COR - Charter Org Representative
ECOH - Eagle Court of Honor
GTA - Guide To Advancement
POR - Position of Responsibility
Other attempts at abbreviations
BSA's ... https://www.scouting.org/resources/los/abbreviations/
US Scouting Project ... http://clipart.usscouts.org/ScoutDoc/Acronyms/abbrev.pdf
For scouters in the BSA, the area where ticks are a problem is everywhere. There is not a single state in the U.S. that does not have a native population of ticks ready to bite and spread disease.
The CDC has a web page about ticks that bite people, and which diseases they most commonly transmit. The page is here: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/geographic_distribution.html
Most common is the Brown Dog Tick, found in every state and known to transmite Rocky Mountain Spotted fever in the southwest U.S.
The American Dog Tick is common in the east and in California.
The Blacklegged Tick is common in the east and can transmit a smorgasbord of diseases, ranging from Lyme disease to Powassan virus.
The Gulf Coast Tick is common along the Gulf Coast (no surprise there), but is also common along the Atlantic coast as far north as Maryland, and in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The Lone Star Tick is also common along the Gulf Coast and in the midwest, the rust belt states, and all states along the Atlantic Coast from Floritda to Maine.
The Rocky Mountain Tick is found from the Pacific Northwest southwards to northern Arizona and New Mexico (so you Philmont trekkers might find a few of them). They are known to transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever among other illnesses.
Although the Western Blacklegged Tick is most common on the Pacific Coast, it is also common in the state of Utah. It carries Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis.
In addition to those common ticks, there are also "invasive" tick species that you might find in some locales, such as the Asian Longhorned Tick.
Stay safe! Check yourself for ticks each day and carry a tick key, tweezers, or other gadget to remove them when found.
People on these forums use 1,001 different abbreviations and acronyms. Many are common across scouting. Some are just invented on the spot and assumed to be understandable (but rarely are).
BSA publishes a list of common scouting acronyms. The list is here: https://www.scouting.org/resources/los/abbreviations/
As I read through the list, it is obvious that the folks compiling the list missed many, many very common acronyms. Here's my quick and dirty list of additional acronyms....
AC - Advancement Chair
BL - Boys Life
BOR - Board of Review
CC - Committee Chair
CM - Cubmaster
CO - Charter Organization
EBOR - Eagle Board of Review
G2SS - Guide to Safe Scouting
ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
JTE - Journey to Excellence
LDS - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
MB - merit badge
MBU - Merit Badge University
NAYLE - National Advenced Youth Leadership Experience
NSJ - National Scout Jamboree
OE - Outdoor Ethics
QM - Quartermaster
SM - Scoutmaster
SS - Sea Scouts
WSJ - World Scout Jamboree
YPT - Youth Protection Training
Got more acronyms that BSA and me overlooked???
I agree with those that say don't beat yourself over this, @CarlosD.
First of all, while the scout may have gone to the emergency room, it wasn't an emergency. The ER is where you go when you're in so much pain you can't fill out the insurance info, or you might die if left un attended. A swollen knee is not that. Urgent care would have been fine. Urgent care is also the place where broken arms are put in a cast. Would you be upset over a broken arm on a campout? For your first campout as SM, yeah, I guess. But you'll get used to it. I had a troop guide sledding with a new scout and he figured out how to hit the one rock on the whole hill. New scout broke his leg. It was so much work to get him camping I was sure he was never coming back. Well, he's still in the troop and he's growing up just fine.
Second, nobody mentions how serious this cut really was. If this scout was cutting raw chicken with his knife before he stuck it in his knee then it could have been a slight scratch and he could have gotten an infection. You can't prevent all problems. In fact, most problems are an opportunity to teach. Does he really know how to clean a wound? Does he need to re learn how to use a knife? Don't beat up on the scout either. It's just a case of "hey, since all this happened, let's review a few things." You now have one of many good stories to tell. Enjoy the adventure.