Policies and Guidelines

As a service to parents, we have assembled the following guideline documents for your review.

Policies on Expectations for Behavior 

Troop 97 Behavior Contract 

Additionally, please note the following: 

  • We do not want scouts using cell phones during meetings. They can bring them, but should not be using them during meetings.
  • While on trips, cell phones should be handed to the scoutmaster/leader in charge for safe keeping.  The scout may ask the leader to use the cell phone, if needed, but in general we want the scout to be present on these trips and not texting, etc. Additionally, if there is an issue (e.g., homesickness), we would like for the leader to have an opportunity to resolve the issue at the troop level. If needed, the leader will reach out to the parents.
  • Portable game systems may be brought on trips for the car rides only, but must be left in the cars once the camping destination has been reached. 
  • When a scout is at a troop event, whether it be a camping trip or a meeting, that scout may not leave until the leader in charge knows that he is with a parent. If a scout is to be picked up by someone other than a parent, the leader in charge needs to be made aware of that.