Scoutenese 101

Scoutenese 101

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Written by Jack Schiller Thursday, 10 June 2010 00:38

Aged out A term to signify that a Scout has reached the age of becoming a Scouter. 18 for Boy Scouts, 21 for OA and Venturing.
AOL See Arrow of Light.
Arrow of Light Also called AOL. The highest award a Cub Scout can earn in scouting. This is for Webelos only and is the only award a Webelos may take wear on his Troop uniform.
Bear Cub Scouts who are in the third grade
Boy Scout A boy in sixth through 18 years of age registered in a Troop.
Camp The place where we have a Camp Out. In Dan Beard Council, this usually refers to Friedlander, Upper Craig, Cub World, or Michaels.
Camp Out When a Unit has an Outing and sleeps in a tent or under the stars. 
Charter An organization who supports a scouting unit and assumes ownership over them. 
Class A The formal scouting shirt wore by Scouts and Scouters. They are Blue for Cub Scouts, tan for Boy Scouts, and are often green for Venture Scouts.
Class B An informal T-shirt worn under a Class A shirt. It must have "Official" scouting insignia on it to be considered legitamit. 
Council The name of the larger area that administers the scouts in that area. We are in Dan Beard Council. 
Cub Scout Boys in scouting who are in first through 5th grade.
Dan Beard Council The scouting Council for the greater Cincinnati area.
DE  See District Executive.
Den A collection of Cub Scouts of the same age, Rank, and Pack. 
District A geographical region within a council, akin to counties.
District Executive A paid Scouter who is employed by the Council or the National BSA. Also called a DE.
Eagle The final Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
Eagle Project The final project a Life Scout must do to earn the Eagle Rank.
First Class The fouth Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
High Adventure An Outing in which the activity is above the norm in terms of risk or distance. Ex Rapelling, white water rafting, Hiking through a mountan Range.
Ku-Ni-Eh The local Order of the Arrow lodge within Dan Beard Council.
Life The sixth Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
National BSA The National office that oversees every Council in the USA. Their main office is in Arlington Texas.
OA See Order of the Arrow.
Order of the Arrow The National Honor Society of camping for Boy Scouts. Also called OA.
Outing The gathering of Scouts and Scouters at an event outside of the regularly scheduled meeting.
Pack A Cub Scout unit comprised of a collection of Dens. 
Palms Are earned by Eagle Scouts signifying extra merit badges earned in addition to the 21 required for Eagle. They order Bronze, Gold, and Silver.
Rank The level any Scout is currently at in his/her Unit.
Scout Any registered youth in scouting. A scout is a youth from first grade through his 18th birthday, or his 21st birthday for Venturers or the OA.
Scout Rank The first rank earned by a scout in a Troop upon joining.
Scouter Any registered adult in scouting.
Second Class The third Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
Star The fifth Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
Tenderfoot The second Rank earned by a Scout in a Troop.
Tiger Cub Scouts who are in the first grade.
Troop A scouting Unit comprised of boys in sixth grade through 18 years of age.
Unit A collection of scouts who have a designation and are chartered to an organization.
Venture Scout A boy or girl aged 13 through 21 that is registered in a Venturing unit.
Venturer Same as a Venture Scout.
Venturing A coed Unit of scouting for boys and girls aged 13 through 21. Often these units are dedicated to High Adventure.
Webelos Cub Scouts in fourth through fifth grade. Webelos means "We'll Be Loyal Scouts"
Wolf Cub Scouts who are in the second grade.
Youth Protection A mandatory training every Scouter has to take. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:43