Scoutmaster 101

Passwords
Facebook: chris@plandometroop71.com/bully@71 - requires two-deep leadership monitoring.  George Cox has access too.

Website: scoutmaster@plandometroop71.com/bullmoose71 - requires two-deep leadership monitoring.

Emailscoutmaster@plandometroop71.com/bullmoose71 - change header so has your name

Onteroa.org: plandometroop71/bully@71

Greater NY Council (Alpine, TMR): www.bsa-gnyc.org/plandometroop71/bully@71


June
  • Reserve both campsites at Christopher Morley Park for Webelos camping trip in middle October weekend.  Put maximum occupants on the form.  Advise Troop 97.  Keep permit.
  • Hold summer camp planning meeting for last minute MB changes and to set up tenting and patrols; use forms for that purpose.
  • Distribute last MBs and ranks so clear until after summer camp.
July
  • Attend summer camp and recharge
August
  • Plan annual Troop calendar: Review district and council calendars, school calendars; hold committee meeting for this purpose; ask people to bring their school calendars (or do yourself and send to people to review draft and check); put PLCs in middle of month so time to prepare for following month; put advancement night towards end; avoid advancements in December and June; Scouts start to burn out in May, so keep June meetings light; last meeting outdoor BBQ and fun on field; distribute last MBs and ranks so clear until after summer camp.
  • Hold in-troop training for new Senior Patrol; PowerPoint presentation with lunch.
  • Circulate annual calendar; remind that can change
  • Solicit/collect applications for positions of responsibility; recommend setting August deadline to submit to teach responsibility and allow time for SM/SPL to review and approve.