Boy Scout Troop 31
Rochester, New York
EVENTS BELOW WILL BE SCHEDULE BY SWC OR ORGANIZED BY THE CREW:
Youth and adult applications may be found on the Troop Forms page
January TB "MANDATORY" Contingent Meeting
March TBD "MANDATORY" Crew Prep Hike
April TBD "MANDATORY" Crew Prep Hike
May TBD "MANDATORY" Crew Prep Hike
June 6-8, 2014 "MANDATORY" Crew Shakedown Campout & Conservation Project, Camp Cutler
ALL PHILMONT SCOUTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL TROOP 31 CAMPOUTS. Special backpacking or hikes will be organized to condition the Crew for the trip. If you cannot attend please see one of the Philmont Crew Leader & Adult Advisor to explain. School, Sporting Event or Medical are valid excuses.
POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBLITY:
The crew leader is responsible for developing the crew as a team, assigning, duties, and making decisions. Ideally, the crew leader discusses ideas and alternatives with the entire crew to hear everyone and to arrive at a consensus before action is taken.
The adult adviser's role is to counsel the crew leader and crew. If it becomes necessary, advisers should be prepared to discipline a crew member, without verbal or physical abuse. With the advice of the Philmont ranger, the adviser is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of every crew member. As far as possible, the adviser should let the crew leader lead the crew. The more capable the crew leader, the more the adviser should remain in the background, giving support only when needed.
The Philmont ranger serves as a teacher and a resource for the crew and helps to coach the crew leader and the entire crew. The ranger assigned to serve as a resource for the crew may be either male or female. The adviser and crew are expected to treat the ranger with respect regardless of the ranger's sex. Philmont and the Boy Scouts of America prohibit language or behavior that belittles or criticizes members of the opposite sex, unwelcome advances, racial slurs, chastisement for religious or other beliefs, or any other actions or comments that are derogatory in nature. We need to lift people up for the good things they do and refrain from putting them down for mistakes or poor judgment.
Philmont strongly recommends that one crew member be asked to serve as chaplain's aide. Someone who has earned or is working on a religious award should be considered. The chaplain's aide will be asked to lead daily devotionals and other appropriate religious services and promote and administer the "Duty to God" patch program. During the training session upon arrival at Philmont, a kit of worship services, including the booklet Eagles Soaring High, will be provided for use along the trail.
Wilderness Pledge Guia (Guide):
Each crew is asked to select a Wilderness Pledge Guia (Spanish word for Guide.) The Guia will help the crew understand the principles of the Philmont Wilderness Pledge and Leave No Trace. This person will help the crew focus on camping practices that will adhere to the wilderness ethics outlined in the two approaches.