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Dress and Deportment

Membership

Membership is open to anyone who meets the guidelines established by the Boy Scouts of America.

Membership becomes effective immediately upon completion and acceptance of an official BSA application. Membership will continue until the scout or adult notifies either the scoutmaster or the treasurer of their intention to withdraw from the program, or should they be removed from the program under other provisions of this manual. Youth and adults will be responsible for rechartering, insurance, and other fees until such withdrawal is received. (Amended 01/10)

Drugs, Alcohol, Harassment, and Illegal Activity Policy

Drugs, alcohol, harassment, and illegal activities will not be tolerated.

Scouts or scouters violating this policy will be placed on immediate probation from troop activities. These behaviors are directly in conflict with the ideals of Scouting and have no place at a scout function or in the life of a scout.

Should such violations occur on an outing, the parent(s) will be notified to arrange immediate pickup, or the violating scouter will be immediately discharged from the activity and sent home.

The Troop Committee will review the incident at its next meeting and determine punishment, penalty, or suspension from the troop. The offending scout, with parent(s), or scouter may appear before the committee. The decision of the committee will be final. All decisions may be appealed, in writing, to the Penn’s Woods Council Scout Executive.

Uniforming

Troop 11 is a full uniform unit. All scouts and scouters (leaders) are required to have a full Class “A” uniform available for Courts of Honor, Boards of Review, District and Council functions, Summer Camp, or any other activity where a full uniform is appropriate or required. A full Class “A” uniform is the preferred dress for all troop meetings. A full Class “A” uniform is required for scoutmaster conferences and Boards of Review. 

A full Class “A” uniform as defined by BSA consists of a shirt, pants or shorts, belt, and socks as licensed by BSA. Uniforms are available through the scout catalog, the Scout Shop inside Bullseye Firearms on Rt. 119 in Homer City (724-463-4653), the Westmoreland-Fayette Council Shop on Garden Center Drive in Greensburg, Pa., or the Pittsburgh Scout Shop in Flag Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh (412-642-7695).

Troop 11 has established a Uniform Exchange Program to make “experienced” uniforms and troop clothing available to scouts and scouters. A $5 fee, or an exchange of other uniform pieces, is expected.

Only BSA approved badges and insignia may be worn on a Class “A” uniform. Proper placement of badges and awards can be found inside the front and back covers of the Scout Handbook, or in the BSA Uniform Guide, available from the troop librarian.

Class “B” Uniforms and Clothing

Class “B” uniforms are any BSA, troop, or camp insignia clothing, other than a Class “A” shirt, worn with BSA licensed slacks or shorts.

Class “B” uniforms are appropriate for any scouting or troop activity where a Class “A” uniform is not required. All scouts are encouraged to have Class “B” or troop clothing available for activities such as Summer Camp, IUP popcorn sales, and participation in community service projects. Troop clothing is also appropriate for any casual activity, whether scouting or not. Troop 11 has available hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, and jackets with a troop logo.

See the Troop Store attendant for clothing order forms and prices.

Scout Spirit

In the list of requirements for each rank advancement, there is the question: "Does the candidate exhibit Scout Spirit?"

Scout Spirit is the active participation in troop meetings, outings, activities, and leadership.

Scout Spirit is living and abiding by the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, and the Scout Motto—living the ideals of scouting.

Scout Spirit is of equal importance to learning to tie a knot or dress a wound, particularly as the scouts advance through the ranks of Star and Life toward Eagle.

Scout Spirit is weighed heavily by the Board of Review as each scout is considered for advancement. A scout builds Scout Spirit by being an active, participating member of the troop.

Community Service

Troop 11 is active in community service. Community service teaches the scouts about their role in the communities in which they live and about their obligation to serve others over themselves. Troop 11 participates in numerous service projects throughout the year, including PennDot’s “Adopt a Highway” and BSA’s “Scouting for Food,” and other service projects that improve our community and our environment. We also do some sort of service or environmental improvement project on most every camping trip.

All rank advancements require varying hours of community service. Scouts can do community service outside of troop activities. Written notice of such service must be provided to the Advancement chair in order to receive credit.

  • Troop Meetings
  • Each Monday
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Based on IASD calendar
  • Check “Events” for specifics