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Frequenty Asked Questions
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Questions asked by Cub Scouts

How can I find out more about Troop 71?

How can I cross-over to troop 71?

Questions asked by Boy Scouts

What are the Leadership Positions in the troop?

How can I find out if I owe dues?

How do I get credit for service hours?

What do I need for a camping trip or other outing?

Who are the merit badge counselors in the Troop?

What's the best way to keep track of rank and merit badges?

How do I know what merit badges to take?

Okay I'm the SPL, now what do I do?

Okay I'm a Life Scout ... how do I get to Eagle?

Questions asked by Adults and Adult Leaders

What are the first things I should do as a new Troop 71 Parent?

How do I coordinate an event?

How do I find the Tecumseh Council Scout Store / Office?

How do I get to Camp Birch?

Where can I find other web site resources?

 

 

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Cub Scout

How can I find out more about Troop 71?

  • First, check out our Recruitment Flyer
  • Then, attend one of our Troop meetings. They're held Tuesday evenings (except for the first Tuesday of each month), 7:00 to 8:30pm. E-mail Mrs. Cherish Lesko and let her know you are coming so that we can welcome you.
  • You may also join us at Cub Scout Family Bash or one of our Fall Campouts (such as Pioneering or Fall Camporee)
  • Finally, browse our Web Site at http://www.troop71.info, especially the Activity pages (click on the Activity tab in the menu above)

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How can I cross-over to troop 71?

  • Visit the troop (per above)
  • Fill out a transfer form or boy scout application (so it's ready for after the cross-over ceremony)
  • Contact our Scoutmaster, Mr. Evan James. He will provide the information you need for your Pack's cross-over ceremony.
  • We have an orientation class for new scouts and parents, but essentially you need to contact Mr. Keith Everly to get the troop 71 cross-over kit (with boy scout neckerchief, book, troop patch and other useful goodies)

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Boy Scout

What are the Leadership Positions in the troop?

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How can I find out if I owe dues?

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How do I get credit for service hours?

  • Get approval from our Scoutmaster or an assistant scoutmaster prior to doing service hours (if those hours aren't already pre-approved ... pre-approved projects include Eagle project work and any troop-run service project).
  • Click here to get a copy of the Service Hours Approval form.

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What do I need for an camping trip or other outing?

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Who are the merit badge counselors in the Troop?

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What's the best way to keep track of rank and merit badges?

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How do I know what merit badges to take?

  • Look in your scout book to see how many Eagle required badges you need for each rank
  • Use this guide to help you decide which ones to take: Merit Badge Evaluation Matrix

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Okay I'm the SPL, now what do I do?

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Okay I'm a Life Scout ... how do I get to Eagle?

  • Finish up those merit bages
  • Be a leader
  • Refer to the Official BSA Eagle Project Workbook.
  • Need some EAGLE PROJECT IDEAS? Mrs. Cort at the Beavercreek Parks Department has Eagle project ideas.
  • Check with our sponsoring organization or other community organizations.

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Adults and Adult Leaders

What are the first things I should do as a new Troop 71 Parent?

  • Add your name to the Troop 71 mailing list. Click on this link and hit send: SUBSCRIBE to Troop 71 E-mail Blast
  • Make sure your son has transferred membership from cub scouts to our troop (or registered)
  • If you will be joining us on campouts or outings, fill out a Scout Leader application form (or transfer your membership if you are already registered as a cub scout leader)
  • Make sure your son (and you if you are going on trips with us) has a medical form on file with the troop. Click here to get the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record
  • Take the Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training available online at https://myscouting.scouting.org/Pages/eLearning.aspx (click on the Boy/Varsity Scout tab).
  • Take the Youth Protection (YP) Training available online.  Click on the following link for information posted on the BSA website at Youth Protection (YP) Training.  The course itself is on the same site as the Boy Scout Leader Fast Start training https://myscouting.scouting.org/Pages/eLearning.aspx.  YP training takes about 25 minutes.  Be sure the print your certificate of completion card.
  • Come to the adult information meetings during scout meetings at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays (excluding the first Tuesday of each month), Aley UMC "basement." 
    The first Tuesday of the month is reserved for Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) meetings.
  • Participate in our monthly committee meeting held 7:00-9:00 PM on the Monday after the first Tuesday of each month.  Troop 71 committee meetings are held in the Aley UMC main building upper floor.
  • Attend the planning session(s) held during our annual Family Camp at the end of August. This is a good time to really get involved with the troop.
  • Encourage your son to attend Boy Scout Summer Camp. This is were they get to know a lot of the scouts and get a lot of rank requirements done while having a great time!
  • Read the Troop 71 Handbook including By-Laws and Policies!
  • Relax and watch your son have fun! Feel free to help with events and other activities! Don't be shy!

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How do I coordinate an event?

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How do I find the Tecumseh Council Scout Store / Office?

Tecumseh Council #439
The Clark Patton Council Service Center
326 S. Thompson Avenue
Springfield, OH 45506-1145
Office: (937) 325-6449
Fax: (937) 325-6574
email: tecumseh@bsamail.org Directions:

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How do I get to Camp Birch?

Camp Hugh Taylor Birch
4023 Swimming Pool Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387-8787
(937) 767-7126

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Where can I find other web site resources?

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