Scout Parent Information
Scout Parent Description
The Boy Scout program is designed for boys between the ages of 11 (10 with Arrow of Light) and 18. Most of their advancement and involvement depends on their own motivation to participate in Troop activities, work on skills and complete Merit Badges. The program is organized with the boys as the leaders and they run their own Troop with help and guidance from adults.
Troop 468 following the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America wants to help your son become a young man of good character, with organizational and leadership skills, and carry these skills into adulthood, all while having fun in the great outdoors.
Troop 468 supports the ScoutParents program introduced by the Boy Scouts of America. What is a ScoutParent? A ScoutParent is a parent or adult mentor of a Scout who enthusiastically participates with their Scout and also helps other volunteers to provide the best quality Scouting program experience to all youth in the unit. A ScoutParent: Leads their family in obtaining the values, benefits, experiences and rewards from their family's Scouting participation, and in sharing these with others; Enjoys participating with his or her Scout and inspires their child to persevere in Scouting with their tenure, activity participation and achievement; Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting.
We feel the scouting experience should be a Worthwhile, Safe, Fun, Wholesome, Growth experience for your son. Giving him skills and character he can carry into adulthood. Any group organization needs evolving philosophy and procedures to assure uniform application, continued success and constant improvement. We appreciate your son being with us on this journey and we welcome your support and communication to help us do even better.
Below are links to some helpful documents and websites for parents seeking more information about the Boy Scout Program and Troop 468.
Resources for Scout Parents
- Webelos Welcome Packet
Information packet for parents of Webelos considering joining Troop 468.
- Troop 468 Bylaws and Handbook
Contains the general operation polcies of the troop.
- Troop 468 Parent Participation Guide
Information on being an active Scout parent in Troop 468.
- Troop 468 Where to Begin Guide
New to Troop 468 and you're wondering, "Where do I begin?" Well this is an overview of activities, terminology and general Boy Scout program summary.
- Youth Protection Requirements for Adult Participation
Troop 468 and our chartered organization require all adults that attend/participate in youth events of site to have BSA Youth Protection Training.
- Troop Campout Preparation Rules
Troop policy for campout sign ups, payments and planning.
- Activity Consent Form
Required to be filled out for every troop activity that takes place away from Trinity United Methodist Church.
- Boy Scout Adult Leader Positions
Position descriptions for Boy Scout adult leaders.
- Annual Medical Record Form
BSA official medical form, pdf document.
- Growing Up Right, Growing Up Strong
This book was written in dedication to Gerald Lawhorn for his vision to support parents in their efforts to raise their children the best way possible. You will find chapters filled with stories of how families support the efforts in involving their children in the community.
- Introduction to Merit Badges
BSA overview of the Merit Badge program. Good resource for parents and boys!