TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Life

 

 

Life Scout Rank

Continuing to develop leadership skills, the Life Scout rank is earned by fulfilling additional leadership positions, service hours, and merit badges. A Life Scout is expected to be a role model and leader in the troop, providing guidance to new scouts and helping the troop however he can. Being a good leader can only be learned by doing and troop leadership positions allow the scout to make decisions, lead discussions, and encourage others.

Requirements

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout.
  2. Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn 5 merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including 3 more from the required list for Eagle.*
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  4. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the following positions of
        responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop):
            * Patrol Leader
            * Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
            * Senior Patrol Leader
            * Troop Guide
            * Order of the Arrow troop representative
            * Den Chief
            * Scribe
            * Librarian
            * Historian
            * Quartermaster
            * Bugler
            * Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
            * Chaplain Aide
            * Instructor
  6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.
         a. Second Class - 7a and 7c (first aid)
         b. Second Class - 1a (outdoor skills)
         c. Second Class - 3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
         d. First Class - 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
         e. First Class - 1, 7a, and 7c (outdoor skills)
         f. First Class - 4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)
  7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference
  8. Complete your board of review

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT