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Boy Scout Troop 63 Cobras, Union, New Jersey

Charter: Union Elks Lodge 1583

Boy Scouts of America

Troop 63 Resources

Troop level resources
Resource Description
Troop 63 Cobras Facebook Page You don't need a Facebook account to view the Troop 63 Facebook page, it is public.
Troop 63 Permission slipPDF Fill in the blanks and use for any upcoming trip (with keyboard or pen)
Special release permission slipPDF We want to ensure the safety of your/our boys. If you allow your son to be picked up by someone we are unfamiliar with, or if you'd like to allow him to walk or ride his bicycle home, we need to know that you are aware and he's been released from an activity safely. Use this form for that purpose.
Boy Scouts of America resources
Resource Description
Boy Scouts of America The official website of the larger Boy Scouts of America organization.
Boy Scouts of America portal Scout leadership training online, through the Boy Scouts of America. Create an account using your BSA identification and participate in online leadership certification. You can take Youth Protection and other BSA training, access unit, district, and council tools register for events and keep in touch with members and alumni.
Information about the Boy Scout program on the BSA website Different than Cub Scouts, learn more about the Boy Scout program.
Boy Scouts publications / adult resources These helpful resources and reference materials are available to help you support your troop or team.
Boy Scout Forms Scouting Forms From the National Council.
BSA Legal issues This website was created on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America to inform the public about the legal issues that confront Scouting.
BSA FAQ for parents Frequently asked questions at the Boy Scouts of America website.
Be A Scout All about scouting from the Boy Scouts of America.
Online Scout Store Can't make it to the store in Mountainside or Cedar Knolls? Shop online!!
For Scouts
Resource Description
Knot tying guide A great resource with video explaining the art and skill of knot tying.
MERITBADGE.ORG - "Helping Scouts Advance" MeritBadge.Org provides resources for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers including: Nearly 200 worksheets for Merit Badges, Webelos Activity Badges, and Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins. Thousands of resource links for nearly 300 ranks, Merit Badges, Scout Awards, and Scouter Awards. 943 main topics and 8,448 pages with 2,045 documents and images. 14,988 volunteers who have made 43,721 updates. Over 200,000 visits each month. MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University providing resources for Scouts and leaders
Knot tying guide A great resource with video explaining the art and skill of knot tying.
Boy Scout Trail Great site with terrific resources for Scouts, leaders and parents.
Fitness Checklist Use this form to track your fitness requirement for Tenderfoot

Parent Packet

The information below is everything you need to get started with Troop 63 in the Boy Scouts of America.

Troop 63 Registration Information / 2013-2014 Parent Packet
Resource Description
1. Troop 63 Website You're already here! You don't need this. But if you'd still like to look it over, it is an introduction to the Troop 63 Cobras website. This web site is the best resource for up to date Troop information.
2. Troop Roster For privacy reasons, the Troop Roster is not included on this website. This document will be either emailed directly or given to you in hard copy. The roster has names and phone numbers of the entire Troop as well as the committee.
3. Parent Information This information is important for new scout parents. This information was designed for the parents and scouts of Troop 63, so that they might have a better understanding of the Boy Scout program.
4. The Scout Uniform This document helps explain how the uniform is displayed, patch placement etc.
5. Rank Advancement information explains the rank advancement process to the scout. In order for your son to get the most of the program, he needs your/our support. Please review this document with your scout.
6. Merit Badge Process an outline of the merit badge process. The Scout has responsibilities.
7. Merit Badges Current list of available/attainable merit badges
8. Adult Camping information We understand and share your concern for your sons. We understand and welcome your participation in Scouting events. Here is information about what adults should expect, as well as what is expected of them, on camping trips
9. Youth Protection ALL adults who participate in Troop 63 activities and events must have Youth Protection Training on file. You do not have to be registered with the BSA. The training is free and available on-line at the BSA web site (see the BSA training portal above).
10. Camping Equipment List The Scout Motto is "Be Prepared". You are expected to be prepared for weather on outdoor activities. Here is a suggested gear list for overnighters.
11. BSA Youth Application Form This is the BSA Youth Application Form. A paper copy of this form is available from the Committee Chair. If you use this electronic version, please print and fill out BOTH copies. Otherwise, obtain a copy of the three part form from either the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair.
12. Troop 63 Transportation Form Vehicle and driver information including license and insurance for our records.
13. BSA Annual Medical Information Form BSA health form: A & B required for all activities and can be filled out by legal guardian. Part C is required for summer camp (any activity over 72 hours) and must be signed by doctor.
14. Troop 63 Generic Permission Slip We need this form on file for when your son is released from meetings and activities. This form will indicate to us who you allow to be responsible for him.
15. Troop 63 Permission Slip This is a blank permission slip, provided for your convenience. If you don't receive a permission slip for any particular activity, simply fill this out by hand.
16. Troop 63 Talent Release Form This gives the Troop and BSA permission to use photographs and videos of scout activities to promote the Boy Scout program.
17. Troop 63 Fundraising There are two types of fundraising that we engage in. One type is mandatory and the funds are used to continue the operation of the troop. The second type directly benefits the scout and the funds raised can be used by the scout toward anything scouting related.
17 a. Typical Troop 63 Fundraisers This explains our current fundraising activities.