Congratulations on achieving a Troop 52 Leadership position! All of Troop 52 is pleased to see your continued advancement and growth in scouting.
Your progress towards Eagle includes requirements for merit badges and time in grade, and both are important. But neither puts you in a position to lead the younger scouts, and in so doing learning how to lead. That learning process can only occur when you are physically present. And your physical presence and participation is as much a requirement for advancement as any other aspect of your rank requirements. Please let me make it clear that quality of time spent with helping younger scouts is more important then the quantity of time, however there are minimum requirements as a senior scout for you to "learn to lead".
So we start this newest part of your scouting journey with the most positive of reminders about what it takes to move higher. We need you wanting to be there, and the “there” is at Troop meetings (in proper uniform), at service commitments, assisting on Eagle projects, and joining us on campouts. Without you and the other senior scouts, it doesn’t work. So we look forward to your help in making it work, as others have tried to make it work for you, and as the young scouts you train will make it work for those who come after them. It’s all about passing it on.
Starting this year, attendance is being taken at each event, including Troop meetings. Attendance records, together with the status of a Scout’s merit badges and other advancement requirements, are always available for the asking. It is also important that you carefully read the requirements in each Troop 52 Leadership position contract. (This information, as well as, the participation requirements are posted on our web site, http://www.troop52campers.com .) When you and your parent/guardian sign this contract, the Troop will hold you accountable for completing the requirements you agree to preform during your leadership term. There will be reviews every three months for each scout who holds a leadership position conducted by adult uniform leaders and the Junior Leadership Corps (JLC). These will generally occur in November, February and May. If it has been determined that the requirements in your contract have been fulfilled, you will be awarded time in leadership for rank advancement. If you have completed some of the requirements, you may be given some credit for time, but corrective action should be done by the next review. If not, you may need to begin your leadership term again.
We are also always available to discuss any questions with a Scout or his parents, and any special circumstance will be addressed with the best interests of the scout in mind. This includes any issue, finances included, and all will be kept in the strictest confidence. No Troop 52 Scout will ever be held back because circumstances were such that he couldn’t participate, despite the desire. But for the majority of Scouts who can participate, the failure to do so will preclude advancement.
Enclosed is a list of what is expected in terms of attendance and uniforms – these requirements were proposed, debated and then adopted by the Junior Leadership Corps (JLC) of Troop 52. In keeping with the Troop’s commitment to teach leadership by providing experience and opportunity, the adult leaders will respect and enforce these standards.
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmaster Troop 52
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Troop 52 Life Scouts-- I have put together a complete list of documents and procedures to help you achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Bucks County Council has some specific procedures and documents that you need to review and use. The 12 Step document is the most comprehensive outline, however other documents may help streamline the process. Pay close attention the Troop 52 Eagle Service Project Procedure document. Please contact Ed Choromanski at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself, Mike Fusco Scoutmaster(email@example.com)if you have any questions.
Check your official Advancement Record through our Advancement Coordinator, Mr. Choromanski (firstname.lastname@example.org)or on-line (http://www.troop52campers.com/advancement_online) to what specifically needs to be done.
Eagle Scout Work book:
or expandable version.
The Eagle Scout Rank Application item # 512-728 will no longer be available in print form.
This form is available @ http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-728_web.pdf
This is an application for duplicate Eagle Scout and NESA credentials.
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All Scouts: Scouts must attend over 50% of the Troop Meetings and it is preferred that scouts participate in one camping trip in a six month period. (Time periods run from Aug. 1 – Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 – July 31. Scouts must attend a minimum of two camping trips in a scout year. Since Troop Meetings are in five month segments scouts get the months of July and August free for the respective time period.) Scouts must attend a minimum of two community service activities in the scout year. Failure to adhere to this policy will delay a scout's advancement, since "scout spirit" will not be completed. (Any rare exceptions must be voted on by the JLC.)
Download the PDF file for more information.
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All Scouts: The class A uniform must be worn at Troop Meetings on the last Wednesday of each month and the Court of Honors from Sept. through June and at all scouting activities unless otherwise instructed by the JLC. (The Class A uniform includes scout dress shirt, scout pants, scout belt and scout socks.) Class B uniforms must be worn at all other Troop meetings. (The Class B uniform includes Troop 52 logo blues polo shirt, scout pants, scout belt and scout socks. (Scouts may have one exception every three months.) Failure to adhere to this policy will delay a scout's advancement, since "scout spirit" will not be completed. Scouts that show-up without their uniform will asked to return home to change. Any scout in violation must show an additional three months of uniform compliance to advance in rank. (Any rare exceptions must be voted on by the JLC.)
Any scout who can not afford a uniform, please inform the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair and we will work through the uniform exchange program to help provide the scout with a uniform.
Patrol leaders will perform attendance and uniform inspection at the start of each Troop meeting and the Scribe will collect the results to be recorded by the Advancement Coordinator.
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Behavior and Discipline
We will operate on the principles in the Scout Law at all times. You are expected to obey all reasonable requests of your leaders. REMEMBER - ATTITUDE IS A BIG PART OF SCOUT SPIRIT AND SCOUT SPIRIT IS A BIG PART OF ADVANCEMENT
TROOP 52 DISCIPLINE MANAGEMENT PLAN
We recognize that for our boys to grow into responsible men, they need to be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, any Scout who intentionally participates in an activity that has the potential to cause harm to him or other Troop members, or behaves in a manner that reflects negatively upon Troop 52, the Boy Scouts of America, or the chartered organization (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church), will be disciplined. Behavior which is cause for disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Not following Scoutmaster's or Leader's (adult and/or youth) orders/instructions.
2. Significantly unsafe actions. -- endangers himself or others (i.e. drinking out of creeks, throwing rocks, fighting, etc.).
3. Exploring physical hazards without permission and supervision (lakes, creeks, cliffs, etc.)
4. Leaving designated areas without a leader's permission.
5. Use of cursing or foul language
6 Excessively rowdy, unruly, loud, disrespectful, disobedient, or disruptive behavior.
7. Physical or verbal hazing or harassment of another person.
8. Use of any controlled or illegal substance or tobacco.
9. Intentionally participates in any activity that may cause damage to public or private property.
We expect that with the policy clearly stated, scouts will know where they stand and be comfortable with an atmosphere of tolerance toward other's rights that helps build a secure feeling of trust and brotherhood in Scouting.
All inappropriate behavior of a minor nature will be handled by a Junior Leader Council with the overview of the Scoutmaster or designated Assistant Scoutmaster.
• First Offense will result in a warning. The Junior Leader in charge will discuss the infraction with the Scout at the time of violation, reminding him of the Scout Law and the Discipline Management Plan.
• Second Offense will result in additional counseling by the Junior Leader Council and assignment of a task or loss of privilege.
• Third Offense will result in a conference with the Adult Leader Disciplinary Board (ALDB). This includes the Scoutmaster, Adult Leader/ASM witnessing the offense(s), the Committee Chair. The scout and the scout's parent/guardian must attend. Additional discipline will be assigned as deemed appropriate by the ALDB with the Scoutmaster’s approval. The scout must complete the corrective action plan and time requirement deemed to remain in the troop.
It is understood that corporal punishment will not be used for discipline under any circumstances.
Misbehavior of a minor nature that is ongoing, in spite of attempts to correct the behavior, or any behavior deemed to be of a serious nature will be immediately referred to the Adult Leader Disciplinary Board (ALDB). Discipline will be progressive in nature unless the offense is deemed serious in nature. Depending on the nature of the behavior, and the Scout’s previous history, including attempts to deal with previous misbehavior will determine the outcome of the ALDB.
The Scoutmaster has the option of calling the Scout’s parent/guardian(s) to have the Scout immediately removed from a camp-out or meeting. Additionally, the Scoutmaster has the option of requiring the Scout's parent/guardian to attend the troop meetings with the Scout or suspend the Scout from all activities for an appropriate period of time. Suspensions must be reported to the Troop Committee, which would review the issue and approve the discipline plan. Re-instatement can only be achieved via a conference with the Troop Committee, the parent/guardian(s), and the Scout.
Any Scout exhibiting unacceptable behavior will not be allowed to have a Board of Review or have the Scout Spirit Requirement signed off for any rank advancement during his discipline period.
The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, under direction of the troop committee shall have the right and responsibility of dealing with individual discipline problems on a case by case basis. All disciplinary situations will be handled as consistently and fairly as possible.
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