for advancement in rank: Advancement in rank generally requires that
a Scout be active in his troop. A Scout must attend at least 75 percent
of the troop activities and all of the required activities for the specified time period specified in the Boy Scout Handbook.
attendance policy has evolved around certain objectives of Scouting.
First, and most important, Scouting should be fun to the boy. Second,
Scouting uses the patrol system and focuses its activities around
outdoor challenges. A patrol is as important as complicated and requires
as much loyalty as any other team. Finally, Scouting is unique in
offering young men the opportunity to learn and practice leadership in
this challenging outdoor environment.
ultimate objective for Troop 1 is for the Scouts to run the Troop.
Scouts should be able to discipline themselves, create a fun-filled
healthy environment, and become good citizens by being good leaders and
followers. Scouts' meetings are focused on learning skills and planning
Scouts need to
arrive on time for troop meetings. They cannot get their work done in
their patrols or on their merit badges if they do not start on time and
use their time well.
If the Scout loses interest,
disruptive and the meetings suffer. If the older scouts
do not actively participate in the meetings and on the outings, there is
no way the Scouts can run their own troop!