Troop Expectations


Parents’ Expectations of Troop 494

  • We will offer the Scouting program as defined by the National BSA to the best of our ability.
  • We will maintain adequate adult supervision.  Generally that means no less than 8:1 and no less than 4 adults on a weekend campout, and always 2-deep leadership at a minimum.
  • We will treat all boys equally.
  • We will offer every boy the opportunity to reach Eagle.

Troop 494’s Expectations of Its Parents

  • Be active in our troop.  Scouting is a family activity, and it is a great way to spend time with your son.  Also, boys whose parents are active in the troop are much more likely to stay in Scouting and reach Eagle.
  • Volunteer to be one of our adult leaders.  We’re a volunteer organization, and we need you in order to offer the best program for the boys.
  • Recognize that, as a volunteer organization, there may be a limit to what we can do. Please understand that, if we cannot meet the particular needs of your son, we will require increased participation on your part. 

 Troop 494’s Expectations of Its Adult Leaders

  • Serve as solid role models for the Scouts, and follow the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Get trained for your leadership position.
  • Follow the 2-deep leadership rule.
  • Adhere to our Adult Guidelines.
  • Treat all Scouts equally.
  • Ensure the Scouts’ safety and their adherence to the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 494’s Expectations of Its Scouts

  • Follow the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Strive to reach Eagle.
  • Learn to take increased responsibility for yourself, especially once you reach First Class.
  • Accept all of our Scouts as members of our troop family.  Treat each other with respect and courtesy.
  • Have fun.