The term “active” member of the Troop applies only to qualifying for rank advancements and leadership positions.  As long as the Scout is properly Registered as a member of the Troop, Troop 1920 will not otherwise penalize or limit the participation of a Scout in Troop or other Scouting activities due to “low” participation in meetings or other activities.

Active Troop Membership

To be considered an “active” member of the Troop, Scouts are expected to achieve a minimum level of participation in Troop meetings and Activities.

Over the period of the lesser of the previous three months or the time since the Scout’s last rank advancement:

  1. Must be a registered member of the Troop.
  2. Must participate in 50% of normal troop meetings
  3. Must participate in 50% of originally scheduled outings (no penalty for a rescheduled outing)

Leadership Credit

The Scout Handbook identifies a number of positions which may qualify as a position of responsibility. The Scoutmaster shall determine which youth roles will be used and which ones will qualify as a position of responsibility.  The Scoutmaster shall establish what the expectation is for successfully fulfilling that role and clearly communicate that expectation to the Scout at the time the Scout accepts that role.

To receive credit for a leadership position that they have been elected or appointed to … For a period of time needed for leadership credit (4 mos. or 6 mos.)

  1. Must participate in 67 % of normal troop meetings
  2. Must participate in 67% of patrol leader council meetings if applicable to their position.
  3. Must participate in 50% of originally scheduled outings (no penalty for a rescheduled outing)
  4. For missed meetings, outings or events, the Scout must work with an assistant or a designated substitute to ensure tasks for the event or activity are completed/covered.
  5. Must complete one leadership task related to the position as agreed upon by the scoutmaster and the scout. (i.e. PL might need to hold X patrol meetings or encourage Y% rank advancement, a QM may need to inventory or develop equipment guides, etc.)
  6. In the event that a sports, academic, church, or family activity will significantly interfere with participation (1-3 above); the Scout shall work out a mutually agreeable plan with the Scoutmaster for fulfilling leadership and ensuring that necessary tasks are covered.