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Troop 75 is a growing group of more than 70 energetic, motivated boys ranging in age from 11 to 17. We are the original Boy Scout Troop sponsored by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church beginning in 1980. Troop 75 prides itself on being a ”boy-run, boy-led” troop. We develop leadership skills in boys with experienced Scouts acting as mentors to younger Scouts. Experienced and dedicated adult leadership is always on hand to give guidance and assistance, when necessary.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 12:01pm

Citizens Rights & Obligations (Rank Advancement) - - Tuesday

 

Navigation Skills Session today - see calendar Members of the Not First Class should check their emails for details of their program

 

 

 SUMMER CAMP

You can still sign up for  Summer Camp is a lot of fun and a great way to kickstart your Scouting career , sign up at https://ptctroop75.mytroop.us/node/10426

Merit Badge Sign up is out - see announcement and emails if you have not completed

 CHECK OUT CAMPCARD SALES - THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO PAY FOR YOUR SCOUTING ACTIVITIES

 

PHILMONT 2020

Greg Maples is collecting the non refundable deposit cheques 
 
Medieval Times Scout Appreciation Days

March 23 and July 20, 2019. Animal Science Merit Badge Opportunity and Discounted Medieval  Times Dinner and Show. Pay MT directly and reserve at atlanta@medievalTimes.com $29.95


 

Summer Camp Merit Badges

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 11:59am

Scouts

We need information from:

 Joe Metzler,  Nathaniel Wilson

 

It is now time to select your Merit Badges

Prior Approval and Requirements for Merit Badges

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 11:58am

Almost half of the Boy Scout Merit Badges require prior counselor approval for certain requirements.

You are expected to meet the requirements as they are stated—no more and no less.

  • If it says "show" then you must show,
  • If it says "visit" then you must visit
  • If it says "describe" then you must describe
  • etc

 We often have Merit Badges in "group settings", such as Summer Camp, Troop Meetings & Outings. This is a graet way to learn together and benefit for "guest experts". It is important to remember that the BSA rules say that every Scout must actually and personally fulfill every requirement as written.

Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval for Certain Requirements

Article on Annual Physicals - important for Summer Camp and High Adventure (Seabase & Northern Tier)

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 11:52am

Summer camp season’s almost here, so it’s time for that annual physical

We’re mere months away from the summer, aka the Greatest Scouting Season. And while it’s too early to pack your bags and load the trailer, the time is right for one essential step in summer Scouting preparation.

It’s time to get your physical.

As noted on the Annual Health and Medial Record website, a pre-participation physical is needed for resident campers (at summer or winter camps) and for Scouts and adult leaders attending events that last 72 hours or more.

That means it’s required for every participant at Boy Scout summer camp, any of the four BSA high-adventure bases and the 2017 National Jamboree.

Why is an Annual Health and Medical Record required?

Since at least the 1930s, the BSA has required the use of standardized health and medical information. The Annual Health and Medical Record …

  • Promotes health awareness
  • Collects necessary data
  • Provides medical professionals with critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury
  • Supplies emergency contact information
  • Prepares participants for high-adventure activities and increased physical activity
  • Reviews participants’ readiness for gatherings like the national Scout jamboree and other specialized activities
  • Enables councils to operate day and resident camps in a way that adheres to state and BSA requirements
  • Standardizes medical records in a way that can be used by members in all 50 states

Which are the different parts of the Annual Health and Medical Record?

The Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR) comes in three parts:

  • Part A is an informed consent, release agreement and authorization that needs to be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18).
  • Part B is general information and a health history.
  • Part C is your pre-participation physical certification completed by a certified and licensed physician.

Which part of the AHMR must I (or my Scout) complete?

  • For all Scouting events: Part A and B. Give the completed forms to your unit leader. This applies to all activities, day camps, local tours and weekend camping trips less than 72 hours.
  • For camp: Part A, B and C. A pre-participation physical is needed for resident, tour, or trek camps or for a Scouting event of more than 72 hours, such as Wood Badge and NYLT. The exam needs to be completed by a certified and licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. If your camp has provided you with any supplemental risk information, or if your plans include attending one of the four national high-adventure bases, share the venue’s risk advisory with your medical provider when you are having your physical exam.
  • For high-adventure trips: Part A, B and C. Plus, each of the four national high-adventure bases (Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont and the Summit Bechtel Reserve) has provided a supplemental risk advisory that explains in greater detail some of the risks inherent in that program. Some Scouts arrive at a high-adventure base without discussing that base’s risk factors with their health care provider, meaning they have missing info at check-in that can slow down the process.

What is meant by “annual”?

Your AHMR is valid through the end of the 12th month after the date it was administered by your medical provider.

For example, if you got your physical on April 3, 2017, it’s valid until April 30, 2018.

Where can I find the proper, most up-to-date form?

Right here.

REMINDER - Uniforms, Knives & Shoes

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 11:51am

AS CONTINUE INTO OUR SUMMER PROGRAM REMEMBER

Boy Scouts is a Uniformed Organisation

Our uniform reminds us of our achievements and our history

Uniforms should be worn to Scout Activities

Uniforms are required for:

  • Scoutmaster Conferences
  • Boards of Review
  • Courts of Honour
  • Summer Camp (travel, dinner)
  • High Adventure (check in)
  • Attending a public meeting as a boy scout like Citizenship in Community
  • Uniforms are

In Troop 75 our uniform is:

  • Scout Shirt. Scout Pants or Shorts, Belt and Scout socks
  • Sash - required for Boards or Review / Conferences / Courts of Honour after you have earned Merit Badges (your Sash is a better place to keep your Merit Badges than in a drawer!)
  • Close Toed Footware - this is a safety issue

If you out grow shirts of pants - Troop 75 has a swap box, where you can exchange for a new uniform

The badges on our Scout Shirts are important and they should be present and they should be correct:

  • there should be the correct rank
  • there should be the correct leadership position - if you are no longer SPL then you should not wear the patch 
  • correct epaluettes - on Troop 75 activities there is no need to wear Camp Woodruff Staff epaluettes

 

Remember, no knives will be allowed at troop meetings unless knives are required for the meeting.  In addition, all safety rules must be followed pertaining to knife safety and the blood circle on outings as well.  No knives should be out unless used for a specific purpose. 

Scout Progress

Posted on Mar 24 2019 - 11:50am

You can check the progress of your scout in terms of Rank and Merit Badges in two ways

1) On the Website - go to my profile, select your Scout, this will give all the completed Merit Badges, Colmpleted Rank requirements, Outstanding Rank requirements

2) On Tuesdays - Mrs Ewen has copies of all the detailed printouts for Scouts that you can review

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