Interested in joining Troop 10?

If you are interested in joining Troop 10, please let our  Scoutmaster  or our  Membership Chair  know. You can find a checklist for New Scouts and Registered Adults with helpful information about what you will need when you are ready to join Troop 10.

For more detailed information about Troop 10 please download the Troop 10 Parent Guide

Troop 10 places boys that just crossed over from the Webelos program or any new Scout currently in the fifth grade into our Mustang Patrol. These Scouts are kept together for the first six months as they learn their Scouts skills and get familiar with Troop 10.

The Mustang Scouts are merged into existing Troop patrols just after Bartle Summer Camp each summer. We make every attempt to place friends together and your input will be requested. Please send specific requests to the Scoutmaster.

We also welcome any boy under 18 to join our Troop. This includes Scouts transferring here from another Troop.

Communications
Troop 10 uses the Troop’s Website: bsatroop10.org and e-mail messages to provide and distribute important information. We need to have an active email address for every Scout and their parents if you want to be in this information loop. Please check the Website and your email frequently for updates and for the weekly Troop 10 eNews. All troop wide email will come from bsatroop10.

Troop Policies and Procedures
The Troop’s complete “Policies & Procedures” and a wealth of other important information is available on the Troop 10 website under Policies/Forms.

Summer Scout Camp
Each year, Troop 10 attends Summer Camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Missouri. Camp Bartle is just south of Clinton, MO on Truman Lake. This is a wonderful experience for every Scout is strongly encouraged to attend. Parents often find camp to be a relaxing time to be with their son(s). We encourage you to come down and stay from 1 to 10 days.

Camping and Equipment
Troop 10 plans and camps one weekend every month from September thru May. We also have a special campout in early June just for our Mustang Scouts. The Troop has a large stock of equipment we use on our campouts and other outings. We provide: tents, ground cloths, cooking equipment, water coolers, propane lanterns, tables, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies and shelters. We do not provide tents or tarps for Adults. We also do not provide: cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks or spoons for Scouts or Adults.  Troop 10 has a tradition about chairs: Only Adults and Eagle Scouts can use lawn chairs with backs on troop campouts. Other scouts can use tripod type camp chairs.

All scouts are responsible to “be prepared” for these outings. Appropriate clothing and gear are to be planned for and brought to each campout. A camping list is available in the Boy Scout Handbook.

Flyers are made available for every campout. They contain all of the specifics of that outing. Scouts and parents planning to attend MUST signup for these outings in advance so we can plan and provide the appropriate gear and food. Signup should be done at the Troop Meetings or directly with the Leader listed on the flyer.

Troop Meetings
Troop 10 holds a regular meeting on most every Monday evening during the school year. Meetings take place at 7:00pm at Prairie Star Middle School and last 60 minutes. The exceptions to this are that we usually hold a Patrol Leader’s Council Meeting the Monday after weekend campouts.  Mustangs do not need to attend Patrol Leader’s Council Meetings. We do not hold meetings when there is no school scheduled on that Monday at Blue Valley Schools. Please check the Troop Calendar on the Website for the exact schedule.

Uniforms
All Scouts are expected to wear their complete Class “A” uniform to all troop meetings. Information on proper uniforming is available on the troop website. Troop 10 keeps a supply of used Boy Scout uniforms. We have a “Uniform Exchange” several times a year – check the calendar for exact dates. To donate, sell or purchase from the uniform exchange, please contact: uniform@bsatroop10.org.

Boy Scout Handbook
Every Scout MUST have a Handbook. This should have their name clearly marked on the outside edge of the book pages. All Advancement will be initially recorded in the book. Because of wear a it is recommended you purchase a spiral bound version and a book cover. Every advancement requirement is referenced and explained in the handbook. Scouts should bring their Scout Handbook to every meeting and campout.

Advancement
Boy Scout Advancement is different from Cub Scouts. Parents can no longer sign off completed requirements. Please check the “Troop 10 Advancement Policies” for complete details. The first Rank is “Scout” and all you have to do is simply read the joining requirements (Chapter 1) and present yourself to an Adult Leader for a “Scoutmaster’s Conference”. This and all other ranks & awards are presented at Troop Courts of Honor. These usually take place in September, December & May.

It is every Scout’s responsibility to have his Rank Advancement and other Awards entered into the computer for them to be recorded. After it is recorded the Scouts information is available on the troop website accessible only by Registered Scouts and Adults of Troop 10.

Attendance
We track attendance at meetings and on campouts and use this towards Scout Spirit. (55% is required)  Scouts are responsible to make sure their attendance is properly recorded.  Second Class requires five (5) Troop Activities and First Class requires an additional five (5) Activities. These activities often hold up a Scout in their first few months with the Troop. Activities that count are: Campouts, Courts of Honor, “Adopt-A-Highway”, help on other Scout’s Eagle Projects and a few other special events (Troop Meetings do not count as ‘activities’).

Costs and Fees
Annual dues are paid in the January. All campouts are self-funding. Campout fees are published on the informational flyer prior to each campout. Additional patrol food costs are handled within each Patrol. All troop fees are paid to our Troop Treasurer. Bartle Summer Camp Scout and Adult fees are maintained separately. Troop 10 holds an annual fundraiser in the Fall as well as participates in the BSA Popcorn sale.

Honor Scouting Programs
Some of the older Scouts are involved in Boy Scout Honor Camping Programs. These include the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and the Order of the Arrow. Mustang Scouts will earn more about these programs and will hopefully be invited to join them when they reach the appropriate level in Scouts.

Welcome to Troop 10
Boy Scouts open wonderful adventures and opportunities for every young man. There are many new things to get used to and learn.  Please do not hesitate to ask any of our Troop Leaders questions as they arise. There are no foolish questions.

For more detailed information about Troop 10 please download the Troop 10 Parent Guide.