Boy Scout Conference and New Parent Meeting

This brief outline will help us have a successful meeting.  Our meeting will take about 45 minutes and the purpose of the Boy Scout Conference is twofold.

First:  I will meet with your Scout so that he can fulfill Requirement # 7 of the Boy Scout Rank, which is since joining the troop and while working on Scout rank, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

During the Scoutmaster conference, this will be my opportunity to learn a bit more about your scout, to understand what his goals and challenges are and to find out from him how he’s getting along in his new Troop.  I will be helping him find his ‘Scout Spirit’ and above all, I will be doing a lot of listening.


Second:  Once I have met with your Scout,   I will spend a little time with you the parent or guardian.   This is our chance to get acquainted and our conversation will have several goals.

  • The foremost goal is to review safety.  I need to learn from you anything that you feel I should know regarding your scout’s heath, medications, and/or any specific challenges I should be aware of.  By prepping me, we can work to ensure your scout has successful experiences at camp.
  • We’ll review key expectations about the program and specifically:
    • How parents play a role in the Troop’s Success
    • The importance of camping
    • Troop 701’s Year Round Camping Award
    • Troop 701’s Service Awards
  • We’ll cover how to support your scout as he preps for a campout and go over the importance of him packing and what kind of gear and clothing he needs.
  • We’ll cover your role in Advancement.
  • Finally, I’ll answer any specific questions.

There are some things you can do on your end ahead of our meet-up that will help you get the most out of our meeting.  Please review our online Parent Guide here  and review the rest of the information under the “Our Program” menu on the  website.

Thank you again for scheduling this important first meeting and I look forward to meeting your family, welcome to Troop 701!


Scoutmaster Tirey



For more than 35 years boys join Troop 701 of Strongsville, Ohio for one simple reason: "Because I want to." Together on the Scouting trail to Eagle they experience Adventure, Discovery & Teamwork.

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