The Boy Scouts of America is one of our nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.
The Boy Scouts of America with over a century of experience knows that helping youth is the key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Cary Presbyterian Church is Troop 232's Chartering Organization and one of the longest-running, un-broken Chartered Organizations in the Occoneechee Council for more than 50 years now. Troop 232 was chartered on April 1, 1967.
The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation’s youth by chartering community organizations to develop, organize and operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships for boys and girls up to age 18. These chartered organizations manage the units and control the program of activities to support their goals and objectives. When community organizations establish a new unit, they must take these two important actions to ensure a quality Scouting program:
First - Select leadership. The head of the chartered organization appoints a chartered organization representative to provide leadership in the selection of a unit committee of parents and organization members that will provide overall supervision for the unit’s program. The committee also selects the adult unit leaders who will work with the youth. Additionally, the chartered organization representative is a voting member of the local council and may serve as a member of the district committee.
Second - Provides a meeting place and promotes a desirable program for their community. The chartered organization arranges for appropriate meeting facilities for the unit and promotes through its committee the full use of the program, including outdoor experiences, advancement, recognition, and, in particular, Scouting’s values.
The Role of the Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is appointed by the head of the chartered organization, heads up the “Scouting Department” in the organization, and is a voting member of the BSA council representing the chartered organization, in this case, Cary Presbyterian Church. The COR also is a member of the district committee and liaison between the organization’s Scouting units and the resources available to these units through the district and council volunteers and professional resources. An effective chartered organization representative can help make a real difference in the lives of youth in their community.
Responsibilities of the COR include the following aspects:
Being committed to the Scouting program by being active in the chartered units, sharing experiences, fulfilling the responsibilities of the position, and having the perseverance to see the job through.
Acting as the liaison between the units and the organization. Serves as the unit representative to the youth council, education board, or other committees of the chartered organization will enable the COR to keep the officers of the organization aware of its units’ programs and to see that its policies are being carried out.
Representing the Chartered Organization on the local Scout Council and District Committee. As a voting member, the COR’s voice is important. Serving on one of the district operating committees in an area related to his or her own personal talents and interests will be a rewarding experience and will allow the COR to keep the organization informed of council and district Scout services and activities.
Troop 232 is always in need of motivated individuals desiring to involve themselves in scouting. There are many opportunities for you to "cherry-pick" the aspects you are interested in leading. We need self-motivated parents willing to make our organization stronger as we grow our organization and keep the fun for our children safe, secure, and fun for all.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors
and to be conservation-minded.
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