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Troop 140 has earned the Quality Unit Award for
21 consecutive years
 
Meeting Times
Monday evening meetings begin at 7PM
Saturday morning meetings begin at 10AM
Check calendar for meeting dates
 
Meeting Place
Smith-Warren
American Legion Home
61 Main Street, Scottsville, NY
 
Troop 140 is proudly sponsored by Smith-Warren American Legion Post #367
 
 
The Troop must achieve six of 10 to qualify as a National Quality Troop. The first four items are REQUIRED, plus two additional items = six total.
  • Training: The Scoutmaster will complete Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training and Basic Leader Training for Scoutmasters (or the Scoutmastership Fundamentals course).
  • Two-Deep Leadership: The Troop will have one or more assistant Scoutmasters registered, trained, and active. One registered adult is assigned responsibility for Youth Protection training.
  • Outdoor Activities: The Troop will conduct six highlight activities (such as hikes, campouts, trips, tours, etc.) and attend a Boy Scouts of America long-term camp.
  • On-Time Charter Renewal: The Troop will complete its charter renewal before its current charter expires.

Planned Program: The Troop will conduct an annual program planning conference, publish an annual troop program calendar, and present it to parents at a family activity.

Service Project: The Troop will conduct a service project annually, preferably for the chartered Organization or the community.

Advancement: Sixty percent or more of the Boy Scouts will advance a rank, or will have a 10 percent increase in total rank advancement over a year ago. Approved rank advancements for this recognition include Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.

Boys' Life: A subscription to Boys' Life will go into the homes of all our Boy Scout members, or we will have a 10 percent increase over a year ago.

Membership: The Troop will renew their charter with an equal or greater number of youth registered over a year ago.

Patrol Method: The Troop will conduct Troop Junior Leader Training as outlined in the Scoutmaster Handbook and hold monthly patrol leaders' council meetings.

 
Interpretation of Commitments for the
Quality Unit Troop Award
Troops should aim to achieve a "yes" on all 10 commitments. You need six to qualify for the Quality Troop Award. This includes all of the first four items plus a minimum of any two additional items.

Training: Trained leaders are an essential part of quality troop operation. The new Scoutmaster must complete Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training within 90 days of selection and registration. The Scoutmaster must have completed Basic Leader Training (or the Scoutmastership Fundamentals course). No other training may be used as a substitute. If the unit had a trained Scoutmaster during most of the charter year, but a new Scoutmaster was selected too late to complete basic training before charter renewal, the council may still approve this item.  [back]

Two-Deep Leadership: The troop must have two-deep leadership. At least one assistant Scoutmaster must be active, registered, and trained as indicated in (1) above. A registered adult in the troop must be assigned responsibility to promote Youth Protection training and coordinate appropriate awareness for parents and youth members.  [back]

Outdoor Activities: A quality troop must attend a long-term camp approved by the local council. Troops are encouraged to have an outdoor activity every month. At least six highlight activities are required, in addition to long-term camp.  [back]

On-Time Charter Renewal: See that the charter renewal application and fees reach the council service center before midnight of the last day of the troop's charter year. Most units will want to submit their renewal at least five days before charter expiration to allow adequate time for processing and any unforeseen delays.  [back]

Planned Program: The patrol leaders' council conducts the annual program planning conference. After the Scoutmaster obtains the troop committee's commitment of support for the program, copies are shared with everyone related to the troop, including parents.  [back]

Service Project: Consider your chartered organization as your first preference. A community service program is another choice. Or, if you would like to help Scouting in other countries, funds can be transmitted to your local council for the World Friendship Fund. Also, fill in the total number of hours devoted to community service efforts and projects by all youth members of your unit during the past 12 months.  [back]

Advancement: Set objectives for advancement using the spaces on your commitment sheet. Additional Boy Scouts enrolled during the year are not figured in the percentage. Only those new Scouts listed on the charter application at the beginning of the charter year are counted at the end of the charter year. (Note: Those Scouts who are already Eagle Scouts may be counted as achieving a rank advancement.)  [back]

Boys' Life Magazine: Set objectives for Boys' Life magazine on this commitment sheet. It is recommended that 100 percent of your troop families subscribe. Part of the troop's annual budget should include Boys' Life magazine.  [back]

Membership: Conduct a membership inventory and personally invite Boy Scouts who are missing meetings. Plan a program to invite new boys and Cub Scouts as they reach Boy Scout age. Use the spaces on the commitment sheet to set objectives for the troop charter year.  [back]

Patrol Method: The purpose of the patrol leaders' council is to plan and run troop activities and to train the patrol leaders. In a Quality Troop, the Scoutmaster places a top priority on both training and monthly meetings of the patrol leaders' council. Use the Scoutmaster Handbook and the Scoutmaster’s Junior Leader Training Kit, No. 3422.  [back]

 

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