TROOP 1396 FIRST CLASS EMPHASIS (FCE) PLAN FOR 2023
Recommend all new Scouts come to the first meeting with a current Boy Scout Handbook, a three-ring notebook with lined paper and pocketed folders (for handouts) and a pen. Plastic baseball trading-card pages serve well to keep all advancement records together.
On January 1, 2016, the BSA made the Scout Badge a rank. In March, the Troop Guide and Instructor will review Scout rank material with Scouts and sign off on requirements in their Scout Handbooks. Within the first two meetings, Scouts should complete Scout Rank requirements 1a. to 3b. During the third meeting, Scouts will learn Scout rank knots, whipping, and fusing ropes (requirements 4a. and 4b.) and receive basic instruction on pocketknife safety (requirement 5). At the start of the fourth meeting, Scouts and parents will submit a completed pamphlet from the Scout Handbook for “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” and written requirements for the Cyber Chip award. During the meeting, Scouts will complete remaining Cyber Chip instruction (completing requirement 6) and take part in a Scoutmaster Conference (requirement 7). If Scouts successfully complete the seven requirements, they will earn the Scout rank at the end of the fourth meeting. Week 5 is a make-up week for Scouts to finish any incomplete requirements.