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2015 – TROOP 21 NEW SCOUT ADVANCEMENT SCHEDULE

Below is the tentative schedule of what all new scouts will be working on each week until you leave for Summer Camp.  It is each new scout’s responsibility to Be Prepared for the troop meeting.  Make sure your Scout brings his handbook and is wearing his uniform.  Meetings begin promptly at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Our goal is for every scout to Be Prepared for their weekend campouts and their week at Summer Camp.  Our goal is to provide a program that achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Mr. July                                Mr. Ceci               Assistant Scoutmasters for New Scouts

WEEK 1

Tuesday March 3 – Troop Meeting

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
  • Demonstrate tying the square knot (the joining knot).
  • Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, motto, slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  • Describe the Scout badge.
  • Scoutmaster Conference with Mr. Weber.

WEEK 2

Tuesday March 10 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Troop 21 mailbox & website – www.bsatroop21.org
  • Patrols – purpose, organization, name, patch, yell & flag
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)

Friday March 13 – Troop Activity

  • Lock-in overnight at WAUMC 7:00pm – 11:30am for only $5
  • No permission slip required – sign in with Mr. Weber
  • Scout uniform, sleeping bag, & sleeping gear – we sleep on the tile floor
  • All eating ware and breakfast furnished
  • Warm outdoor clothing for Saturday morning bag distribution – hat, gloves, boots, etc.

Saturday March 14 – Troop Activity

  • Distribute Scouting For Food bags 9:00am – 11:30am (S5)

WEEK 3

Tuesday March 17 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Think about who should be your patrol leader – if not you, who?
  • Do you remember your patrol name and yell?

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Elect Patrol Leader
  • Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag. (T6)
  • Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one. (T9)
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)

Saturday March 21 – Troop Activity

  • Collect Scouting For Food bags 9:00am – 10:30am (S5)
  • Permission Slip required

WEEK 4

Tuesday March 24 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag. (T8)

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag. (T6)
  • Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one. (T9)
  • Physical Fitness Test BASELINE: push-ups; pull-ups; sit-ups; standing long jump; ¼ mile walk/run at Lincoln School (we walk there and back as a group). (T10a)

WEEK 5

Tuesday March 31 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag. (T8)

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Troop games during the Committee Meeting


 

WEEK 6

Tuesday April 7 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Practice for Physical Fitness – you can make your improvement goal!

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost. (T6)
  • Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them. (T11)

WEEK 7

Tuesday April 14 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Practice for Physical Fitness – you can make your improvement goal!

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Learn how to set up Baker and Voyager tents.
  • VIP knots – two half hitch and taut-line.
  • Whipping & fusing rope
  • EDGE method
  • Patrol kitchen

WEEK 8

Tuesday April 21 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Practice for Physical Fitness – you can make your improvement goal!

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Camp Planning for Camp Maplewood
  • Present yourself, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it. (T1)

Friday April 24 – Troop Campout Camp Maplewood

  • 5:00pm to 11:30am Sunday April 27 -  Permission Slip required
  • Spend at least one night on troop campout and sleep in a tent you helped pitch.  (T2)
  • On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together. (T3)
  • Whip and fuse the ends of a rope; tile two half hitch and taut-line knots and tell their uses; use EDGE and teach another person how to tie the square knot.  (T4).

WEEK 9

Tuesday April 28 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Practice for Physical Fitness – you can make your improvement goal!

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Troop games during Committee Meeting

WEEK 10

Tuesday May 5– Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Practice for Physical Fitness – you can make your improvement goal!

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Physical Fitness Test IMPROVEMENT: push-ups; pull-ups; sit-ups; standing long jump; ¼ mile walk/run at Lincoln School (we walk there and back as a group). (T10b)

Thursday May 7 – Troop Activity

  • Sherper’s Scout Night 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Permission Slip required

WEEK 11

Tuesday May 12 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Write check for Summer Camp deposit

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Camp Planning for North Kettle Moraine
  • Heimlich Manuever
  • First Aid:  cuts & scrapes; blisters hands & feet; minor burns or scalds; bites/stings from insects and ticks; snakebites; nosebleed; frostbite; and sunburn. (T12)

Friday May 15 – Troop Campout North Kettle Moraine

  • 5:00pm to 11:30am Sunday May 17 -  Permission Slip required
  • Spend at least one night on troop campout and sleep in a tent you helped pitch.  (T2)
  • On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together. (T3)
  • Whip and fuse the ends of a rope; tile two half hitch and taut-line knots and tell their uses; use EDGE and teach another person how to tie the square knot.  (T4).


WEEK 12

Tuesday May 19 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Write check for Summer Camp deposit

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Heimlich Manuever
  • First Aid:  cuts & scrapes; blisters hands & feet; minor burns or scalds; bites/stings from insects and ticks; snakebites; nosebleed; frostbite; and sunburn. (T12)
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)

Monday May 26 – Troop Activity

  • Memorial Day Observance 9:00am – 11:30am
  • Longfellow Auditorium – scouts travel to and from on their own
  • NO Permission Slip required

WEEK 13

Tuesday May 26 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • What do you have left to do to earn Tenderfoot?

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Camp Planning
  • Troop games during Committee Meeting

WEEK 14

Tuesday June 2 – Troop Court of Honor

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Wash your uniform and wear ALL of it to the Court of Honor.  Bring your parents.
  • During the Troop Meeting:
  • Be publicly recognized for your achievements to date.


 

WEEK 15

Tuesday June 9 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • Complete all Summer Camp Forms & write check for balance due

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Turn in all Summer Camp Forms and final payment
  • Heimlich Manuever
  • First Aid:  cuts & scrapes; blisters hands & feet; minor burns or scalds; bites/stings from insects and ticks; snakebites; nosebleed; frostbite; and sunburn. (T12)
  • Compasses and maps. (S1a)
  • Rules of safe hiking. (T5)

WEEK 16

Tuesday June 16 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • What do you have left to do to earn Tenderfoot?

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Camp Planning
  • Compasses and maps. (S1a)
  • Rules of safe hiking. (T5)

Friday June 20 – Troop Campout Hickory Woods State Park

  • 5:00pm to 11:30am Sunday June 22
  • Permission Slip required
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)
  • 5 mile hike with compass readings. (S1b)

WEEK 17

Tuesday June 23 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • What do you have left to do to earn Tenderfoot?

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Help prepare for Summer Camp
  • Work on requirements as needed.
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)


 

WEEK 18

Tuesday June 30 – Troop Meeting

Before the Troop Meeting:

  • What do you have left to do?

During the Troop Meeting:

  • Help prepare for Summer Camp – load the trucks.
  • Work on requirements as needed.
  • Scout Oath, Law, Slogan & Motto (T7)

Saturday July 4 – Troop Activity

  • Wauwatosa Independence Day Parade 8:00am – 11:30am
  • Permission Slip required.

WEEK 19

Sunday July 5 – Sunday July 12 – SUMMER CAMP AT JAG LAKE!