Boy Scouts of America


2016 Boy Scout Requirements

Boy Scout Advancement requirements are reviewed and updated every two years to reflect changes to programs, requirements and policies. Changes come from a team of national-level professionals and volunteers. Many of the new sections are the result of frequently asked questions that the Advancement team is answering through new policies.
Based on the work of the Strategic Plan Goal 411 Task Force, a new set of Boy Scout requirements will become effective on January 1st, 2016. Here is a transition guide.
For 2016:
  • Boys joining on or after  Jan. 1, 2016  MUST use the new requirements.
  • Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016
    • Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
    • Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
    • Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
For 2017:  All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

Christmas Tree Sales

Scouts support the troop and earn funds for their individual Scout Accounts by participating in BSA Christmas Tree sales. Profits from the tree sales are split 60% to troops and 40% for Camp Shenandoah maintenance. A scout earns credit for hours worked by him and up to one parent. Last year the rate was around ~$5 per hour. Summer Camp costs around $310, you could earn your own way!

The Troop job is to unload trees at 1740 Broadway Street on Sat Nov 21th and 28th at 8AM rain or shine. The tree unloading is for all scouts so please come. Bring gloves, water, snacks, and box cutter [ if you have totin chip], no uniforms and dress for any weather because the unloading must happen rain or shine. We will be taking trees off the truck(s), cutting the strings off the trees and putting tags on the trees.

Please call/email Brady Genz with any questions regarding unloading or tree sales.

Tree Sales Locations:

Barracks Road is at the corner of Barracks Rd and Emmet Street in the ALC Printing store parking lot

Better Living is between the Better Living store and Price Chevrolet on 29 north of town

Pantops is close to 250 near the old Ponderosa restaurant.

 For tree sales, scouts should dress appropriately and uniforms are not required due to tree sap, bring gloves, knife, water/hot drink, snack, flashlight for evening hours. Remember, it is the Scout’s responsibility to identify his replacement, not his Patrol Leader’s. At least two adults are needed for each time slot. If a Scout wants extra hours, he should contact patrol leaders. Extra time can also be logged by helping load/deliver trees to the different lots.

Parents should bring water/coffee, loppers, battery operated saws, pocketknife, flashlight, change (1s and 5s). We can accept credit cards if a parent has a smart phone and the appropriate app. Scanner will be provided.

 Tree Selling Schedule with Patrols

Lot Date Time 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Barracks Rd Sat 11/28 3pm-9pm Panthers
Better Living Mon 11/30 5pm-9pm Cobras
Barracks Rd Thurs 12/3 5pm-9pm Frogs
Better Living Sat 12/5 3pm-9pm FA
Pantops Mon 12/7 5pm-9pm Panthers
Barracks Rd Wed 12/9 5pm-9pm Cobras
Pantops Mon 12/14 5pm-9pm Frogs
Better Living Wed 12/16 5pm-9pm FA
Barracks Rd Sat 12/19 9am -3pm Panthers
Better Living Sun 12/20 9am -3pm Cobras

Popcorn and Peanuts 2015


Hello everyone!

Please read this email and keep it for reference through out the selling season.

First and foremost, popcorn and peanut sales are an awesome fundraiser, very much like Christmas Tree Sales. Not only do you help our council, which helps with programs like summer camp, it also helps the troop AND your scout account. When you sell a minimum $300 of product, a percentage will go into your scout account, which will help pay for camping trips, etc. If you have specific questions about what the scout account will and can pay for, you may ask Mr. Otto.

There are council level incentives, but there are troop level incentives this year! They are as follows (Prize with how much must be sold):
King Size Candy bar— $100
1/2 hour at Cvill Jump—$300
Movie ticket to Regal Cinemas— $500
$50 Gift certificate to Great Outdoor Provisions— $750
Receive all 4–$1000+

As patrols: The patrol with the highest amount of sales will receive either a Pizza party or Ice Cream Party
The scout with the highest sales form each patrol, will get to throw a pie in the face of either the SM, ASM, SPL or ASPL (your choice)

There will be four different show and sale dates at Kroger in Charlottesville across from Lowes/Chic-fil-a. Each patrol is responsible for manning your Saturday (to include two adults). If you are unable to have coverage, you MUST let me know at least 1 week prior to that date to open it up to the entire troop. Patrol Leaders, please email me at jkuhar04 and Mr. Nelson at mrcincy4 who is slotted for your day.

Saturday, September 19th 9AM-3PM- FA
Saturday, October 3rd 9AM-3PM- Frogs
Saturday, October 10th 9AM-3PM- Cobras***
Saturday, October 17th 9AM-3PM- Panthers

**I will need a volunteer to obtain the product from me as I will be out of town that weekend.

I also have order forms if you are a new scout to the area. Everyone else should have received their orders forms via USPS over the summer.

If you have any questions, or need clarification, please email or text the popcorn chair.

Also, don’t forget to ask your friends, family, fellow church members, extended family! Please collect the money at the time of order placement. Check are payable to Troop 111, but cash is best. You (the scout) WILL be help responsible for all monies collected, as well as sales sheets. Please keep accurate records and accountability of money collected. You may ONLY turn money into me when you have completed a sheet of sales (either popcorn or peanuts). When asking for orders, ask the following: “Hi, would you like to support scouting? (when given positive response) Excellent, which product would you like as a thank you for your support?”


Thank you again for your participation! I look forward to seeing lots of sales!! If you need help or ideas on sales, please see me on Tuesday. I will be at the meeting for the duration. Thank you!

PopNut Sale – earn $$$

Earn money to pay for Summer Camp, scout gear and outings that cost more than $25 by participating in the PopNut sale happening now through mid-October. The troop profits from individual sales. Most scouts should have received the order forms in the mail from council. Contact Popcorn Kernal @

2015 Fall Troop Elections

Elections are Aug 25. Newly elected and outgoing youth leaders must attend the Troop Leadership Training (TLT) on September 12th. Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is elected first, then Patrol Leaders (PL) are elected within the patrols. Scouts should be First Class or above to hold an elected leadership position. See the Troop SOP on the website for more information on elected and appointed positions.

Parent / Adult / Wood Badge Training

As we roll into the new school year please take a moment to ensure that all of your scout training is up to dates. All parents are encouraged to take the Youth Protection Training. This is a way to ensure that all the boys are operating in a safe and secure environment. Here is a good article on why you should take it.

Adult leaders please check you training records and ensure that you are up to date as well. Please ensure you have the correct training needed for any outings you are organizing. Training such as Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense and Climb On Safely might be needed, depending on your unit’s plans for the trip

Volunteers expect fun and fellowship at a Wood Badge course, but much more awaits. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America.  While it is rich in scouting history and tradition, participants will spend 6 full days and nights learning modern leadership theories from contemporary scholars. Many companies feel the investment in Wood Badge makes a huge difference in the leadership capabilities of their employees who go through the experience.

SJAC’s Wood badge program will occur September 25-27 (1st weekend) October 9-11 (2nd weekend) and will be held at Camp Shenandoah.