Glossary/Legend

 Glossary

GCPC

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church / 11100 College Blvd. / Overland Park, KS (NW corner of College & Nieman)

UNIFORMS

Scouts are required to wear a standard uniform. Uniform Classifications are as defined as Class A and Class B. Class A = official BSA tan shirt, neckerchief with slide and Scout belt and Scout socks. Class B = Troop 122 T-shirt, or other official BSA shirt, Scout belt, Scout Socks or white socks. Please note that for insurance purposes, Scouts must travel in Class A uniform to and from Scouting events.

PATROL

All Scouts within the Troop are assigned to Patrols (Groups of 6-8 Scouts) led by fellow Scouts, referred to as Patrol Leaders. Patrol Leaders are elected by the Patrol Members every six months, or as needed.

PATROL LEADERS COUNCIL (PLC)

A meeting of the Patrol Leaders from each Patrol, Troop Guide and Patrol Quartermasters. Contact the Senior Patrol Leader for more information.

SCOUT TROOP MEETING

The Weekly Troop Meeting. Meetings are every Monday, except the Monday immediately following a Scout Troop Camp-out, or when a major holiday falls on Monday (Please check the Troop 122 Calendar). These sessions are taught by the older Scouts. All members of the Troop are encouranged to attend. Parents are encouraged to observe. Parent Volunteers are available at the Main Information Desk to answer any Parent and/or Scout questions, collect fees, etc. Parents are encouraged to be involved and informed.Class A uniform is required EXCEPT for the 1st Monday of the month Scouts can wear Class B. Contact the Senior Patrol Leader for more information.

COMMITTEE MEETING (Troop 122 Parent Volunteer Committee)

Troop 122 Parent Volunteer Planning Session. All Troop 122 Parents are welcome to attend. Please check the Troop 122 Calendar for meeting dates and times. It is normally held after the PLC meeting. Contact the Committee Chairperson for more information.

SCOUT TROOP COURT OF HONOR

Ceremony during which the Scouts of Troop122 receive their rank advancement(s) and merit badge(s) earned since the last Scout Troop Court of Honor. All Troop Members and Parents are encouraged to attend. Class A uniform is required. Contact the Senior Patrol Leader for more information.

SCOUT TROOP CAMP-OUT

All Troop Members, including parents are encouraged to attend. Class A uniform are required for traveling to and from camp, Class B the rest of the time. Sign-up is routinely 2 weeks prior to the Camp-out. Full payment is required at Sign-up. Camp Cook Fees are due one 1 week prior to the Camp-out, payable in Cash directly to the Camp Cook. You must sign up during the Scout Troop Meeting Prior to the camp out. Contact the Camping Activities Coordinator for more information.

CAMP FEES

Camp Fees are routinely due two weeks prior to the Camp-out. The Camp Fee varies with each individual Camp-out and the amount is determined prior to Sign-up. Camp Fees are payable to Troop 122. Each Patrol is assigned a Cook for each Camp-out who is responsible for shopping, purchasing and cooking for his Patrol during the Camp-out. The Cook Fee is due one week prior to the Camp-out. Cook Fees are paid in cash directly to the Cook so that he may purchase the food for the Patrol. You must sign up during the Scout Troop Meeting Prior to the camp out. Contact the Camping Activities Coordinator for more information.

HIGH ADVENTURE

More challenging expeditions, designed for the older Scouts (e.g.) Ely – Minnesota canoe trip / Seabase – Florida scuba or sailing trip / Philmont – hiking in New Mexico. Sign-ups can be as early as 1 to 2 years in advance and are often determined on a draw basis as many Troops, nation-wide, wish to participate. Space is limited. Watch for details in the Newsletter and/or Website. Note that some adventures are only available to a Troop every other year, so it is important to closely monitor these opportunities. Class A uniform to is required for travel; Class B the rest of the time. Age requirements and some rank requirements varies upon the High Adventure. Contact the High Adventure Coordinator for more information, each adventure is also assigned an individual coordinator.

BEGINNING HIGH ADVENTURE

More challenging expeditions; designed for those Scouts who have not attended a High Adventure and would like a more challenging experience than the normal Scout Troop Camp out. Contact the High Adventure Coordinator for more information.

MERIT BADGE FORUM

A group of classes referred to as a “forum” offered to Scouts in order to earn merit badges. Classes are taught by Counselors. Merit Badges earned credit toward Rank Advancement and ultimately the Scout earning his Eagle. Individual merit badge books are available by loan from the Troop Librarian, or can be purchased from the Scout Store @ 435 & Holmes. Scouts that have signed up and received confirmation of registration should attend. Many forums are state-wide and sign-up can be as early as 6 months in advance. Prerequisites are dependant upon the Merit badge. Pre-requisites, if applicable, will be sent with confirmation of registration. Contact the Merit Badge Forum Coordinator for more information

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

Ceremony and dedication during which the Scout receives his Eagle Badge. Each ceremony recognizes 2 to 4 Scouts. All Troop Members, Parents and Relatives, Friends, etc. are encouraged to attend. Class A uniform required, NO jeans or tennis shoes (e.g.) khakis and dress shoes are required.