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====How to Plan Troop Programs====
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===How to Plan Troop Programs===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf|Introduction - How to Plan]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf|Introduction - How to Plan]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14
Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14
Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14
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====Aquatics====
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===Aquatics===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf|Aquatics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf|Aquatics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Swimming]] - [[Lifesaving]] - [[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]] - [[Mile Swim BSA]] - [[Snorkeling BSA]] - [[BSA Lifeguard]] - [[Boardsailing BSA]] - [[50-Miler]] - [[Safe Swim Defense]] - [[Safety Afloat]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Swimming]] - [[Lifesaving]] - [[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]] - [[Mile Swim BSA]] - [[Snorkeling BSA]] - [[BSA Lifeguard]] - [[Boardsailing BSA]] - [[50-Miler]] - [[Safe Swim Defense]] - [[Safety Afloat]]
*A Canoe Diagram is included
*A Canoe Diagram is included
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====Athletics====
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===Athletics===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf|Athletics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf|Athletics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Sports]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Water Sports]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Sports]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Water Sports]]
*Note that although the topic suggests earning your ''Skiing'' merit badge, ''Skiing'' was replaced in the 1990's with [[Snow Sports]].
*Note that although the topic suggests earning your ''Skiing'' merit badge, ''Skiing'' was replaced in the 1990's with [[Snow Sports]].
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====Backpacking====
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===Backpacking===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf|Backpacking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf|Backpacking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44
* [[First Class]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Outdoor Code]]
* [[First Class]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Outdoor Code]]
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Backpacking]] is also an Backpacking merit badges.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Backpacking]] is also an Backpacking merit badges.
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====Boating-Canoeing====
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===Boating-Canoeing===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf|Boating-Canoeing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 45 - 54
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf|Boating-Canoeing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 45 - 54
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]] - [[Safety Afloat]] - [[Safe Swim Defense]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Canoeing]] - [[Rowing]] - [[Small-Boat Sailing]] - [[Safety Afloat]] - [[Safe Swim Defense]]
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*This topic does include good Canoe Paddle and Canoeing Strokes diagrams.
*This topic does include good Canoe Paddle and Canoeing Strokes diagrams.
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====Business====
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===Business===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf|Business]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf|Business]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[American Business]] - [[American Labor]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[American Business]] - [[American Labor]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]]
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*The suggested "Business" campout instead features an [[Orienteering]] race and a nature hike.
*The suggested "Business" campout instead features an [[Orienteering]] race and a nature hike.
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====Camping====
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===Camping===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf|Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf|Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Leave No Trace]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Leave No Trace]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Orienteering]] - [[Wilderness Survival]]
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====Citizenship====
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===Citizenship===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf|Citizenship]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf|Citizenship]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] #4 - [[First Class]] #5 - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Law]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] #4 - [[First Class]] #5 - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Law]]
*The suggested "Citizenship" campout instead features an [[Orienteering]] race abnd a nature hike.
*The suggested "Citizenship" campout instead features an [[Orienteering]] race abnd a nature hike.
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====Communications====
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===Communications===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf|Communications]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf|Communications]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Communications]] - [[Computers]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Communications]] - [[Computers]]
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*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Public Speaking]] is all about communications as well.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Public Speaking]] is all about communications as well.
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====Cooking====
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===Cooking===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf|Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf|Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
* Cooking Recipes, Foil Cooking, Dutch Oven Cooking
* Cooking Recipes, Foil Cooking, Dutch Oven Cooking
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====Cultural Awareness====
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===Cultural Awareness===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf|Cultural Awareness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 105 - 112
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf|Cultural Awareness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 105 - 112
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - - [[American Heritage]] - [[Indian Lore]] - [[Genealogy]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[Citizenship in the Nation]] - [[Citizenship in the World]] - - [[American Heritage]] - [[Indian Lore]] - [[Genealogy]]
*Although not mentioned in this topic, since 1979, the BSA continues to offer a merit badge about about "Cultural Awareness" called [[American Cultures]].
*Although not mentioned in this topic, since 1979, the BSA continues to offer a merit badge about about "Cultural Awareness" called [[American Cultures]].
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====Emergency Preparedness====
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===Emergency Preparedness===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf|Emergency Preparedness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 113 - 122
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf|Emergency Preparedness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 113 - 122
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Emergency Preparedness]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Emergency Preparedness]]
*Although not mentioned in this topic, the BSA does offer an emergency preparedness award called the [[Emergency Preparedness Award]].
*Although not mentioned in this topic, the BSA does offer an emergency preparedness award called the [[Emergency Preparedness Award]].
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====Engineering====
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===Engineering===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf|Engineering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf|Engineering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] #4 - [[First Class]] #7 - [[Engineering]] - [[Pioneering]] - [[Camping]] - [[Computers]] - [[Drafting]] - [[Electricity]] - [[Electronics]].
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] #4 - [[First Class]] #7 - [[Engineering]] - [[Pioneering]] - [[Camping]] - [[Computers]] - [[Drafting]] - [[Electricity]] - [[Electronics]].
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:''Source: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33111_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. II] ''(last downloaded 5/7/2009) - [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=33111* Vol II Printed]
:''Source: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33111_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. II] ''(last downloaded 5/7/2009) - [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=33111* Vol II Printed]
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====Environment====
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===Environment===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Environment.pdf|Environment]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Environment.pdf|Environment]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Environmental Science]] - [[Insect Study]] - [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] - [[Soil and Water Conservation]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Environmental Science]] - [[Insect Study]] - [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] - [[Soil and Water Conservation]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
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====First Aid====
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===First Aid===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - First Aid.pdf|First Aid]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 33
[[Media:Troop Program Features - First Aid.pdf|First Aid]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 33
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Emergency Preparedness]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Emergency Preparedness]]
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====Fishing====
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===Fishing===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Fishing.pdf|Fishing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 44
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Fishing.pdf|Fishing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 44
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Fishing]] - [[Fly Fishing]] - [[Cooking]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Fishing]] - [[Fly Fishing]] - [[Cooking]]
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====Forestry====
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===Forestry===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Forestry.pdf|Forestry]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Forestry.pdf|Forestry]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[Forestry]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Geology]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[Forestry]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Geology]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]]
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====Health Care====
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===Health Care===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Health Care.pdf|Health Care]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 63
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Health Care.pdf|Health Care]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 63
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Public Health]] - [[Medicine]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Public Health]] - [[Medicine]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]]
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====High Adventure====
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===High Adventure===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - High Adventure.pdf|High Adventure]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
[[Media:Troop Program Features - High Adventure.pdf|High Adventure]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
* ''High Adventure'' typically means backpacking, canoeing, hiking, or cycling. To the Boy Scouts of America, it means ''Blindfold Soccer'' and ''Soccer Frisbee'' in this topic.
* ''High Adventure'' typically means backpacking, canoeing, hiking, or cycling. To the Boy Scouts of America, it means ''Blindfold Soccer'' and ''Soccer Frisbee'' in this topic.
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Cycling]] - [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Cycling]] - [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
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====Hiking====
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===Hiking===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hiking.pdf|Hiking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 83
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hiking.pdf|Hiking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 83
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Backpacking]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
* Although not mentioned in this topic, the [[50 Miler Award]] and [[Historic Trails]] are related topics.
* Although not mentioned in this topic, the [[50 Miler Award]] and [[Historic Trails]] are related topics.
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====Hobbies====
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===Hobbies===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hobbies.pdf|Hobbies]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hobbies.pdf|Hobbies]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Collections]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Collections]]
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*Other hobby merit badges are not mentioned: [[Basketry]], [[Leatherwork]], [[Sculpture]], [[Space Exploration]], and [[Genealogy]]
*Other hobby merit badges are not mentioned: [[Basketry]], [[Leatherwork]], [[Sculpture]], [[Space Exploration]], and [[Genealogy]]
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====Leadership====
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===Leadership===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Leadership.pdf|Leadership]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Leadership.pdf|Leadership]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
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*The topic does not mention it but the BSA does have a youth leadership program: [[National Youth Leadership Training]]
*The topic does not mention it but the BSA does have a youth leadership program: [[National Youth Leadership Training]]
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====Mechanics====
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===Mechanics===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Mechanics.pdf|Mechanics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 115
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Mechanics.pdf|Mechanics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 115
*''Mechanics'' in this topic has nothing to do with being a mechanic. This topic instead refers to ''Pioneering'' and COPE-type games.
*''Mechanics'' in this topic has nothing to do with being a mechanic. This topic instead refers to ''Pioneering'' and COPE-type games.
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]] - Includes how to make a balloon launcher.
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]] - Includes how to make a balloon launcher.
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====Nature====
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===Nature===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Nature.pdf|Nature]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 117 - 126
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Nature.pdf|Nature]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 117 - 126
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Nature]] - [[Soil and Water Conservation]] -[[Mammal Study]] - [[Geology]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Nature]] - [[Soil and Water Conservation]] -[[Mammal Study]] - [[Geology]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
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====Orienteering====
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===Orienteering===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Orienteering.pdf|Orienteering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 127 - 136
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Orienteering.pdf|Orienteering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 127 - 136
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Orienteering]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Orienteering]]
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*''Source: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33112_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. III] ''(last downloaded 5/7/2009) - [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=33112* Vol III Printed]
*''Source: [http://scouting.org/FILESTORE/pdf/33112_WEB.pdf Troop Program Features Vol. III] ''(last downloaded 5/7/2009) - [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=33112* Vol III Printed]
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====Physical Fitness====
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===Physical Fitness===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Physical Fitness.pdf|Physical Fitness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Physical Fitness.pdf|Physical Fitness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Physical Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Physical Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
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====Pioneering====
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===Pioneering===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Pioneering.pdf|Pioneering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 34
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Pioneering.pdf|Pioneering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 34
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]]
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]]
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====Public Service====
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===Public Service===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Public Service.pdf|Public Service]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 43
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Public Service.pdf|Public Service]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 43
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] #4 - [[First Class]] #5 - [[Public Health]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Historic Trails]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] #4 - [[First Class]] #5 - [[Public Health]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]] - [[Historic Trails]]
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====Safety====
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===Safety===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Safety.pdf|Safety]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Safety.pdf|Safety]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Safety]] - [[Fire Safety]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Safety]] - [[Fire Safety]]
*Although not mentioned as Advancement Opportunities, [[Crime Prevention]], [[Traffic Safety]], and [[Emergency Preparedness]] focus on safety as well.
*Although not mentioned as Advancement Opportunities, [[Crime Prevention]], [[Traffic Safety]], and [[Emergency Preparedness]] focus on safety as well.
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====Science====
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===Science===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Science.pdf|Science]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 64
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Science.pdf|Science]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 64
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Weather]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Weather]]
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Chemistry]], [[Astronomy]], [[Computers]], [[Electricity]], [[Electronics]], [[Energy]], [[Environmental Science]], [[Geology]], and [[Nuclear Science]] are applied sciences just as [[Weather]] is.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Chemistry]], [[Astronomy]], [[Computers]], [[Electricity]], [[Electronics]], [[Energy]], [[Environmental Science]], [[Geology]], and [[Nuclear Science]] are applied sciences just as [[Weather]] is.
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====Shooting====
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===Shooting===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Shooting.pdf|Shooting]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Shooting.pdf|Shooting]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Archery]] - [[Shotgun Shooting]] - [[Rifle Shooting]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Archery]] - [[Shotgun Shooting]] - [[Rifle Shooting]]
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====Special Cooking====
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===Special Cooking===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Special Cooking.pdf|Special Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 84
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Special Cooking.pdf|Special Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 84
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Camping]]
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Camping]]
*You will use [[Dutch Oven Cooking]] and Reflector Oven Cooking and have a troop outdoor banquet.
*You will use [[Dutch Oven Cooking]] and Reflector Oven Cooking and have a troop outdoor banquet.
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====Sports====
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===Sports===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Sports.pdf|Sports]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Sports.pdf|Sports]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Sports]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Sports]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
* You can feature flag football, soccer, softball, and other sports on a campout.
* You can feature flag football, soccer, softball, and other sports on a campout.
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====Tracking====
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===Tracking===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Tracking.pdf|Tracking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Tracking.pdf|Tracking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] - [[Nature]] - [[Camping]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]],
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] - [[Nature]] - [[Camping]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]],
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*While called Tracking, this program is more about [[Scout Skills]].
*While called Tracking, this program is more about [[Scout Skills]].
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====Wilderness Survival====
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===Wilderness Survival===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wilderness Survival.pdf|Wilderness Survival]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 114
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wilderness Survival.pdf|Wilderness Survival]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 114
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Wilderness Survival]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]]
* The "Downed Plane" and "The Flood" scenarios are great learning exercises.
* The "Downed Plane" and "The Flood" scenarios are great learning exercises.
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====Wildlife Management====
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===Wildlife Management===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wildlife Management.pdf|Wildlife Management]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 115 - 124
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wildlife Management.pdf|Wildlife Management]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 115 - 124
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Nature]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Nature]] - [[Mammal Study]] - [[Fish and Wildlife Management]] - [[Insect Study]]
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] also includes management requirements.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] also includes management requirements.
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====Winter Camping====
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===Winter Camping===
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Winter Camping.pdf|Winter Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 125 - 134
[[Media:Troop Program Features - Winter Camping.pdf|Winter Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 125 - 134
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Camping]] - [[Leave No Trace]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Camping]] - [[Leave No Trace]]

Revision as of 16:08, May 8, 2009

The Troop Program Features include 36 Monthly Troop Programs with Troop Meeting and Activity plans.
Using this program, a troop will explore dozens of merit badges and Scout Skills each year.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to choose from dozens of monthly plans that other troops have used and refined?

What if each monthly plan included sample meeting plans, activities, games, and PLC planning suggestions?

That's what the Troop Program Features are!

Your Patrol Leaders Council can pick and choose the themes that interest them. Then for each topic they can tailor their own plan from a variety of resources.

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 and Scouts are introduced to almost every merit badge. Some programs such as Camping and Emergency Preparedness will probably done every year to allow new Scouts the chance to learn and to allow older Scouts the chance to refresh their knowledge as they teach these basic Scout Skills.

Although not mentioned in the Troop Program Features, the Guide to Safe Scouting applies to each of these activities and must be with you on all activities.


Contents

Yearly Program Planning

The full introduction with much more information is here: Introduction - How to Plan

"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."


Troop Program Features Volume I

Source: Troop Program Features Vol. I (last downloaded 5/7/2009) - Vol I Printed


How to Plan Troop Programs

Introduction - How to Plan - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14 Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14

Aquatics

Aquatics - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23

Athletics

Athletics - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34

Backpacking

Backpacking - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44

Boating-Canoeing

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

Business

Business - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64

Camping

Camping - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74

Citizenship

Citizenship - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84

Communications

Communications - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94

  • Advancement Opportunities: Communications - Computers
  • The Communications campout features semaphore flag signaling instruction!
  • Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, Public Speaking is all about communications as well.

Cooking

Cooking - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104

Cultural Awareness

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

Emergency Preparedness

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

Engineering

Engineering - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123


Troop Program Features Volume II

Source: Troop Program Features Vol. II (last downloaded 5/7/2009) - Vol II Printed

Environment

Environment - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24

First Aid

First Aid - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 33

Fishing

Fishing - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 44

Forestry

Forestry - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54

Health Care

Health Care - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 63

High Adventure

High Adventure - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74

Hiking

Hiking - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 83

Hobbies

Hobbies - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94

Leadership

Leadership - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104 badge.

Mechanics

Mechanics - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 115

  • Mechanics in this topic has nothing to do with being a mechanic. This topic instead refers to Pioneering and COPE-type games.
  • Advancement Opportunities: First Class - Pioneering - Includes how to make a balloon launcher.

Nature

Nature - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 117 - 126

Orienteering

Orienteering - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 127 - 136


Troop Program Features Volume III

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24

Pioneering

Pioneering - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 34

Public Service

Public Service - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 43

Safety

Safety - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54

Science

Science - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 64

Shooting

Shooting - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74

Special Cooking

Special Cooking - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 84

Sports

Sports - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94

Tracking

Tracking - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104

Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 114

Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 115 - 124

Winter Camping

Winter Camping - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 125 - 134


Troop Program Resources

See: Troop Program Resources - Resources Printed


See also

Boy Scout portal


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