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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 Sep 6 2019 - 5:47am

WE WILL HAVE A NORMAL TROOP MEETING NEXT WEEK 

 

Newly added:

  • Nathan Mitchel Eagle Project
  • Conservation Work at High Falls State Park
  • Explore Scuba - tentative
  • November Merit Badge Day

 

Leadership Positions are posted

https://ptctroop75.mytroop.us/node/1045

 

 

Fall Outings are on the calendar - signups are open

 

 Summer Camp 2020 is on the calendar - signup 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation Project

Posted on Sep 1 2019 - 11:40am

Hello Scouts,

On the 8th of September I will be conducting and leading a conservation project at the High Falls State Park from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This will be on a Sunday and we will gather at the state parks parking lot at 8:30 am before heading out to the project site. The address is 76 High Falls Park Drive Jackson, GA 30233. (Butts County).

Prior Approval and Requirements for Merit Badges

Posted on Sep 1 2019 - 11:26am

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 Sep 1 2019 - 11:26am

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

 

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