke, Trudgen, or Crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. (b) Beginners must jump feet first into water over his head, swim 25 feet, turn, and return 25 feet. 2. Safety Afloat - All boating shall be in accordance with The BSA Safety Afloat Policy . All water craft used during Scout/Troop Outings must be equipped with USCG Type III Approved flotation devices for all passengers. All water craft operators must have passed The BSA Safety Afloat Program on ANY Scout/Troop Outings when water craft is used. -!( !.), A Scout will be considered "active" in his unit if he is: 1. Registered in his unit (registration fees are current) 2. Not dismissed from his unit for disciplinary reasons 3. Engaged by his unit leadership on a regular basis (informed of unit activities through Scoutmaster Conference or personal contact, etc.) 4. In communication with the unit leader on a quarterly basis. (Units may not create their own definition of active; this is a national standard.) If the Scout does not initiate communication, the unit leader is to contact the Scout and ask if the youth wishes to remain in Scouting. If the answer is negative, then the unit leader should no longer communicate with the Scout. If the answer is affirmative, the unit leader should provide the unit calendar. After six months of nonparticipation, the unit leader may cease to contact with the youth and drop the Scout from the unit at time of recharter. The Scout may return to the unit at any time while on the unit charter. At any time a Scout is dropped from a charter, the youth may re-apply to a unit for readmission; the acceptance of the application is at the discretion of the unit. The youth would be reinstated at the rank and level that can be documented by either the Scout or the unit.  !%!"%)+!#"!"" The Scoutmaster Conference is a requirement for each successive advancement in rank. Personal Growth Conferences may be held at either the Scoutís or the Scoutmasterís discretion at any time. 1. The purpose of the Scoutmaster Conference is to help a Scout accept the responsibility for his personal growth in Scouting and to establish a dialog between the boy and the Scoutmaster that will make this possible. 2. Through this conference, the boy is challenged and helped to set his own goals and work toward their achievement These goals should be specific, measurable by objectives and attainable within a mutually agreed upon timetable. 3. The conference for advancement will include a review of the Scoutís strengths and interests and a review of the Troopís expectations for being an active Scout.