Charlottesville,VA
Boy Scouts of America

november

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.
What:
When:
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
3-6PM
Frogs
6-9PM
Better Living Mon 11/30 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Thurs 12/3 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Sat 12/5 3pm-9pm FA
3-6PM
Cobras
6-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/7 5pm-9pm Panthers
5-7PM
Frogs
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Wed 12/9 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/14 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Wed 12/16 5pm-9pm FA
5-7PM
Cobras
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Sat 12/19 9am -3pm Panthers
9AM-12PM
Frogs
12-3PM
Better Living Sun 12/20 9am -3pm Cobras
9AM-12PM
FA
12-3PM