new Scout/parent orientation--part2
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 17:12:12 -0600
Part 1 of this posting was the outline we presented from. This posting is
the handouts from the parent's session.
PURPOSE OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide for youth an
effective program designed to build desirable qualities of character, to
train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop
in them personal fitness, thus to help in the development of American
Are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit.
Have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as
initiave, courage, and resourcefulness.
Have personal and stabel values firmly based on religious concepts.
Have the desire and the skills to help others.
Understand the principles of the American social, economic, and
Are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and
understand America's role in the world.
Have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people.
Are prepared to fulfill the varied responsibilities of participating in
and giving leadership to American society and in the forums of the world.
The Boy Scouts of America accomplishes this purpose by making its program
available in cooperation with existing groups having compatible goals,
including religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, labor, and
AIMS OF SCOUTING
To Build Character
To Foster Citizenship
To Develop Fitness
METHODS OF BOY SCOUTING
SCOUT OATH OR PROMISE
On my Honor, I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and my Country,
to obey the Scout Law,
to help other people at all times,
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.
"Do a good turn daily"
A Scout is
TROOP 736 MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
As a Scout in Troop 736 I promise to
Abide by the Scout Oath & Law and the rules of the Boy Scouts of America.
Partipate in meetings, campouts & other activities.
Show respect to youth leaders, adults & other Scouts.
Wear the uniform proudly.
Pay dues promptly.
Do my best in any Patrol or Troop position I am elected or appointed to.
As a parent or guardian of a Scout in Troop 736 I promise to support my son
and his Troop. I will:
Encourage and assist my son in his Scout activities.
Attend Committee meetings and Courts of Honor.
Participate in meetings, campouts & other activities.
Provide transportation, supervision & other assistance.
We understand that failure to abide by this agreement may result in a
Scouts' calling his parents to be picked up from a meeting, campout or other
Scout's signature date
Parent's signature date
List of merit badges
Troop roster listing everyone's names, addresses & phones
Several back issues of Troop newsletter
=====invitation sent to parents of new Scouts=========
To the parents of a new Scout in Troop 736
I want to start by thanking you and your son for continuing in Scouting &
for choosing Troop 736. Scouting is not only a great program for youth it
is a world-wide brotherhood going back 80 years. From the very begin,
Scouting was designed as a game that builds citizens of character and
leaders of integrity through a fun, safe program. Character is how we act
when no one is looking and integrity is how others view our character. Most
of the character the boys learn in Scouting comes from the adults' actions,
One of the main things that affects a boys' success in Scouting (or
anything else) is parental interest, knowledge & support. I realize that
not every parent can be active in the Troop and I don't expect it; we all of
us have a lot of different commitments & responsibilities pulling us in
different directions. But we do expect each parent to keep informed about
their son's Scouting activities and be supportive of them.
The Boy Scout program is very different from the Cub Scout program, just as
adolescent boys are different from pre-adolescents. To get you started with
us we are having a special meeting--a new Scout & Parent's Introduction to
Scouting. This meeting will be at Trinity Church at 31 March at 7:00 PM.
We expect at least one parent to attend (both would be better). This
meeting should last no longer than about an hour and a half.
We're looking forward to seeing you on the 31st.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City