To be properly informed, Troop 370 adopted two primary methods for contacting each Scout and family. The two methods are maintaining a troop website and email.
Our troop website is http://www.troop370.us. Scouts & parents can find copies of most troop printed resources to download, announcements or changes to troop activities, information and resources for advancement and merit badges, and notes and photos from various trips.
Troop 370 is a boy run Troop and as such, the Senior Patrol leader gives out communication during weekly announcements at Troop meetings. Patrol Leaders are then expected to keep their patrol members informed about troop events throughout the year.
The Senior Patrol Leader will notify Patrol Leaders who will notify patrol members by phone tree when important information needs to be disseminated immediately.
Updates, announcements, newsletters, and other troop information are distributed by email and our website, www.troop370.us. Information on the website is updated frequently and generally within hours of being received by the webmaster.
If a scout and his family do not have access to the internet or e-mail, they are to notify the scoutmaster or committee chairman so another means of communication such as the U.S. Mail or phone calls can be utilized.
For problems, suggestions, concerns or willingness to participate in the Troop website, please contact the Scoutmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BSA has developed a five-point plan to combat child abuse and to improve the environment in which young people live. The key elements of this strategy include the following points:
1. Educating Scouting volunteers, parents and Scouts themselves to aid in the detection and prevention of child abuse.
2. Establishing leader-selection procedures to prevent individuals with a history of child abuse from entering the BSA leadership ranks.
3. Establishing policies that minimize the opportunities for child abuse to occur in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
4. Encouraging Scouts to report improper behavior in order to identify offenders quickly.
5. Swiftly removing and reporting alleged offenders.
370 and the Youth Protection Program