Welcome to Scouts BSA

Our T10-G First Year Scout programs are for Scouts that just crossed over from the Webelos program any new Scout currently in the fifth grade or any new Scout. These Scouts are kept together for the first few months to get familiar with the Troop and begin to learn their Scouts skills. The T10 Trail to First Class are placed into existing Troop patrols just after Bartle Summer Camp. T6010 Scouts will be placed into patrols as they join. We make every attempt to place friends together and your input will be requested. Please send specific requests to Troop 10 Scoutmaster or Troop 6010 Scoutmaster.

 

Troop Meetings
T10  hold regular meetings on most Monday evenings during the school year. T10 Trail to First Class meetings take place at 6:00pm 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. We do not hold meetings when there is no school scheduled on that Monday (at Blue Valley Schools).

T6010 holds regular meetings on most Monday evenings during the school year. T6010 meetings take place at 7:00pm at Prairie Star Middle School and last until 8:00pm. T6010 Trailblazers meet on Mondays at 6:oopm to work on rank advancement. We do not hold meetings when there is no school scheduled on that Monday (at Blue Valley Schools).

 

Camping and Equipment
T10 and T6010 plans and camps one weekend every month from August thru May. We also have a special campout in early June just for our Trail to First Class Scouts. The Troop has a large stock of equipment we use on our campouts and other outings. We provide: tents, ground cloths (tarps), 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 policy about chairs: Only Adults and Eagle Scouts can use lawn chairs (with backs) on 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 list is available in the Scouts Handbook. Specifics for every campout is linked to the Troop 10 Calendar on the Troop Website. 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 online using the link in the calendar.

 

Advancement
Scout BSA Advancement is different than Cub Scouts. Parents can no longer sign off on completed requirements. Please check the Troop Advancment Policy for complete details. Ranks and awards are presented at Troop Courts of Honor. These usually take place in September, January and May. It is every Scout’s responsibility to have their Rank Advancement and other Awards entered into the computer by the Advancement Chair. This information is also available on the Troop’s website in a password protected section – secure pages.

 

Attendance
We track attendance at meetings and on campouts and use this towards Rank Advancement (55% is required). Scouts are responsible to make sure their attendance is properly recorded. Attendance printouts are available for your review on the Website under the ‘secure pages’ section. As you work towards Second and First Class Ranks you will notice that Second Class requires five (three campouts) Troop Activities and First Class requires an additional five (three campouts) Activities. This seems to hold up most Scouts 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 Troop dues are paid at Recharter. Campout fees are published as part of the event details for each campout. Additional patrol food costs are handled within each Patrol. Larger campout fees that require the troop to make advance payments must be paid in full prior to the campout/activity.

Our Troop holds annual fundraisers. Funds raised in these events help offset your Scout’s fees. All troop fees are paid to our Troop Treasurer. Summer Camp and Adult fees are made in several advance payments, and are handled separately by our Troop Treasurer. You may also use PayPal and Venmo to pay your troop fees.

Your Troop  Scout account is a Debit Account. You should always have funds in your account to cover your Scouts activities.

 

Scout Uniforms
All Scouts are expected to wear their full Class “A” uniform to all Troop Meetings. Information on proper uniforming is available on the Uniform Web Page.

 

Scouts BSA Handbook
Every Scout MUST have a Scout Handbook. Their name should be clearly marked on the outside edge of the book pages. All Advancement will be recorded in the book. A book cover is recommended and there is also a hardbound copy available. Every advancement requirement is resourced in this handbook. Scouts should bring their Scout Handbook to every meeting and campout.

 

Summer Camp – H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation
We will be attending Summer Camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Missouri. Osceola is just south of Clinton, Missouri on Truman Lake. This is a wonderful experience for every Scout and the Troop strongly encourages all Scouts to attend. Parents often find camp relaxing and are also encouraged to come and stay from 1 to 10 days.

For more information on Summer Camp visit the H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp page.

Honor Scouting Programs
Some of the older Scouts are involved in Honor Camping Programs. These include the Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. First year Scouts will have plenty of time to learn more about these and will hopefully be invited to join them when they reach the appropriate age and rank in Scouts.

New Scout and Adult Forms
Please use the  Troop 10 Checklist under the Documnets tab to make sure you have completed all of the necessary BSA and Troop 10 forms.

Questions
Many additional Troop 10 and Troop 6010 answers can be found under the documents tab.

Scouts BSA has adventures and opportunities for every boy and girl. There are many new things to get used to and learn. Please do not hesitate to ask any of our Troop Leaders questions.

Once again, Welcome to Troop 10 and Troop 6010.