Troop / PLC Resources

Some of these resources are links to the official Boy Scouts of America website.  Please let us know if any links are no longer working.

For Troop Meetings:


BSA official site for all of your meeting planning needs.

Blank meeting planner to aid the PLC (Patrol Leaders' Council) in planning upcoming meetings. (PDF Format)

Form used for uniform inspections during Troop meetings. (PDF Format)

If you are looking for meeting planning ideas with a specific skill focus, use this guide to help you plan.

    Volume I: Includes Aquatics, Athletics, Backpacking, Boating/Canoeing, Business, Camping, Citizenship, Communications, Cooking (basic), Cultural                                 Awareness, Emergency Preparedness, and Engineering
    Volume II: Includes Environment, First Aid, Fishing, Forestry, Health Care, High Adventure, Hiking, Hobbies, Leadership, Mechanics, Nature,                                             and Orienteering
    Volume III: Includes Physical Fitness, Pioneering, Public Service, Safety, Science, Shooting, Special Cooking (dutch oven, etc.),                                                             Sports, Tracking, Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Management, Winter Camping

Huge list of games for your Troop meetings.  You might also want to check out Baden-Powell's Games.

This compilation lists all of the games an activities that were used on the short-lived National Geographic show.  Add these to your meeting for something a little different.

From flag ceremonies to Courts of Honor, this has lots of great ideas for what to do and how to do it.

Think Cub Scouts are the only ones that do cheers?  Think again!  This is a pretty comprehensive list of cheers that can be used for all occasions.

Extensive index of various skits that can be used for Courts of Honor, Campouts, Camporees, etc.


For Campouts:

Planning sheet for patrol menus for camp outs.  This is a required document for each patrol to fill out prior to any camp out.  (PDF Format)

Printable duty roster for patrols.  This is a required document for each patrol to fill out prior to any camp out.  (PDF Format)

What to bring on a camp out or backpacking trip. (PDF Format)

Checklist of contents of patrol boxes for campouts. (PDF Format)

Campout Planner
Planning sheet for campouts - what are we doing and when? (PDF Format)

Planning sheet for campfires which are held during campouts (PDF Format)

Extensive index of various skits that can be used for Courts of Honor, Campouts, Camporees, etc.


For Advancement:

This is an awesome series of videos found on the BSA National Council site. Engaging, informational, and entertaining videos that go over each of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Narrated by kids for kids.

Merit Badge Worksheets
Links to worksheets for the 120+ different Merit Badges available through BSA (all available in PDF format).

Scouts and merit badge counselors may use this card to keep track of completed requirements for specific merit badges.  The card provided includes Troop 747 information.  Please Note: The card does not need to be printed on blue paper.

Other Resources:

Official website of the BSA magazine for boys.  Lots of great articles, games and resources.

List of various opportunities available for Boy Scouts (includes training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and other opportunities).

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