Troop 114 Guidelines
Updated: June 13th, 2017, scheduled for review December 11th, 2018
1. Any Troop activity or function must have a minimum of two adults present in accordance with Youth Protection Training.
2. The Scoutmaster has authority to cancel campouts, without prior Committee action, if ample parent participation is not available.
3. Camping and other activities must be approved by the Committee in advance.
4. Leaders are authorized to collect camping fees in advance. If the fees are not paid by the deadline, the Scout may, or may not, be allowed to attend that function.
5. If a Scout indicates he plans to attend a function that involves any cost or fee (for food, etc), he forfeits that fee if he cancels after money has been spent by the Troop.
6. An active Scout or his immediate family may borrow Troop equipment. Arrangements must be made through the Troop Quartermaster, Scoutmaster or Committee Chair.
7. Troop equipment may be loaned to organized youth groups with approval of the Scoutmaster and the Committee Chairperson.
8. A new boy must be registered with dues paid before being inducted into the Troop.
9. A boy must turn in a Health Form and Liability Release before he may attend Troop activities.
10. Any activity performed as a Scout activity must have prior approval of the Scoutmaster or his designee. This includes Patrol meetings, hikes, projects, conservation or community service, and all outings.
11. A Scout is expected to attend as many Troop meetings as possible. At the Scoutmaster’s discretion inactive Scouts may not hold a leadership (warrant) position, or be a member of the Senior Patrol.
12. Throwing rocks, snowballs, pine cones, etc. is forbidden.
13. No open fires (stoves, lanterns, candles, matches, etc.) are permitted in tents.
14. Rock and tree climbing is prohibited. The exception is the Troop’s organized rock climbing program, which is under strict adult training and supervision.
15. No Scout may leave a camping area without a "Buddy", and permission of the Senior Patrol Leader.
16. Hands will be washed with soap and water before handling food and before eating.
17. Scouts must earn a Totin’ Chip card before using any knife, saw, hatchet or splitting wedge without supervision. They must pass a "Stove Training” program before being permitted to light camp stoves without supervision.
18. Scouts are not permitted in the adult Committee camping area without permission of the Committee.
19. The date for notifying Patrol Leaders of attendance on camping trips is generally the first (1st) Troop meeting of the month or the Patrol
Leaders Council Meeting before the event. Menus and camp plans are due at the PLC.
20. Scouts are not permitted to leave the Scout Hut during Troop meetings except as part of a supervised activity. Scouts should be picked up by their parents or their designee at 8:30 p.m. on regular meeting nights. On nights of a PLC meeting, those scouts not attending the PLC should be picked up at 8:00 PM and those attending the PLC should be picked up at 8:45 PM. Parents should pick up scouts promptly after all activities.
21. No cell phones or other electronic devices such as games or music players are allowed outside of cars on campouts unless previously authorized. The Troop assumes no responsibility for damaged cell phones or electronic devices.
22. Do not bring soda pop on campouts, other than as part of the sack dinner in the car on Friday night. High-caffeine energy drinks should never be brought on campouts or in the car.
23. Do not use cots in troop tents, as they tend to damage the tent floor.
24. All adults in contact with scouts must complete at minimum Youth Protection Training. (YPT). Available online www.my.scouting.org or periodically during live Troop 114 training sessions.