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Welcome to Troop 215

Troop 215 is a traditional Boy Scout Troop.  We are a Scout led Troop.  Adult leaders are always present and guidance is presented as needed.

  • We meet year-round from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm every Tuesday night at Grace Presbyterian Church.  Click here for a map to Grace Presbyterian Church located at 1844 Hypoluxo Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462.
  • We camp or have some other type of outdoor activity every month.
  • We do service projects on a regular basis.
  • Each summer, we attend a week-long outing at an accredited BSA Camp.  Every couple of years, boys can choose to attend a High Adventure Camp of their choice.  In the summer of 2021, we are scheduled for Coral Reef Sailing at SeaBase in the Florida Keys.

COVID-19 Notice:   We are currently meeting in-person.  Everyone in attendance is required to wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot social distance when meeting in person at all times.  When it is possible, some events are scheduled remotely via ZOOM.

If you are interested in joining Troop 215, stop by and introduce yourself any Tuesday night during our meeting, or email us at asm@troop215.com

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Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (OLS)

IMPORTANT IF YOU NEED TO TAKE IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills).

In order to be considered fully trained in their position, the Scoutmaster and all Assistant Scoutmasters are required to take Outdoor Leadership Skills. Gulf Stream Council has postponed their training until April 2021. The GOOD NEWS is that this training is still being offered at two other Councils. The Southwest Florida Council (Fort Meyers) is offering OLS from Sat 10/3 (8:00am) to Sun 10/4 (12:00pm). REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY. Please note this is approximately a 3.5 hour drive. Click here to register. It is also being offered at the South Florida Council (Davie) from Sat 12/12 (8:00am) to Sun 12/13 (12:00pm). This is about an hour drive. Click here to register.

Despite the long drive, Scoutmaster Mike will be attending IOLS training Oct 3-4 at Camp Flying Eagle with the Southwest Florida Council – just in case the December dates are cancelled. As of now, the December dates are on, but as we’ve discovered with COVID things can change. And as we all know….a Boy Scout should always be prepared! 

OLS is critical to not only having a quality program, but it’s a big point value for Journey to Excellence. Trying to get GOLD again and getting all leaders trained is an important step!

 

Thank you,
Andrea Rossi
JTE Coordinator
T215

 

 

The Boy Scout Handbook and Scoutbook

The Boy Scout Handbook compared to Scoutbook, the internet advancement tracking tool

The Boy Scout Handbook:
As a Scout, your first and primary tool is your Boy Scout Handbook.  There is no substitute for The Boy Scout Handbook.  It is the reference and literal guide book for everything scouting.  You should always bring it with you to your meeting and outings.  You should make a habit of tracking all that you do in your handbook.  There is no replacement for the information you will find in your handbook and there is no alternative for having your advancements signed off, then in your handbook.  ALL of you camping, hiking, and service hours should be thoroughly tracked; by you – the Scout, in the charts at the back of The Boy Scout Handbook.  This information will be necessary if your goal is to become an Eagle Scout.

Scoutbook:
Scoutbook is an internet advancement tracking tool.  Our Troop is not new to Scoutbook; we’ve been using it for about a year now, but it’s new enough that many don’t use it much or haven’t used it at all.  First, you should know that is totally fine!  You don’t have to use it, or you can if you want.  Parents/guardians and adult leaders are invited to create an account on Scoutbook and only parents/guardians can give their scout permission to use it.  Scoutbook is a handy tool that lets you take a look at what has been recorded and reported on your behalf in your scouting career.  We are using Scoutbook to report our Troop’s advancements to our local council and it is automatically synced up to the national level.  If you are interested in using Scoutbook or want to use it more you should do your research.  Go online and view the many resources and tutorials available.  Below are some videos you may find useful or view others online…there are many many more!

YIS,
Mrs. Pientka
Advancement Chair

Scoutbook Tutorial for Parents (SB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 22 meeting in person

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E-Prep Workbook and home safety checklist

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Tuesday’s Zoom meetings

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Tues 9/15 & Tues 9/22 meetings are VIRTUAL

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Annual Program Planning Categories

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New Leaders

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Elections Tonight

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Trip Info for Canoe & Camp, Riverbend to TK

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