Interested in Joining Troop 79

Please contact us at troop79newscoutcoordinator@gmail.com to request the Troop brochure and information to join the Troop.

Weekly Troop Meetings: We meet Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8pm at Hopewell Methodist Church unless otherwise noted on the Troopmaster calendar.  We meet most weeks including the summer months with the exception of major holiday and Fayette/Coweta County Public School breaks.

Monthly Troop Committee Meetings: The (Adult) Troop Committee normally meets the 2nd Sunday of each month, provided it is not major holiday week or during a Fayette/Coweta County Public Schools break. They are held at 5:30 PM and concludes at 7:30 PM.  Check the Troopmaster calendar to verify the meeting.  All Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, and Parents are welcome.  This is the time to learn about upcoming events, volunteer your talents, establish policies and do Board of Reviews.

Registration Process:
1- BSA Scout Online Application: Set up a new account on this link https://my.scouting.org/VES/OnlineReg/1.0.0/?tu=UF-MB-095taa 0079 and bubble: Boy Scout Troop, UNIT NUMBER: 79 and either New to Scouting or Transfer. There is a one-time $____25____application fee for those new to the scouting program. Once completed save the pdf file and email it to the Committee Chairperson at troop79.committeechair@gmail.com

2. BSA Adult Online Application: At least one parent must fill an Adult leader application as an Assistant Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Member to help promote your son’s scouting experience. Adult leadership may not be for everyone, but it is expected that everyone be willing to volunteer in some way. Use link: https://my.scouting.org/VES/OnlineReg/1.0.0/?tu=UF-MB-095taa 0079

Adults must complete a mandatory Youth Protection training. Click link: https://my.scouting.org/ and print out the certificate and send it to troop79.committeechair@gmail.com.

3. Troop 79 Membership Fees: Contact your Cub Scout Treasurer and transfer scout funds to Troop 79 treasurer at douglasmain@bellsouth.net. Once you have completed the BSA registration process, there is a separate Troop 79 membership fee for the boys which is $__75____annually.  Adult membership fee is $_47____annually and covers registration and insurance.  All checks should be made payable to “Troop 79”.  Once a member, the Troop will provide a username to our financial website called CHARMS to track your son’s scout account.

4. Complete BSA Medical Forms: Once registered, both the scout and participating parent must complete mandatory BSA Medical Forms (http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf) and Troop 79 medical administration form https://1drv.ms/w/s!Alz5pNgj6oKpnWD84aYhvMcVTWvJ Save a copy for yourself and send a 2nd copy to it to the Committee Chairperson, troop79.committeechair@gmail.com.

5. Complete the Parent Talent Survey and Motor Vehicle Form

Parent Talent Survey https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c28b6a61-85a7-430a-989c-35731e4bee06

Motor Vehicle form https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:d499dbbf-9349-4dd4-8c6d-0de8222ac4e4 for each vehicle that you might use to carry other scouts or adults on Camping or Scout events. Send all forms to troop79newscoutcoordinator@gmail.com

6. Troopmaster Access: Once your son is registered and Troop fees are paid, the Advancement Coordinator, Troop79advancement@gmail.com, will send you an email invitation to register on Troopmaster. You must respond in order to gain access to the Private section of the website.

Troopmaster is used to sign up for scout meeting attendance, camping trips, requests for Scoutmaster Conference, Board of Review, Rank advancement requirements signs off, and Merit Badge requirements sign offs.

Make it a habit to check the website and Troopmaster at least once a week, and in particular the calendar section, prior to meetings and events to verify activities. 

7. Supplies Needed: Purchase the following items at Flint River Scout Shop ( 1363 Zebulon Rd, Griffin, GA 30224) or online at https://www.scoutshop.org/

  • BSA Handbook –Each Scout is required to have this handbook and protective cover. (NOTE: Unless your son crossed over from a Cub Scout Pack to our Troop, the Troop will give you a BSA Handbook)
  • Full Field Class A Uniform which includes:
    • Tan Shirt with Flint River Council Patch, Troop 79 Patch Numbers
    • Green pants, Red neckerchief, two green epaulets, and BSA Slide.
  • Class B T-shirts (Order by Troop)
  • 2 inch 3 ring binder to keep his paperwork

8. Communication: You will receive Troop announcements and reminder e-mails through the following methods:

9. MONTHLY OUTINGS: The Troop strives to camp or have another major activity at least once a month.  Scheduled outings are listed on the Troopmaster calendar. There is normally specific information posted outlining the activity and signups.

10. Print out Scout Rank Worksheet: Click on the Scout Rank Worksheet to start on the requirements for the first rank. Your son should be a Scout within 4-6 months after registering. Moving forward he will work towards the remaining ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle.

11. Fundraisers: The Troop will provide an opportunity for Scouts to participate in fundraisers such as Popcorn, Camp Cards and Pinestraw.  Profits on the money raised will be distributed to his scout account.  Scout accounts may be used by the Scout to pay for monthly activities, Troop fees, summer camp fees, etc.  Fundraisers can be excellent opportunities for a Scout to fund his Scouting experience.

12. Summer Camp: Troop 79 normally attends a week long Summer Camp during the month of June.  The Scouts will vote for the location and week and posted in November. It is STRONGLY recommended that all first year Scouts participate.  Basic Scout skills are taught and used as a foundation for the remainder of their time as Scouts.  As a Troop recommendation, parents of first year scouts are advised not to attend summer camp with their scout. This will allow a good transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

351 Jenkins Rd, Tyrone GA

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