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AAD
Associate Area Director - A professional Scouter working in a region; assists as area director. See Also: AD
ACRONYM
Always Confused Regarding Official Names You Make-up - The Acronym for "Acronym". The man I learned this from was in the Army, so the first part in his definition was "Army Confusion..."
AD
Area Director - A professional Scouter on a Regional Staff who relates to, and often lives in, a certain area, and works with the Area President in giving direct service to local councils.
ADE
Associate District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of a District Exec. See Also: DE
AP
Area President - The ranking elected volunteer (non-commissioned) officer in an area. Heads the area committee and serves as a member of the regional cabinet.
B-P
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide Scouting movement. Born in L:London, Feb. 22, 1857. Created a Baron in 1929. He is referred to as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died Jan. 8 19441.
Camporee
Derived from two words: camp and jamboree. A district of council troop activity to demonstrate techniques of living in camp. Involves a one- or two-night camping experience. May involve Scoutcraft competition.
CC
Committee Chair- The adult leader of the troop committee, may also be a member of the chartered organization. Provides the motivation and direction to the committee to get the Troop Program implemented, as decided by the PLC. Also, Pack committee chair - provides organization to pack committee to carry out pack program.
CD
Camp Director - The Scouter in charge of the administration of a Boy Scout camp or Cub Scout day camp or resident camp. May also refer to Camping Director - A professional Scouter responsible for development of a council's year-round camping program.
CM
Campmaster - A volunteer Scouter trained to assist in short term camping.
CO
Chartered Organization - A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community-based organization that has applied for and received a charter to operate a BSA Scouting unit.
Commissioner
A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help the units succeed. In addition to council commissioner, there are district-, assistant district-, roundtable-, huddle-, program-,and unit commissioners.
CR/COR
Charter Representative/Chartered Organization Representative- An adult representative of the group or organization that currently holds the BSA Charter. Reports information to and from the chartered organization and the Troop. Represents the organization to the local council.
Crackerbarrel
A gathering of Scouts and/or Scouters for friendship and fellowship with light snacks and refreshments. See Also: Mug Up: BSA
CSE
Chief Scout Executive - The top ranking professional Scouter of the BSA.
DAM
District Award of Merit - A recognition for Scouters who give noteworthy service to youth at the District/Exploring Division level.
DC
(1)District Chair - The volunteer chairperson of the district committee.
(2)District Committee - A group of volunteer adults responsible for carrying out the council program within their district.
(3)District Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All
Gilwell
Gilwell Park - The training center of the British Scout Association and the original homesite of Wood Badge Training. Located in Epping Forest, England.
MC
Member of the Committee- Adult volunteer who serves on the committee which carries out the unit program . Members are involved in operation of the unit as in finance, advancement, transportation, fund raising, and other duties determined by the CC and SM or CM or DC. Committees can be unit (pack, troop, post), district, or council.
PTC
Philmont Training Center - A center at Philmont Scout Ranch that hosts training seminars for selected Scouts and Scouters on topics ranging from Key-3's,to OA Advisers, to program leader training, to Commissioner training, etc. Attendance is by invitation upon local council nomination. See Also: Philmont
SOAR
Save Our American Resources - A conservation program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Explorers that involves identifying environmental needs, acquiring the skills to meet those needs, and carrying out a meaningful project.
Wood Badge
A training award granted upon completion of the Wood Badge course. A leather thong with two wooden beads, a special neckerchief, and a slide (woggle) are worn by those who have completed training. Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge teaches leadership and troop operation skills. Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge teaches how to "train the trainer".
WOSM
World Organization of the Scouting Movement - The international, non-governmental organization that is composed of over 120 member countries, which through the World Scout - Conference, -Committee, and -Bureau administer the basis of Scouting around the world.
YPP
Youth Protection Plan - Guidelines and policies, in place, to help fight child abuse. This BSA Emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indicators of child abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations.

BSA Acronyms and Abbreviations

96
Lone Scout Friend and Coach. Lone Scouts are those who cannot be served by a regular unit due to distance or other circumstances. This is the designation of the Scouter who works with him.
AAD
Associate Area Director - A professional Scouter working in a region; assists as area director. See Also: AD : All
ACRONYM
Always Confused Regarding Official Names You Make-up - The Acronym for "Acronym". The man I learned this from was in the Army, so the first part in his definition was "Army Confusion..."
AD
Area Director - A professional Scouter on a Regional Staff who relates to, and often lives in, a certain area, and works with the Area President in giving direct service to local councils.
ADE
Associate District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of a District Exec. See Also: DE
AP
Area President - The ranking elected volunteer (non-commissioned) officer in an area. Heads the area committee and serves as a member of the regional cabinet.
APL
Assistant Patrol Leader - Youth second leader of a patrol. Appointed by the PL to help him and take his place in his absence. A member of the PLC which runs the troop. See Also: PL
ASM
Assistant Scoutmaster - A commissioned volunteer, 18 or older, appointed by the chartered organization, who helps the SM administer the troop program. The term SA is used on applications and other literature. See Also: SA
ASPL
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Appointed by the SPL with the SM's advice and consent, he helps to run the troop with the SPL and the PLC. See Also: SPL
B-P
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide Scouting movement. Born in L:London, Feb. 22, 1857. Created a Baron in 1929. He is referred to as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died Jan. 8 19441.
B-P Award
Baden-Powell Patrol Award - An embroidered star worn beneath the patrol medallion distinguishes a member of a patrol that won this award by meeting requirements in : spirit,patrol meetings, hikes, outdoor activities, Good Turns, advancement, membership, uniform and PLC attendance. The motto of BSA : Be Prepared, honor his initials.
BOR
Board of Review - A review held to determine if a Boy Scout has satisfactorily completed rank advancement requirements. May also be held as an incentive for Scouts not advancing. For first 5 ranks, BOR is held by the troop committee, for the Eagle Scout rank, the council decides whether district or council advancement committee is responsible. See Also: COH
BSLTA
Boy Scout Leaders Training Award - A training recognition for adults in Boy Scouting (other than Scoutmasters).
C.O.P.E.
Project COPE - Challenging Outdoor Physical Experience - A team building and self esteem building physical challenge designed to broaden a scouts abilities and self confidence . Scouts depend on themselves and each other to complete the course while guided and guarded by trained COPE Counselors. Consists of problem solving exercises, low course (6 feet or less off ground) and high course (25 feet or more) where participants are belayed and safety is of utmost concern.
Camporee
Derived from two words: camp and jamboree. A district of council troop activity to demonstrate techniques of living in camp. Involves a one- or two-night camping experience. May involve Scoutcraft competition.
CC
Committee Chair- The adult leader of the troop committee, may also be a member of the chartered organization. Provides the motivation and direction to the committee to get the Troop Program implemented, as decided by the PLC. Also, pack committee chair - provides organization to pack committee to carry out pack program.
CD
Camp Director - The Scouter in charge of the administration of a Boy Scout camp or Cub Scout day camp or resident camp.May also refer to Camping Director - A professional Scouter responsible for development of a council's year-round camping program.
Chapter
An organization of National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) members in the local council. See Also: NESA
CM
Campmaster - A volunteer Scouter trained to assist in short term camping.
CO
Chartered Organization - A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community-based organization that has applied for and received a charter to operate a BSA Scouting unit.
Coach
Coach - The commissioned volunteer Scouter, 21 or older, appointed to lead a Varsity Scout team. See Also: Varsity Scout
COH
Court Of Honor- A ceremony to honor and recognize Scouts for their achievements and rank advancements. A special COH is used when a Scout reaches Eagle. See Also: BOR
Commissioner
A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help the units succeed. In addition to council commissioner, there are district-, assistant district-, roundtable-, huddle-, program-,and unit commissioners.
CR/COR
Charter Representative/Chartered Organization Representative- An adult representative of the group or organization that currently holds the BSA Charter. Reports information to and from the chartered organization and the Troop. Represents the organization to the local council.
Crackerbarrel
A gathering of Scouts and/or Scouters for friendship and fellowship with light snacks and refreshments. See Also: Mug Up: BSA
Crew Chief
The elected youth leader of a Venture Crew. See Also: Venture
CSE
Chief Scout Executive - The top ranking professional Scouter of the BSA.
DAM
District Award of Merit - A recognition for Scouters who give noteworthy service to youth at the District/Exploring Division level.
DC
Den Chief - A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Explorer who helps direct the activities of a den. Appointed by the SPL with SM advice and consent. Also Weblos den chief, who provides the same function for a Weblos den.
DC
(1)District Chair - The volunteer chairperson of the district committee.(2)District Committee - A group of volunteer adults responsible for carrying out the council program within their district.(3)District Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All
DE
District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of the Scout Executive and is responsible for the achievements of the district.
Fast Start
A preliminary training session with three part video explaining Troop organization, Troop meeting and, The Outdoor Program. Usually 3-4 hours.
Gilwell
Gilwell Park - The training center of the British Scout Association and the original homesite of Wood Badge Training. Located in Epping Forest, England.
Good Turn
Good Turn is a distinctive feature of Boy Scouting and its emphasis upon service to others, The Good Turn habit is one that all Scouts try to acquire.
Instructor
This youth leader helps other youth members with rank advancement; appointed by the SPL with the advice and consent of the SM. Also, any youth or adult who can teach or instruct others on parts of the Scouting program.
Jamboree
Jamboree - The term chosen by B-P to describe the first international gathering of Scouts camping together in London in 1920. The term is used to indicate a national or world gathering.
JASM
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster - Scouts, 16 or older, who help the SPL; appointed by the SPL with the advice and consent of the SM.
JLT
Junior Leader Training - A training course for junior leaders conducted by the council featuring Scoutcraft and leadership skills. May be up to a week long. Also refers to a Troop JLT conducted by the SM and SPL. A weekend devoted to building the leadership team and planning the troop program.
JOTA
Jamboree on the Air - The World Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) sponsors a worldwide HAM radio event the third weekend of October each year to promote communication and understanding between Scouts all over the world. BSA's participation is coordinated by the International Division. BSA's Fort Worth TX Ham HQ is K2BSA. World Scout Bureau Ham HQ in Switzerland is HB9S
Key-3
The council key-3: council president, council commissioner, Scout Executive The district key-3: The district chairman, district commissioner, the DE The lodge key-3: The Lodge Adviser (OA), the Lodge Chief, the Staff Adviser
MC
Member of the Committee- Adult volunteer who serves on the committee which carries out the unit program . Members are involved in operation of the unit as in finance, advancement, transportation, fund raising, and other duties determined by the CC and SM or CM or DC. Committees can be unit (pack, troop, post), district, or council.
Mug-up
This Canadian Scouts term is the equivalent of the BSA Crackerbarrel; a time of fellowship and friendship with light snacks and refreshments. See Also: Crackerbarrel
NCS
National Camping School- A training program to train Scouters who will serve in leadership roles in Summer Camps. All senior camp staff must attend NCS for certification in their field fir the camp to be accredited. This includes: Camp Dir, Program Dir, Program Commissioner, Aquatics Dir, C.O.P.E. Dir, Shooting Sports Dir. and others.
NESA
National Eagles Scout Association - This group provides an opportunity for all Eagle Scouts to retain identification with Scouting through service to the local council in which they live.
Philmont
Philmont Scout Ranch - The 136,000 acre scout reservation near Cimmaron, MN. Each year Philmont hosts Scouts and other groups participating in high-adventure hiking and treks. A rugged, outback experience usually lasting 11 days.
PL
Patrol Leader - Youth leader of a patrol consisting of between 5-8 other boys. As a member of the PLC he helps make the decisions that run the troop. He appoints his APL
PLC
Patrol Leaders Council - The youth leaders of a BSA troop. The PLC consists of the SPL, ASPL, PLs, APLs. They should be trained by the SM, through Troop JLT, to do the planning and running of the troop. (From Larry E. Kurfis): Planning, Leadership, Communications. See Also:JLT
PTC
Philmont Training Center - A center at Philmont Scout Ranch that hosts training seminars for selected Scouts and Scouters on topics ranging from Key-3's,to OA Advisers, to program leader training, to Commissioner training, etc. Attendance is by invitation upon local council nomination. See Also: Philmont
SA
Assistant Scoutmaster- An adult leader who helps the Scoutmaster in various ways. A commissioned volunteer, 18 or older, appointed by the chartered organization.This term is used on Applications and other literature, in practice the term used is ASM. See Also: ASM
SLBT
Scout Leader Basic Training - This is the older reference to the current Scoutmastership Fundamentals. See Also:SMF I, II, III
SM
Scoutmaster- Adult leader head of the troop. A commissioned volunteer, 21 or over, appointed by the chartered organization. Provides direction and training to the Scouts so they can run a troop more effectively. Works with the troop committee and the chartered organization representative to provide program opportunities and direction.
SMF I,II,III
Scoutmastership Fundamentals, Parts I,II,III- A basic training program for Adult Scout leaders consisting of: Part I, Troop organization (how to get it running) Usually 6 hr.. Part II- The Troop Meeting. Usually 3 hrs..Part III-The Outdoor experience, it., scout craft and outdoor skills. Weekend long. Taken after Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Training. See Also: SLBT
SOAR
Save Our American Resources - A conservation program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Explorers that involves identifying environmental needs, acquiring the skills to meet those needs, and carrying out a meaningful project.
SPL
Senior Patrol Leader - Youth Leader of the troop. He is elected by the members of the troop and is the head of the PLC. He appoints his ASPL.
TC
(1)Troop Committee - A group of adult volunteers led by the CC to get the troop program implemented, as decided by the PLC.
(2)Troop Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All; UC
TG
Troop Guide - A youth leader who works with the new Scout patrol in the troop; appointed by the SM in consultation with the SA responsible for the new Scouts.
TRS
Troop Resource Survey - A survey of the talents, skills, and interests of adults who could provide program assistance to the troop.
UC
Unit Commissioner - A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help them succeed. Carries information and questions to and from the unit, to and from the local council
VA
Assistant Varsity Scout Coach
Varsity-
Varsity Scouting - A part of the BSA program for young men (Varsity Scouts) who are at least 14 but not yet 18. The unit is a team; the youth unit leader is a Coach. The emphasis is on advancement, high adventure, personal development, service and special programs and events.
VC
Varsity Scout Coach - Youth leader of a Varsity team. See Also: Varsity
Venture-
High adventure activities for a patrol (Venture Crew) of Boy Scouts, 13 and older in a troop.
Wood Badge
A training award granted upon completion of the Wood Badge course. A leather thong with two wooden beads, a special neckerchief, and a slide (woggle) are worn by those who have completed training. Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge teaches leadership and troop operation skills. Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge teaches how to "train the trainer".
WOSM
World Organization of the Scouting Movement - The international, non-governmental organization that is composed of over 120 member countries, which through the World Scout - Conference, -Committee, and -Bureau administer the basis of Scouting around the world.
YPP
Youth Protection Plan - Guidelines and policies, in place, to help fight child abuse. This BSA Emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indicators of child abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations.

Cub Scout Abbreviations and Acronymns

88
Lone Cub Scout Friend and Coach - Lone Cubs are those that cannot be served by a regular unit due to distance or other circumstances. This is the designation for the Scouter who works with him.
AAD
Associate Area Director - A professional Scouter working in a region; assists as area director. See Also: AD : All
ACM
Assistant Cubmaster - This is the popular abbreviation. The correct one is CA. See Also: CA
ACRONYM
Always Confused Regarding Official Names You Make-up - The Acronym for "Acronym". The man I learned this from was in the Army, so the first part in his definition was "Army Confusion..."
AD
Assistant Denner - A Cub Scout or Weblos Scout elected by his peers to help the Denner See Also: Denner : Cub
AD
Area Director - A professional Scouter on a Regional Staff who relates to, and often lives in, a certain area, and works with the Area President in giving direct service to local councils.
ADE
Associate District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of a District Exec. See Also: DE
ADL
Assistant Den Leader - A commissioned volunteer Scouter, 18 or older, appointed by the Chartered Organization to help the Cub Scout Den Leader. See Also: DL
AOL
Arrow Of Light - The highest rank in Cub Scouting. The only Cub Scout badge that may be worn on a Boy Scout uniform.
AP
Area President - The ranking elected volunteer (non-commissioned) officer in an area. Heads the area committee and serves as a member of the regional cabinet.
B-P
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide Scouting movement. Born in L:London, Feb. 22, 1857. Created a Baron in 1929. He is referred to as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died Jan. 8 19441.
CA
Assistant Cubmaster - A commissioned volunteer Scouter, 18 or older, appointed by the Chartered Organization to help the Cubmaster. See Also: CM :Cub
Camporee
Derived from two words: camp and jamboree. A district of council troop activity to demonstrate techniques of living in camp. Involves a one- or two-night camping experience. May involve Scoutcraft competition.
CC
Committee Chair- The adult leader of the troop committee, may also be a member of the chartered organization. Provides the motivation and direction to the committee to get the Troop Program implemented, as decided by the PLC. Also, pack committee chair - provides organization to pack committee to carry out pack program.
CD
Camp Director - The Scouter in charge of the administration of a Boy Scout camp or Cub Scout day camp or resident camp. May also refer to Camping Director - A professional Scouter responsible for development of a council's year-round camping program.
CM
Cub Master- Adult Leader of a Cub Scout Pack. A commissioned volunteer Scouter, 21 or older, appointed by the Chartered Organization.
CM
Campmaster - A volunteer Scouter trained to assist in short term camping.
CO
Chartered Organization - A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community-based organization that has applied for and received a charter to operate a BSA Scouting unit.
Commissioner
A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help the units succeed. In addition to council commissioner, there are district-, assistant district-, roundtable-, huddle-, program-,and unit commissioners.
CR/COR
Charter Representative/Chartered Organization Representative- An adult representative of the group or organization that currently holds the BSA Charter. Reports information to and from the chartered organization and the Troop. Represents the organization to the local council.
Crackerbarrel
A gathering of Scouts and/or Scouters for friendship and fellowship with light snacks and refreshments. See Also: Mug Up: BSA
CSE
Chief Scout Executive - The top ranking professional Scouter of the BSA.
CSLBT
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training - Taken after Fast Start training, this may be delivered as a one-day training course, a three-step course, or a self study course. Weblos leader outdoor training and the den leader coach seminar are also part of the basic training for those leaders.
DA
Assistant Den Leader- Adult assistant Den Leader, aids the Den Leader in managing a Cub Scout Den.
DAM
District Award of Merit - A recognition for Scouters who give noteworthy service to youth at the District/Exploring Division level.
DC
Den Leader Coach - One of many volunteers that provide training and resources to Den Leaders.
DC
Den Chief - A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Explorer who helps direct the activities of a den. Appointed by the SPL with SM advice and consent. Also Weblos den chief, who provides the same function for a Weblos den.
DC
(1)District Chair - The volunteer chairperson of the district committee.
(2)District Committee - A group of volunteer adults responsible for carrying out the council program within their district.
(3)District Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All
DE
District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of the Scout Executive and is responsible for the achievements of the district.
Denner
A Cub Scout or Weblos Scout elected by his peers to help the den chief and den leader.
DL
Den Leader- Adult leader of a Cub Scout Den. A registered volunteer, 21 or older, appointed by the Pack committee t plan and direct the den's activities.
Fast Start
A preliminary training session with three part video explaining Pack organization,Pack meeting and, The Outdoor Program. Usually 3-4 hours.
Gilwell
Gilwell Park - The training center of the British Scout Association and the original homesite of Wood Badge Training. Located in Epping Forest, England.
MC
Member of the Committee- Adult volunteer who serves on the committee which carries out the unit program . Members are involved in operation of the unit as in finance, advancement, transportation, fund raising, and other duties determined by the CC and SM or CM or DC. Committees can be unit (pack, troop, post), district, or council.
Mug-up
This Canadian Scouts term is the equivalent of the BSA Crackerbarrel; a time of fellowship and friendship with light snacks and refreshments. See Also: Crackerbarrel
NCS
National Camping School- A training program to train Scouters who will serve in leadership roles in Summer Camps. All senior camp staff must attend NCS for certification in their field fir the camp to be accredited. This includes: Camp Dir, Program Dir, Program Commissioner, Aquatics Dir, C.O.P.E. Dir, Shooting Sports Dir. and others.
PC
(1)Pack Committee- Serves to implement the Pack Program and operate the Pack on a day-to-day basis. This includes: finance, transportation, fund raising, etc. See Also: CC: All
(2)Pack Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All
PTC
Philmont Training Center - A center at Philmont Scout Ranch that hosts training seminars for selected Scouts and Scouters on topics ranging from Key-3's,to OA Advisers, to program leader training, to Commissioner training, etc. Attendance is by invitation upon local council nomination. See Also: Philmont
SOAR
Save Our American Resources - A conservation program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Explorers that involves identifying environmental needs, acquiring the skills to meet those needs, and carrying out a meaningful project.
TC
Tiger Cub group Coach- Adult liaison between Tiger Cub parents and Pack
UC
Unit Commissioner - A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help them succeed. Carries information and questions to and from the unit, to and from the local council
WA
Assistant Weblos Den Leader-Adult assistant in a Weblos Den.
WC
Weblos Den Leader Coach - One of many volunteers who provide training and other resources to Leaders.
WE
Weblos Den Leader- Adult Leader in older Cub Den.Weblos is an eighteen month program that begins the transition to Boy Scouts
Wood Badge
A training award granted upon completion of the Wood Badge course. A leather thong with two wooden beads, a special neckerchief, and a slide (woggle) are worn by those who have completed training. Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge teaches leadership and troop operation skills. Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge teaches how to "train the trainer".
WOSM
World Organization of the Scouting Movement - The international, non-governmental organization that is composed of over 120 member countries, which through the World Scout - Conference, -Committee, and -Bureau administer the basis of Scouting around the world.
YPP
Youth Protection Plan - Guidelines and policies, in place, to help fight child abuse. This BSA Emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indicators of child abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations.

Explorer Abbreviations and Acroymns

AA
Associate Advisor-Helps Explorer Advisor. Can facilitate a portion of the program. He is a commissioned volunteer, over 21, appointed by the chartered organization to help the Explorer Advisor. See Also: EA
AAD
Associate Area Director - A professional Scouter working in a region; assists as area director. See Also: AD : All
ACRONYM
Always Confused Regarding Official Names You Make-up - The Acronym for "Acronym". The man I learned this from was in the Army, so the first part in his definition was "Army Confusion..."
AD
Area Director - A professional Scouter on a Regional Staff who relates to, and often lives in, a certain area, and works with the Area President in giving direct service to local councils.
ADE
Associate District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of a District Exec. See Also: DE
AP
Area President - The ranking elected volunteer (non-commissioned) officer in an area. Heads the area committee and serves as a member of the regional cabinet.
B-P
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide Scouting movement. Born in L:London, Feb. 22, 1857. Created a Baron in 1929. He is referred to as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died Jan. 8 19441.
CC
Committee Chair- The adult leader of the troop committee, may also be a member of the chartered organization. Provides the motivation and direction to the committee to get the Troop Program implemented, as decided by the PLC. Also, pack committee chair - provides organization to pack committee to carry out pack program.
CO
Chartered Organization - A religious, civic, fraternal, educational, or other community-based organization that has applied for and received a charter to operate a BSA Scouting unit.
Commissioner
A volunteer Scouter who works with packs, troops, and teams to help the units succeed. In addition to council commissioner, there are district-, assistant district-, roundtable-, huddle-, program-,and unit commissioners.
CR/COR
Charter Representative/Chartered Organization Representative- An adult representative of the group or organization that currently holds the BSA Charter. Reports information to and from the chartered organization and the Troop. Represents the organization to the local council.
CSE
Chief Scout Executive - The top ranking professional Scouter of the BSA.
DAM
District Award of Merit - A recognition for Scouters who give noteworthy service to youth at the District/Exploring Division level.
DC
(1)District Chair - The volunteer chairperson of the district committee. (2)District Committee - A group of volunteer adults responsible for carrying out the council program within their district.d
(3)District Commissioner - See: Commissioner: All
DE
District Executive - A professional Scouter who works under the direction of the Scout Executive and is responsible for the achievements of the district.
EA
Explorer Advisor- Adult head of Explorer Post. Advises youth members on Post activities and helps in facilitating planning. A commissioned volunteer Scouter, 21 or older, appointed by the chartered organization.
EE
Exploring Executive - A professional Scouter who is responsible for selling and servicing Exploring in the council
Explorer
A registered youth member of an Explorer Post. Exploring is that part of the BSA program for young women and men who are at least 14 and through eighth grade or are 15 or older. Membership may continue through age 20. The unit is a post or a ship (Sea Exploring). Emphasis may be on career exploration, outdoor and high adventure activities, hobbies, service or other areas of interest to the post members.
Key-3
The council key-3: council president, council commissioner, Scout Executive The district key-3: The district chairman, district commissioner, the DE The lodge key-3: The Lodge Adviser (OA), the Lodge Chief, the Staff Adviser
MC
Member of the Committee- Adult volunteer who serves on the committee which carries out the unit program . Members are involved in operation of the unit as in finance, advancement, transportation, fund raising, and other duties determined by the CC and SM or CM or DC. Committees can be unit (pack, troop, post), district, or council.
MT
Mate-Sea Explorer Post Assistant
PTC
Philmont Training Center - A center at Philmont Scout Ranch that hosts training seminars for selected Scouts and Scouters on topics ranging from Key-3's,to OA Advisers, to program leader training, to Commissioner training, etc. Attendance is by invitation upon local council nomination. See Also: Philmont
SK
Skipper- Sea Explorer Post Leader. Sea Exploring is organized along Navy lines.
SOAR
Save Our American Resources - A conservation program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Explorers that involves identifying environmental needs, acquiring the skills to meet those needs, and carrying out a meaningful project.
WOSM
World Organization of the Scouting Movement - The international, non-governmental organization that is composed of over 120 member countries, which through the World Scout - Conference, -Committee, and -Bureau administer the basis of Scouting around the world.
YPP
Youth Protection Plan - Guidelines and policies, in place, to help fight child abuse. This BSA Emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indicators of child abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations.

Order of the Arrow Abbreviations and Acroymns

ACRONYM
Always Confused Regarding Official Names You Make-up - The Acronym for "Acronym". The man I learned this from was in the Army, so the first part in his definition was "Army Confusion..."
B-P
Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth - Founder of the worldwide Scouting movement. Born in L:London, Feb. 22, 1857. Created a Baron in 1929. He is referred to as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Chief Scout of the World. Died Jan. 8 19441.
Brotherhood
The OA's second level of membership. The Ordeal member after 10 months of membership may seal his membership in the Order by taking a further pledge to service of others, Troop and Lodge.
Call-out
Call-out - the ceremony that begins the membership induction process for newly elected Order of the Arrow Candidates. See Also: OA
Chapter
An optional geographic administrative unit of an Order of the Arrow Lodge, usually corresponding to a District.
Chief
The key elected youth leader in the OA; may be Chapter-, Lodge-, Section-, Region, or National-Chief.
Good Turn
Good Turn is a distinctive feature of Boy Scouting and its emphasis upon service to others, The Good Turn habit is one that all Scouts try to acquire.
Key-3
The council key-3: council president, council commissioner, Scout Executive The district key-3: The district chairman, district commissioner, the DEThe lodge key-3: The Lodge Adviser (OA), the Lodge Chief, the Staff Adviser
Lodge
A local council Order of the Arrow group chartered annually by the National Council. A large, or geographically diverse lodge may be divided into chapters. See Also: Chapter: OA
NLS
National Leadership Seminar- A training program for youth and adult OA Leaders, containing Lodge Organization and leadership methods, ceremony organization and performing hints and ideas, and other Lodge oriented subjects
NOAC
National OA Conference- A biennial gathering of OA members, usually in a Mid-western University, for training and fellowship.
OA
Order of the Arrow- An adjunct program of BSA. It is an organization of honor campers dedicated to service and leadership in the Troop and community. Arranged in Lodges (1 per Council) and Chapters (if Council is). Lodges may take a native American name usually of the Nation or another totem near them.
Ordeal
This is the OA's first level of membership. Scouts, at least First Class, who meet other requirements are elected by their Troop mates and pass through an "Ordeal" meant to encourage self reflection and awaken an awareness of others' needs. Membership is "not so much for what you have done, but for what you are expected to do"
Vigil Honor
This is the OA's highest level of membership. A Brotherhood member, after at least two full years membership may be called out by the Lodge for this honor. Reflects an understanding and dedication to a life of service and of living the Scout Oath and Law.
YPP
Youth Protection Plan - Guidelines and policies, in place, to help fight child abuse. This BSA Emphasis fights child abuse by teaching youth the "three R's": Recognize, Resist, and Report child abuse; by helping parents and Scouters learn to recognize indicators of child abuse; and by teaching them how to handle child abuse situations.

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