We ask that you set up your Scoutmaster conferences with Mr. Benton. Once your scoutmaster conference has been completed , please contact Mr. Coff or Mr. Harris to arrange a board of review meeting. There are separate forms for your Scout Master conference and Board of review. Please select the appropriate form from the attachments below.
To the new scouts unfamiliar with Scoutmaster conferences and board of reviews-
What is a Scoutmaster conference:
It is an opportunity for you and the Scoutmaster to review how you are doing regarding the skills for that rank and begin planning your next steps. You can ask questions, share what you like about being a Scout, and figure out ways to make your scouting experience even better.
What is a board of review:
After participating in a Scoutmaster conference you can arrange for a board of review. The review board is usually made up of 3-5 troop committee members. The purpose of the review is to give you the opportunity to talk about how you are getting along in the troop, and to get feedback on how the troop is operating and serves as information for adult leaders to improve the troop.
Troop 1776 is part of the Timberline District of the Denver Area Council.
Advancement in Scouting is about personal growth and experiential learning, through activities outlined in the Scout Handbook or Merit Badge Workbook enabling boys to develop lifelong skills and interests.
Troop 1776 has established programs utilizing adult leaders and senior scout's to enable all scouts to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout. Advancement is a personal adventure for all scouts and each scout goes at their own pace.
Trail to First Class (Tenderfoot - Second class - First class) - It is the goal of Troop 1776 to see all scouts who join advance to the rank of First Class. Troop 1776 provides an enhanced program based in outdoor skills and community service that will enable all scouts in the troop the ability to earn their rank of First Class.
Trail to Life Scout (Star - Life) - The trail to Star and Life is a more personal journey centered around merit badge work. Troop 1776 is structured to provide the boys the guidance and leadership required to assist them along this trail.
Trail to Eagle - The trail to eagle is a very challenging path and a personal experience for each scout. It does however end with the boys earning the highest honor in Boy Scouts, Eagle scout. Troop 1776 is proud to provide the opportunities and leadership required to help boys earn their Eagle scout. Please meet our Eagle scouts.
Advancement requirements are changing as of Jan 1st, 2016. Here's a link to a PDF that shows the changes.
Here is a document that you can print out and keep in your Boy Scout book that has the new requirements formatted on sign off pages
BSA Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The Aims of Scouting - “Every Scouting activity moves boys toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.” —Scoutmaster Handbook
“Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help boys fulfill the aims of the BSA.” —Scoutmaster Handbook