What is the Mission of Scouting?
mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people
to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling
in them the values of the Scout Oath & Law.
What are the Aims of Scouting?
- Moral strength
- Participating in democracy
- Cognizant of obligations to society
What are the Methods of Scouting?
What kind of tents do the scouts sleep in during regular weekend
Alps Mountaineering Taurus AL4
self-assembling aluminum poles; tent with snaps, not sleeves
Two doors, two vestibules
sq foot floor
Our Venture (High School age) scouts can bring their own tents
on campouts. We also have a number of Eureka Timberline 4's.
The scouts in troop 14 camp and cook using the Patrol Method.
What type of Fly do they use on campouts?
A: A Eureka VCS 16. Also called a Eureka 16' Polyester
Wall Variable Component Shelter.
lightweight, compact shelters are convertible from canopy
to protected room. The 16' model includes a clip-in screen
room, or a clip-in ripstop polyester fabric room for sleeping
or protected storage area
shelter and poly-room side-walls: 1.9oz. ripstop polyester
roof: 40D no-see-um net
What is the difference between a class "A"and a
class "B" uniform?
A: Simplified, Class A is a full dress uniform with official
scout shirt, and class B can be jeans with a scout t-shirt
Q: How does my son learn the scout skills and advance?
Scouts skills are taught at troop meetings and campouts. The
more meetings and campouts in which your son participates,
the faster he will advance. Older scouts called Troop Guides
and Instructors are also available to provide special instruction.
You can work with your son. The instructional material is
in the Scout Handbook
What does it cost to be a scout in Troop 14?
The annual dues are only $60. Throughout the year, we hold
many fundraising (popcorn, Christmas wreaths, spaghetti dinner)
activities to keep our costs down and allow participating
scouts the opportunity to earn enough to more than pay for
dues, outings and all other activities!
When does a Scout get his Scout Neckerchief?
The Troop gives a Troop 14 neckerchief to all Scouts
as soon as they make SCOUT RANK.
How can I as a parent learn more about scouting and how the
Briefly review the Scout Handbook (above).
and read the Troop 14 Parent's Guide.
questions of the Troop Committee Chair, the Scoutmaster,
or any of the Assistant Scoutmasters.