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10/18/2014 YLT

posted Oct 27, 2014, 4:21 PM by Carl Ely

YLT Minutes for Saturday, October 18th 9:00am-1:30pm

Led by Duncan McIntyre held at Umstead Park

Attendance: Andrew Salter, Jack Lawson, Peter Lane, Kenan Scarboro, Jeremy Roberts, Evan Smith, Ethan Blume, Samuel Ely, Matthew Gillespie, Quinn McIntyre, Chase McDonald,  Michael Parker, and Aditya Shetye


October- Bear Island

November- Webelos Invitational

December- No campout, but there might be a service project

January- Ski Trip

February- Pioneering and Orienteering skills


Trolls- Logistics- get canoes from other troops or try to get canoes from people you know

Shotgun- Flags and Promotion- Promotion- Have a sign-up sheet and Flyer for camping

Back to the Future- Program- no campfire, vespers, and there might be small MB opportunities

10/21- Shotgun- Presentation on Bear Island Campout

10/28- Back to the Future- Knots and a knot tying game


Trolls- Program- campfire, vespers, decide who goes to the climbing wall at which time, and there possibly might be a service project at Durant

Shotgun- Setup and Logistics- find out the cost of gas

Back to the Future- Flags and Promotion- have a sign-up sheet and flyer for the Webelos Invitational

11/4- PLC- There is a possibility for scout skill soccer

11/11- The meeting will not be held in the Church- We might possibly go Bowling, Rock Climbing at the Triangle Rock Club, or Hard knocks(hard knocks is a laser tag arena)

11/18- BOR- Remember to get a scout master conference before the Board of Review

11/25- COH


12/2- Back to the Future- PLC- Jeremy will have an activity planned

12/9- Trolls- Rank advancement and Ski Trip planning

12/16- Ski Trip planning

12/23- No meeting

12/30- Possibly no meeting, listen for announcements for this date


1/6- PLC

1/13- Shotgun- Presentation on the February Campout, which is going to be about Orienteering

1/20- COH

1/27- Troll- February Campout Planning


2/3- PLC

Key Points During the YLT

·         Troop 350 is a Boy led troop

·         Patrol leaders need to check-in with Duncan every week

Some Things we talked about that we could improve during our Campouts

·         Clean-up

·         Policing the Campsite

·         Listening to leadership

·         Remember respect is earned, you will not be respected just for the fact that you are in a leadership position

·         When you are a leader during a campout, you don’t say “You go do KP”, instead say “Let’s go do KP”

·         During KP do not have everybody in your patrol doing KP at one time

·         Have a patrol roster

·         The rule “whoever cooks does not have to clean” is not valid anymore, everyone will clean even if you cooked that meal



What Makes a Troop Function Successfully?

·         Staying Organized- Having a Plan

·         Communication- Make sure everyone is informed about what is happening in the troop

·         Teach- guide younger scouts into improving their rank and running for leadership positions

·         Do what you need to do to get the job done

·         Lead by Example

What’s going on in the Troop?

·         We are planning to have the first year patrols join some of the older patrols to learn how to plan campouts and meetings

·         We might reshuffle the patrols when the new first years join our troop

·         Scouts that are not in leadership positions still need to be helping their patrol leader in planning the campouts and meetings

·         We want good attendance for the troop meetings, come to more meetings


PLC 5/6/14

posted May 10, 2014, 5:47 AM by Jacob Campbell

PLC Minutes for 5/6/14

June 21- need 3 scouts for flag ceremony at vietnam veterans dinner. In the afternoon.

next meeting plan…

skills instruction- knot tying game and learning. Use edge method.

Shotgun- 2 weeks later (5/20/14)

skills game- tents

skills instruction presentation- June campout related

Back to the Future- 3 weeks later (5/21/14)

skills game- water purification

Campout planning- June

Troll- Promotion- sign up sheet, flyer

Shotgun- Program- make outline for campout, campfire (bring ax, cannot bring wood to campsite), vespers.

Logistics- Back to the Future

Adults can lend canoes for June Campout.

Gomers responsible now for cracker barrel.

July Campout Summer Camp

Troll- Logistics- huck finn race materials and transporting them to camp

Back to the Future- Program- Payments

Shotgun- Promo.- promote campout

Get more older scouts to sign up for campouts

August- Boat day

Back to the Future- Promotion- announcements

Shotgun- logistics- place, number of scouts, who has boats, drivers

Troll- Program- rotations and groups in boats, service project, campfire

Merit badge opportunities on Boat day- water sports, small boat sailing.

One night of camping is required

May 17- Annual planning meeting- anyone in troop is welcome, PLC members are required to                    come, 9-1, Doughnuts in morning, Pizza provided for lunch.

Service projects- cleanup of greenway trail can be done anytime from now until July.

June 21- Set date right now for greenway clean up Troll- promote greenway clean up by may 13th meeting.

Stop, start, continue at end of every PLC meeting.

Stop-- wall ball at start of meetings

Start-- campouts planned earlier, communicating with troop, planning meetings 3 months in advance.

Continue-- being the best troop!

4/19/2014 YLT

posted May 6, 2014, 7:07 AM by Rob Lockhart   [ updated May 6, 2014, 7:13 AM ]

Minutes for Saturday, 4/19/14 YLT led by Alex Smith

Started: 8:00 AM     Ended:12:10 PM

Leadership Motivational Speech

Attendance: Matthew G., Duncan M., Quinn, Landon K., Jacob C., Andrew S., Chase M., Charlie D., Alex S., Michael P., Ethan B., Kyle J., Ben L.


  • Boy led troop -- Scoutmasters don't need to run a whole lot
  • Successful boy led troop -- Campouts planned well, KP, rank advancement, Inter-patrol activity, team-based.
  • Rank Advancement -- 15 minutes before and after weekly meetings.
  • Inter-patrol activity -- fun activities related to scouting
  • Troop/patrol -- Even distribution of jobs so nobody has to do too much work and is organized.
  • Examples of Leaders and Qualities

Good PLC meetings

  • Patrol Leaders plan skills instruction
  • ASPL Duncan -- Fitness ideas during PLC
  • Campout planning -- not first year patrols, duty roster revision, plan for campouts 3 months in advance, designated responsibilities.
  • Logistics -- Book campout site, prices, number of scouts, drivers
  • Setup -- Arrive at 6:45 to setup, nobody leaves until it's clean
  • Promotion -- flyer, sign-up sheet (Name, Rank, E-mail), presentation, designate scouts to do flags, flags ceremony on campouts.
  • Skills instruction -- enthusiasm, everyone joins in
  • Inter-patrol activity -- Change it up, not same every week

Patrol Duties:    On website:

  • Mini PLC after every meeting for ASPL's and Patrol Leaders
  • Stop, Start, Continue
    • Stop -- Announcement board, playing around during patrol time, stop talking during presentation.
    • Start -- Mini patrol time at end of meetings, communicating outside of meetings, better attendance on campouts, enthusiasm, listening, looking at announcement board.
    • Continue -- doing a good job, going on campouts
  • Announcements -- big announcements are said out loud and small ones are said in patrol time.

May 17 -- Annual Planning Meeting and PLC

Example template

posted May 6, 2014, 7:06 AM by Rob Lockhart

YLT - 4/6/2013

  • Opening - 8:15AM
    • Prayer
    • Thanks
    • Acknowledgements for attendees
  • Scout leadership
    • Senior Patrol Leader
    • Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders
      • Campout ASPL
      • Fitness ASPL
      • Additional ASPLs
    • Patrol Leaders
    • Assistant Patrol Leaders
    • Scribe
    • Webmaster
    • Historian
    • Quartermaster
    • Troop Guides
  • Contracts
    • SPL
    • ASPLs
    • PLs
    • APLs
    • Scribe
    • Webmaster
    • Historian
    • Quartermaster
    • Troop Guides
  • Round the table - start/stop/continue
  • Closing comments
  • Meeting adjourned 12:15PM

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