Boy Scout Troop 604

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Adult Volunteers:

Roles & Responsibilities

While on the trip there are things to do too.


During the trip

  1.   Drivers will not caravan but will get each others' phone numbers and/or radio info.

  2.   Scouts can use the leaders' phones to call home on the return route to confirm arrival time.

  3.   Senior Patrol Leader SPL will lead Buds, Thorns, and Roses time of sharing.

  4.   The adult leader is the overall ears and eyes for the group.

       a.   If someone is in immediate danger the adult should act immediately, but if there is a teaching moment involve the Patrol Leaders to

             correct the issue.

       b.   Watch for kids who are not involved or not feeling well.

       c.   Watch for kids who are either being bullied or being a bully.

       d.   Watch for weather and time issues.

       e.   Watch for any other issues that might impact the trip

       f.    Involve the Patrol Leaders with what you observed and help them lead the group.

       g.   If the Patrol Leader is reluctant, inexperienced, or not capable of leading stand alongside them and help them lead.  Don’t take over or

             “vote someone off the island”


After the trip

  1.   Send attendance email with summary, number of camping nights and backpack miles

  2,   Send final cost accounting to treasurer for account debiting -- fuel, driven miles, parking fees, entrance fees, special awards,

How To Plan a Camping or Backpacking Trip

Trip Planning Checklist

Location:             Where are you going?   |   Permits & Reservations   |   Closures, Water & Campfires

Who's Going?:     Getting Scouts Signed Up   |   Adult Patrol   |   Scout Patrol

Group Planning:  Menus & Shopping   |   Patrol Gear & Tent Buddies   |   Departure Time & Location   |    Drivers   |   Tour Permit

On The Trip:        Roles & Responsibilities