For Parents

Scouting is a family activity. There are many ways in which parents can help their son make the most of the opportunities provided by Troop 2 – and at the same time, share in the learning and fun!

First and foremost, it is important that parents encourage their son to participate in all aspects of the troop program. Many times this means scheduling other activities so that they don’t conflict with Scouting events. Secondly, parents should support their son’s involvement by taking an interest in his Scouting activities. By attending Courts of Honor, helping with advancement, and participating in troop outings, parents send a message that Scouting is important.

Last but not least, there are many volunteer opportunities for parents to help Troop 2 operate as a quality unit. The adults who plan and supervise the many activities of the troop are volunteers and need the help of parents to raise funds, plan programs, organize events, and help with communication.



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One Comment

  1. Hello,
    My husband and recently moved to Downingtown and we are looking for a boy scout troop who does flag retirements. Our son is an Eagle Scout from troop 924 in Livermore CA, and as a community project, his troop performs flag retirement ceremonies for the town. It all started 40 years ago, when a scout from the troop built a flag drop box as his eagle project and placed it in front of the local library. The scouts learned the proper protocol on retiring weathered and worn flags, and the tradition has been handed on over the years. It’s always been an important service to the community, and they hold retirement ceremonies twice a year which are also open to the public; which helps promote the troop for new membership and other community service projects. Please let me know if this is something your troop might be interested in doing, as our flag has seen better days, and it’s time to retire her.
    Joanne Massa

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