Oak Leaf Training

February 2017

Troop 491 Scout Hut
501 Columbia River Rd., Montgomery, TX

Oak Leaf Training is designed for any Scout who is or will be a patrol leader.  The campout is a great time of patrol leading fun with your fellow Green Bars from around the district. Oak Leaf Training is designed to:
  • Bring all district Patrol Leader's Council (PLC) members together for one weekend
  • Share techniques across PLCs
  • Strengthen district interaction and spirit
  • Enable senior Scouts to pass on their skills and knowledge to newer PLC members
  • Allow newer PLC members to work with older Scouts and with each other to practice the patrol method
  • Explore leadership and teaching skills essential to PLC members to succeed in their roles in their troops

Registration

Registration is limited to the first 32 Scouts, so we can have four training patrols of eight Scouts each. The course fee is $30 can be submitted at the January or February roundtables, or mailed to J.R. Jones, 210 Porter Rd, Conroe Tx. 77301 (email to reserve please).

Registration will open in January.

Schedule

Check-in is from 7:30 - 8:00 am on Saturday morning. Graduation is about 11:30 am on Sunday morning. Graduation may be delayed if we are running late.

What to bring 

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     ​Sweet Sixteen     ​Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For more information, please contact JR Jones.