What is the SPL? How does my kid earn merit badges? Should I take YPT or IOLS? Who or what is the AC? Do camping nights count for NOA? What is a Grubmaster? Will they have ESci at the MBU? All of this may seem obscure and even off-putting. Attending a one-hour orientation meeting put on by the troop will not scratch the surface of what parents will want to know.