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[[Troop Program Features#Hobbies|Hobbies]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Hobbies|Hobbies]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Leadership|Leadership]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Leadership|Leadership]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Mechanics|Mechanics]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Mechanics|Pioneering 1]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Nature|Nature]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Nature|Nature]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Orienteering|Orienteering]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Orienteering|Orienteering]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Troop Program Features Volume III|Volume III]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Troop Program Features Volume III|Volume III]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Physical Fitness|Physical Fitness]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Physical Fitness|Physical Fitness]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Pioneering|Pioneering]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Pioneering|Pioneering 2]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Public Service|Public Service]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Public Service|Public Service]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Safety|Safety]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Safety|Safety]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Interfaith Worship Service|Interfaith<br>Worship Service]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Interfaith Worship Service|Interfaith<br>Worship Service]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Glossary of Scouting Terms|Scouting Terms]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Glossary of Scouting Terms|Scouting Terms]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Pearls of Wisdom—Quotes From Baden-Powell|Quotes From<br>Baden-Powell|Quotes From Baden-Powell]]<br>
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[[Troop Program Features#Pearls of Wisdom—Quotes From Baden-Powell|Quotes From<br>Baden-Powell]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Founders of the BSA|BSA Founders]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Founders of the BSA|BSA Founders]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Forms|Forms]]<br>
[[Troop Program Features#Forms|Forms]]<br>
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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.
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.
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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]].
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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, First Aid, 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 skills.
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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.
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Although rarely mentioned in the Troop Program Features, the [[Guide to Safe Scouting]] must be with you on all activities and applies to every activities.
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===How to Plan Troop Programs===
===How to Plan Troop Programs===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf|Introduction - How to Plan]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 5 - 14
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Introduction.pdf|Introduction - How to Plan]] - Troop Program Features Volume I pp. 5 - 14
Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14
Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14
===Aquatics===
===Aquatics===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf|Aquatics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 15 - 23
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Aquatics.pdf|Aquatics]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Athletics===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf|Athletics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 25 - 34
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Athletics.pdf|Athletics]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Backpacking===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf|Backpacking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 35 - 44
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Backpacking.pdf|Backpacking]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Boating-Canoeing===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf|Boating-Canoeing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 45 - 54
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Boating-Canoeing.pdf|Boating-Canoeing]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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]]
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Motorboating]] is also boating merit badge and canoe trips can apply towards the [[50-Miler]] award.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Motorboating]] is also boating merit badge and canoe trips can apply towards the [[50-Miler]] award.
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===Business===
===Business===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf|Business]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 55 - 64
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Business.pdf|Business]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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]]
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Entrepreneurship]] is how businesses are createsd. And the sales campign activity is out of [[Salesmanship]] merit badge. [[Personal Management]] uses these business skill to help manage your life.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Entrepreneurship]] is how businesses are createsd. And the sales campign activity is out of [[Salesmanship]] merit badge. [[Personal Management]] uses these business skill to help manage your life.
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===Camping===
===Camping===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf|Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 65 - 74
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Camping.pdf|Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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]]
* See [[Scout Skills]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[Scout Skills]] for many resources including lesson videos.
===Citizenship===
===Citizenship===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf|Citizenship]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 75 - 84
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Citizenship.pdf|Citizenship]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Communications===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf|Communications]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 85 - 94
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Communications.pdf|Communications]] - Troop Program Features Volume I pp. 85 - 94
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Communications]] - [[Computers]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Communications]] - [[Computers]]
*The Communications campout features semaphore flag signaling instruction!
*The Communications campout features semaphore flag signaling instruction!
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===Cooking===
===Cooking===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf|Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 95 - 104
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cooking.pdf|Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Cultural Awareness===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf|Cultural Awareness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 105 - 112
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Cultural Awareness.pdf|Cultural Awareness]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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]].
===Emergency Preparedness===
===Emergency Preparedness===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf|Emergency Preparedness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 113 - 122
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Emergency Preparedness.pdf|Emergency Preparedness]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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===
===Engineering===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf|Engineering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 1 pp. 123
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Engineering.pdf|Engineering]] - Troop Program Features Volume I 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]].
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
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===Environment===
===Environment===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Environment.pdf|Environment]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Environment.pdf|Environment]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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]]
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
===First Aid===
===First Aid===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - First Aid.pdf|First Aid]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 33
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - First Aid.pdf|First Aid]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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]]
* See [[First Aid Skills]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[First Aid Skills]] for many resources including lesson videos.
===Fishing===
===Fishing===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Fishing.pdf|Fishing]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 44
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Fishing.pdf|Fishing]] - Troop Program Features Volume II pp. 35 - 44
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Fishing]] - [[Fly Fishing]] - [[Cooking]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Fishing]] - [[Fly Fishing]] - [[Cooking]]
* See [[Fishing]] and [[Fly Fishing]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[Fishing]] and [[Fly Fishing]] for many resources including lesson videos.
===Forestry===
===Forestry===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Forestry.pdf|Forestry]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Forestry.pdf|Forestry]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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]]
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
===Health Care===
===Health Care===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Health Care.pdf|Health Care]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 63
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Health Care.pdf|Health Care]] - Troop Program Features Volume II pp. 55 - 63
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Public Health]] - [[Medicine]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Public Health]] - [[Medicine]] - [[Citizenship in the Community]]
===High Adventure===
===High Adventure===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - High Adventure.pdf|High Adventure]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - High Adventure.pdf|High Adventure]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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===
===Hiking===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hiking.pdf|Hiking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 83
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hiking.pdf|Hiking]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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===
===Hobbies===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hobbies.pdf|Hobbies]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Hobbies.pdf|Hobbies]] - Troop Program Features Volume II pp. 85 - 94
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Collections]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Collections]]
*The topic suggests these hobbies but does not reveal that they are merit badges: [[Archery]], [[Camping]], [[Coin Collecting]], [[Computers]], [[First Aid]], [[Fishing]], [[Indian Lore]], [[Model Design and Building]], [[Soil & Water Conservation]], [[Pets]], [[Pioneering]], [[Stamp Collecting]], and [[Woodcarving]].
*The topic suggests these hobbies but does not reveal that they are merit badges: [[Archery]], [[Camping]], [[Coin Collecting]], [[Computers]], [[First Aid]], [[Fishing]], [[Indian Lore]], [[Model Design and Building]], [[Soil & Water Conservation]], [[Pets]], [[Pioneering]], [[Stamp Collecting]], and [[Woodcarving]].
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===Leadership===
===Leadership===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Leadership.pdf|Leadership]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Leadership.pdf|Leadership]] - Troop Program Features Volume II pp. 95 - 104
badge.
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*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] #5 - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[First Class]] #5 - [[Citizenship in the Community]] - [[American Cultures]] - [[American Heritage]]
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===Mechanics===
===Mechanics===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Mechanics.pdf|Mechanics]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 105 - 115
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Mechanics.pdf|Mechanics]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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.
===Nature===
===Nature===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Nature.pdf|Nature]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 117 - 126
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Nature.pdf|Nature]] - Troop Program Features Volume II 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]]
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
===Orienteering===
===Orienteering===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Orienteering.pdf|Orienteering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 127 - 136
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Orienteering.pdf|Orienteering]] - Troop Program Features Volume II pp. 127 - 136
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Orienteering]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Orienteering]]
* See [[Orienteering]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[Orienteering]] for many resources including lesson videos.
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===Physical Fitness===
===Physical Fitness===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Physical Fitness.pdf|Physical Fitness]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 15 - 24
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Physical Fitness.pdf|Physical Fitness]] - Troop Program Features Volume III pp. 15 - 24
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Personal Fitness]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Athletics]] - [[Swimming]] - [[Sports]] - [[Skating]] - [[Cycling]]
* See [[Personal Fitness]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[Personal Fitness]] for many resources including lesson videos.
===Pioneering===
===Pioneering===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Pioneering.pdf|Pioneering]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 25 - 34
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Pioneering.pdf|Pioneering]] - Troop Program Features Volume III pp. 25 - 34
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]]
* [[Tenderfoot]] - [[Second Class]] - [[First Class]] - [[Pioneering]]
* See [[Pioneering]] for many resources including lesson videos.
* See [[Pioneering]] for many resources including lesson videos.
===Public Service===
===Public Service===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Public Service.pdf|Public Service]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 35 - 43
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Public Service.pdf|Public Service]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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]]
===Safety===
===Safety===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Safety.pdf|Safety]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 45 - 54
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Safety.pdf|Safety]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Science===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Science.pdf|Science]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 55 - 64
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Science.pdf|Science]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Shooting===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Shooting.pdf|Shooting]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 65 - 74
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Shooting.pdf|Shooting]] - Troop Program Features Volume III pp. 65 - 74
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Archery]] - [[Shotgun Shooting]] - [[Rifle Shooting]]
*'''Advancement Opportunities''': [[Archery]] - [[Shotgun Shooting]] - [[Rifle Shooting]]
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
* See the merit badge links above for many resources including lesson videos.
===Special Cooking===
===Special Cooking===
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{{Shortcut|[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]}}[[Media:Troop Program Features - Special Cooking.pdf|Special Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 75 - 84
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{{Shortcut|[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]}}[[Media:Troop Program Features - Special Cooking.pdf|Special Cooking]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Sports===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Sports.pdf|Sports]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 85 - 94
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Sports.pdf|Sports]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Tracking===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Tracking.pdf|Tracking]] - Troop Program Features Volume 2 pp. 95 - 104
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Tracking.pdf|Tracking]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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]],
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] also includes tracking.
*Although not mentioned as an Advancement Opportunity, [[Reptile and Amphibian Study]] also includes tracking.
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===Wilderness Survival===
===Wilderness Survival===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wilderness Survival.pdf|Wilderness Survival]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Wildlife Management===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Wildlife Management.pdf|Wildlife Management]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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===
===Winter Camping===
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[[Media:Troop Program Features - Winter Camping.pdf|Winter Camping]] - Troop Program Features Volume III 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]]
*Activities can feature Ice Rescue, Sledding, and [[Snow Sports]]
*Activities can feature Ice Rescue, Sledding, and [[Snow Sports]]

Revision as of 19:29, 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!


Contents
Volume I
How to Plan Troop Programs
Aquatics
Athletics
Backpacking
Boating-Canoeing
Business
Camping
Citizenship
Communications
Cooking
Cultural Awareness
Emergency Preparedness
Engineering
Volume II
Environment
First Aid
Fishing
Forestry
Health Care
High Adventure
Hiking
Hobbies
Leadership
Pioneering 1
Nature
Orienteering
Volume III
Physical Fitness
Pioneering 2
Public Service
Safety
Science
Shooting
Special Cooking
Sports
Tracking
Wilderness Survival
Wildlife Management
Winter Camping
Troop Program Resources
Scoutmaster's Minute
Games
Ceremonies
Interfaith
Worship Service

Scouting Terms
Quotes From
Baden-Powell

BSA Founders
Forms
Clip Art

Template:Cleaar 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, First Aid, 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 skills.

Although rarely mentioned in the Troop Program Features, the Guide to Safe Scouting must be with you on all activities and applies to every activities.


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 I pp. 5 - 14 Troop Meeting Plan Form p. 14

Aquatics

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

Athletics

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

Backpacking

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

Boating-Canoeing

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

Business

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

Camping

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

Citizenship

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

Communications

Communications - Troop Program Features Volume I 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.
  • See Communications for many resources including lesson videos.

Cooking

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

Cultural Awareness

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

Emergency Preparedness

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

Engineering

Engineering - Troop Program Features Volume I 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 II pp. 15 - 24

First Aid

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

Fishing

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

Forestry

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

Health Care

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

High Adventure

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

Hiking

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

Hobbies

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

Leadership

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

Mechanics

Mechanics - Troop Program Features Volume II 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 II pp. 117 - 126

Orienteering

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


Troop Program Features Volume III

Physical Fitness

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

Pioneering

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

Public Service

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

Safety

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

Science

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

Shooting

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

Special Cooking

Shortcut:
Dutch Oven Cooking
Special Cooking - Troop Program Features Volume III pp. 75 - 84

MeritBadge.Org Resources:

Sports

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

Tracking

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

Wilderness Survival

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

Wildlife Management

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

Winter Camping

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


Troop Program Resources

Scoutmaster's Minute

Games

  • Games - Troop Program Resources

Ceremonies

Interfaith Worship Service

Glossary of Scouting Terms

Pearls of Wisdom—Quotes From Baden-Powell

Founders of the BSA

Forms

  • Forms - Troop Program Resources

Clip Art


See also

Boy Scout portal


References



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