Twelve Points of the Scout Law Patch Set

You may be asking how can my unit participate in the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Middle Tennessee Council? A special program has been developed to allow unit programing to focus on the 12 points of the Scout Law.

 

Units are encouraged to set aside time to focus on each point of the Scout Law. This can be done in the Dens, Packs, Patrols, Troops, Crews, or Ships. The Scouts decide how they will accomplish each point and the unit will recognize them with the patch of the point they complete. This can be completed in any order; we just want every Scout to earn all 12 points of the Scout Law Patch Set. Scouts can complete specific requirements for each patch anytime between January 2020 and May 2021 and earn all 12!!

 

This program is determined by the leadership in the unit and can be awarded at any time. Be sure to collect all 12 Scout Law Patches and help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Middle Tennessee Council.

Trustworthy

Cub Scouts

  1. Write a statement or story about being trustworthy

  2. Volunteer to help a church, school, or Scout leader

  3. Create a list of items to help with at home and agree to complete two of them

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Attend a community meeting and share what you have learned with your troop or patrol

  2. Write a letter to a government official about an important community issue. Ask what is being done to show how young people can help.

  3. Agree to help someone and follow through

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “P” in ALPS for Personal Growth: Interview an admired adult/ mentor (Over 21) and ask them for examples from their own personal life experience of what they have observed in testifying to a person as being trustworthy. If also completing requirement #1 in Loyal ask, what is the difference between the two and get two examples of differentiation.  Write in a personal growth journal for safekeeping.

  2. Use the “L” in ALPS to be a Servant Leader:  Make someone a promise in something they need/ want help within the near future and follow through and deliver.  Even if circumstances change.
     

 

Loyal

Cub Scouts

  1. Meet with Scout leaders and help make a code of conduct

  2. Write statement or story on being loyal in your family

  3. Perform pledge at school, Scouts, church, or other event

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Participate in a flag ceremony

  2. Attend a community meeting, share what you have learned with your troop or patrol

  3. Write a letter to a government official about an important community issue and ask how young people can help

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “P” in ALPS for Personal Growth:  Interview an admired adult/mentor (Over 21) and ask them for examples from their own personal life experience of what they have observed in testifying a person is loyal. If also completing requirement #1 in trustworthy ask, what is the difference between the two and get two examples of differentiation.  Write in a personal growth journal for safekeeping.

  2. Use the “A” in ALPS and make this an Adventure:  Think of a place you are loyal to in the community and write down three reasons why.  Tell your findings to the organization or tell another trusted individual willing to listen.                                                                                  

 

Helpful

Cub Scouts

  1. Help a friend or family member with their schoolwork or Scout advancement.

  2. Work with a local business, church, or community organization and help do a cleanup project.

  3. Complete a chore around the house that is not your responsibility.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Help with a school or church organization. Share your experience with a troop leader.

  2. Help a troop member learn a skill for a require for rank or merit badge.

  3. Help plan a project at your chartered organization approved by your Scoutmaster

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service:  Volunteer somewhere that needs help besides BSA.  Simply find somewhere in your local community that has a need and offer your services.  2 hrs min.             

  2. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service: Ask your family/ friends/ neighbors OUTSIDE of your household what you can do to help them for 2hrs and GO DO IT!      
     

                                                                                                                                                 

Friendly

Cub Scouts

  1. Invite a friend who isn't in Cub Scouts to Scouting event

  2. Show friendliness in den meeting or pack event

  3. Discuss with your pack or den about you can be a friend to others

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Invite two friends to a troop event

  2. Greet those coming to a troop Court of Honor

  3. Share ideas with your troop or patrol about how you can be friendly every day

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service:  Be a greeter.  Find an event, Scouting or non-Scouting event or church and be a door greater.  Make others feel welcome.                                                           

  2. Use the “L” in ALPS to be a Servant Leader:  Take a ‘normal day’ and stop, take a look around for people who are by themselves and invite them to join your group, have a meal with you or a friendly conversation.  Remember YPT may be best to do with a friend or family.                                                                                                                                                  

 

Courteous

Cub Scouts

  1. Welcome a new person at a troop meeting, classroom, or event. Make them feel welcomed.

  2. Let someone get in front of you when in line for something

  3. Help other Scouts or friends learn something that you know how to do

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Offer your seat on a bus or in a busy waiting room to anyone who needs it more than you

  2. Welcome a new person at a troop meeting, classroom, or event. Make them feel welcomed.

  3. Thank a leader who has influenced you and tell them why.

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “P” in ALPS for Personal Growth:  Write a handwritten note or email to someone who has influenced you to want to be a better person and tell them why.  What things do they exemplify that you want to emulate in your own life?  Make sure it is delivered.       

  2. Use the “A” in ALPS to make an Adventure:  Read a book or teach a group of youth a class on good manners.  Make it FUN!    

                                                                                                                                                           

Kind

Cub Scouts

  1. Do a good deed for a family member, teacher, friend, or leader.

  2. Discuss with your den how Scouts can be kind to others.

  3. Tell a family or friend why you like spending time with them.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Write a letter to a Scout leader, teacher, or other person who has changed your life.

  2. Collect and donate used books to a library or food to a food bank.

  3. Discuss with your patrol how someone was kind with you.

 

Venturing

  1. Pick a day to place a coin upright in your pocket. “Do a Good Turn”.  Find 2 times you can turn your coin so the coin is back upright at the end of the day.  Examples: Open the door for someone.  Help someone carry bags.  Pick something up that is dropped. Etc.

  2. Pick someone you feel could use a kind action to ‘make their day’ and do it!  It could be bringing a teacher a box of tissues for her desk.  Fix an item you see is broken for someone else.  Find something simple that has needed to be done to help others and simply do it.                                  

 

Obedient

Cub Scouts

  1. Talk with your parents about why obedience is important

  2. Follow all rules at a den or pack meeting

  3. Explain to your den or pack what it means to be obedient

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Talk with a Scout leader or teacher about expectations they have of you. Ask what you should do if you think a “rule” is unfair.

  2. Discuss why obedience is important with your fellow Scouts and how it can impact your community.

  3. Discuss with your Scout leader, parent, spiritual leader, etc., a time when you had to make a choice between obeying a rule or law or doing what is right.

 

Venturing

  1. Taking the “P” in Venturing ALPS for Personal Growth:  Ask a parent or guardian for one small task they want you to complete that you have been putting off and just do it...with no complaint.

  2. Taking the “P” in Venturing ALPS for Personal Growth:  Journal some things that you personally feel are hard for you to be submissive about.  Then write some ways you feel you may be better to handle the situation if it arises to show a willingness to obey.                                                                                                                     
                                                   

Cheerful

Cub Scouts

  1. Help other Scouts in your den or pack have fun at a meeting.

  2. Discuss what cheerful means with your den and why it can sometimes be difficult to be cheerful.

  3. Sing a song in your den or pack.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Decorate a bulletin board at your troop’s charter organization with photos and information of your troop’s activities.

  2. Lead a campfire song or skit.

  3. Check-in with someone you know isn’t feeling well and cheer them up by visiting, calling, or sending them a card or letter.

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “A” in ALPS and make this an Adventure:  Learn a ‘new’ to you song and teach it to a group of others who would be willing to share.                                                         

  2. You get an ALPS Two For “Adventure and Leadership”:  Participate in spreading cheer by holding/ participating in a greeting card making session.  Cards can be any type congratulatory, thinking of you, sympathy etc.  Be sure cards are sent or distributed to be delivered to individuals, hospitals, nursing homes, military etc.  

 

 

Thrifty

Cub Scouts

  1. Discuss what a thrifty Scout is with your den or pack.

  2. Start a saving jar at home.

  3. Reduce trash by recycling items at home or on a Scouting event.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. A big part of thrifty is taking care of the woods, wildlife, and our natural resources. Learn the outdoor code, lead your troop in saying the outdoor code, and explain what it means to your troop.

  2. Start or continue a savings plan. Share this plan with your troop leaders.

  3. Pick out an item you want to purchase. Search for the best price/deal. Share your findings with a troop leader.

 

Venturing

  1. Use the 3 “R’s” in conservation (reduce, reuse and recycle) and find an item from home or in your crew that needs to be replaced and or repaired and follow through.  Such as, but not limited to, fixing a broken tent. Research item to have fixed or replaced and recycle unuseable parts.

  2. Use the “L” in ALPS to be a Servant Leader:  Help a crew in finding resources to do a desired activity such as obtain gear for an outing.  OR Sell camp cards to attend a Scout camp.  OR Find a sponsor to help fund a scout Tier I, Tier II or Tier III.                                                                                                                                                              

Brave

Cub Scouts

  1. Go camping outside for the first time.

  2. Do something new with your den or pack.

  3. Help lead the pledge, Scout Oath, Scout Law at your pack or den meeting.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Teach advancement requirements at a patrol or troop meeting.

  2. Lead an activity at a Cub and Family Campout.

  3. Give a presentation at your District’s Roundtable or at a troop meeting.

 

Venturing

  1. With the approval of your Advisor (or Adult Scouter approved by your Advisor) Do a self reflection to find an ‘new to you’ activity or event that moves you past your normal comfort zone.

  2. Do a Venturing recruitment.  This can be done by public speaking at an event, or overseeing a display table at a school activity night.  Make sure you implement and include an example of each point of ALPS (Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth, Service) in your display or speech.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Clean

Cub Scouts

  1. Clean up around the house without someone asking.

  2. Help clean up at a community or Scout event.

  3. Pick up trash with your den or pack in the community.

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Help to inventory and organize Scout supplies in your patrol or troop.

  2. Attend a weekend camping or backpacking trip. Dispose of all waste properly

  3. Bring service ideas to the Patrol Leader Council for your troop or to the troop’s service project coordinator.

 

Venturing

  1. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service:  Do a constructive Scout led trash pickup on a community property, park etc. Dispose of waste properly.                             

  2. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service:  Help organize, go through inventory and properly store a crew gear closet/ trailer. Be sure take note of needed items and report back to the unit.

  3. Use the “S” in ALPS for Service:  Speak to the unit COR or unit leader and find find out if there is anything they need regarding their property or a member’s property.  Such as but limited to organizing a pantry, cleaning flower beds, painting a fence etc.                                                                                                                                                            

 

Reverent

Cub Scouts

  1. Discuss with your den or pack what reverent means to you and why it is important

  2. Prepare a prayer at home and lead your pack or den in prayer at the next meeting

  3. Prepare a thought of the day and share it with your pack or den

 

Scouts BSA

  1. Serve as a Chaplain’s Aide for a weekend scouting event

  2. Help plan a Scout’s Own Service at a scouting event

  3. Start a journal and write in it daily for a week

 

Venturing

  1. Taking the “P” in Venturing ALPS for Personal Growth:  Write a Scouts Own Service Program and implement the service in your crew, unit or scouting event.  Share a copy with others for a future resource.  This could be done at a roundtable or through social media.

  2. Use the “L” in ALPS to be a Servant Leader:  Recruit at least two other Venturing youth to attend Scouts Sunday at a local church.  

  3. Taking the “P” in Venturing ALPS for Personal Growth:  Keep a blessings journal for 30 days of 3 uniquely good things you're thankful for each day.        

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