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Background

Troop and BSA Policies

Participation

Alcohol

Uniforms

Fundraisers

Dues

Troop Activities

Advancement Guidelines

Troop Structure

Troop Offices

Leadership

Awards

Eagle Scouts

 

TROOP AND BSA POLICIES

PARTICIPATION

A Scout should attend and participate in at least 80% of all Troop functions and activities to demonstrate his interest in continuing membership in Troop 93.  Activities include Troop meetings, Patrol meetings, camping trips, hikes, and field days. In addition, the Scout should not fall below 60% participation in any one of these categories. 

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND DRUGS

The use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs is not consistent with the aims of Scouting.  Any Scout involved with such substances will be brought before the Scoutmaster and Troop Committee for appropriate action.  Parents of the Scouts involved will be notified.

UNIFORMS

We are a Boy Scout Troop and we wear the Scout uniform with pride.  The uniform inspires a sense of belonging to the Troop.  As such it helps break down barriers created by race, creed, and financial status.  Scouts should wear their uniforms to all Troop functions unless specifically told otherwise (e.g. trail maintenance or service projects where work clothes are more appropriate).  On camping trips we take clothes appropriate to the weather, but always wear the uniform while traveling.  The Senior Patrol Leader will announce the class of uniform to be worn for each event.  We wear the class A uniform for religious services, Boards of Review, Scoutmaster Conferences, and Courts of Honor.


Uniform parts may be purchased from our Council Office Scout Shop in Raleigh.  They may also be ordered from the Scout Supply Center catalog.  Uniforms are sometimes available at the PTA Thrift Stores.  Any outgrown uniforms may be recycled by bringing them to the Troop for use by younger scouts or taken to a PTA Thrift Store.


BSA Class A Uniform includes: Official Boy Scout Shirt (short or long sleeves) with the Occoneechee Council patch, 93 numerals, 50+ year strip (or the combination Troop 93 patch) and other proper insignia, scout trousers (short or long), scout belt or a brown leather belt, scout or dark socks, and appropriate shoes.  Our Troop has chosen not to wear a hat or a neckerchief.


Troop Class B Uniform includes: A red Troop 93 T-shirt or sweatshirt, scout trousers (short or long), scout belt, scout or dark socks (scout knee socks are no longer required with the short trousers), and appropriate shoes.  Scouting T-shirts other than official Troop 93 (e.g. camp, High Adventure etc.) are not acceptable as troop class B uniform.

Old vs. New Uniform
It is acceptable to wear either the old olive colored uniform or the new uniform. However, the uniforms may not be mixed (i.e. do not wear the old style shirt with the new style trousers, etc.). Being in uniform means being in complete uniform.  This includes wearing the official shirt, pants, socks, and belt.  Any non-uniform items (including hats) must not be worn with either Class A or B uniform.  The scout uniform may not be worn at times other than during official, approved Scout functions.  The Class A uniform is not worn for fundraisers unless they are recognized by the national BSA office.

FUNDRAISERS

Our Troop conducts several fundraisers throughout the year.  The funds from these go into the Troop account and are used to buy camping and cooking equipment, merit badge pamphlets and other Scouting books, rope, safety equipment, etc.

Each scout has a ledger line in the Troop's account.  A portion of the profits from certain troop money-earning projects (e.g. popcorn sales) will be set aside to each participating Scout's ledger line.  This money remains the property of the Troop since it was earned as part of a project for a non-profit organization.  However, money in the Scout's ledger may be used by the scout for camping equipment or for any Scouting trip, especially summer camps and Philmont.  It may not be used as spending money on these trips, except for educational supplies such as merit badge pamphlets and craft kits.  Unused ledger funds become general Troop funds when the scout leaves the Troop.  Contact the Troop treasurer, Mr. Thomas George, for more information. Typical fund-raisers include popcorn sales and a concession stand at UNC home football games. Other fund raiser are organized as necessary to support purchases or troop activities.

DUES, INSURANCE, WAIVER

Annual dues are $50 per scout and $25 per adult leader, and are payable to "BSA Troop 93" in early September of each year.  Portions of these funds are sent to the Council and National Scouting Offices for their operations and support services.  The remaining funds are used to purchase Boy's Life Magazine for each scout, Troop accident insurance, Troop tee shirts, patches, advancement badges, etc.  The Troop treasurer, Mr. Thomas George, collects these dues.

In the event that a scout is injured on a Troop function, two things are necessary to get medical attention, insurance and a wavier form.  The Troop carries accident insurance that covers all Troop functions from the time the scout leaves home until he returns.  This insurance is secondary to the scout's family policy.  Therefore, it is useful to have the company name and policy number for each scout's family policy (a photocopy of the insurance card).  Costs not covered by the family policy should be covered by the Troop policy.

The wavier form is found on the Medical Examination Form.  This form allows the adult leaders of the Troop to immediately seek necessary medical help for the scout until his parents can be reached. 

The Medical Examination Form is required for summer camps and all Troop functions. Parts A & B are filled out and signed by the scout’s parents.  Part C is filled out and signed by the scout’s physician. Blank forms are available at the ocscouts.org and the bstroop93.org websites.  These forms may not be specific enough.  If the scout has a potentially life-threatening condition such as diabetes, asthma, allergy to bee stings, etc., this should be included on the form along with any special instructions so that the adult leaders can help the scout deal with any problems.  It is also useful to have other medical history information (regular medications, previous broken bones or joint injuries, ADHD, seizures, epilepsy, etc.).  This information is, of course, kept confidential.

Many high adventure activities (Philmont, Northern Tier, etc.) require a special medical form. These must be used when attending the these high adventure camps.

 

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