Troop 008 Resources

 
 

Troop 008 Welcome Guide

A quick overview for potential parents and Scouts that covers the basic tenets for our unit.

Uniform guidelines

This document can helpful for figuring out what badges go where and answer other questions about the uniform. 

 
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Basic flag ceremony guidelines

Some basic guidelines for the flag ceremony.

 

Rank requirements

A scout is encouraged to seek “advancement,” which is described in detail in the Scout Handbook.  By learning, accomplishing, and experiencing new things, a scout can be “advanced” along the following “ranks”:  Scout, Tenderfoot, Second-Class, First-Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.   Though there is no requirement to advance, nor a set-timeline for advancing, most scouts enjoy the challenge of pursuing advancements as a way to structure their learning and development while in scouts, and give them goals to shoot for along the way.

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Camp Meriwether Parents Guide

This guide is designed to answer questions about Summer camp at Camp Meriwether on the Oregon Coast.

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Merit Badges

A scout can earn more than 130 merit badges, which are skill and experience certifications that encourage a scout to learn and grow. Some merit badges are mandatory for advancement to certain levels (such as Citizenship to the Community), but most are considered optional (but encouraged!). During weekly troop meetings and campouts scouts can work on their merit badges and advancements. Though some of merit badge instruction is structured, most merit badges are earned by the initiative on the part of the individual scouts seeking out the merit badge counselors and asking them to mentor them on achieving a particular merit badge.

 
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Outdoor Sleep Tips

How to get good sleep while camping

Why getting away from artificial light improves your sleep

What types of air mattress are best for camping?

Click on the questions above to get more info. Thanks to Tuck Sleep for the information. Tuck Sleep is a non-commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been referenced by Well + Good, Shape, Smithsonian Magazine, Harvard University and by many sleep organizations across the web.