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Boy Scout Troop 493
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
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TROOP 493 - THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!                      Reviewed:  Jun 2022




1.COMPLETE scout uniform – Scout Shirt (or yellow T-shirt in summer), Scout pants (or shorts) (Jeans or “off color” pants are NOT acceptable).


2.Scout Handbook (a must to advance!)


3.Pencil(or pen), and notebook (or paper)


4.Rope(Issued by the troop, color depending upon skills demonstrated)




1.Camping trips (or other scheduled events) are expected to be paid for as soon as the price becomes known (usually the Monday night meeting after the event).  Ten dollars ($10.00) towards each trip is expected by the date of the trip if there is NOT enough money in the scout’s account to cover this cost.  Should the cost be less than $10.00, the remaining money will be credited towards the scout’s account.  Trip fees may be covered from the scout’s account, or will be debited from the account if no money is forthcoming within a reasonable time frame after a trip. Scouts having a NEGATIVE account balance will be notified at the Monday night troop meeting.  Scouts whose account exceeds a-$50.00 may be prohibited from attending an event without “up front” costs for the trip being covered.


2.Scout uniforms are REQUIRED on EVERY trip or event unless notified beforehand.  Scouts who show-up WITHOUT the prescribed uniform will be asked to change, or acquire their uniform before departing.


3.The troop makes every attempt to BEGIN and END events when scheduled, and DEPART and RETURN from trips when scheduled. Unforeseen difficulties occasionally come up to affect these times, or your abilities to deliver or pick-up your son accordingly.  However … please make every attempt to do so,as late arrivals to pick-up scouts affect at least 2 other adults who must remain behind with your son until his departure.  You SHOULD be receiving a phone call from your son when 30 mins. Out when returning from any long distance camping tripor event.  Thanks!


4.The troop’s SCHEDULE is updated at every Monday night troop meeting, and posted on the troop’s website.  Your son should know a week BEFORE an event if he will be able to attend.  Those who SAY they are going are expected to attend (emergencies excepted).  We MUST know in advance in order to schedule the required resources for any event. Your assistance is appreciated.


5.Scout meetings begin at 7:30pm, and end at 8:30pm.The exception to that is for scouts who are involved in merit badge work, or have a scheduled conference or review (their arrival time is 7:00pm),or for special meetings designated as such on the schedule.  Scouts who do NOT have a need to be at the meeting prior to 7:30 place a burden on those adults required to be present.  To ensure the safety and well-being of your son, please check to make sure required adult supervision is present before dropping him off for an event. Again, thanks.


6.Please feel free to call or e-mail the SCOUTMASTER (Chris Stroup at 757-739-2704 or at ANY time you have a question concerning the Troop’s operation.  He is the main point of contact for ALL troop information. This will ensure the information requested gets to the right person on the Troop Committee or Scoutmaster Staff.