PERSONAL GROWTH

As Boy Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The Good Turn concept is a major part of the
personal growth method of Boy Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Probably no
device is so successful in developing a basis for personal growth as the daily Good Turn. The religious emblems program also is a large part of the
personal growth method. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting's aims.

Do A Good Turn Daily
Troop 70 includes regular service opportunities in its monthly program. Please refer to the troop calendar and the weekly e-mails for more
information. Service opportunity suggestions may be brought up to the monthly Patrol Leaders Council.


Religious Emblems Program
A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and
religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts
of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the
programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

For more information about Religious Emblems Programs visit
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/ReligiousAwards.aspx.

Scoutmaster Conference
The unit leader (Scoutmaster) conference, regardless of the rank or program, is conducted according to the guidelines in the Scoutmaster
Handbook, No. 33009. Note that a Scout must participate or take part in one; it is not a "test." Requirements do not say he must "pass" a conference.
While it makes sense to hold one after other requirements for a rank are met, it is not required that it be the last step before the board of review. This
is an important consideration for Scouts on a tight schedule to meet the requirements before age 18. Last-minute work can sometimes make it
impossible to fit the conference in before then, so scheduling it earlier can avoid unnecessary extension requests.

The conference can provide a forum for discussing ambitions and life purpose and for establishing goals for future achievement, but work left to be
completed may be discussed just as easily as that which is finished. If appropriate, an "object lesson" on delayed effort could prove valuable.
Ultimately, conference timing is up to the unit. Some leaders hold more than one along the way,and any of them can count toward the requirement.

Troop 70 Scouts may schedule their Scoutmaster Conference with the Scoutmaster.

Board of Review
After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank or Eagle Palm, he appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality
of his experience, decide whether he is qualified to advance and, if so, encourage him to continue the quest for Eagle or the next Palm. Because the
board of review date becomes the effective advancement date, boards should be scheduled at least monthly so Scouts are not delayed in beginning
time-oriented requirements for the next rank.

Troop 70 Scouts may schedule their Board of Review with the unit Advancement Coordinator.