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Troop Guidebook

How the Boy Scouts of America Works

  • The Aims and Methods of Scouting
  • How are Troops organized?
  • What is the purpose and function of the Troop Committee?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the Troop Committee? Download the Troop Committee Guidebook (3MB PDF)
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters? Download the Scoutmaster Handbook (6MB PDF)
  • How does advancement work? Download the Guide to Advancement (5MB PDF)
  • What is the role of high adventure programming? Download the Passport to High Adventure (3MB PDF)
  • What safety standards do we follow? Download the Guide to Safe Scouting (6MB PDF)

Troop 229 General Info

  • Expectations of parents/guardians of Scouts in Troop 229
  • Suggestions for improving/changing Troop 86
  • Registration fees and process
  • Meetings and outings
  • Calendar
  • Finances
  • Reimbursable expenses

Troop 229 Scouts

  • Checklist for new Scouts
  • Positions of Responsibility and Elections
  • Patrol Leader Handbook
  • Uniform Inspection Sheet
  • Tip Sheet for New Scouts
  • Firem’n Chit and Tot’n Chip
  • Earning Merit Badges
  • Courts of Honor
  • Checklist for Camping/Backpacking Gear
  • Tips for Camping/Backpacking Gear
  • Knots Required for Rank Advancement (do these over and over until you can do them with your eyes closed!)

Troop 229 Adults

  • Checklist for new parents/guardians
  • Troop 86 Training Matrix
  • Mount Baker Council Training Website
  • Troop Committee – Responsibilities and Positions
  • Assistant Scoutmasters
  • Merit Badge Counselors

Websites of Interest

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