This will eventually be a fancy FAQ page where all of the following questions are answered. Please let me know if there are more things you think should be included here. 

  • Culture/ethos of T6:

    • What makes T6 different/unique/special? 

    • Why join T6?

    • Utica - what + why?

    • Big trips

  • For parents:

    • Time commitments/typical calendar of meetings + events

    • Annual costs (dues, expenses, etc)

    • Expectations of participation/volunteering/fundraising

    • Supplies their kids will need

    • Safety

    • Resources (uniforms, etc)

  • About the troop

    • What is the organizational structure?

    • What’s a troop? 

    • What’s a patrol? 

    • How are patrols assigned? 

    • What is service patrol? 

    • What are the ranks?

    • How does advancement work? 

  • For kids:

    • Time commitments

    • Expectations of participation

    • Behavior guidelines

    • Things to know

      • Scout Law

      • Scout Oath

      • Motto 

      • Slogan

      • Pledge of Allegiance

      • Closing circle phrases

      • Taps/Softly falls…

      • “Good night scouts…"

  • Questions about joining:

    • What do I wear when I’m coming to check out the troop? 

    • What does it mean to be a “candidate”?

    • What does a typical meeting look like?

    • What do the terms used in meetings mean? (Flags, round robin, closing circle, etc.)

    • What do I do if I want to join? 

    • What do I have to learn? 

    • When do I get a uniform (and from where)? 

    • When do I get my patches? What patches do I need? Where do I get them?

    • Where do I get a neckerchief?

    • What is investiture + when does it happen?  (This can be explained while still the secrecy/sacred nature is maintained.)

    • Who do I ask if I have questions? 

    • When/how do I earn merit badges? 

    • What should my first priorities be?  (advancement? merit badges?)

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