Parent Resources

This is the Site to View all the different Merit Badges and the Worksheets that go along with them:

A GREAT Resource for you and your Scout is the Taughannock District Website. It is a little more User Friendly than the Council site!
if you would like the Baden Powell Council site:Baden Powell Council Website

This is the link to the Merit Badge Counselor List: from our Taughannock District Website:
or See the Merit Badge Counselor List below in the Files: It is a Password Protected PDF. The Password is: the Boy Scout motto (all lowercase and no spaces between the 2 words)

Baden-Powell Council Merit Badge Counselor List: All of the counselors on the current list have been contacted and are presently registered and willing to serve. The list can be downloaded here.

 By request of district Scoutmasters, you can now get the list in three different sort orders:

NOTE: In order to protect the data on the list from being indexed by search engines, the merit badge counselor PDF file is password protected. You will need to enter a password to open and print the list. The password is the Scout Motto, in lower case, without a space between the two words. 

Training for Adult Leaders and Potential Leaders:

National On-Line Training: Youth Protection and other BSA Training...(this keeps us compliant with 2 deep (trained) leaders for Campouts and Trips)

From National BSA:
All Scouting Events. All participants in all Scouting activities, such as local tours and weekend camping trips of fewer than 72 hours, need to complete and return to their unit leader parts A and B of the Annual Health and Medical Record. These forms need to be updated at least annually. Part A is an informed consent, release agreement, and authorization that needs to be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18). Part B is general information and a health history.
**SEE Below for Health Form needed for Campouts during the School year:

Philmont Health Form: This one is specific for Philmont... Must be filled out completely!

Summer Camp Information: Baden Powell Council has 2 camps, we as a Troop attend Camp Barton on Cayuga Lake: The Second week of Summer Camp. 2015 = July 12 to 18 (Sun to Sat)
Link to the Booklet of information from the Council: 2015 Administrative Camping Guide (there is a lot of information in here... just skim it)

2015 Camp Barton Brochure: Camp Barton Brochure

2015 Camp Barton Merit Badge Schedule: Camp Barton Merit Badge Schedule (May be subject to change)

2015 Campership Application: This is for those families who may be going through a rough patch... If the cost of camp is a concern Please Start HERE. Then have a private one on one conversation with Mr. May about your family's monetary concern... EVERY SCOUT WHO WANTS TO: SHOULD GO TO SUMMER CAMP. (we just need to follow procedures to get them there.)

2015 Summer Camp Health FormSummer Camp Health Form Parts A,B &C

Troop 79 Positions and Contact Information: File below - this contains all the contact information you would need to get in contact with any of the Leader Members of Troop 79.
It is a Password Protected PDF. The Password is: the Boy Scout motto (all lowercase and no spaces between the 2 words)

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