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==Troop Program Features Vol. I==
==Troop Program Features Vol. I==
:''See: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33110_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. I]
:''See: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33110_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. I]
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*Aquatics
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Each Troop Program Feature includes related games, activities, weekly meeting plans, campout theme activities, PLC planning suggestions, and tie-ins to advancement.
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*Athletics
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*Backpacking
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== Troop Program Features Volume 1==
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*Boating/Canoeing
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:''For all 14 Volume 1 topics in one pdf see: [Image:Troop Program Features Vol 1.pdf Troop Program Features Vol 1]]
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*Business
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*Camping
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*Citizenship
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====How to Plan Troop Meetings====
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*Communications
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf|Introduction - How to Plan]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14
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*Cooking
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Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14
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*Cultural Awareness
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*Emergency Preparedness
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====Troop Program Features - Aquatics====
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*Engineering
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf|Aquatics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23
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:[[Swimming]] - [[Lifesaving]] - [[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]] - [[Mile Swim BSA]] - [[Snorkeling BSA]] - [[BSA Lifeguard]]
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:Canoe Diagram
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====Troop Program Features - Athletics====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf|Athletics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Cycling]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Skating]] - [[Skiing]] - [[Sports]] - [[Swimming]]
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====Troop Program Features - Backpacking====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf|Backpacking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44
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: [[First Class]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]]
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====Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf|Boating-Canoeing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 45 - 54
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:[[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]]
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:Canoe Paddle Diagram, Canoeing Strokes
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====Troop Program Features - Business====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf|Business]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[American Business]] - [[American Labor]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]]
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====Troop Program Features - Camping====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf|Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Leave No Trace]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]]
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====Troop Program Features - Citizenship====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf|Citizenship]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Law]]
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====Troop Program Features - Communications====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf|Communications]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94
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:[[Communications]] - [[Computers]] - [[Public Speaking]]
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====Troop Program Features - Cooking====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf|Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Backpacking]]
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: Cooking Recipes, Foil Cooking, Dutch Oven Cooking
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====Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf|Cultural Awareness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 105 - 112
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:[[American Cultures]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Indian Lore]] - [[Genealogy]]
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====Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf|Emergency Preparedness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 113 - 122
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:[[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Emergency Preparedness]] - [[Emergency Preparedness Award]]
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: "Real Thing" Troop Mobilization
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====Troop Program Features - Engineering====
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[[Image:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf|Engineering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123
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:[[Pioneering]] - [[Camping]] - [[Engineering]]
==Troop Program Features Vol. II==
==Troop Program Features Vol. II==

Revision as of 14:35, May 7, 2009

The Troop Program is a series of Troop Meetings and Troop Activities
based on the BSA Troop Program Features.
Using this annual program, a troop will explore dozens of merit badges and Scout Skills.

Contents

Yearly Program Planning

A successful troop meeting begins with advance planning. In recent research, the Boy Scouts of America determined that inadequately planned and executed troop meetings were the number one cause of boys leaving Scouting.

Troop meetings should focus on a monthly program feature, be fast-moving, and start and end on time. The program feature should be interwoven with the program at all experience levels: the new-Scout patrol, experienced patrols, and the Venture patrol.

Planning a troop program on an annual and a monthly basis is a new task for many leaders. Good planning and execution depend on (1) a Scoutmaster who understands the process, (2) trained youth leaders who can plan meetings and successfully execute them, (3) sufficient personnel in the form of Assistant Scoutmasters and troop committee members, and (4) parents who are knowledgeable and informed.

Your first step in planning is to utilize the resources available to set goals for the troop. The next step is to train your youth leaders in the planning process. Then give them the responsibility and authority to plan and implement the troop program. The final step is to get your troop committee and parents to “buy in” to support this “Scout-planned” program.

The program planning guide in chapter 8 of the Scoutmaster Handbook will guide you through the basics of planning, from doing your homework to securing parental support for your program. The monthly troop program features found in Scouting magazine are the other principal resources needed to run the program planning workshop.

Overview

Each Troop Program Feature includes sample meeting plans, activities, games, and more. Each program is designed to let older Scouts teach newer Scouts the associated Scout Skills for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Older Scouts are encouraged to continue to explore the related Merit Badges for each topic.

By using this three-year program rotation, every Scout Skill is reinforced. Each Scout is exposed to almost every merit badge along the way.

Troop Program Features Vol. I

See: Troop Program Features Vol. I

Each Troop Program Feature includes related games, activities, weekly meeting plans, campout theme activities, PLC planning suggestions, and tie-ins to advancement.

Troop Program Features Volume 1

For all 14 Volume 1 topics in one pdf see: [Image:Troop Program Features Vol 1.pdf Troop Program Features Vol 1]]


How to Plan Troop Meetings

Image:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14 Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14

Troop Program Features - Aquatics

Image:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23

Swimming - Lifesaving - Canoeing - Rowing - Small-Boat Sailing - Mile Swim BSA - Snorkeling BSA - BSA Lifeguard
Canoe Diagram

Troop Program Features - Athletics

Image:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34

Tenderfoot - Personal Fitness - Athletics - Cycling - Hiking - Skating - Skiing - Sports - Swimming


Troop Program Features - Backpacking

Image:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44

First Class - Backpacking - Hiking - Camping - Cooking - Orienteering - Wilderness Survival

Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing

Image:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 45 - 54

Canoeing - Rowing - Small-Boat Sailing
Canoe Paddle Diagram, Canoeing Strokes

Troop Program Features - Business

Image:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64

Tenderfoot - Second Class - First Class - American Business - American Labor - Citizenship in the Community - Citizenship in the Nation

Troop Program Features - Camping

Image:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74

Tenderfoot - Second Class - First Class - Leave No Trace - Camping - Cooking - Hiking - Orienteering - Wilderness Survival

Troop Program Features - Citizenship

Image:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84

Tenderfoot - Second Class - First Class - Citizenship in the Community - Citizenship in the Nation - Citizenship in the World - American Cultures - American Heritage - Law

Troop Program Features - Communications

Image:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94

Communications - Computers - Public Speaking

Troop Program Features - Cooking

Image:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104

Tenderfoot - Second Class - First Class - Cooking - Camping - Backpacking
Cooking Recipes, Foil Cooking, Dutch Oven Cooking

Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness

Image:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 105 - 112

American Cultures - Citizenship in the Community - Citizenship in the Nation - Citizenship in the World - American Cultures - American Heritage - Indian Lore - Genealogy

Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness

Image:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 113 - 122

Tenderfoot - Second Class - First Class - First Aid - Emergency Preparedness - Emergency Preparedness Award
"Real Thing" Troop Mobilization

Troop Program Features - Engineering

Image:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123

Pioneering - Camping - Engineering

Troop Program Features Vol. II

See: Troop Program Features Vol. 2
  • Environment
  • First Aid
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Health Care
  • High Adventure
  • Hiking Special
  • Hobbies Sports
  • Leadership
  • Mechanics
  • Nature
  • Orienteering

Troop Program Features Vol. III

See: Troop Program Features Vol. 3
  • Physical Fitness
  • Pioneering
  • Public Service
  • Safety
  • Science
  • Shooting
  • Cooking
  • Tracking
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Wildlife Management
  • Winter Camping

Troop Program Resources

See: Troop Program Resources

References

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See also

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