New Scout Orientation 2019

Saturday 13 May, from 8AM to 1PM at St. John's (out back)  • Optional Campout the night before (camp out  after the Troop Meeting)
Sign up for NSO Day here:  NSO DAY 

Help us welcome the new guys!

NSO Day is designed to get our incoming First Year Scouts familiar with Troop 98, start them off on requirements for the Scout badge, and begin to get them prepared for their first campout in May.  It's also an opportunity for you to get to know them, and to try out for the position of Troop Guide if you're interested.

We need current Troop 98 Scouts to come out and show them what a cool troop they've joined!  Help us in any of the following stations:
  • Games (pre-opening game and during a mid-morning break)
  • Advancement requirements for Scout rank
  • Campout preparations - Gear (personal gear, patrol gear)
  • Campout preparations - Menu (choice of meals, samples, duty roster)
  • Hospitality team - prepare morning refreshments and lunch
  • General Support
  • There may be time to work on your own advancement requirements (we'll do our best!)
In addition to these specific jobs, you should interact with the new Scouts, get to know them by name, find out things about them, answer questions about Scouting, patrols and the troop, and show off how great Scouting can be in Troop 98.  You should also wear your uniform proudly and in good condition this day (check the weather forecast and dress accordingly as we will be outside the entire time).
  1. Current Scouts should arrive at 8AM. New Scout Orientation begins at 9AM for the new guys. You'll be done by 1PM (and you're welcome to come part-time; let us know on the sign up form).

  2. You are welcome to camp out the night before to help set-up and be ready for Saturday morning. You can arrive as early as 6PM to set up your tent out back by the fireplace. If you're camping and need to prepare a meal for rank or Cooking merit badge please let us know on the sign up form.

Sign up for NSO Day here:  NSO DAY 

Troop Guide Try-Outs

A Scout who is a Troop Guide has one of the most important jobs in the Troop.  He is tasked with teaching, mentoring, counseling our New Scouts and setting a great example for them.  He needs to know (or learn or re-learn) all of the basic Scout skills and is a champion of great Scouting, his new Scout patrol and the overall Troop.  The Troop Guide must be at least First Class rank and have a good attendance record (at both meetings and activities).
If you would like to be considered for a Troop Guide position, please come to the New Scout Orientation Day and also do the following:
  1. Read the Troop Guide job description here:  TROOP GUIDE
  2. Let us know you're interested on the sign up form.