Attendance Policy

REASON: To Encourage Regular Attendance at Meetings and Campouts


TROOP MEETINGS (be there and be on time)



Scout must attend at least 75% of all Regular Troop Meetings during the semester.
  • Attendance will be taken at 7:00 PM lineup
  • Late arrival will be counted as half an absence

CAMPS (be there, be on time, and don't leave early)



Scout must attend at least 2 weekend campouts each semester.
  • For scouts in a Patrol, one campout may be the December Patrol Campout
  • Staff may also have a Campout in December, and it would count
  • FEBRUARY SKI TRIP DOES NOT COUNT AS A CAMPOUT
  • Attendance will be taken at 7:00 AM lineup
  • Late arrival will be counted as 1/2 an absence
  • Early departure will be counted as 1/2 an absence

UNIFORM



Scouts are expected to be in "Full Uniform" for all Troop Meetings and travel to and from Campouts. Attendance credit may be subtracted for repeated failure to wear proper uniform
See FAQ page for uniform description


STAFF MEETINGS



Each member of Staff or Staff-in-Training may have no more than one unexcused absence to a staff meeting during each semester. Only Dr. Marcy can excuse an absense before a meeting.


CONSEQUENCES



For a Scout who fails to meet minimum attendance requirements for either Troop Meetings or Camps during a semester:
  • Scout will be on probation for the next semester
  • No rank advancement will be possible during probationary period
  • If minimum attendance requirements are not met during probation, scout will be asked to leave the Troop

THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE



  • Exceptions can be made for illness or injury
  • If Scout is unable to attend school, he is not expected to attend the Scout meeting
  • Exceptions cannot be made for schedule conflicts or other activities
  • Scout must request an exception by note, fax, or email sent to Dr. Marcy with the circumstances explained

QUESTIONS?


Q When is a "semester?"

A Semesters match the SMMUSD semester.


Q

Who can grant an exception?

A Only Dr. Marcy can grant an exception after he receives written communication from the Scout.