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Question #1—Just how is T97 different from the 'average' BSA troop?
- We make a concerted effort to follow all applicable BSA policies.
- We use all 8 'Methods of Scouting' in our program (see below)
- We insist that our uniformed adult leaders complete the training offered by the BSA.
- We are 'high adventure' oriented.
- Summer camp is so important that it starts our year (psychologically speaking), rather than ends it.
- We take older Scouts on a one- to two-week 'high adventure' trek every year, one that goes well beyond what most adults have ever done (Backpacked at 14 500 ft? Canoed to near the Arctic Circle? Snorkeled a shipwreck? Bicycled 425 miles across several islands? Camped in a foot of new snow—in August?)
- Scouts get to be real leaders—to assume responsibility for the happiness and welfare of their fellow Scouts. That's a key strength of Scouting, because it's almost impossible to get that kind of leadership experience anywhere else as a youth.
The eight methods used by all good troops make Scouting unique:
- Adult Association
- Ideals (Promise, Law, Motto, Slogan)
- Leadership Development
- Patrol Method
- Personal Growth
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