Boy Scout Troop 125, Bradenton, Fl

Contact the Scout Master (941)-735-8118 (boys 11-17years old) 

Scout Rank Advancements

Scouts can advance in rank individually with his patrol or together with his troop.

 The Patrol Method allows for scouts to learn in a number of different ways. We know  that scouts benefit greatly during the outdoor program and that seems to be when everything comes together for them.

Boy Scouting offers more than 120 Merit Badges that can challenge the scouts and will enrich their scouting experience.  There's wide range of areas and interest for all scouts that will help with help each scout in areas of personal growth and development along there scouting journey.

Early Scouting ranks include:

Scout, TenderfootSecond Class, First Class

and Advanced Scouting ranks are

Star, Life and Eagle.

In the early early ranks scouting a scout learns about first aide, citizenship and service to others, just to name a few. When that scout has mastered the early ranks he starts his service portion in scouting. A scout then serve's his troop and passes his mastery of his scouting skills and experienced to the newer scouts that join the troop from cub scouts. 

There are three aims in scouting.

The first is growth in moral strength and character.

The second is citizenship

The third is physical, mental and emotional fitness.  

In addition to Rank Advancement and Merit Badge offerings there are also Patrol and Troop positions of responsibility which allow Scouts to gain experience in leadership and responsibility by experience.

 

Troop Positions: The following leadership positions count toward Boy Scout advancement. For more information, see the Senior Patrol Leader Handbook (#32501) and Patrol Leader Handbook (#32502A). 

 

  • Senior Patrol Leader The senior patrol leader is the top leader of the troop. He is responsible for the troop’s overall operation. With guidance from the Scoutmaster, he takes charge of troop meetings, of the patrol leaders’ council, and of all troop activities, and he does everything he can to help each patrol be successful. He is responsible for annual program planning conferences and assists the Scoutmaster in conducting troop leadership training. The senior patrol leader presides over the patrol leaders’ council and works closely with each patrol leader to plan troop meetings and make arrangements for troop activities. All members of a troop vote by secret ballot to choose their senior patrol leader. Rank and age requirements to be a senior patrol leader are determined by each troop, as is the schedule of elections. During a Scout’s time as senior patrol leader, he is not a member of any patrol but may participate with a Venture patrol in high-adventure activities. 
meetings, of the patrol leaders’ council, and of all troop activities, and he does 
everything he can to help each patrol be successful. He is responsible for annual 
program planning conferences and assists the Scoutmaster in conducting troop 
leadership training. The senior patrol leader presides over the patrol leaders’ council 
and works closely with each patrol leader to plan troop meetings and make 
arrangements for troop activities. All members of a troop vote by secret ballot to choose 
their senior patrol leader. Rank and age requirements to be a senior patrol leader are 
determined by each troop, as is the schedule of elections. During a Scout’s time as 
senior patrol leader, he is not a member of any patrol but may participate with a Venture 
patrol in high-adventure activities. 
  • Asst Patrol Leader The assistant senior patrol leader works closely with the senior patrol leader to help the troop move forward and serves as acting senior patrol leader when the senior patrol leader is absent. Among his specific duties, the assistant senior patrol leader trains and provides direction to the troop quartermaster, scribe, historian, librarian, instructors, and
  • Patrol Leader The patrol leader is the top leader of a patrol. He represents the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings and the annual program planning conference and keeps patrol members informed of decisions made. He plays a key role in planning, leading, and evaluating patrol meetings and activities and prepares the patrol to participate in all troop activities. The patrol leader learns about the abilities of other patrol members and full involves them in patrol and troop activities by assigning them specific tasks and responsibilities. He encourages patrol members to complete advancement requirements and sets a good example by continuing to pursue his own advancement. 
leaders’ council meetings and the annual program planning conference and keeps 
patrol members informed of decisions made. He plays a key role in planning, leading, 
and evaluating patrol meetings and activities and prepares the patrol to participate in all 
troop activities. The patrol leader learns about the abilities of other patrol members and 
full involves them in patrol and troop activities by assigning them specific tasks and 
responsibilities. He encourages patrol members to complete advancement requirements 
and sets a good example by continuing to pursue his own advancement
  • Troop Scribe The scribe is the troop’s secretary. Though not a voting member, he attends meetings of the patrol leaders’ council and keeps a record of the discussions. He cooperates with the patrol scribes to record attendance and dues payments at troop meetings and to maintain troop advancement records. A member of the troop committee may assist him with his work.
  • Troop Librarian The troop librarian oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists. He checks out these materials to Scouts and leaders and maintains records to ensure that everything is returned. He may also suggest the acquisition of new literature and report the need to repair or replace any
    current holdings
  • Troop Historian The historian collects and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia and makes materials available for Scouting activities, the media, and troop history projects.
  • Chaplins Aide The chaplain aide assists the troop chaplain (usually an adult from the troop committee or the chartered organization) in serving the religious needs of the troop. He ensures that religious holidays are considered during the troop’s program planning process and promotes the BSA’s religious emblems program.
  • Troop Bugler The bugler plays the bugle (or a similar interest) to mark key moments during the day on troop outings, such as reveille and lights out. He must know the required bugle calls and should ideally have earned the Bugling merit badge. 
  • Troop Guide The troop guide is both a leader and a mentor to the members of the new-Scout patrol. He should be an older Scout who holds at least the First Class rank and can work well with younger Scouts. He helps the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol in much the same way that a Scoutmaster works with a senior patrol leader to provide direction, coaching, and support. 
  • Den Chief The den chief works with a den of Cub Scouts and with their adult leaders. He takes part in den meetings, encourages Cub Scout advancement, and is a role model for younger boys. Serving as den chief can be a great first leadership experience for a Scout. 
  • First Aide Trainer Each instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill. He must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. An instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troop can have more than one instructor
  • Leave No Trace Trainer The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles and ensuring that the troop follows these principles on outings. He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace. Ideally, he should have completed Leave No Trace training and earned the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.
  • What Knots to Know Trainer Each instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill. He must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. An instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troop can have more than one instructor
  •  Community Service Coordination Each instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill. He must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. An instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troop can have more than one instructor
  •  Troop Historian collects and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags,scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia and makes materials available for Scouting activities, the media, and troop history projects.
  • Quartermaster The quartermaster is the troop’s supply boss. He keeps an inventory of troop equipment and sees that the gear is in good condition. He works with patrol quartermasters as they check out equipment and return it, and at meetings of the patrol leaders’ council he reports on the status of equipment in need of replacement or repair. In carrying out his responsibilities, he may have the guidance of a member of the troop committee