All scouts are expected to actively participate in Troop
activities. Following is Troop 9's attendance policy,
effective Nov. 1, 2006:
- 70% attendance is mandatory for all scouts. If a scout falls
below 70% he will not be advanced to the next rank.
- 60% attendance will be required to go on any outing that is
out of our local area. (Examples are Northern New England, August
- 50% attendance will be required for receiving Merit Badges.
Scouts may do the work on advancements and Merit Badges and receive
credit when their attendance rises above the percentage listed above.
After 6 months a scout's percentage will be figured back for six
Exceptions will be made for major sicknesses (not sniffles) and
any school event that is required or affects grades.
The Scoutmaster may also make exceptions in rare cases.
Note: A campout will be calculated by the total number of days
covered. Weekend trips (Friday - Sunday) count as three days and
summer camp will count as seven days. A Wednesday meeting counts as