Contacts for some of the Adult Leaders

Troop 235 feels privileged to have a lot of parent support and while we desire and value all the adult leaders who contribute, we wanted to list a few of the contacts for people that either youth or parents may need to reach out to if needed:

Scoutmaster:  Michael Vreeland                                       Email:  m[email protected]

Committee Chairman:  Brian Atwood                               Email:  [email protected]

Charter Organization Rep: Esther Davis                           Email:  [email protected]

Advancement Chair:  Julie Baker                                      Email:  [email protected] 

Treasurer: Jennifer Cathey                                               Email: [email protected]

Webmaster                                                                       Email: [email protected]


ADULT LEADER TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Boy Scout Leader Training - a.k.a North Star / Into to Outdoor Leadership Skills and SM/ASM Leadership

Fall 2017

Sat, August 26 : Scoutmaster specific training- first part of the North Star Training

Sat, August 26, 8:00am – 1:30pm

Sept 16-17 , 2017  IOLS Training / North Star

by Tejas District - Longhorn Council

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Sched. B

When Sat, September 16, 8:00am – Sun, September 17, 11:30am
Where 512 Thornton Ln, Palo Pinto, TX 76484, 

Sept 22-24 , 2017 PowderHorn
November 18 - University of Scouting at TCC Downtown Fort Worth

WOOD BADGE
S2-662-17-3
Course Director – Bob Gordon
Location – Camp 10
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2)
September 29 — October 1, 2017
October 20 — 22, 2017
Course runs from 7:30 a.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
S2-662-18-1
Course Director – Jamie McCallum
Location – Camp Tahuaya & Camp 10, Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2)
April 6-8, 2017
April 27-29, 2017
Course runs from 7:30 a.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.tejasdistrict.org/calendar/  


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YOUTH LEADER TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

National Youth Leadership / Twin Arrows (NYLT/TA) Training

TA-208 Course

(6 Day Course, Mon.-Sat. Fee $175, $225 for out of council Scouts)
December 26-31, 2017
Scoutmaster: TBD
[email protected]
Location: Camp Tahuaya

More details about this exciting and fast-paced training in team development and appropriate leadership strategies, which enable youth leaders to lead their units in reaching their highest performance level, can be found here.


AQUATIC SCHOOL

July 9-15th, 2017 AT Worth Ranch - Palo Pinto, Texas

Aquatic School is one of the Longhorn Council's oldest and most unique leadership and instructor training programs.  Through the Four Goals of Aquatic School Scouts will gain experience to increase their Skill Proficiency in a variety of aquatic areas.  They will also learn the principles of Instructor Training to make them valuable instructor both in their unit as well as potential summer camp staff members.  Scouts will learn Leadership Development that will help them become better leaders in and out of their unit.  Lastly, the Time Management skills Scouts learn at Aquatic School will help them for the rest of their life!
Perhaps most importantly, Aquatic School is FUN and the experience is trans-formative in many, many ways.  Don't just take our word for it - look what Scouts and parents are saying about Aquatic School - TESTIMONIALS
Please take a second to watch our Aquatic School Video below, as well as check out our AQUATIC SCHOOL WEBSITE to get a since of the history and tradition your Scout could be a part of.
Download the flyers and application here.  It only takes $50 to lock in your spot.  Space is limited and the last 4 years have filled up, so don't miss out on this opportunity. 
SIGN UP BY JANUARY 16, 2017 - SAVE $20 AND BE ENTERED TO WIN FREE ADMISSION!
Sincerely,
Jason Wright
Aquatic School Chairman
2017 School Skipper

http://www.aquaticschool.org 

Name that New Patrol?  Here are some ideas...
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Troop Youth Leadership Positions Descriptions

Order of the Arrow Troop Representative:


Responsibilities: a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge and his unit. In his unit, he will serve as a communication link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit. The Troop/Team Representative program was begun in 1999, and is a program of the Order of the Arrow that has been officially adopted by the Boy Scouts of America. The OA Representative is now an official leadership position within the troop or team, and boys can earn time towards their leadership rank requirements, just as with Den Chief, Troop Scribe, or any of the other leadership positions. Scouts may use the Order of the Arrow Troop/Team Representative position to meet the leadership position requirements for the Star, Life, and Eagle ranks

If you would like to see who is currently holding these positions, then please click on the Troop Positions tab.  It will require you to login.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster:

Responsibilities: The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his demonstrated leadership ability.  Many times these are Eagle Scouts, but this is NOT a BSA requirement.
Senior Patrol Leader 

Responsibilities: The senior patrol leader is the top leader of the troop. He is responsible for the troop’s
overall operation. With guidance from the Scoutmaster, he takes charge of troop
meetings, of the patrol leaders’ council, and of all troop activities, and he does
everything he can to help each patrol be successful.

  • First Class rank or higher
  • Must be approved by the Scoutmaster
  • Elected by the youth members of the troop

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader:    


Responsibilities:The assistant senior patrol leader works closely with the senior patrol leader to help the

troop move forward and serves as acting senior patrol leader when the senior patrol
leader is absent. Among his specific duties, the assistant senior patrol leader trains and
provides direction to the troop quartermaster, scribe, historian, librarian, instructors, and
Order of the Arrow representative.
  • Appointed by the Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher (Exception: There is no rank requirement for the Assistant Patrol Leader for a new scout patrol)

Chaplain Aide:

Responsibilities: The chaplain aide assists the troop chaplain (usually an adult from the troop committee

or the chartered organization) in serving the religious needs of the troop. He ensures
that religious holidays are considered during the troop’s program planning process and
promotes the BSA’s religious emblems program.

  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher
  • Appointed by SPL and ASPL with Scoutmaster approval
Instructor:
Responsibilities:
The Troop Guide is both a leader and a mentor to the members of the new-Scout patrol.
He should be an older Scout who holds at least the First Class rank and can work well
with younger Scouts.  He helps the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol in much the
same way that a Scoutmaster works with a senior patrol leader to provide direction,
coaching, and support.  
  • Appointed by SPL with Scoutmaster approval
  • First Class Rank or higher
Quartermasters:
Responsibilities: 
The quartermaster is the troop’s supply coordinator. He keeps an inventory of troop equipment
and sees that the gear is in good condition. He works with patrols as they
check out equipment and return it, and at meetings of the patrol leaders’ council he
reports on the status of equipment in need of replacement or repair. In carrying out his
responsibilities, he may have the guidance of a member of the troop committee.
  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot rank or higher
Scribe:   
Responsibilities: 
The scribe is the troop’s secretary. Though not a voting member, he attends meetings
of the patrol leaders’ council and keeps a record of the discussions. May distribute copies of PLC minutes to PLC members and adult leaders in a timely manner.  He cooperates with the patrol scribes to record attendance at troop meetings / events and to maintain troop advancement records. A member of the troop committee may assist him
with his work.
  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher

Troop Guides:

Responsibilities:
Each Instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill. He must also
have the ability to teach that skill to others. An Instructor typically teaches subjects that
Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and
backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troop
can have more than one Instructor.  The Instructor is a very important position in a troop. Scouts working toward the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class need to learn a lot of skills. Instructors help them learn and demonstrate the skills. He enlists the help of other experienced Scouts from the troop to help him 
  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • First Class Rank or higher

Troop Historian:    

Responsibilities:

The historian collects and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags,
scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia and makes materials available for Scouting
activities, the media, and troop history projects. This job is perfect for a Scout who likes to take pictures and write journal entries.  Includes in journal reports of each outing or activity. Includes in journal entries the place and time of the event, a few paragraphs about the event, and a list of attendees.

  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher
Webmaster [this is a new BSA rank as of 2010]:  

Responsibilities: Ensures that all event dates and times are listed correctly on the troop and/or chartered organization website.  Obtains information about outings, service projects, and other troop events from the Historian.  Posts a news article about each troop outing and service project on the troop and/or chartered organization website. Articles must be posted within two weeks of the event.  Posts photos of troop events and service projects on the troop and/or chartered organization website.

  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher
Outdoor Ethics Guide [this is a new BSA rank as of 2016]:

Responsibilities:
The Outdoor Ethics Guide is a Troop Guide that specializes in teaching Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly and Outdoor Code principles.  They ensure that the troop follows these principles on outings. He can also help Scouts
earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to outdoor ethics. Ideally, he should have completed Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award training. Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
Boy Scouts and Scouters interested in learning more about outdoor ethics and Leave No Trace should begin by exploring the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. The requirements are as follows:
  1. Recite from memory and explain the meaning of the Outdoor Code.  "As an American, I will do my best to
    Be clean in my outdoor manners. Be careful with fire. Be considerate in the outdoors. Be conservation minded."
  2. Watch the National Park Service Leave No Trace video.  https://lnt.org/blog/leave-no-trace-nps-video-online 
  3. Complete the Leave No Trace online youth course .  or https://lnt.org/learn/online-awareness-course  Print the certificate when you are done.
  4. Earn the Tread Lightly! online course  certificate. https://www.treadlightly.org/education/learn/online-awareness-course/    Print the certificate when you are done.
  5. Participate in an outdoor ethics course, workshop, or training activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course or is a Tread Lightly Tread Trainer or a LNT Trainer.
Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher

Librarian:   
Responsibilities:  The library contains books of historical value as well as current materials, such as merit badge books, training manuals, equipment documentations, policy/procedure handbooks, ceremonial guides, etc. All together, the library is a troop resource worth hundreds of dollars. The Librarian manages this resource for the troop.
  • Maintain a check-out/check-in system for all troop literature.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Add new or replacement items as needed.
  • Collect programs and scripts from Troop and Eagle Courts of Honor for reference material.
  • Keep the inventory of the Troop Library contents up to date.
  • Make sure the library includes all merit badge pamphlets for the Eagle required merit badges.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
Den Chief:

Responsibilities: 
The Den Chief works with a den of Cub Scouts and with their adult leaders. He takes
part in den meetings, encourages Cub Scout advancement, and is a role model for
younger boys. Serving as den chief can be a great first leadership experience for a
Scout. A Webelos Den Chief  can help plan and assist with the leadership of Webelos den
meetings and field activities. He can lead songs and stunts, and encourage Webelos
Scouts to progress into the Boy Scout troop.
  • Appointed by Scoutmaster
  • Second Class Rank or higher

TROOP 235 PATROLS

Responsibilities and election rules define below the patrol listings.

Diet Water Patrol

Loose Screws Patrol

French Toast Patrol

Rockin' Sockin' Narwhals Patrol

Patrol Leader

Responsibilities: A Patrol Leader is elected by his patrol. He is essential for implementing the patrol method within the Troop. He guide his patrol, receives input from them, and represents them in the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC).

  • Second Class rank or higher (Exception: There is no rank requirement for the Patrol Leader for a new scout patrol)
  • Must be approved by the Scoutmaster
  • Elected by the members of the patrol
  • May not serve two consecutive terms

Assistant Patrol Leaders
Requirements: The Assistant Patrol Leader is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence. The position of Assistant Patrol Leader does not qualify for the leadership requirements for advancement.
  • Appointed by the Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher (Exception: There is no rank requirement for the Assistant Patrol Leader for a new scout patrol)

Below are some ideas for new patrols of the future.

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Cick on the word ClassB for their list of patches.