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Scouts BSA is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness for boys and girls ages 11-17. Scouting helps scouts develop into well-rounded young adults by letting them take responsibility for planning the troop’s activities. This helps them develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow. Click here for more information about Scouts BSA.

New “Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops” Syllabus
A new ILST syllabus in the form of a facilitator guide was published Dec 2017 with minor modifications Jul 2018.  https://www.scouting.org/training/youth/
This new version of the ILST syllabus should help scouts and leaders deliver a better course.  Anytime a new PLC is elected, the new PLC members should attend a unit presentation of this course before or soon after assuming their new responsibilities.  See the 2018-12 Scout Roundtable for more information and presentation templates.

New Scout requirements as of Jan. 1, 2017
As of Jan. 1, 2017, all Scouts — regardless of rank — must begin using the new  Scout requirements.  Scouts, Scouters, and parents all need to be in the know.  Here are a few helpful links to get you up to speed.
New/Old Requirements Comparison
New Requirements PDF
Printable Handbook Inserts
The related roundtable slides can be used for a top view of the new requirements to include considerations on how you might need to adjust your troop program.


Scouts BSA Roundtable
Scouts BSA Roundtable

2019-11 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Nov 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-11 High Adventure Planning
2019-11 Honor Patrol
2019-11 PLC Meetings
2019-11 Troop To-Do List

2019-10 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Oct 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-10 Aims of Scouting
2019-10 Personal Management Merit Badge
2019-10 Scout Spirit
2019-10 Troop To-Do List

2019-09 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Sep 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-09 Recharter Training and Resources
2019-09 Facebook for Scouting Units
2019-09 Merit Badge Process
2018-09 Troop To-Do List

2019-08 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Aug 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-08 New Internet Advancement 2.0
2019-08 August for Success
2019-08 Troop Summer Experiences (discussion)
2019-08 Troop To-Do List

2018-2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable Schedule
Here is the 2018-2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable Schedule

2019-06 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jun 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-06 RT Review and 2019-2020 Planning
2019-06 Troop To-Do List

2019-05 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our May 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-05 Games with a Purpose
2019-05 Aquatics
2019-05 Annual Planning–August for Success
.               – Sample Troop Annual Planning Tips (.docx)
.               – Online Annual Planning Conference Resources
.               – New Patriot District 2019-2020 Calendar
2019-05 Troop To-Do List

2019-04 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Apr 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-04 District Organization
2019-04 Adult Training
2019-04 Troop To-Do List

2019-03 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Mar 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-03 Parent Coaching
2019-03 Campfires
2019-03 Best of Campouts 
.               – Patriot District Local Camping Options (.docx)
.               – Amagamek-Wipit Lodge – Where To Go Camping Guide (2015) (.pdf)
2019-03 Troop To-Do List

2019-02 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Feb 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-02 Guide to Safe Scouting
2019-02 Scoutmaster Minute
2019-02 Scout Spirit and Discipline
2019-02 Troop To-Do List

2019-01 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jan 2019 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2019-01 OA (Camp Snyder Service Opportunity Video)
2019-01 Scoutbook
2019-01 Scout Skills (8-Knot Contest)
2019-01 Friends of Scouting (no slides–schedule your presentation dates)
2019-01 Troop To-Do List

2018-12 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Dec 2018 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2018-12 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
.               – ILTS Part 1 Intro, Organization (.pptx template)
.               – ILTS Part 2 Communications, Planning, Teaching EDGE (.pptx template)
.               – ILTS Part 3 Leadership and Teamwork (.pptx template)
2018-12 Boards of Review
2018-12 2019 Journey to Excellence (JTE)
2018-12 Troop To-Do List

2018-11 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Nov 2018 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2018-11 T1345 Seasonal Planning
2018-11 Starting New Units
2018-11 Scouter Skills
2018-11 Eight Knot Contest
2018-11 Troop To-Do List

2018-10 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Oct 2018 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2018-10 Volunteer Recruiting
2018-10 Incident Reporting
2018-10 New Member Coordinator
2018-10 Troop To-Do List

2018-09 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Sep 2018 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2018-09 Rechartering Handbook
2018-09 Rechartering Slides
2018-09 Rechartering Slides (Long Version)
2018-09 Troop To-Do List

2018-08 Scouts BSA Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Aug 2018 Scouts BSA Roundtable
2018-08 Scout RT Annual Plan
2018-08 August for Success
2018-08 Scout To-Do List

2017-2018 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule
Here is the 2017-2018 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule

2018-06 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jun 2018 Boy Scout Roundtable
2018-06 RT Review and 2018-2019 Planning
2018-06 Boy Scout To-Do List

2018-05 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our May 2018 Boy Scout Roundtable
2018-05 Scouting Heritage Merit Badge
2018-05 Youth Protection Training (What’s New)
2018-05 Annual Planning
.               – Sample Troop Annual Planning Tips (.docx)
.               – Online Annual Planning Conference Resources
.               – New Patriot District 2018-2019 Calendar
2018-05 Area 6 Family Scouting Presentation (3/17/2018)
2018-05 Boy Scout To-Do List

2018-04 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Apr 2018 Roundtable
2018-04 Social Media
2018-04 Cyberbullying
2018-04 Cyber Chip
2018-04 Boy Scout To-Do List
New Hazardous Weather Training Requirement
New Position-Trained Requirements (All Programs) 3/22/2018

2018-03 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Mar 2018 Roundtable
2018-03 Mental Health First Aid (no slides)
2018-03 Adult Awards
2018-03 Scoutbook
2018-03 Boy Scout To-Do List

2018-02 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Feb 2018 Roundtable
2018-02 New Approach to Troop Plannning
2018-02 Exploring
2018-02 Boy Scout To-Do List

2018-01 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jan 2018 Roundtable
2018-01 Order of the Arrow
2018-01 Community Service – Why We Give Back
2018-01 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-12 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Dec 2017 Roundtable
2017-12 2018 JTE
2017-12 National Outdoor Awards
2017-12 Hornaday Awards
2017-12 Commissioners
2017-12 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-11 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Nov 2017 Roundtable
2017-11 Uniforming
2017-11 Troop Resources
2017-11 Virgin Islands Camping
2017-11 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-10 Joint Boy Scout/Cub Scout Roundtable
Here are Webelos visit checklists discussed during our Oct 2017 Roundtable
Adult Troop Visit Checklist (Sample)
Webelos Troop Visit Checklist (Sample)
General Questions to Ask During Troop Visit (Sample)
Google “Troop Visit Checklists” for other variations and considerations

2017-09 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Sep 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-09 Online Registration
2017-09 Re-chartering (NCAC Website)
2017-09 Charter Renewal for Unit Leaders (How-To Presentation)
2017-09 Chartered Organization
2017-09 Boy Scout To-Do List and What’s New

2017-08 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Aug 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-08 Boy Scout RT Annual Plan
2017-08 Solar Eclipse Patch
2017-08 August for Success
2017-08 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-06 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jun 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-06 RT Review and 2017-2018 RT Planning

2017-05 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our May 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-05 Exploration Merit Badge
2017-05 Youth Leadership Development
2017-05 Annual Planning
.               – Sample Troop Annual Planning Tips (.docx)
.               – Online Annual Planning Conference Resources
2017-05 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-04 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Apr 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-04 New Online Registration
2017-04 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-03 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Mar 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-03 Scouter Code of Conduct
2017-03 Guide to Safe Scouting
2017-03 Webelos-to-Scout Transition
2017-03 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-02 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Feb 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-02 Order of the Arrow (no slides)
2017-02 Advancement (no slides)
2017-02 Fitness
2017-02 Boy Scout To-Do List

2017-01 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the topics and presentations from our Jan 2017 Boy Scout Roundtable
2017-01 Wood Badge (no slides)
2017-01 Friends of Scouting (no slides)
2017-01 High Adventure Preparation
2017-01 Boy Scout To-Do List

2016-12 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Dec 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-12 Retention
2016-12 2017 JTE
2016-12 Troop Websites
2016-12 Boy Scout To-Do List

2016-11 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Nov 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-11 Cyberbullying
2016-11 CyberChip
2016-11 PLC Meetings
2016-11 Boy Scout To-Do List

2016-10 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Oct 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-10 Scouting Wire and Scoutcast
2016-10 Scoutbook
2016-10 Parent Coaching
2016-10 Boy Scout To-Do List

2016-09 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Sep 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-09 Aims of Scouting
2016-09 Rechartering
2016-09 Recruiting
2016-09 Boy Scout To-Do List

2016-08 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Aug 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-08 Outdoor Ethics
2016-08 Boy Scout To-Do List
2017 Jamboree Promotional Presentation

2016-2017 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule
Here is the 2016-2017 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule

2016-05 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our May 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-05 Annual Planning
2016-05 Sample Troop Annual Planning Tips
2016-05 Budget
2016-05 Photography MB 2016

2016-04 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Apr 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-04 JASM
2016-04 Games with a Purpose
2016-04 Mining in Society MB

2016-03 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Mar 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-03 International Scouting
2016-03 Campfire Programs
2016-03 New Scout Advancement Plan (.xlsx) (Needs to be updated with new 2016 requirements)

2016-02 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Feb 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-02 Order of the Arrow (no slides)
2016-02 Introduction to Venturing (no slides)
2016-02 Signs, Signals, and Codes MB

2016-01 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Jan 2016 Boy Scout Roundtable
2016-01 Friends of Scouting
2016-01 Youth Training
2016-01 High Adventure Prep

2015-12 Boy Scout Roundtable Presentations
Here are the presentations from our Dec 2015 Boy Scout Roundtable
2015-12 New 2016 Boy Scout Requirements
2015-12 Merit Badge Process

2015-2016 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule
Here is the 2015-2016 Boy Scout Roundtable Schedule

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