Meetings


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Troop meetings are a part of scouting where skill instruction is taught, and patrols have time to work together to accomplish any tasks they need to get done.

They begin promptly at 7:30pm and will run until approximately 8:45pm and out by 9. On some occasions - and rare ones - we not start the closing circle up until 9pm, but we try not to go too far over that.

General Agenda


"If you're early, you're on time; if you're on time, then you're late."
It is important to arrive before the meeting is set to start to help prepare the meeting room and be ready to begin at the start time. Arriving late may cause you to miss out on important information, and the whole troop should help getting ready. Plus it is a perfect time to talk to someone if you need something.

General Meeting Schedule
7:15pm - Pre-Meeting & meeting room setup
7:30pm - Opening (flag ceremony, opening prayer)
7:33pm - Roll Call Attendance
7:35pm - Announcements
7:45pm - Patrol Meetings
8:00pm - Skill Instruction/Presentation
8:20pm - Game/Activity
8:40pm - Cleanup
8:45pm - Circle up announcements and closing program
9:00pm - Post meeting
9:15pm - Church closed, everyone goes home


Monthly Schedule


Generally there are 4 Mondays in a month, with sometimes having 5. Uniform wear and activity is based on what week we are in during the month. PLC members will meet at 7:00 - 7:20 on the 1st and 3rd week. PLC members are given a schedule of their meetings and any changes that might occur during their term.

Week 1: Field Uniform night. If there are any investitures to be conducted, they will occur on this week immediately at 7:30pm with the full meeting beginning afterwards.
Week 2: Activity Uniform night. Program for this night might include a more active game.
Week 3: Field Uniform night. Monthly Board of Review night for scouts who have arranged to have one conducted for their next rank.
Week 4 and 5: Activity Uniform night. Program for this night might include a more active game.

Attendance


Looking at scouting like a sport: the troop meetings are like practice/rehearsal, and the campouts are like game days/tournaments/competitions. It is important that scouts attend as much as they can.

Scouting is not about earning the Eagle Rank, it's about becoming a better leader in society. As you see in the rank advancement requirements, there are quite a few notes on attending activities. So not only to progress in being a better leader do you have to attend meetings frequently, but you also have to in order to advance in rank.


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