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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 Dec 8 2019 - 11:26am

 

As you may know we have a couple of events coming up Council Climbing and Shooting Event on December 14-15.

Currently we have 4 Scouts signed up and only One Adult attending. We need another Adult to have two Deep Leadership, or we will have to make this a one day event or Cancel it.

If a Scout wished to cook a meal, they could just do lunch on Saturday.

Mike Steele will be the Adult Lead for this event, cost is only $20, weather you camp or not.

Please sign up ASAP as I need to Pay Council ASAP.

Word to the Wise, this would be an easy event to be SPL for. Think Camping MB Requirement.

I will be attending to Assist Mr & Dr Hampton with the Climbing Tower.

 

 

 

Attached  is all relevant information for Polaris

"Summer Camp in the Winter, with Better Food than Woodruff".

Just After Christmas Friday December 27th-31st,  Easy to accomplish 4 Merit Badges at this event and it will be billed you your Scout Account, so no need to pay now. Just select your Merit Badges and advise me and ASM Gentilella, and we will get you registered and Paid Up.

 

 

 

Regarding our Next Two Troop Meetings. December 10th and December 17th. We need Senior Scouts to provide Training for these Meetings. Please Advise me ASAP (One Scout Mentioned to me that he could provide Personal Management Training on the 17th). This is the last big Push until the End of the Semester. Let's Bring it home with Style! 

Also, Troop Leadership will be determining Credit for Leadership Time / Scout Spirit soon, so make your jobs Count.

We will be asking Scouts in Leadership Positions to provide a report regarding what you did to Accomplish your Jobs, this Semester. This input will be combined with your over-all attendance record to determine Leadership Credit. 

 

 

 

Thinking Ahead: We will be rotating our Youth Leadership Team, Senior Scouts should start thinking about what Jobs they want to have next year!  Also, I will be accepting outing ideas for Next Semester. 

 

 

 

Christmas Gift for SM Julian: an Adult to Volunteer to give our Scout Trailer some love. Our Lift Jack handle is broken and it would be really cool to get our Trailer wrapped with a New Graphic. I will even pay for my own present this Christmas!

 

 

Prior Approval and Requirements for Merit Badges

Posted on Nov 19 2019 - 6:11am

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

This means that you need to get an "OK" from your counsellor / Mr Hampton / Scoutmaster BEFORE starting

THIS INCLUDES COUNCIL / CAMP THUNDER EVENTS

 

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

 

In many merit badges the "order" matters; the requirements need to be completed in order:

Cooking requirements follow the general trend of: plan what you will cook, get your recipes, purchase what you need, cook what you planned, evaluate what you cooked

Persnonal Fitness requirements follow the general trend of: evaluate your fitness, develop a plan, follow the plan for 13 weeks, evaluate your fitness afterwards

When you come to get things signed off, this is the sequence that we are expecting to see

We often have Merit Badges in "group settings", such as Summer Camp, Troop Meetings & Outings. This is a great 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

REMINDER - Uniforms, Knives & Shoes

Posted on Oct 28 2019 - 6:54pm

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. 

Accumulating Camping Nights

Posted on Sep 1 2019 - 11:25am

Some folks have questions about how nights camping are counted- hopefully this note will make it clear

To make things easy it is best to think of three types of nights, using un official terms!

  • Camping Nights – - nights spent camping in a tent or under the stars – count towards, Outdoor Awards, Active Participation (req for each Rank Advancement), Scout Spirit etc
  • Camping Nights for OA – - nights spent camping (in the last 2 years) in a tent or under the stars – count towards OA Eligibility,
  • Camping Merit Badge Nights – - nights spent camping in a tent or under the stars where One long-term camping experience (Summer Camp or High Adventure) of up to six consecutive nights may be applied toward this requirement – count towards Camping 9(a)

The goal of the Camping Merit Badge is for scouts to acquire the skills of camping through many varied camping events. Campouts provide variety in both preparation and experience, and the Scouts are more likely to have to set up their own tent and take more responsibility for outdoor living skills. A long term camp is an entirely different and differently valuable adventure and usually doesn’t call for the same level of self-reliance required for a short term camp.

So looking at an example below to see how the number accumulate

Example

Event

Camping Merit Badge Nights

9(a)

Total

Camping Nights

Total

OA Eligible

Camping Nights

(2 yrs prior to election)

Total

Moose Campout    2 nights

2

2

 

Outing  1   night

3

3

Outing    1 night at Scout Hut

3

3

Summer Camp    6 nights

9

9

Outing    1 night

10

10

1

Outing    1 night

11

11

2

Summer Camp    6 nights

11

17

8

Outing    1 night

12

18

9

Outing    1 night

13

19

10

Mad Mike   Northern Tier Prep  2 nights

15

21

12

Northern Tier    1 night hotel, 6 nights camping, 1 night cabin

15

27

12

Outing    2 nights

17

29

14

Outing    2 nights

19

31

16

 

The Fall Calendar is filling up

Posted on Jul 14 2019 - 2:02pm

Over the coming days we will be working to firm up the Fall Calendar

Below is the current list

The PLC will be looking at adding the Troop Night Activities

 

Day Date Start End Event Location

  Jul 2019
Sat 7/20-21   9:30 am 3:00 pm   Bryce Stevens Eagle Project Workday - Sign at Huddleston Elementary 200 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City  
Tue 7/23   6:45 pm 8:15 pm   Tentative (require adult assistance) - Merit Badge and Rank Advancement Session Scout Hut  
Tue 7/23   7:00 pm 9:00 pm   Discover Scuba (1 evening course) - REMEMBER TO COMPLETE MEDICAL FORM PTC Dive Centre  
Wed 7/24   6:30 pm 8:00 pm   Canoe Merit Badge Catch Up - rescues and solo paddling Lake Peachtree - meet at boat docks  
Thu 7/25       Scout Leaders Announced    
Sat 7/27   9:30 am 3:30 pm   Alternative Date: Bryce Stevens Eagle Project Workday - Sign at Huddleston Elementary 200 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City  
Sun 7/28   9:30 am 3:00 pm   Alternative Date: Bryce Stevens Eagle Project Workday - Sign at Huddleston Elementary 200 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City  
Tue 7/30   6:00 pm 9:00 pm   Explore Scuba (1 evening course) - REMEMBER TO COMPLETE MEDICAL FORM PTC Dive Centre  
  Aug 2019
Thu 8/1   6:30 pm 8:30 pm   Introduction to "Scout" Leader Training - Part 1 (leaders only) Scout Hut  
Sun 8/4   6:00 pm 7:00 pm   Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) Partners Pizza  
Mon 8/5       First Day of School    
Tue 8/6   6:00 pm 8:00 pm   Introduction to "Scout" Leader Training - Part 2    
Tue 8/6   6:45 pm 8:00 pm   First Troop Meeting Troop Lodge  
Sat 8/10   8:45 am 10:30 am   Chicken Que Kick-Off Breakfast PTC UMC  
Tue 8/13       CHICKEN QUEUE TICKETS AVAILABLE    
Tue 8/13   6:30 pm 8:30 pm   Court of Honor - NOTE EARLIER START TIME Scout Hut  
Fri 8/23-25   6:00 pm 12:00 pm   Scout Skills Campout Scout Hut  
  Sep 2019
Fri 9/13-15   6:30 pm 2:30 pm   Tentative Aviation Merit Badge Falcon Field  
Sat 9/21   3:00 pm 5:00 pm   Chicken Queue Assistance - - cooler cleaning Scout Hut  
  Oct 2019
Fri 10/4-6   6:30 pm 3:30 pm   Tentative Fayette Fall Camporee Drafke Field

Eagle Project Reminders

Posted on Jul 10 2019 - 7:07am

Some reminders from recent Eagle discussions

Calendar

When you are scheduling your Eagle Project workdays (including backup days) you need to

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