Policy on Active Participation
One of the BSA requirements for rank advancement is to participate actively in the activities of the troop and patrol. At a meeting of the Troop Committee on Nov 14, 2013, a definition of "active participation" for rank advancement was approved. To view that policy, click this link.
The Scoutmaster along with other adult volunteers monitor participation by individual scouts. Camping nights and attendance at troop meetings are recorded. However, with approximately 250 scouts in the troop, it is difficult to track all arrivals and departures. Each scouts is encouraged to keep a record of his participation either in his Scout Handbook or some notebook.
When a scout requests a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement, any records maintained by that scout can be used to supplement the troop's participation records.