How Troop 7 Parents Can Help
Theory of Leadership
The Troop Committee supports the Scoutmaster and the Troop leaders by organizing fund raising events and doing much of the behind the scenes work that makes the troop function.
The concept of boy leadership is central to our mission in Troop 7. Unlike a cub scout troop where parents take leadership positions, our boy scout program requires the parents to step back from these roles and allow the boys to lead themselves. This transition can sometimes be difficult for new parents and kids, but the end results are worth the effort.
Troop Leadership Roles
We Are All Volunteers
Additionally, we need help from time to time with cabin and equipment maintenance, and in helping to prepare for events such as Courts of Honor. If parents have a profession or hobby that may be interesting or educational, they may sign up as Merit Badge Counselor.
Join The Committee
Dues for adults are $15 per year and include insurance during Scout functions and activities, as well as a subscription to Scouting Magazine.
Become An Assistant Scoutmaster
If you have an interest in becoming an assistant Scoutmaster and working closely with the boys on their skills and advancements, please let the Scoutmaster know and we will be happy to have your assistance and support.
The Boy Scout Program offers excellent workshops and instruction for adult leaders. Scoutmaster Fundamentals and Scoutmaster Training are offered at various times within the Tequesta District. Many of our adult leaders have also attended Wood Badge, Youth Protection, Safety Afloat, University of Scouting and other valuable programs designed to provide the skills adults need to offer guidance to youth members.
Emphasize 100% Attendance
Scouts who miss a meeting or a campout for any reason can make up their absence by providing service hours to the troop. Scouts who regularly miss events might decide our program is not right for them.
Over the course of the past 80 years, we have learned that parents who get directly involved with their children in scouting get far better results. Dropping off your child week after week without participating can be a disadvantage to your child, yourself and the troop. Regular participation by parents can send the message to your child that your commitment to the scouting program is important.
Our Legacy of Community Service
All Troop 7 scouts are required to participate in community service projects, both as a group and individually from time to time.
Community Service Hours
Scout Advancement Service Projects
All scouts are encouraged to participate in the Eagle projects of their troop members. When project tasks require a team effort, all scouts should be prepared to lend a hand. With this spirit of companionship and cooperation, you can count on your fellow scouts to be there and help make your Eagle project a great success.
Troop Service Hours
Troop service tasks usually involve a patrol day on a weekend where the main floor, bathrooms, garage or kitchen are cleaned or trash is picked up from the yard, just to name a few examples.
Troop service hours are also an important aspect of our 100% attendance policy. Any scout that misses a troop meeting, campout or special event can make up for the absence by providing troop service hours under the direction of the scoutmaster.
A Habit For Life
When a scout is an active participant in service projects, he brings honor to himself and his troop, and to Boy Scouts everywhere. Wearing the uniform of a scout is a declaration of your commitment to living your life according to the scout law. Community service is an outward and visible way to show your respect for these values while helping others in a selfless manner.
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George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables
1107 South Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA
phone: 305-443-7973 ? e-mail:
meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation
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