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Friday, December 15, 2017
Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 194!
Welcome to Troop 194. We are delighted that you or your son are considering joining our Troop.


There are numerous questions you'll have as you make your way through the first year in the troop. We hope this area of our site will answer some of your concerns and questions, but please feel free to contact any leader in the troop as needed.

Scouting is well known for teaching the basic skills, such as tying knots, cooking, and camping. While this is an integral part of Scouting, Troop 194 strives to include both adventure and learning activities for the scouts. The Troop tries to instill the ideals of scouting found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. You will find that Troop 194 Scouts are active and enthusiastic campers, swimmers, canoeists, and hikers.

Our aims in Scouting are to foster citizenship, to build character, and to help Scouts develop physically, mentally, and morally. We strive to accomplish these goals through an outdoor program that operates according to the Patrol method. The Patrol is a fundamental unit in which each Scout’s vote counts in making decisions necessary to function in a living and working environment. The Troop and each Patrol are led by senior Scouts who are elected by their peers and are responsible for leading and training the Troop and their Patrol members. The basic role of the adults is to assist and advise the Scouts as they develop in and progress through the Scouting program.

These pages are designed to help you, as a new Scout or Scouter, become familiar with our Scouting program. It does not contain all there is to know about Troop 194 and the Scouting program. Thus, as you need more information about the Troop, don’t hesitate to ask your Senior Patrol Leader, an Assistant Scoutmaster, or your Scoutmaster. We are all here to help. These documents reflect the structure and rules of Troop 194 at the time it was written. However, as the dynamics of the troop change this area will be updated to reflect those changes.

Remember a Scout is helpful, friendly, courteous, and kind and we love to talk Boy Scouts. You can also contact us through the emails and phone numbers listed in the “Contacts” page of our website.
 
The Basics

How to Join

To become a registered Boy Scout with Troop 194, just take the following steps:

  1. Complete a Boy Scout registration form. They are available from the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chairperson. Turn in your completed form to a uniformed Scout Leader or Committee member.
  2. Complete a Troop Health History sheet and turn in with your registration.
  3. Pay the Scout registration fee (or transfer fee for existing scouts) and Troop 194 dues. They include:
    1. $15 BSA Registration ($1 transfer fee for transferring and Cross-Over Scouts);
    2. $3 Colorado Search and Rescue contribution
    3. $50 Annual Troop Dues ($37.5 for Cross-Over Scouts. Dues are prorated based on the month you join - $4.20 per month)
    4. $12 Boys Life Magazine (1 copy per family required);
    5. Order of the Arrow (transfer dues, if a member)
    6. As various fees change, the amount for registration varies from year to year. You will be given a current fee schedule on a yearly basis. Please make checks payable to “Boy Scout Troop 194”
  4. Once you have registered, you should purchase:
    1. Scout Field Uniform and patches (“Class A” See Uniform Section or the website)
    2. Troop Activity Shirt T-shirt and/or Sweatshirt (“Class B”) Note: Scout Handbook will be provided when dues and registration are paid.
  5. Finally, you must meet all the requirements on Page 4 of the Boy Scout Handbook to earn the initial Scout badge.
  6. Transfer Scouts should provide a printout or soft copy of their advancement records. An email of the records can also be sent from your previous Troop to the Troop 194 Committee Chair.

Troop Meetings

Troop 194 meets every Tuesday night throughout the year with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas break weeks. The first Tuesday of each month is a Patrol Leaders Conference (PLC) meeting where Patrol Leaders plan out the details of the next few months’ activities. The remaining Tuesdays are regular Troop meetings for all Scouts. Both the PLC and Troop meetings are held at Antelope Trails Elementary. All meetings run from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Bad weather (snow storms or lightning) can cause meetings to be canceled. Decision to cancel a meeting will be made by 6:30 pm and communicated by email and by phone tree. Typically if school is cancelled or let out early due to weather, the Troop meeting will also be canceled.