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Senior Patrol Leader Update 10-12-15

posted Oct 12, 2015, 11:29 AM by Troop77 BSA   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 6:43 PM by OLD-Leadership Troop77BSA ]

Troop 77 - Senior Patrol Leader Update


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Dear Troop 77,


Happy Columbus Day!  Enjoy your day off from school.


This week’s meeting, we’ll be covering the basics of the Scout Uniform, hosted by the Spork Patrol!  We’ll also have a competition to see which patrol has the most Scouts in proper uniform, so make sure you remember your entire uniform on Wednesday.


We also have meal planning for the Fort Mountain trip, so if you’re going on that, you might want to make double sure you can make it this week.


We also have the Oak Grove UMC Men’s Fellowship Barbeque coming up!  The more Scout volunteers there, the better.  Plus, you get a cool patch!  Make sure you sign up ASAP; there will be a sign up sheet in Scout Hall.  


Have a good week!


Yours in Scouting,

Coleman, Senior Patrol Leader


Troop Organization Chart


Upcoming Troop Meetings

Date

Troop Meeting
Theme

Campout
Planning

Program

Patrol

Service

Patrol

10/7

Court of Honor


Cobra

Roadkill

10/14

Uniform Basics & Inspection Competition

Fort Mountain

Spork

Cobra

10/21

Leave No Trace (by our LNT Assistants)


Dragon

Spork

10/24

Saturday!   OGUMC Men’s BBQ (need volunteers for service credit)




10/28

Halloween Party / Recruitment / Prizes


Eagle

Dragon

11/4

Scary Sharp w/Mr. Gilmer

Cloudland

Turtle

Eagle

11/11

Cold Weather Camping


Spartan

Turtle

Upcoming Campouts

Date

Location

Program

Patrol

Service

Patrol

10/17-18

Hiking / Backpacking (Fort Mountain)

Spork

Cobra

11/21-22

Cloudland Canyon



12/5-6

Capture the Flag




Service Patrol Duties

  • Help Set-up meeting

  • Clean the meeting place after the meetings including sweeping the floors or empty trash if necessary.

  • Assist in set-up as needed for skills demonstrations

  • Assist in set-up or clean-up after special events.

  • Assist in set-up and clean-up for Court of Honor or other troop activity.

  • Build campfires as needed for Court of Honor or Campfire programs.


Program Patrol Duties

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Provide a pre-opening activity as requested by the SPL at meetings.

  • Provide a “Thought for the Day” for the opening ceremony when asked.

  • Assist with the skills demonstration put on by the instructors or adults as needed.

  • Provide assistance with the Court of Honor.

  • Closing Ceremony


Leadership Opportunities

All Positions of Responsibility include the following responsibilities, in addition to position-specific responsibilities:

  • Set a good example.

  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.

  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

  • Show and help develop Scout spirit.


Position

Description

Chaplain’s Aide (2 positions) NEW

  • Lead Worship Services on campouts.

  • Encourage saying Grace at meals while camping or when on activities.

  • Tell troop members about the religious emblems program for their faith.

  • Assist the Chaplain and Troop Leadership in meeting the religious needs of the troop.

Den Chief  NEW

Pack 577 is currently looking for Den Chiefs

  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.

  • Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.

  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.

  • Help lead weekly den meetings.

  • Help the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.

  • Know the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.

  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.

  • Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.

  • Encourage Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.

  • Help the denner and assistant denner to be leaders.

Scribe

  • Attend and keep a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.

  • Work with the appropriate troop committee members responsible for finance, records, and advancement.

  • Handle correspondence appropriately

Instructor

  • Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.

  • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.

  • Set a good example..

Leave No Trace Trainer

  • Have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace.

  • Successfully complete the Leave No Trace Trainer training course.

  • Help minimize the troop’s impact on the land by teaching Scouts the principles of Leave No Trace.

  • Help ensure that the troop follows Leave No Trace principles on outings.

  • Set a good example.

  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.

  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

  • Show and help develop Scout spirit.


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