Each Boy Scout troop sets its own policies regarding attendance, meetings, trips, and special functions. The following is a brief description of some of the policies set up by Troop 2. For a more detailed description, see the Troop 2 by-laws.
Regular attendance is critical to a boy’s growth in Scouting.
A minimum attendance level of 50% is necessary to remain in good standing with the Troop. An attendance level of 70% is necessary for a Scout to advance or to hold a position of responsibility.
Troop 2 records attendance in the following fashion:
- Meetings: 1/3 is given for each of the following:
- Scout arrives on time.
- Scout is in complete uniform, unless otherwise announced.
- Scout stays for the entire meeting.
- Trips: 1/3 is given for each of the following:
- Scout wears Class A uniform (unless otherwise stated) both to and from trips.
- Attendance is taken for each night camped on the trip.
Attendance is also taken for other scheduled troop functions. Attendance at these functions can improve the Scout’s attendance percentage.
Troop 2 has three basic types of meetings, each with a specific purpose:
- Regular, weekly meetings are where a Scout works on advancements, merit badges, and has fun.
- The Troop Courts of Honor (Spring and Fall) are where each Scout is honored for his achievements.
- The Eagle Court of Honor is held when a Scout attains the highest rank in Scouting. It is a special celebration for an Eagle Scout.
Parents are welcome to attend any meeting, but are especially invited to attend Courts of Honor. Siblings may also attend these special meetings. Occasionally we have special Scout functions to which everyone is invited. These are announced at scout meetings and also by separate notices.
Troop 2 follows Del-Mar-Va Council regulations regarding Scout uniforms.
- Class A: complete Scout uniform including long pants or shorts, shirt (with appropriate troop patches and rank sewn on), Troop 2 red neckerchief, neckerchief slide, Scout socks, Scout hat, and Scout belt.
- Class B: Scout hat, Scout shorts, Scout belt, Scout socks, and red Scout polo shirt.
Dues for the Scout year are $40, payable by the Court of Honor in October of each year.
Overnight camping is an important part of the Scouting experience. Scouts are expected to participate in at least 10 days and nights of camping each year.
Camping Fees Refund Policy
There is a small fee for each monthly camping trip, usually around $25 and payable one to two weeks in advance of the trip. A refund of the camping fee is available only if no funds have been before the trip to pay for the food or campsite reservation.