BSA Boy Scouts Of America Not Baby Sitting Of America
Scouting- A Values-Based Program -
BADEN POWELL IN ENGLAND YEAR:1907
AGE? Who have earned the Arrow of Light Award from Cub Scouts and at least 10 Who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 Who are 11-17 years old
What Scouting Offer the Boys? An Environment in which everyone can feel secure both physically and emotionally. Who can do the offers? You- Adult leaders, parents
The goal of BSA is to help boys develop into honorable men. It is easier to build a boy than to repair a man We prepare Outdoor Activities, Meetings and Trainings to achieve the goal.
Every Scouting activity moves boys toward 3 basic aims: 1.Character development 2.Citizenship training 3.Mental and physical fitness
1.Character development - He becomes confident but is not conceited. - He is honest with himself and others. - His personal appearance shows that he respects himself. - He develops special skills and interests.
He can take care himself, especially in emergencies. - He can be counted upon to do his best, even in difficult situations. ( Best ) - He practices his religious belief. -He respects other people regardless of their differences.
2. Citizenship training Learn about and take pride in his national heritage. Develop an understanding of the social, economic, and governmental systems of which he is a part. Service to the community. Have knowledge of and respect for cultures and social groups other than his own. Be aware of community organizations and their functions . Appreciate the environment and seek to protect it.
Improve physical condition through exercise and participation in various activities Reject experimenting tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs, or with other activities that can be harmful to himself and others Use good judgment and make sound decisions. Train himself to be resourceful in solving problem. 3. Mental and physical fitness
On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Scout Motto Be Prepared Scout Slogan Do A Good Turn Daily Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to - Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways. Be careful with fire. I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out. I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire. Be considerate in the outdoors. I will treat public and private property with respect. I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping. and Be conservation minded I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.
The Organization Of Scouting NATIONAL COUNCIL BSA REGION (T468-WEST) LOCAL COUNCIL (T468-SANTA CLARA) DISTRICT (T468-POLARIS) CHARTERED ORGANIZATION Chartered Organization Representative (T468- C HINESE A MERICAN S COUTING A SSOCAITION) TROOP TROOP COMMITTEE
Methods: 1The ideals Memorize and live by Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout slogan, and Scout Motto 2The Patrol method- Divide into Patrols. Everyone has a job. Patrol meetings. Patrol competition 3The Outdoors- Learned from adventure, exploring, doing, accept challenge 4Advancement- A Scout learn or be taught, then be tested, then be reviewed, then be recognized. There are Ranks with different requirement that the Scouts have to meet. (More detail later) 5Association with adults- Adult leaders will set up as examples and encouraging the boys.. Scouts will learn thro observation, watching, following, asking and listening 6Personal Growth- Scout-age boys are experiencing dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel those changes into productive endeavors. They will grow along with friends. They meet the adults world by community service. They explore career fields by earning Merit Badges. 7Leadership- Development-Leadership skills can be practiced in assigned staff positions, in Patrols, Outdoor activities such as Camporees, as Scout In Charge in activities, Meetings. Junior Leaders can join Bristlecone for more leadership training 8The Uniform- The BSA Scout uniform has been recognized part of the American scene. Wearing uniform can develop sense of belonging. T468 has both Class A and Class B Uniform.
Interacts in a small group works together as a team and share the responsibility. takes pride in its identity, and the members strive to make their patrol the best it can be. joins with other patrols to learn skills and complete advancement requirements. competes against other patrols in Scout skills and athletic competitions. The members of each patrol elect one of their own to serve as Patrol Leader. In T468, the term for PL is 6 months. An ideal patrol size is 8 Scouts. Patrols with fewer than eight Scouts should try to recruit new members to get their patrol size up to the ideal number. Activities examples: patrol meeting, patrol campout, fishing, skiing, movies, cycling
Our Patrols 2007 Red Bulls- Scouts mainly from San Jose Vipers- Scouts mainly from San Jose Tigers- Scouts mainly from Fremont Hawks- Scouts mainly from Fremont
A Yearly Plan for T468 Who plan? Scoutmaster & ASMs, SPL, PLC **reviewed by the Troop Committee When to plan? December What is the content? --Annual activities and outings --Troop Meeting themes --Scout-In-Charges --ASM In-Charges
2007 Year plan as an example MonthEvents/ ActivitiesSIC January Annual Dinner Chris Tam/Justin Wu February Bear Paw Snow camp Vincent Wong/ Charles Wu March CASA Camporee Arkis Yeung/ Ether Lin April Family Camp and COH Joey Cheung/Justin Wu May District Camporee Kelvin Lu/ Alex Lu June 50 Miler Eric Wei/ Eric Wong July Troop Leaders Training & COH Kelvin Lu Arkis Yeung August Summer Camp David Tam/ Eric Tam September Mother & Son Camp Allen Ko/ Jeffrey Hsu October Coyote Cycling Edward Wu/ Brian Hsu November Rim Of the Bay Hiking, Community Service Aaron Wang/ Bryant Lau December Christmas Party, Community Service SPL (Kelvin Lu)
1.A Scout learns Live by Scout Oath and Scout Law Finish requirements, Merit badges & Community Service hours 2.A Scout is tested Got tested and initials by senior Scouts who is Star or above rank 3.A Scout is reviewed Have a conference with the Scoutmaster &/or ASMs Meet with troop Committee members at the Board Of Review 4.A Scout is recognized Advancement recognized by the Troop Committee at the Court Of Honor (COH)
How to help the Troop Grow? Scout: Participation, attendances Spirit Live by Scout Law & Scout Oath Make more friends in the Troop Recruit more scouts Have a Staff position and be a good staff Get training Give more suggestions to the troop Practice your leadership
Parents: Communicate more with the Scouts (how to send out email for the troop? The T468 Website) Set as an example, example: wear Scout Uniform Help carpool for outings Support Friends of Scouting Sign up a position in the Committee or as SM/ASMs Sign up as Merit Badge Counselor Recruit more Scouts Get Training Pay the Troop and Patrol dues Buy more Scrips
For Scouts: How to find a Merit Badge Counselor? What is a blue card? Where to get one? Who keeps the blue card after completion of Merit Badge requirement? Who will buy the Merit Badge for the Scout? How to keep your Merit Badge? How to keep record for yourself? About Merit Badge
For parents: We encourage ALL the parents/ adult leaders to sign in for Merit Badge Counselors for at least one Merit Badge A short training is required
EAGLE MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR CAMPING CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION FAMIL