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Operation First Class

Operation First Class
Troop 33's outline for its New Scout Program for the first few months of the new scout patrol. Last updated May 3, 2017.

This goal is to help the scouts earn the Scout rank and Tenderfoot rank by the end of June. The dates here have been adjusted for 2017. In 2017, the Webelos cross over on Saturday, March 11.

Schedule:
  • [Week 1 Troop meeting] - March 16
    • Welcome (paperwork and orientation in the second floor library while the older scouts work on other projects) - [Adult leader]
    • Scout Rank requirements 1a-1f (scout oath, law, motto, slogan; scout spirit; salute and handshake; outdoor code; pledge of allegiance
  • [Mulch delivery] - March 17 Weekend
  • [Week 2 Troop meeting] - March 23
    • Tenderfoot 1a (present yourself to your leader prepared for overnight camping trip)
    • Tenderfoot 8: Describe the steps in Scouting's Teaching EDGE method. Use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie the square knot.
  • [Campout] - March 24 - March 26
    • Tenderfoot 7a (demonstrate raising, lowering, folding flag)
    • Tenderfoot 1b (spend a night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in tent you helped to pitch.)
    • Tenderfoot 2a & 2b (cooking)
  • [Week 3 Troop meeting] - March 30
    • Scout Rank 2a - 2d (describe how the scouts provide its leadership; describe advancement; describe boy scout ranks and how they are earned; describe what merit badges are and how they are earned)
  • [Service Project] - April 1 - Tenderfoot 7a - Service Project
  • [Week 4] - April 6
    • Tenderfoot 6a - Fitness test
    • Tenderfoot 6b (make plan for how to improve and keep track for 30 days of your activities to improve)
  • [Week 5] - April 20
    • Tenderfoot 1c - Tell how you practiced the Outdoor Code on a campout or outing.
    • Tenderfoot 2c - Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol.
    • Finish up remaining scout rank requirements for as many new scouts as possible. Scout already done will participate in full troop meeting.
    • Prepare for Campout on April 28
  • [Week 6] - April 27
    • Scout Rank 3a, 3b
    • Scout Rank 4a, 4b
  • [Campout] - Camporee April 28 - 30 [Cancelled]
  • [Week 7] - May 4
    • Race prep night
  • [Week 8] - May 11
    • Race prep night
  • [Week 9] - May 11
    • Review Scout Rank 5, 6, &7
    • Scout Rank 3a, 3b
    • Scout Rank 4a, 4b
  • [Week 10] - May 25
    • Scout rank 5 (demonstrate knowledge of pocketknife safety)
    • Tenderfoot 6c - Show fitness improvement
    • Anyone still needing Tenderfoot 1a (present yourself to your leader prepared for overnight camping trip) can get it.
  • [Campout] - May 26 - Camp Schmitt Founders; Day weekend
    • Tenderfoot 3d
    • Tenderfoot 5 a – 5c
    • 1st class 2d: (safe handling of food)
    • 2nd class 2e: Cook hot lunch or breakfast (is this one meal per scout?)
    • 2nd class 2d (explain when appropriate to use lightweight stove or propane stove, show how to use).
  • [Week 11] - June 1
    • Instruction on Tenderfoot 4a – 4b
  • [Soap Box Derby] - June 3
  • [Week 12] - June 8
    • Testing on Tenderfoot 4a – 4b
    • Instruction on Tenderfoot 3a – 3c
  • [Week 13] - June 15 - Court of Honor
  • [Week 14] - June 22
    • Testing on Tenderfoot 3a – 3c

In July:

  • Orienteering Part 1 - Leader: Older Scouts
  • Orienteering Part 2 (CompassCourse) - Leader: Older Scouts
  • Learn to March in preparation for Camp Horseshoe

In September:

Patrol camping trip:

  • Additional cooking requirements, begin focus on First class while continuing to finish up second class and tenderfoot requirements.
  • First Class 2a (plan menu for campout that includes a breakfast, lunch and dinner and that requires cooking at least 2 of the meals) and 2b (amount of food needed, budget) and 2c (show what utensils are needed).
  • Complete First class 2b: Scouts go shopping to procure food for camping trip.

Evaluate new scout instruction to compete ranks in September.

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