New Scout Orientation Day 2011

Saturday 7 May, from 8AM to 1PM at St. John's (out back)
Help us welcome the new guys!

NSO Day is designed to get our incoming First Year Scouts familiar with Troop 98, get them to complete the requirements for the Scout badge, get them started on advancement towards Tenderfoot rank, and begin to get them prepared for their first campout on May 15-17.  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)
              • Physical Fitness tests for Tenderfoot
              • Knots for Scout and Tenderfoot
              • Academic requirements for Scout and Tenderfoot (Scout badge, sign, salute, Law, Oath, Motto, etc.)
              • 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 
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).

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).

Due to the large number of new Scouts we have joining this year we will need several Troop Guides.  The Troop Guides are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with advice from the Scoutmaster.  They will report to the Assistant Scoutmasters of the First Year Scouts

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. Mark off your interest on the RSVP form
The Scoutmasters will contact you with specific instructions and preparation for the New Scout Orientation.  Shortly after the NSO they will let you know if you've been selected to be a Troop Guide.