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Boy Scout Troop 94
(Shiloh, Pennsylvania)
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Troop 94 Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a boy scouting program that encourages all of the scouts to live the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout Motto, and the Scout Slogan everyday of their lives; to participate in troop meetings, camping activities, and other scouting projects under the supervision of men that are "positive role models" for the scouts and are active participants in the troop activities providing adult leadership for the program; and with all camping activities and other scouting activities to be financially affordable for each scouting family in order to achieve maximum enjoyment and benefit from the Troop 94 scouting program.

Troop 94 Organization

Troop 94

The Troop meets on Tuesday Nights 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the

Shiloh Fire Hall

2190 Carlisle Rd

York, PA 17408


New Birth of Freedom Council (NBOFC)

     NBOFC York Service Center and National Scout Store 

     2139 White Street

     York, PA 17404

(717) 843-0901 or 1-800-569-5197


Hours of operation:

            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday  9am-6pm

            Wednesday 9am -7:00pm

             Saturday  9am -3pm


New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

    Mechanicsburg Service Center and National Scout Store        

    1 Baden Powell Lane

    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Hours of operation:

             Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  8:30am-5pm

             Thursday  8:30 am-7:00pm

             Saturday  9am - 3pm


Boy Scouts of America National Council

     BSA National Council Address:

     West Walnut Hill Lane

      P. O. Box 152079

      Irving, Texas 75015-2079


New Birth of Freedom Council (NBOFC) is divided into several districts. Troop 94 is part of the Susquehanna Trail District.


Shiloh Fire Company


The Shiloh Fire Company has been a most gracious sponsor for the troop for the past 70 years of the troop's existence.  Periods of financial support, making available very adequate facilities without cost to the troop, and providing concerned leadership for many troop activities has made the Shiloh Fire Company a significant contributor to the youth of - an activity they can be very proud of today.


Troop Committee


The Troop Committee consists of adults registered with BSA. The committee meets the first Tuesday of every month following the regular troop meeting.  All parents are welcomed to attend and join the committee.

       - Interprets BSA and Shiloh Fire Company Policies for Troop 94.

       - Is responsible for troop property.

       - Is responsible for troop finances.

       - Ensures that troop activities and outings are executed adequately.

       - Ensures that leaders are trained, and present at troop activities. (Inactive members will be dropped from the charter at the time of renewal at the committee’s discretion).


NBOFC operates Four camps:


Camp Tuckahoe: (717-432-5232).  This is the Council's main camping facility and summer camp. Turn west out of Dillsburg on South Mountain Road, north on Camp Ground Road and west on Pine Street.  Pine Street will change into Tuckahoe Road and proceed into camp.


Camp Conewago: (717-624-8125). This camp is reached by turning west on Dick's Dam Road from route 94 (a few miles north of Cross Keys) and then turning left on Boy Scout Road.  (717-624-8125). This camp is reached by turning west on Dick's Dam Road from route 94 (a few miles north of Cross Keys) and then turning left on Boy Scout Road.


Wizard Ranch: (717) 843-0901 This camp is reached by traveling east on Route 30 to Hallam exit. Turn right from exit and proceed to light at Route 462. Turn left on Route 462 east to on left. Proceed on past Codorus Furnace Road to camp entrance on the left.


Hidden Valley Scout Reservation: Follow Rt., 74, over Wagner’s Gap to the Sherman’s creek bridge. Turn left and follow Bridgeport road straight through on Rt. 850 & 233 to Ernest Road. Turn onto Ernest Road and continue to the stop sign at Weavers Mill Road and Turn right on Weavers Mill Road, then take the next left onto Hidden Valley Road; the HVSR West Camp Entrance on the left.

Adult Leadership

In order to keep our troop functioning in a smooth organized manner, we depend on the help of adult volunteers to fill leadership positions within the troop. The positions and duties are listed below:


Chartered Organization Representative 

            - Is a member of the Shiloh Fire Company (our chartered organization)

            - Serves as liaison between Troop 94 and the Shiloh Fire Company.

            - Stimulates troop goodwill and encourages service to the Shiloh Fire Company.

            - Assists with unit re-chartering.

            - Helps recruit troop leadership.

            - Represents Troop 94 at district committee meetings.


Troop Committee Chair

            - Organizes the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated and completed.

            - Calls the meeting to order, presides over the meeting and promotes attendance at monthly Troop Committee Meetings and any other special meetings.

            - Interprets national and local policies for the troop.

            - Sees that leaders and committee members have training opportunities.

            - Ensures troop representation at monthly Roundtables.

            - Arranges for charter review annually.



            - Trains and guides boy leaders to run their troop.

            - Helps boys grow by encouraging them to learn and do for themselves.

            - Works with and advises the Senior and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders.

            - Attends all troop meetings or arranges for a qualified adult substitute.

            - Attends Troop Committee Meetings.

            - Conducts parent sessions to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation.

            - Takes part in annual membership inventory, uniform inspection, charter review and presentation.

            - Conducts Scoutmaster Conferences for all Boy Scout rank advancements.

            - Oversees recruiting and sees that new members are promptly registered.

            - Supervises all troop elections.


Assistant Scoutmaster

            - Provides leadership in the absence of the Scoutmaster.

            - Serves as an adviser for a patrol or crew.

            - Supports the Patrol Leader with advice and counseling.

            - Helps in conducting Board of Reviews.



            - Keeps minutes of meetings and sends out committee meeting notices.

            - Prepares family newsletters of troop events and activities.

            - Conducts the Troop Resource Survey annually.

            - Plans for family night programs and family activities.



            - Maintains troop funds and pays all approved bills.

            - Establishes and supervises the operation of the troop budget.

            - Manages Scout accounts.

            - Works closely with Troop Scribe in dues collection.

            - Reports to the committee at each meeting.

            - Supervises money earning projects, including obtaining proper authorizations.

            - Supervises the annual troop budget.


Advancement Chair

            - Encourages Scouts to advance in rank.

            - Conducts Courts of Honor quarterly.

            - Develops and maintains merit badge counselor list.

                 - Maintains New Birth of Freedom Council records by submitting  advancement / award forms.

            - Secures badges and certificates.

            - Arranges troop Board of Reviews.

            - Works with the Troop Librarian to build and maintain a library of merit badge books.

            - Gives monthly status reports to the Troop Committee.


Outdoor / Activities Chair

            - Supervises and helps procure camp equipment.

            - Works with the Quartermaster and Scoutmaster on inventory, storage and maintenance of troop equipment.

            - Helps in securing permission to use camping sites.

            - Obtains tour permits as needed.

            - Obtains permission slips from the scouts as needed.

            - Serves as transportation coordinator.

            - Encourages monthly outdoor activities and special activities.

            - Promotes and helps coordinate annual resident camp programs.

            - Makes monthly status reports to the Troop Committee.

Adult Leader Training
What makes a Trained Leader?
Basic Training Requirements
    - Fast Start (OLC)
    - Youth Protection (OLC)
    - Leader Specific or Troop Committee Challenge (OLC) by position
    - This is Scouting (OLC)
    - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (not required by Committee position)
All registered scout leaders are encouraged to complete the basic training requirements for the Journey to Excellence program.

Advanced and Supplemental Training for Adults
    - Hazardous Weather (OLC) required for Tour Plan
    - Philmont Leadership Challenge
    - Philmont Training Center (various courses)
    - Powder Horn (Venturing)
    - Roundables / Huddles
    - Safe Swim Defense (OLC) required for Tour Plan
    - Safety Afloat (OLC)  required for Tour Plan
    - ScoutParents Unit Coordinator (OLC)
    - Supplemental Training Modules
    - The Trainer's EDGE
    - Wood Badge

Online Learning Center (OLC) classes are available Here. You must be a registed leader with the Troop to enroll and take classes.

Elections and Appointments

Election Schedule:

          Last Tuesday of October - Anyone wishing to run for an elected position can announce their candidacy.

          1st Tuesday of November - Candidates are given an opportunity to address their voters.

          2nd Tuesday of November - Elections (All newly elected positions go into effect the following week.)


The Election Process:


         A registered adult leader of the troop such as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, or Committee Member will direct the election. Scouts will vote in the election by secret ballot. The adult leader running the election with at least one other adult and/or two other scouts will count the ballots.  The Scoutmaster or Troop Committee will decide when the election results in a tie.


Note: The Scoutmaster's Handbook does not define an election process.


         All candidates must meet the minimum requirements to run for an elected position. Each candidate will have an opportunity to address those members of the troop who will be voting for that respective position. (I.e. those running for Patrol Leader will address only those members of their patrol, whereas someone running for Senior Patrol Leader will have an opportunity to address the entire troop.)


Elected Troop Positions:  (from Scoutmaster's Handbook)


         Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – All members of the troop vote to elect a Senior Patrol Leader.  The usually term for a Senior Patrol Leaders is for either a six month or a twelve month term. (Historically, Troop 94 has always done a twelve month term in the past).  The Troop often selects the Senior Patrol Leader from among the experienced Scouts in the troop.  Suggested age and rank: 14 years old and Star rank minimum.


        Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – the Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster appoints the ASPL. The Minimum rank of Star is required. If the appointment of the ASPL vacates another elected position, the next highest vote for that position fills that vacancy.   


       Patrol Leaders - The members of each patrol elect one Patrol Leader for their respective patrol.  Except for a patrol of new boys, a minimum rank of First Class is required.


       Assistant Patrol Leaders - Each Patrol Leader appoints an Assistant Patrol Leader to serve with him.  The Patrol Leader appoints other positions within the patrol.


Patrol members who are not serving in a troop leadership role are eligible for appointment to one of these roles. Patrol Scribe, Patrol Chaplain’s Aide, Patrol Historian, Patrol Librarian, Patrol Quartermaster and Patrol Instructor.


       Venture Patrol Leader - A Venture Patrol Leader is elected by the members of the Venture Patrol. Minimum rank of Star is required.


Other Elected Troop Positions are available for First Class Rank scouts.

       Quartermaster, Scribe, Historian, Librarian, Instructor, & Chaplain's Aid


Non Elected Troop Positions:

Den Chief, Webelos Den Chief, Troop Guide, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, and OA Representative


Any scout who is interested in assisting youth in the Pack is encouraged to become a Den Chief. There is specific training available through the council for Den Chiefs. The Scoutmaster can appoint Junior Assistant Scoutmasters to Scouts who are of the age of 16 years and with the advice and consent of the Senior Patrol Leader.


A Troop Guide is usually an older scout who is willing to help newly formed Patrols of new scouts.


An OA Representative must be a member of the Order of the Arrow.


Scouts who are eligible to be in leadership positions with the troop are strongly encouraged to attend the National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) course offered by the New Birth of Freedom Council. Scouts who attend the NYLT training are eligible to wear the “Trained” patch with their badge of office. The Troop Committee will pay for the scout to attend this training program.

Youth Leadership

Troop: Comprised of youth members divided into patrols.

Patrols: A patrol is a group of preferably five to eight boys that work together as a team. Each patrol, with the guidance from the Scoutmaster, chooses its own patrol leader.  Once per year, usually in the spring when new Scouts cross over from Cub Scouts, the patrol enrollment is reviewed and leveled across the whole troop to avoid overloading any particular patrol leader in the upcoming year.


Patrol Leaders Council  (PLC): This group, headed by the Senior Patrol Leader, presides as the primary body that plans troop activities. The members of the council are the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, a Patrol Leader from each patrol, Troop Guide, Troop Scribe, and the Scoutmaster. The Senior Patrol Leader reviews activities from the prior year and evaluates the continuation of those activities. During the PLC, the SPL opens the floor for additional troop activities that the youth expressed interest in doing. Occasionally, training is provided to the Patrol Leaders for upcoming events. The Patrol Leader trains his patrol in those techniques.


Youth Leadership Positions: The list of junior leadership positions and duties are given below. A complete description of positions and duties is contained in the Junior Leader Handbook available at the council service center.


Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

            - Presides at all troop meetings, events, activities, and annual program planning conference.

            - Runs the Patrol Leader Council meeting.

            - Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and council of the Scoutmaster.

            - Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.

            - Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

            - Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader.

            - Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities.

            - Runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.

            - Helps train and supervise the Scribe, Quartermaster, Historian, Librarian, Instructor, and Chaplain Aide.

            - Serves as a member of the Patrol Leader Council.

Patrol Leader (one per patrol)

            - Plans and leads patrol meetings.

            - Reports to Senior Patrol Leader.

            - Keeps patrol members informed.

            - Appoints Assistant Patrol Leader for his own patrol.

            - Prepares the patrol to take part in all troop activities.

            - Develops patrol spirit and control.

            - Supports advancement for the patrol.

            - Represents his patrol at the monthly Patrol Leaders Council meeting.

Assistant Patrol Leader

            - Reports to Patrol Leader

            - Assists Patrol Leader in planning and leading patrol meetings.

            - Helps the patrol get ready for troop activities.

            - Helps to keep patrol members informed.

            - Runs the patrol and attends PLC meetings in the absence of the Patrol Leader.

            - Assists in developing patrol spirit and control.

Venture Crew Chief

            - Develops an active program for the Venture Crew.

            - Provides leadership during crew high-adventure activities.

            - Keeps crew members informed.

            - Represents the crew at all Patrol Leader Council meetings.

            - Locates and secures resources necessary for crew's activities.

Den Chief / Webelos Den Chief

            - Works with a Den of Cub Scouts or Webelos led by a Den Leader.

            - Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings.

            - Assists the Den Leader.

            - Projects a positive image of Boy Scouting and acts as a recruiter by bringing graduating Webelos into the troop.

Chaplain Aide

            - Assists Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting the religious needs of  troop members while on activities.

            - Tells members of the religious emblem program of their faith.


            - Keeps records of patrol and troop equipment.

            - Keeps equipment in good repair.

            - Issues equipment and sees that it is returned in good repair.

            - Works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.


            - Establishes and maintains a troop library.

            - Maintains library of merit badge pamphlets and other troop literature.

            - Maintains list of merit badge counselors.


            - Gathers pictures and facts about past activities of the troop and keeps them in scrapbooks, wall displays, or information files.

            - Takes care of troop trophies and keepsakes.

            - Photographs trips and meeting activities.


            - Gathers information from patrol scribes for the troop newsletter.

            - Works with patrol scribes to publish monthly newsletter.

            - Collects dues, keeps attendance, and gathers uniform inspection sheets.


            - Keeps track of schedules and times at troop outings.

            - Plays bugle for Reveille and Taps.

Troop Instructor

            - Instructs scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.

            - Assists with advancement and learning.

            - Helps Scouts with problems.

Troop Guide

            - Preferably a scout with the rank of Star or higher.

            - Guides new scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.

            - Prevents harassment of the new scouts by older scouts.

            - Assists new Patrol Leaders and attends PLC meetings with them.

            - Appointed by Scoutmaster.

OA Representative

            - Attends Order of the Arrow functions

            - Keeps OA members apprised of functions, events and conclaves

            - Encourages troop to vote members into the OA

Activities and Outings

Troop 94 has a committee position for Activities and Outings.


This committee position works with the adult and youth leadership to provide meaningful "adventures" for the youth. Some activities are restricted by age and ability. This is not to exclude younger boys from participating, but to protect them from harm according to BSA policies.  Every effort will be made to include youth in all Troop level events.


A word of advice: If the troop or your patrol is engaging in an activity, plan on participating. Many advancement and merit badge opportunities are conducted by the troop on a regular basis. By showing up, you will gain a skill that can be used in advancement. Be sure to have a leader "sign off" on the requirement as soon as the achievement has been completed.


A. Planning

Planning of troop trips and activities are set up and approved by the Patrol Leaders Council and the Troop Committee.  Attempts are made to have at least one activity per month.

B. Transportation

       - Trips shall depart and return to the Shiloh Fire Company (Bus Barn) unless otherwise notified.

       - Departure times and estimated return times will be posted on the trip sign up sheets.

       - Transportation for most troop outings will be provided by the troop bus unless otherwise noted.

       - Any adults providing transportation for a troop function must be licensed, insured, and at least eighteen years of age (except in special cases explained in the "Guide To Safe Scouting").

        - All persons are required to wear seat belts.

C. Documentation

        - A Tour Plan must be submitted for all outings except district and council sponsored events.

        - Permission from parents or guardians shall be secured prior to leaving on any trip.

        - If a Scout backs out after the signup deadline, expenses will be deducted from his personal account.

        - Current Class 1 Health Form must be taken on all outings.

        - Youth on medication must advise the scout leader of the medication. It must  be in a container labeled correctly.

D. Parental Involvement

Parents are encouraged to participate in as many outings as possible.  It is a great way to spend some quiet relaxing time with your son and be a positive adult influence to the other scouts on the outing.

E. Outing Guidelines
 Day Trips

          - Day trips are set up as educational outings for the purpose of rank advancement or merit badge work as well as for fun and enjoyment.

          - Travel time should not exceed two hours each way.

          - Day trips may include trips during regular troop meeting times.

          - Food will not normally be provided by the troop on day trips.

Weekend Trips

          - Weekend trips give the younger scouts an opportunity to work on rank advancement and the older scouts a chance to develop their leadership skills.

          - Travel time normally will not exceed four hours each way.

          - This type of trip should include hiking, canoeing, camping etc.

          - The normal cost shall be $15.00 or as approved by the Troop Committee. Some events that cost more will be advertized early.

          - Food is normally provided by the troop on these trips.

          - Backpacking or other lightweight trips may require your own food.  The fee may be adjusted or eliminated in this case.

District/Council Events

          - This includes but is not limited to Camporees, Scout Shows, Training Events etc..

          - Scouts from Troop 94 are strongly encouraged to attend these events.

          - The local council sets the cost for these events.

          - All scouts and leaders are to wear Class A or Class B uniform as the event requires.

Advanced Skill Outings

          - May be limited to scouts fourteen years old or above.

          - Written permission must be secured from parents or guardians.

          - There may be rank or merit badge requirements.

          - These outings may be done in conjunction with other scout troops.

          - A Class 2 or 3 Health Form is required, depending on the activity.

          - Cost will be set by the event.

          - Other limits may be set depending on the outing event.

Family Outings

          -These events will be open to include parents and siblings.

          - Cost will be set by the committee.


F.  Summer Camp

        - These week long camps give the Scouts a great opportunity to work on rank advancement or merit badges. Learn about any prerequisite requirements and do them before camp. Otherwise, you will end up with a "partial" merit badge.

        - Troop 94 schedules a week at a B.S.A. Council run camp each summer.  These camps generally start on a Sunday and end on Friday.

        - Money is due two to three weeks prior to camp. Scout accounts can be used to fund this activity.

        - Up-to-date Health Forms are required to attend camp.

        - a packet of information is provided a few months prior to summer camp.

Finance Information

The Troop 94 financial activity is operated by the Troop Committee Treasurer.

Troop 94 also has an Assistant Treasurer if the Treasurer is not available.


A. Fund Raising

     Troop fundraisers are necessary to give the scouts an opportunity to build up the funds in their personal accounts and the troop accounts.  Regular fundraising activities at Troop 94 include Pancake Breakfasts and sandwich sales. The Troop may also participate in other fundraising activities that the Committee deems acceptable and is approved by Council.


B. Troop Accounts

        - All troop accounts are maintained by the Troop Treasurer.

        - Any reimbursements or receipts from supplies shall be directed to the Treasurer


C. Individual Scout Accounts

        -  The troop maintains a separate account for each scout in the troop.

        -  Money earned from a scout's fundraising effort gets deposited into their account for future use.

        -  Any balance accumulated in a scouts account can be used toward summer camp or any other scout trips. It may also be used

        -  To purchase uniform parts, hiking shoes, backpacks, sleeping bags or any other needed personal scouting gear.

        - Turn in receipts to a troop leader so they can be given to the Troop Treasurer for reimbursement.

        - A Scout must have his dues Paid To Date before funds will be released from his individual account.


D. Dues

     It is the responsibility of each scout to pay dues on a monthly basis. Dues are set at $1.25 per week or $65 per year and are due the first Tuesday of each month.

        -Scouts dues must be payed at least every three months or the scout is not allowed to participate in troop outings.


    Note: First Year Scouts are responsible for paying charter dues and Boys Life subscription costs. After the first year all costs will be picked up by the troop. 


Troop Leaders are responsible for paying a $15.00 yearly chartering fee.


A. Uniforms


     The uniform makes the Boy Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community.  Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each boy's commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting.  The uniform also provides a way for the Boy Scout to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.


        "Class A" Uniform - Consists of Boy Scout pants, Boy Scout dress shirt, and Boy Scout socks, belt, neckerchief and neckerchief slide.  The "Class A" uniform is to be worn to all troop meetings, during travel to and from events, Pancake Breakfasts, outings and all other troop functions unless otherwise noted.


        "Class B" Uniform - Consists of  Boy Scout pants or shorts, any Boy Scout T-shirt, and Boy Scout socks and belt.  (The troop supplies each scout with a troop t-shirt and hat after they earn the rank of Tenderfoot).  The "Class B" uniform is worn during summertime troop meetings, (The Senior Patrol Leader will announce any change in uniform policy), and any other event or activity that does not require a "Class A" uniform.


B. Personal Scout Gear


     The thirteenth edition of the Boy Scout Handbook has an excellent list of recommended gear for outdoor activities.




C. Troop Owned Equipment


     Any troop equipment that is taken out on loan should first have the approval of the Scoutmaster or Outdoor/Activities Chairman. The equipment will be inspected for damage when returned. Damaged / Lost equipment is to be fixed or reimbursed by the borrower.


A. "Two Deep" Leadership


     This is a national policy used to prevent child abuse issues. The policy prevents a Scout from being alone with an adult leader that is not a relative or guardian.  "Two Deep" generally refers to a minimum of two adults with a lone Scout, however, there are exceptions such as a two Scout buddy system for meetings with merit badge counselors.  Troop 94 will try to provide a minimum of four adults to lead a tour permitted outing.  The "extra" two adults will be used to transport a scout away from an outing in case of emergency. Troop 94 prefers that parents who take an active role in scouting with their child become registered "scouters." This affords the parent the opportunity to engage in directly training and educating our youth. Parents, whether registered with the BSA are encouraged to attend scout functions with their youth.


B. Discipline


        1. This policy applies to all persons attending Troop 94 functions.


        2. An offense is any action contrary to the Scout Oath, Law, or Outdoor Code.


        3. Minor infractions are considered normal teaching opportunities and will be handled by informal verbal correction and direction from a registered leader (including the Senior and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader).  Any registered Troop 94 leader is allowed to exercise their BSA training and judgment after seeing an infraction. Constructive criticism should be done privately while adhering to two deep leadership requirements.


        4. Serious infractions should be reported to the registered Troop 94 leader in charge of the event.  The event leader will be allowed to apply his BSA training and judgment for informal corrective actions.  In most cases the discipline process will end here.


        5. If the event leader sees that the serious infraction deserves a formal action, the actions can include but are not limited to:   


               - Request the Scout to perform a formal apology to the whole troop.


               - Verbal notification of parent or guardian at first opportunity(usually at the end of the event).


               - Ejection of the Scout from the event.


               - Cancellation of the event.


        6. The Committee Chair will be informed, after the fact, if any formal action is taken.  Ejection of a scout from an event or cancellation of an event warrants immediate notification. 


         7. Ejection of a scout from an event is limited to situations where the event leader feels that safety is compromised.  The parent or guardian of the scout will be contacted and asked to immediately retrieve the scout from the event.  If this is unsuccessful, the event leader may (but is not required to) have the scout taken home by adults (following two deep leadership rules).


         8. Cancellation of the event is the next step if the event leader is not able to satisfactorily remove the scout from the event. The Troop will immediately return to the Shiloh Fire Company for dispersal.


         9. Discipline problems with a troop member may be brought to the attention of the Troop Committee.  The committee will decide whether to take action.


       10. The Troop Committee actions will gradually increase in formality:


              a) Initial action will be verbal contact by a designated Troop 94 leader with the scouts parents or guardians if not already done in step six.


              b) Depending on the infraction, a meeting of Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, parents or guardians, scout, and directly involved adult leaders may be scheduled. The Committee Chair will preside over the meeting.  The intent is to hear all sides of the issue and find a fair solution to the problem.


              c) Continued problems will cause a written notification to be sent to the parents or guardians and copied into the Troop Committee minutes.


              d) If there is no improvement, the Scout's involvement in troop functions will be restricted by the decision of a committee quorum. Only the Committee can approve restoration of privileges.


              e) The Committee has the ultimate authority to permanently expel the Scout or adult from Troop 94.


C. Controlled Substances


       It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.


      Although tobacco is, by law, considered a controlled substance, Boy Scouts of America allows its discretionary use by adult Scouters, (over the age of 18).  The use and possession of tobacco products by Scouts under the age of 18 is not permitted, under any circumstances, at any scout activity.


      Prescription medications will be collected prior to any troop outing and will be administered by a designated adult leader. Medications that require immediate application (bee sting, asthma, etc.) must be carried by the Scout.


D. Health and Safety


     Troop 94 policies for health and safety are based on The Guide To Safe Scouting.  The Troop has a copy in the library for your review.  The guide includes information on adult leadership, water safety, camping, substance abuse, emergency preparedness, first aid, fuels and fire and fire prevention, guns and firearms, hazardous sports and activities, inspections, medical information, special precautions, transportation, winter activities, and youth protection and child abuse.


     E. Medical Forms: Troop 94 keeps a copy of the medical information based on the application you filled out when your son joined the troop.  Additionally, the permission slips for each activity request current medical information and authorization for treatment.  A copy for each Scout is kept by the event leader so prompt medical attention can be obtained for a scout in an emergency. No Scout will be on an outing without a permission slip.


     F. Special Needs: The event leader should be notified in writing if a Scout has special medical needs, allergies, or medicines.


     G. Siblings


     Any non-scout siblings attending a troop activity must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The parent or guardian is responsible for that child, not the Troop.