The forseeable future...

  • Due to the lock down we will be using a video conferencing app called Zoom for meetings of any kind (patrol, Eagle mentor, etc.).

  • Troop 815 will be moving sign-offs for rank advancement online (requirements will only be those that are suited for a digital platform).

  • The Meridian District will be rolling out an online merit badge program called iBadge.

  • Any outings for the next two months are suspended until further notice.

  • Troop positions have been extended until elections can be held in person.

  • Patrols are expected to hold a meeting on Zoom to reelect patrol positions.

  • Troop leadership will be taking suggestions in ways we can help those affected by the pandemic.

  • We know this is an uncertain time but know that the Troop is doing everything in it's power to help it's scouts reach Eagle and help the community around it.

Guidelines for Online Advancement

  1. We want advancing patrols (Years 1-3) to have at least 1-2 meetings a month. These meetings will be held over Zoom or Google Meet in accordance with the “two-deep” rule which means having two patrol advisers who will assist in the signing off part of the meetings. Patrol leaders are recommended to read the guidelines on what requirements we would like to see at meetings and also coordinate with your older scout and your patrol advisers to keep things running smoothly. One of these meetings will have to be on patrol elections so we can keep the leadership ball rolling.

  2. Older scouts inside the Zooms calls will have highly recommended guidelines for what requirements we have thought were best-suited for a digital platform:

    1. Sign-offs are to be signed off digitally by the older scout by telling the patrol adviser/ASM (who should be present for the meeting) that the scout(s) has completed the requirement(s) to their liking and should be noted as such in TROOPMASTER by the patrol adviser/ASM that the scout has completed the requirement. The said requirement should be signed off in book on a later date when it is acceptable to do so. THIS IS THE ONLY REQUIRED GUIDELINE THAT ALL PATROLS MUST FOLLOW WHEN RECEIVING SIGN-OFFS AND IS NOT BASED ON SCOUT DISCRETION.

    2. Requirements should be explanation types of requirements not building, campout based, in-person measuring of ability, and or requiring the older scout to go and do something in person with you. To be more clear, we would prefer if patrols did not try and complete hiking, cooking, the building of structures (knots are up to discretion), the inspection of a thing (like the inspection of an arm sling), or anything requiring the older scout to be there for it. This is up to the discretion of the older scout; however, patrols should focus on explanation type of requirements like the many first aid ones or wildlife requirements that are mostly based on discussion and consensus between scouts, not the ability of the scout to swim for example.

Using zoom

Downloading Zoom: The Zoom app for Mac OS or Windows can be downloaded from here: https://zoom.us/support/download. Alternatively it can be downloaded on smartphones from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Hosting a Meeting:

For Computers:

  1. Open Zoom.

  2. Make sure you are logged in. You can make a Zoom account here: https://zoom.us/signup

  3. In the drop-down menu below "New Meeting" check "Use My Personal Meeting ID (PMI)" and "Start with video."

  4. Click "New Meeting." A camera view will pop up with an options bar at the bottom. Click "Manage Participants" and on the right of the video a list of participants will pop up. Click "Mute All" (recommended) and then click "Invite." Send your invitation to the intended participants via email.

  5. On the same option bar that you clicked "Manage Participants" you will see "Record" and "Chat." For meetings with more than 4 people it is recommended that only the host speaks and that other participants use the "Chat" feature in order to avoid crippling lag.

For Smartphones:

  1. Open Zoom.

  2. Make sure you are logged in. You can make a Zoom account here: https://zoom.us/signup

  3. Click "New Meeting," check "Use My Personal Meeting ID (PMI)" and "Video On."

  4. Click "Start a Meeting." 

  5. A camera view will pop up with an options bar at the bottom. Click "Participants" and a list of participants will pop up. Click "Mute All" (recommended) and then click "Invite." "Copy URL" and send it to intended participants via email or text.

  6. On the same option bar that you clicked "Participants" you will see "Record" and "Chat." For meetings with more than 4 people it is recommended that only the host speaks and that other participants use the "Chat" feature in order to avoid crippling lag.

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We meet at Charlotte Wood Middle School, unless otherwise noted.