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TROOP 281 PARENTS GUIDE
Unlike Cub Scouts, the Boy Scout program is led by the Scouts themselves. This is a major shift for the boys and parents alike. In order for a Scout to get the most from the program, he needs to be given the room to do most everything for himself. Simply put, everything that an adult does for a Scout who is capable of doing for himself takes away a growth opportunity.
The troop provides multiple resources for Scouts on these webpages. Help your son to explore them. The Scout Handbook is a fabulous resource. Encourage him to read it.
Please take the time to read the Guide to Scouting in Troop 281 - it will answer many of your questions about troop operations.
Let your son pack for outings himself. He needs to know where his gear is in his pack.
If he is patrol grubmaster, help him to purchase the food, but do not suppliment the menu that has been approved by his patrol and an adult leader.
If you feel a bit left out, you are not alone. Enjoy watching him mature and take on the responsibility that he is capable of.
The troop needs your help to function. Please volunteer to drive for outings. Please volunteer to serve on a Board of Review.
If you do come on outings with the troop, you MUST take the BSA Youth Protection training, and keep it current every two years. If you come on two outings a year, you need to be registered with the BSA - contact the Advancement Coordinator for an application.
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