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Boy Scouting is about training Junior Leaders, and this is done through the Troop Program: planning an event, carrying through on those plans, and experiencing the event. This is in addition to the skill, merit badges, and rank advancement aspects of Boy Scouting. As parents, it is important that you understand the Boy Scout program and that your son be encouraged to take advantage of all aspects of it (see section on "Methods of Scouting"). It is equally important that the Scouting program be allowed to work. Because boys have greater or lesser leadership talents, some of our programs will be more successful than others. What is most important is that all of our events be good learning experiences for the boys. If, on the most dismal trip, we hear a boy say, "We should have done it this way, not that way'" or, "We should have thought about that possibility before we left," then it was a very successful event. As a boy rises higher in rank and responsibility it is even more important that he attend troop meetings and campouts because it is the more experienced Scouts who plan and run these events.
wearing of the Boy Scout uniform is an important part of Scouting in Troop 12.
It encourages a sense of identity, fosters a feeling of belonging, and promotes
the ideal of equality in the brotherhood of Scouting. Troop 12 requires a Class
A uniform of Scout shirt, Scout pants, neckerchief, and Scout belt. Scouts are
expected to be in uniform for all troop meetings. Council events, training
events and field trips (unless specifically told otherwise). The Class B uniform
consists of a Scout T-shirt (such as a Scout Camp T-shirt) worn with Scout pants
or shorts. The Class B uniform is optional and may be worn at campouts, at
summer camp (except at retreat and dinner), and on certain designated troop
events, but not to troop meetings or when traveling to any Scouting event.
Troop 12 strives for the safest and most accident-free possible events in all of
our program areas but, sometimes, accidents do happen. Therefore, the troop
purchases accident insurance for all registered Scouts and Scouters to cover
them while attending any approved and supervised activities of the Boy Scouts of
America. This insurance does have an "excess provision clause" which
disallows expenses over $100.00 if any other insurance is available for a Scout
A permission slip with a parent’s signature is required on any troop activity taking place off the church property, even if a parent is attending the event. In case of a medical emergency, we carry a copy of each boy’s summer camp medical form on all our campouts and the permission slip authorizes treatment.
New Members: Boys
who are interested in joining the Troop are welcome at any Scout meeting for a
visit. A new boy will be given a Scout application that must be filled out by
the parents and the boy. The annual dues are $75.00, which covers insurance, a
subscription to "Boys' Life" and registration with the Boy Scouts of
America. This fee is waived for a boy “bridging over” from a Cub Pack. A new
Scout is encouraged to get a Boy Scout Handbook and a uniform as soon as
possible (see section on uniforms). We encourage all parents of new Scouts to
come and meet the leaders of the troop. Parents are welcome at all troop
meetings and Troop Committee meetings.
Once a scout had paid his dues for the year and has participated in the annual
popcorn sales and sold $75.00 dollars worth of product he will receive a $25.00
dollar rebate from his dues and that will be placed into his scout account.
Once a scout had paid his dues for the year and has participated in the annual popcorn sales and sold $75.00 dollars worth of product he will receive a $25.00 dollar rebate from his dues and that will be placed into his scout account.
Troop 12 usually camps 10 weekends each year. The cost of a campout is usually
$15.00 per person. This generally
covers four meals at $3.00 per person per meal plus any fees charged by the
camp. The Scout who purchases the
food (usually the Patrol Leader) must submit the store receipt to the Troop
Treasurer who will reimburse him up to this set amount per person. A patrol may decide as a group to spend more than the allowed
amount but this must be a unanimous decision and the Patrol Leader must collect
the money for excess expenses directly from the patrol members.