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Infor­ma­tion for New Scouts

Basic Infor­ma­tion

MeetingMeet­ing Nights– Every Mon­day at 7:00PM at the Scout Hut

The Mon­day fol­low­ing a cam­pout is for the PLC only unless oth­er­wise announced.

Troop Com­mit­tee meet­ings are held once a month usu­ally on the sec­ond Mon­day imme­di­ately fol­low­ing the Scout Meeting.

Boards of Review are held dur­ing reg­u­lar Scout Meet­ings by par­ent vol­un­teers in a side room of the Scout Hut.

Scout Uni­form

UniformThe Boy Scout Uni­form is one method we use to help Scouts achieve the Aims of Scout­ing. Troop 952 requests Boy Scouts and Adult Advi­sors wear an offi­cial BSA Field (for­merly Class A) uni­form to all reg­u­lar meet­ings and other activ­i­ties that require a uni­form.  Exam­ples include trav­el­ing to and from Scout Cam­pouts and Troop Activ­i­ties, Flag Pro­grams and meals at Sum­mer Camps, and Scout  spon­sored Ser­vice Projects.

The Troop 952 Com­mit­tee wants all Scouts to be proudly wear­ing their uni­form and will assist any Scout that needs help in acquir­ing one. The min­i­mum BSA Field Uni­form is a Scout Shirt (short or long sleeves) but pref­er­ence is for the full uni­form of shirt, pants or shorts, socks and belt.

Scout Hand­book

HandbookOne of the First things you need to do is get your Scout Hand­book.  You can pur­chase the hand­book at the Scout Shop in in Clear Lake or online at www.scoutstuff.org

Once you get your book…pull out the Youth Pro­tec­tion pam­phlet in the front.  You and your par­ent need to review it FIRST.
Then come and talk to the Scout­mas­ter or your Assis­tant Scout­mas­ter to find out what to do next.

Aims of Scouting

Troop 952 fol­lows the Guide to Safe Scout­ing and is com­mit­ted to achiev­ing the Aims of Scout­ing. The Scout­ing pro­gram has three spe­cific objec­tives; com­monly referred to as the “Aims of Scout­ing”. They are char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, cit­i­zen­ship train­ing, and per­sonal fitness.

To achieve these aims, or goals, the Boy Scouts uti­lize 8 methods.

  • The Ideals found in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan
  • The Patrol Method. Scouts inter­act with one another, live, work, and achieve goals as a Patrol.
  • The Out­door Pro­gram. Boy Scout­ing is designed to take place out­doors. It is in the out­door set­ting that Scouts share respon­si­bil­i­ties and learn to live with one another. In the out­doors, the skills and activ­i­ties prac­ticed at Troop met­ings come alive with pur­pose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appre­ci­a­tion for the beauty in the world around them.
  • Advance­ment — Boy Scout­ing pro­vides a series of sur­mount­able obsta­cles and the steps to over­come them through the advance­ment method. The Boy Scout plans his advance­ment and pro­gresses at his own pace as he meets each chal­lenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achiev­ment which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advance­ment sys­tem help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and the abil­ity to help others.
  • Asso­ci­a­tions with Adults — Boys learn a great deal by watch­ing how adults con­duct them­selves. Scout lead­ers strive to  be pos­i­tive role mod­els for the mem­bers of the troop. A Scout­mas­ter who is will­ing to lis­ten to boys, encour­age them, and take a sin­cere inter­est in them can make a pro­found dif­fer­ence in their lives.
  • Per­sonal Growth — As Boy Scouts plan their activ­i­ties and progress towards their goals, they expe­ri­ence per­sonal growth. The “Good Turn” con­cept a major part of the per­sonal growth method of Boy Scout­ing. Boys grow as they par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­nity ser­vice projects and do good turns for oth­ers. Fre­quent per­sonal con­fer­ences with his Scout­mas­ter thru the rank the advance­ment process help each Scout keep track of his growth towards the Aims of Scouting.
  • Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment — The Scout pro­gram encour­ages boys to learn and prac­tice lead­er­ship skills. Each Boy Scout has the oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in both shared and total lead­er­ship sit­u­a­tions. Under­stand­ing the con­cepts of lead­er­ship helps a boy accept the lead­er­ship role of oth­ers and guides him toward the cit­i­zen­ship aim of Scouting.
  • Uni­form — The uni­form makes the Boy Scout troop vis­i­ble as a force for good and cre­ates a pos­i­tive youth image in the com­mu­nity. Boy Scout­ing is an action pro­gram and wear­ing the uni­form is an action that shows each boys com­mit­ment to aims and pur­poses of Scout­ing. The uni­form gives the Boy Scout iden­tity in a world broth­er­hood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uni­form is a prac­ti­cal attire for Boy Scout activ­i­ties and pro­vides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.