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Welcome to BSA Troop 414!

BSA Troop 414 meets every Monday at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia.

We are a medium-sized Troop with a variety of activities and scheduled monthly outings.

For our first year scouts, our focus is on rank advancement with a very exciting program, the objective being that every 1st year scout achieve First Class by the end of their first year. For our older scouts, we have many high adventure activities and opportunities for merit badges and rank advancement as well.

If you are looking for fun & adventure, then BSA Troop 414 might be for you! New prospective members of Troop 414 are invited to visit one of our Troop meetings to learn more and speak with the Scouts and adult leaders.

Interested youth may also begin the application process at BeAScout.org.

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Troop Leadership Elections

Posted by admin on Jul 23 2017 - 8:04am

On August 7th, Troop 414 will conduct elections for it's leadership positions. Here's how this works:

  1. Scouts interested in applying for a Position of Responsibility will complete a leadership application. Leadership applications can be found here  https://www.bsatroop414.com/system/files/ScoutyouthLeadershipPositionApplication-0.pdf or are also available at Troop meetings. Applications must be turned in by July 31st, 2017.
  2. On August 7th, all Scouts will be provided with a ballot to elect their Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
  3. Once the Senior and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders are determined, the Scoutmaster and ASMs will work with them to appoint Scouts into the remaining Positions of Responsibility based on the applications submitted.
  4. Leaders will be announced at the August 14th meeting.
  5. All newly elected and appointed leaders are expected to attend the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops training scheduled for August 26-27th at Newport News Park.

A description of all of the Positions of Responsibility can be found here: https://www.bsatroop414.com/system/files/2014ScoutyouthLeadershipPositions.pdf.

Eagle Palms Update

Posted by admin on Jul 16 2017 - 3:43pm

As the number of Eagle Scouts active in our Troop continues to grow, please be aware of some changes to the way Eagle Palms are earned. These changes take effect August 1, 2017

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/10/changes-to-eagle-palms/

I'm Ready for a Board of Review!

Posted by admin on Jul 14 2017 - 7:54am

That's awesome! You've completed the requirements for your next rank!

But have you? Are you sure?

Before you schedule a Board of Review, please obtain your current advancement status from Katherine (or one of the Scoutmasters) to confirm this. We frequently see Scouts missing requirements, merit badges, or Service Hours, so when they get to the Board, the board has to send them away. This can be avoided by confirming your advancement progress first. Note that your Scout Handbook should match the Troopmaster records obtained.

Assembling a Board of Review takes some effort, and while Troop 414 has historically been able to schedule these as needed, we may need to adjust this to a monthly event the way many other Troops do it. Please help us keep this effective and efficient!

Hospice House Service Project

Posted by ccoenen on Jul 9 2017 - 6:48am

Hospice House is in need of 5 - 10 scouts to assist in grounds maintenance on Friday 7/14 9:30 - 11:30 am.  

IOLS training opportunity for Scoutmasters

Posted by wdevasher on Jun 17 2017 - 7:04pm

As you know, the Colonial Virginia Council is requiring all Scoutmasters and Scout Council members to be fully trained for their positions.

While most Scoutmaster courses can be completed online, the mandatory Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills course -- which is the most time-consuming -- cannot. Council is offering its next IOLS training opportunity Aug. 25-26 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton.

Youth Protection Training is now available on mobile

Posted by wdevasher on Jun 17 2017 - 7:01pm

The Boy Scouts finally are making Youth Protection Training available on tablets and smartphones. However, the training certificate is not automatically produced upon completion of the training course, so you'll have to return to the My Training page on www.my.scouting.org to print the certificate.

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