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Troop 1 Policies
How Troop 1 Parents Can Help
Troop 1 is an organization run by boys under the direction of their
Scoutmaster. They are assisted by their assistant Scoutmasters, merit
badge counselors and Patrol Dads in learning the skills necessary to
advance through the ranks and earn merit badges.
concept of boy leadership is central to our mission in Troop 1.
Unlike a cub scout troop where parents take leadership positions, our
boy scout program requires the parents to step back from these roles and
allow the boys to lead themselves. This transition can sometimes be
difficult for new parents and kids, but the end results are worth the
Troop Leadership Roles
All youth members of the troop will gain experience in various
leadership roles during the course of their membership. Even though
there may be some reluctance to assume leadership positions by the
younger scouts, parents should encourage their scout on
the benefits and responsibilities that leadership experience provides.
We Are All Volunteers
All of the adults assisting Troop 1 are volunteers; the only way the
Troop can function is if everyone does their fair share. We believe all
parents should be prepared to assist in any way possible by contributing
to the success of our program. Additionally, we need help from time to
time in helping to prepare for many events such as
Courts of Honor.
Merit Badge Counselor.
parents have a profession or hobby that may be interesting or
educational, they may sign up as Merit Badge Counselor. All parents are
encouraged to join our Troop. Come and get acquainted, become a member,
help make the decisions which affect your boy's scout troop.
Become An Assistant Scoutmaster
Most of our Assistant Scoutmasters began as parents of children in the troop. We
have a proud tradition of very long membership among adult leaders.
you have an interest in becoming an assistant Scoutmaster and working
closely with the boys on their skills and advancements, please let the
Scoutmaster know and we will be happy to have your assistance and
Boy Scout Program offers excellent workshops and instruction for adult
leaders. Scoutmaster Fundamentals and Scoutmaster Training are offered
at various times. Many of our adult leaders have attended valuable
programs designed to provide the skills adults need to offer guidance to
We put a special emphasis on going camping almost every month. Scouts
who miss a meeting or a campout for any reason can make up their absence
by providing service hours to the troop.
the course of the past years, we have learned that parents who get
directly involved with their children in scouting get far better
participation by parents can send the message to your child that your
commitment to the scouting program is important.
One of the most valuable aspects of our scouting program is the
opportunity to participate in community service projects. The scouts of
Troop 1 have been ready, willing and able to lend a hand in their
community when called upon in the support of worthy causes.
Troop 1 scouts are required to participate in community service
projects, both as a group and individually from time to time.
scouts have pro-actively identified projects of a volunteer nature to
which they can apply their skills of leadership, planning and management
toward a positive outcome. Every Eagle Scout in the history of our troop
has organized and executed a well developed community service project as
the final requirement to earn that ultimate rank.
scouts are encouraged to participate in the Eagle projects of their
troop members. When project tasks require a team effort, all scouts
should be prepared to lend a hand. With this spirit of companionship and
cooperation, you can count on your fellow scouts to be there and help
make your Eagle project a great success.
A Habit For Life
Scouts that are involved in community service projects as young men are
more likely to be involved in community service later in life. The
lessons of creating a balance between Service to Self and Service to
Others and the habit of volunteering one's time to worthwhile efforts is
a noble aspect of good citizenship in the community.
When a scout is an active participant in service projects, he brings
honor to himself and his troop, and to Boy Scouts everywhere. Wearing
the uniform of a scout is a declaration of your commitment to living
your life according to the scout law. Community service is an outward
and visible way to show your respect for these values while helping
others in a selfless manner.