Troop 10 FAQ’s 

Troop 10 has approximately 90 registered scouts.   A trained Assistant Scoutmaster and a Troop Guide (older scout) assists each new patrol. Our incoming Scoutmaster is Wood Badge trained and has been with the troop for 2 years.  He will be starting his 1st year as Scoutmaster.

 

Troop 10 has boys ages 11-18. We offer a very strong High Adventure program with a crew going to at least one of the National BSA programs (Sea Base, Northern Tier or Philmont) each year.  Summer 2013 we sent 1 group to Philmont and 1 crew to Sea Base.  Summer 2014 we will have 2 crews going to Sea Base.  Monthly campouts often have tiered programming to challenge younger and older scouts.

 

Scoutmaster and ASMs are fully trained for their positions.  Several leaders are Wood Badge trained as well as ITOLS, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim, Wilderness First Aid, and Merit Badge Counselor.  

 

Troop 10 is proud to be boy-led always.   Scouts attend Den Chief training, MOALS, and National Leadership training.  Boys plan the annual calendar, meetings, and campouts.   Troop 10 boys have served as Senior Patrol Leader for district events such as Twilight Camp, Scout Expo and MOALS. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (consisting of scouts elected to troop leadership positions) meets monthly to plan meetings.

 

Advancement is built into programming with the goal of an active scout being First Class by the start of his 2nd summer camp if he participates regularly in meetings and campouts.   We have 6 new Eagles so far this year with 3 currently working on projects.  There have been 34 scouts who have earned the Eagle rank since 2005 (Troop 10 started in 2000).  A separate adult guides each area of advancement: Rank, Merit Badge and Eagle process. 

 

Our activity program includes monthly camping (except July), summer camp, Scout Expo, Webelos Woods, Camporee and most district and council events as well as Order of the Arrow events.  A special activity or speaker may attend meetings occasionally for merit badge work or upcoming program (CPR training, Skiing, Caving etc.)

 

A typical meeting starts with a flag ceremony (respectful and disciplined) followed by instructional time for skills related to an activity (backpacking, climbing, rafting, etc.) Patrol meeting break out sessions follow and a full troop game are always part of the meeting.  Individual merit badge and rank conferences are held throughout the meeting.  The meeting concludes with announcements, Scoutmaster minute and closing flag ceremony. 

 

Troop 10 wears Class A uniforms to all events with Class B underneath.  No camouflage or jeans.  A uniform exchange is held at each Court of Honor.  Troop Class B shirts are included with registration and extras can be ordered prior to summer camp. 

 

Summer camp is a big part of the Troop 10 experience.  40-50 boys attend each year.   We alternate between council camp (Woodruff) and out of council.  Typically, camp is the last week of June.   Boys select their own activities based on personal interest and rank.  New scouts complete the 1st year program that is offered by the camp attended.  Parents are needed at camp along with ASMs.  A few go for the full week, others for 2-3 nights.  Our 2014 summer camp will be held June 29 – July 5.

 

Crossover registration fee is $75 (includes neckerchief/slide, BSA handbook, Troop 10 binder, Pack-Troop transfer paperwork, Crossover patch, Troop 10 numeral, patrol patch and Class B T-shirt).  Annual dues are then collected in late August at our annual Kickoff meeting.

 

The registration form and fee and medical forms can be mailed (see address below) or dropped at a meeting.  Our registration deadline for crossover Webelos is December 1.   We must receive the registration form and fee and FIVE copies of parts A, B, and C of the BSA medical forms along with FIVE copies of insurance card by December 1 in order to register your son.  Troop 10 is currently limiting our new crossovers to 16 scouts.

 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Smith.     csmith8128@comcast.net 

 You may mail registration materials to Cindy Smith at 115 Sessingham Lane, Johns Creek, GA 30005.

 

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