Troop News!

Pratt’s Wayne Woods Bike Trip

Reminder to register for Pratts Wayne bike trip.  Also, we are in need of adult participation.  Clean off the bike and come join the fun!     We will bike from the Glen Ellyn commuter lot next to the Library along the prairie path to the Pratt Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne, IL. Join us as we ride along the tree lined path enjoying nature’s colors. We will have a truck waiting to bring your gear to the campsite. On Saturday afternoon, families are invited to visit our camp and see how we live on the weekends. We’ll do individual cooking, so bring your favorite recipes.

  • Scout Event Cost: $25
  • Registration Cutoff: 2019-09-18
  • Online Signup Link: Pratt’s Wayne Woods Bike Registration Form
  • Departure Location: Glen Ellyn commuter lot next to the Library
  • Departure Date and Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM
  • Return Location: Glen Ellyn commuter lot next to the Library
  • Return Date and Time: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM
  • Contact: Mr. Basso

Directions and maps

Fall Court of Honor – Sunday Sept 29th 3 – 5 p.m.

The Fall Court of Honor is coming up on Sunday September 29th from 3-5 p.m. at First Congregational Church – in the Sanctuary. All scouts and parents are encouraged to attend.  Scouts will be recognized for their service and achievements, and the leaders will update everyone on the Troop’s events and plans. It’s a great way to support the boys, and see all Troop 41 has to offer.  Dinner will be provided by Barone’s.

Please bring a dessert to share for the sweet table. Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms.  The PLC should plan to arrive at 2:30 p.m. to help with set up and stay a little after to help with take down.

As in years past, a “hand me down table” will be set up. Scouts who have outgrown uniforms, Class Bs, Class Cs, hiking boots, hoodies and other Troop and camping gear are encouraged to bring it and put it on the table. Younger scouts will benefit from your generosity!  Please be sure all gear is clean and gently used.

Please RSVP to Michelle Andringa by Monday September 23rd.

JDRF – Opening Flag Ceremony – Oct.6, 8:30am – Mr. Ruggiero

As with the past couple years, we are looking for Color Guard volunteers to perform opening flag ceremony for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk which is Sunday, October 6, at 8:30am at St. James Farm in Warrenville.  Looking for 6 scouts to perform the opening flag ceremony at this year’s JDRF One Walk before a large crowd.  Scouts will perform flag ceremony before the One Walk event starts.  We will only run the flag ceremony and depart soon after the walk begins.  For details contact Mr. Ruggiero.

Here is a link for more information about the walk: JDRF Event Details

More Service Opportunity – First United Methodist Rummage Sale

Jason Tews, the lay leader at First United Methodist Church GE is asking our troop to assist with Troop 45 in their rummage sale this year.

In short, it’s all about helping youth experience the joy of serving, similar to Feed My Starving Children but local in the community for the community. The scouts typically do not take money but the other groups participating share in the proceeds and designate how to use the funds, they can keep them for their own groups use or re-donate (which both sets of youth did last time). Last years results:

  • Raised $7,302.81 (after expenses) between two individual sales
  • Distributing the proceeds to five organizations – First United Methodist Church General Fund and Trustees, Children’s Resource Center – Designated Charity of GWHS Choir, Pediatric Cancer – Designated Charity of GWHS Theatre, ASP & PATH – Designated Charities of the Rees family
  • Helping 104 total volunteers experience the joy of serving the community

There are several ways the Scouts could help based on what you feel would be best:

–        Yard sign in families’ yards

–        Hand out brochures door to door (9/14 – 9/22)

–        Hang posters in local businesses (9/14-9/22)

–        Sort goods on weeknights – Monday through Thursday 3-8 PM (9/30-10/3)

This is a mix of unloading peoples cars and carrying items into the Church and sorting goods on tables

All of the above is helpful, youth could mix up how they serve or they can all do the same task. If you wanted to you could have them handout the flyer along with a Boy Scout piece; ie popcorn sales.  For more details please contact Jason Tews <jtews@fuseteam.com>

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sep 17 TU 7:45 Committee meeting

Sep 21-22 Pratts Wayne Campout

Sep 24 TU 7:45 Troop Meeting

Sep 29 SU 3:00 Fall COH

Oct 01 TU 7:45 PLC meeting

Oct 07 TU 7:45 Troop meeting

Troop News!

Patrol Leader Elections Extended

Patrol Leader Elections will be held on Sept 10th

We are looking for some scouts that are ready to take that next step into leadership. To run for Patrol Leader you must register online.  Elections close the night before voting.  All candidates must have a prepared speech they plan to give to the Troop to run for these positions.

Open Positions

4 – Patrol Leaders

To run for a leadership position please follow the link below and fill out the basic questions. Submissions will automatically email the Scout Master, Assistant Scoutmaster, and the PLC Coordinator.

Election Leadership Request Form

Think about the following questions prior to clicking on the link

  1. What leadership position are you looking to run to be elected or appointed for?
  2. What will you get out of being a leader?
  3. What will the Troop get out of you being a leader?

Positions as well as organization structure is outlined here for your reference.

Self-Nomination Positions Now Open

Whether you are a senior scout or just starting to learn leadership skills we need your help filling some positions that are important to the successful operations of the troop.  Registering online for a position helps us track leadership accomplishments as well as alert your leadership you are looking to step up.

Open Positions

4 – Assistant Patrol Leader

2 – Outdoor Ethics Guide

2 – Bugler

4 – Instructor

1 – Scribe

1 – Historian

1 – Chaplain’s Aide

1 – OA Representative

4 – Guide

3 – Den Chief

4 – Patrol Cheermaster

For a nominated position please follow the link below and fill out the basic questions. Submissions will automatically email the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, PLC Coordinator and your Patrol leadership council.

 Self-nomination Form

 Think about the following questions prior to clicking on the link

  1. What leadership position are you looking to run to be appointed for?
  2. What will you get from serving in this position?
  3. What will the Troop get from serving this position?

Positions as well as organization structure is outlined here for your reference.

Rank Advancement Academy

Join Scout Leaders and older scouts for our Fall Rank Advancement Academy.  The goal is to work towards rank advancement or completing merit badges prior to the Fall Court of Honor at end of this month.  Leaders will help younger scouts learn new skills, complete advancement activities, or will sign off on demonstrated skills.   Come for the morning or drop-in when you can.  Mid-morning Snacks provided.

Date/Time: Saturday, 9/14, 9am-12pm (drop-in)

Location: Trevor Peterson’s Backyard, 651 Roger Road, Glen Ellyn

Dress for the Weather; Bring your Scout Backpack, Scout Book, and any relevant Merit Badge paperwork

If you plan on attending, please provide the below 5 items to

Christy Truitt <ccandtheboys@gmail.com>:

  1. Scout Name
  2. Parent Name
  3. Can the parent help
  4. Can the scout help, or does the scout need help, or both
  5. Which ranks or badges does the scout want to work on

Troop News!

PLC Leadership Elections

Elections will be held at the troop meeting on Tuesday August 27

You must register online to run for a PLC leadership position.  Elections close the night before voting.  All candidates must have a prepared speech they plan to give to the Troop to run for these positions.

Open Positions

1 – Senior Patrol Leader/1-2 Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders

4 – Patrol Leaders

2 – Quartermasters

To run for a leadership position please follow the link below and fill out the basic questions. Submissions will automatically email the Scout Master and the PLC Coordinator.

Election Leadership Request Form

Think about the following questions prior to clicking on the link

1.       What leadership position are you looking to run to be elected or appointed for?

2.       What will you get out of being a leader?

3.       What will the Troop get out of you being a leader?

There are many positions within the organization to achieve rank advancement then in the past which are appointed by the PLC Leadership.  Once the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders and the Patrol Leaders have been elected they will be taking requests for appointed positions.

Troop News!

Devil’s Lake

We’re off to Devil’s Lake State Park, south of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Known for its 500 foot high quartzite bluffs along the 360 acre lake, created by a glacier during the last ice age approximately 12,000 years ago. 

Troop 41 will be climbing those cliffs along with climbing guide Apex Adventure Alliance in the morning, then have free time to explore in the afternoon.  

More info on Devil’s Lake rock climbing: https://apexadventurealliance.com/

Be sure to pack the weather; remember that you will need hiking/climbing shoes. There is an additional charge of $50 for this campout to pay for the rock climbing guide and required gear. All scouts attending will be climbing.

  • Scout Event Cost: $75
  • Registration Cutoff: 2019-08-16 (Hard date due to climbing reservation)
  • Online Signup Link: Devils Lake Registration Form
  • Departure Location: 800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick’s Parking Lot)
  • Departure Date and Time: Friday, August 23, 2019, 6:00 PM
  • Return Location: 800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick’s Parking Lot)
  • Return Date and Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 PM
  • Contact:  Mr. Basso
  • Directions and maps

Troop News!

Eagle Project Service Hours – FLYER Attached

Matthew Hanson is going to be doing an eagle project this upcoming Saturday, June 15th, at the Morton Arboretum. We will be cleaning up invasive species as to give more room for native ones to grow. There will be hot dogs for food and it is an opportunity to get conservation service hours. You can come for and hour or four, and adults, scouts, and siblings are all welcome to help. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you for your help,

Yours truly,
Matthew Hanson

 

Meeting Tonight – Pilgrim Hall Remodeling

Pilgrim Hall will be in remodeling mode soon.  Once this starts, we will instead meet in the All-Purpose Room.  Please take note.

Troop News – UPDATED Apple Canyon Campout

Apple Canyon River – April 26-28

We are extending the registration for Apple Canyon until the evening of 4/24/2019.  If you wish to still attend the camping trip please make sure you complete this form by Wednesday evening. 

Note we are looking for a few more drivers to and from camp. Thanks. Please drop me an email if you can drive.  Contact Mr. Basso

April 26  depart@ 6:00 pm –  April 28 return@ 12:00 pm

A camping scout experience worth the trek. Join us for a weekend of tent camping in Apple River Canyon State Park, in the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams and wildlife characterize this area. Once a part of a vast sea bottom that stretched from the Alleghenies to the Rockies, the scenic canyon area was formed by the action of the winding waters of the Apple River.   

  • Scout Campout Cost:$25
  • Registration Cutoff:2019-04-24
  • Online Signup Link:Apple Canyon River Registration Form
  • Departure Location:800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick’s Parking Lot)
  • Departure Date and Time:Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM
  • Return Location:800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick’s Parking Lot)
  • Return Date and Time:Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:00 PM
  • Contact:  Mr. Basso

Directions and maps

Spring Court of Honor – April 23

The Spring Court of Honor will be held at the Troop Meeting on Tuesday April 23rd.  All scouts and parents are encouraged to attend.  Scouts will be recognized for their service and achievements, and the leaders will provide updates on the Troop’s events and plans.  Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms.  Please bring a dessert to share.  A “hand me down” table will also be set up.  Scouts who have outgrown uniforms, Class Bs, Class Cs, hiking boots, hoodies, and other Troop or camping gear are encouraged to bring it and put it on the table.  The PLC should plan to arrive at 7 p.m. to help with set up and stay 15 minutes after the meeting to help with clean up.

BSA swim test – Sunday, May 5 at 4pm at Glen Ellyn YMCA – Mr. Ruggiero

Recommended for new scouts.  There will be a BSA swim test for all new scouts that will be attending summer camp this year.  This is a great way for your new scout to get familiar with exactly what is required of him to complete the BSA swim test that is held at Owasippe for all scouts wanting to do any water sports. It also gives them time to practice their strokes needed if they have challenges completing the test before Owasippe.  We have the pool reserved at the Y in Glen Ellyn on Sunday 5/05 from 4-5pm.  After testing, you can stay and have open swim until 5pm.  Please fill out attached forms and bring to Y.  No fee to attend.

For this test at the Y and at summer camp, to qualify as a swimmer they must pass the below:

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestrokebreaststroketrudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy restingbackstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.

Summer Camp – Mr. Van Ek

Registration for Summer Camp is now open!  Visit the Troop 41 Summer Camp page to view information, download forms, and complete the registration process.

During the cold of winter we look forward to the warmth of summer and great times at Owasippe Scout Reservation.  In case you don’t have it on your calendar already, summer camp dates are:

Sat July 20 – Sat July 27

The past few years we’ve had 75-80% of the troop attend camp.  With the beautiful summer days, amazing setting in the Western Michigan woods, plentiful merit badge programs and activities, this is no surprise.  We are looking forward to another great year.

Contact Mr. Van Ek with any questions.

Troop News!

Troop Meeting Cancelled for Spring Break Week – 3/26

Troop meeting this Tuesday (3/26) is cancelled due to spring break.

Pancake Breakfast – Mr. Krueger

Sell. Sell. Sell. The Pancake Breakfast will be here before you know it. Earn your chance to win top-seller prizes. First place wins a $75 Gift Card. Second place wins $50. Third wins $25.

Reminder for Scouts:  Shift Sign-up:

You must sign up for your shift assignment with this link:

Pancake Breakfast Shift Sign-Up

Sign-up takes less than a minute!

We are looking for adult volunteers to help make our event a success.

We need your help! Because scouts are not allowed in the kitchen we need parents to step forward. There are several positions to be filled. Sign up is easier than ever. Just click the link above and select “Adult.” It’s worked great in the past to sign up for the shift your scout is working. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Save the Date Facebook Post

The past couple years Facebook has been a great way to generate awareness for our pancake breakfast. Please post the attached JPEG to your social media. It is a “Save the Date” announcement. This post will be followed up with another file containing all the event’s information. If you’re on social media, this is an easy way to help make our fundraiser a success.

PADS blanket washing schedule – Mr. Bayert

Upcoming PADS blanket washing patrol assignments. Please find someone in your patrol who can volunteer and contact Mr. Bayert.

Apr 1-7               Roadkill

Apr 29-May 5    Granite

May 20-26         Wolf

Jun 17-23           Amish

Jul 15-21            Roadkill

Aug 12-18          Granite

Future Service Projects – Save the date Sept. 7th

Save the date Sep. 7th will be the 11th Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ.  Mr. Solak is looking for scouts and a couple adults to assist in working the “green team” for this community event.  Hoping the PLC can include this topic in upcoming meetings and try to recruit teams of scouts to assist for a couple hours on that day.  For details please contact Mr. Bob Solak.

The event is all-volunteer run and all net proceeds go to Bridge Communities.

Summer Camp – Mr. Van Ek

Registration for Summer Camp is now open!  Visit the Troop 41 Summer Camp page to view information, download forms, and complete the registration process.

During the cold of winter we look forward to the warmth of summer and great times at Owasippe Scout Reservation.  In case you don’t have it on your calendar already, summer camp dates are:

Sat July 20 – Sat July 27

The past few years we’ve had 75-80% of the troop attend camp.  With the beautiful summer days, amazing setting in the Western Michigan woods, plentiful merit badge programs and activities, this is no surprise.  We are looking forward to another great year.

Contact Mr. Van Ek with any questions.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

Mar 26 TU 7:45 Troop Meeting CANCELLED

Apr 02 TU 7:45 PLC meeting

Apr 09 TU 7:45 Troop Meeting

Apr 13 SA 7:30am – 11:30am Pancake Breakfast

Apr 16 TU 7:45 Committee Meeting

Apr 23 TU 7:45 Troop Meeting

Apr 26-28 Apple Canyon River Campout

Troop News!

Troop Meeting Tues – Special Guest

This week’s Troop meeting is proud to have a K9 unit police officer attending with one or two of their dogs.  This should be an fun and interesting meeting.

 

Pancake Breakfast  – Mr. Krueger

2019 Annual Pancake Breakfast is around the corner.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 13th  7:30am – 11:30am

First Congregational Church, Pilgrim Hall

Please note the event is happening a couple weeks earlier than years past.

 

PADS blanket washing schedule – Mr. Bayert

Upcoming PADS blanket washing patrol assignments. Please find someone in your patrol who can volunteer and contact Mr. Bayert.

Mar 4-10            Amish

Apr 1-7               Roadkill

Apr 29-May 5    Granite

May 20-26         Wolf

Jun 17-23           Amish

Jul 15-21            Roadkill

Aug 12-18          Granite

High Adventure 2019 – Mr. Van Ek & Mr. Ruggiero

Troop 41’s high adventure trip in 2019 is to Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia from Sat June 15 – Sun June 23.  We are looking forward to an awesome trip including mountain biking, BMX, whitewater rafting, zip lines thru the forest, and camping in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

We are getting an initial feel for attendance.  Click here to fill out a short survey to get on our distribution & planning list, even if you are kind of interested but not 100% sure yet.  Formal registration and payment will come later.  For multiple scouts just fill out the form multiple times.  Requirements for High Adventure are being at least 13 years of age and first class rank at the time of the trip.

Troop News!

Lost and Found

There is a missing tent and missing tent bag from the last campout. The tent missing is white 1, and the missing bag is brown 1.  If you have either or both of these items, please drop off at the Estes residence. See recent troop email blast for address or contact Mr. Estes directly for more information. PLEASE return items CLEAN.   Thanks!

Fall Fundraiser Sales Forms Due Oct. 23

Completed order forms for wreath sales and popcorn sales and all collected money for wreath sales should be turned in to the troop at the Oct. 23 troop meeting. If you will not be at the Oct 23 meeting, please make arrangements to drop off your sales forms and money at the addresses provided in the recent email troop blast, or email the Holiday Greens Coordinator, Mr. Sup or the Troop’s Popcorn Kernel, Mr. Meinhart for more information. All sales forms must be received by October 27th or else your order will not be processed.

COH follow-up – Mr. Basso

Last month we had our Court of Honor, which exemplifies the fine work our scouts are doing to achieve both rank advancement and merit badges.  I wanted to reach out to all parents as well as scouts on a challenge we have had when it comes to giving out the badge for the rank of scout.  I want to personally apologize for the miss and realize that there is no way to make up for the impact it causes on the scout.  I understand the effort that goes into these badges and we want to make sure that each and every young man is given the recognition he deserves.

At the next few meetings and or campouts I will spend time to hand out badges for these misses as well as badges for the scouts that were unable to attend.

For now please recognize the following boys for the rank of scout.

  • Caden G.
  • Graham V.
  • Ben R. (also awarded rank of Tenderfoot)

The badge is awarded when the boys demonstrate knowledge of the Scouting ideals such as tying a square knot and knowing the Scout oath, law, motto, and slogan.

Congratulations Scouts.

Jeffrey J. Basso – SM

Churchill Woods Campout – 10/19 – 10/21

Troop 41 will welcome local Webelos Dens to our campsite. Skills for advancement for the Webelos and our scouts will be offered. Although it’s one of the county’s smaller forest preserves, the 263-acre Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is home to an impressive range of habitats.

  • Scout Campout Cost:$0
  • Registration Cutoff:10/17/2018
  • Online Signup Link: Churchill Woods Registration Form
  • Departure Location:Churchill Woods – See Map
  • Departure Date and Time:Friday, October 19th, 2018, 6:00 PM
  • Return Location:Churchill Woods – See Map
  • Return Date and Time:Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 12:00 PM
  • Contact: Mr. Basso

Directions and maps

Troop News!

Elections:

Ok it is official we have a new PLC to take over in our next set of meetings. I am asking that the old PLC do a 1 month transition to the new PLC to ensure all nominations are locked in and know how to do their duties.

Here is your 2018 PLC

  • Senior Patrol Leader: Adam Freeman
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Bennett Schumacher

Patrol 1(Granite)

  • Patrol Leader: Henry Bayert
  • Assistant Patrol Leader: Ben Regennitter

Patrol 2(Amish Electricians)

  • Patrol Leader: George Truitt
  • Assistant Patrol Leader: Charlie Van Ek

Patrol 3(Wolf)

  • Patrol Leader: Michael McNally
  • Assistant Patrol Leader: Luke Solak

Patrol 4(Road kill)

  • Patrol Leader: Alec Schmitt
  • Assistant Patrol Leader: Ian Ruggiero

Congratulations Scouts!!!!

For our next PLC meeting we require the  following participants:

  • Senior Patrol Leader
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
  • Patrol Leaders
  • Any Assigned Guides

Self-nominations are now open.   

Positions will go quick.  Note we already have ASPL and APL positions filled.

See descriptions here:

Position Responsibilities

Sign up here:

Leadership Self-nomination

Churchill Woods

In October Troop 41 will welcome local Webelos Dens to our campsite. Skills for advancement for the Webelos and our scouts will be offered. Although it’s one of the county’s smaller forest preserves, the 263-acre Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is home to an impressive range of habitats.

  • Scout Campout Cost: $0
  • Registration Cutoff: 10/17/2018
  • Online Signup Link: Churchill Woods Registration Form
  • Departure Location: Churchill Woods – See Map
  • Departure Date and Time: Friday, October 19th, 2018, 6:00 PM
  • Return Location: Churchill Woods – See Map
  • Return Date and Time: Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 12:00 PM
  • Contact: Mr. Basso

Directions and maps

High Adventure 2019

We have a reservation for Summit Bechtel Reserve, for river rafting, mountain biking, and marksmanship.  A few scouts have communicated that they would like to explore an independent high adventure trip. If you researched an idea and want to present it, please contact Mr. Schmitt by next week.

Kiwanis Peanut Day – Mr. Colliander

Kiwanis is holding its annual peanut day this Friday Sept. 28 – 29.  Mr. Colliander is a sponsor for this organization and is providing info and order forms (attached) for anyone wanting to support and order from them.  He will be at the next meeting to collect any order form.  If you prefer to order on-line and pay by credit card, please use this link: Order Online

 

JDRF – Opening Flag Ceremony – Sunday Sept 30,  8:30am  – Mr. Ruggiero

Color Guard needed to perform opening flag ceremony for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk which is Sunday Sept. 30, at 8:30am at St. James Farm.  Looking for 6 scouts to perform the opening flag ceremony at this year’s JDRF One Walk before a large crowd.  Scouts will perform flag ceremony before the One Walk event starts.  We will only run the flag ceremony and depart soon after the walk begins.  For details contact Mr. Ruggiero.

Here is a link for more information about the walk: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk Information.

 

Fall Court of Honor – Sunday Sept 30th 3 – 5 p.m.

The Fall Court of Honor is Sunday September 30th from 3-5 p.m. at First Congregational Church – Pilgrim Hall. All scouts and parents are encouraged to attend.  Scouts will be recognized for their service and achievements, and the leaders will update everyone on the Troop’s events and plans. It’s a great way to support the boys, and see all Troop 41 has to offer.  Dinner will be provided by Barone’s.

Please bring a dessert to share for the sweet table. Scouts should wear their Class A uniforms.  The PLC should plan to arrive at 2:30 p.m. to help with set up and stay a little after to help with take down.

As in years past, a “hand me down table” will be set up. Scouts who have outgrown uniforms, Class B, Class C, hiking boots, hoodies and other Troop and camping gear are encouraged to bring it and add it on the table. Younger scouts will benefit from your generosity!  Please be sure all gear is clean and gently used.  Please RSVP to Michelle Andringa by Monday September 24th.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING COURT OF HONOR:

Scouts are expected to wear the proper pants and shoes with their Class ‘A’ shirts for all formal events, such as the Court of Honor.  Pants can be green or khaki. Flip flops, slides, jeans, plaid shorts should NOT be worn with class ‘A’s.  The purpose of the scout uniform is to give the boys a sense of belonging and loyalty to their patrol and troop.  It shows commitment to the aims and purpose of scouting, as well as a positive image within the community.  It shows a scout to be someone of good character, who is prepared and helpful.  Leaders in uniform set good examples and are perceived as true leaders.