As a parent, what do I need to do?
Troop 5 communicates through several means –
email, handouts at Troop meetings and through the Patrol. The first way every
parent can help is reading the emails sent out by the Troop. You can provide
the Troop with as many email addresses as you wish. As mentioned elsewhere it
is also very important for every parent to volunteer to drive once or twice a
year and to follow your son’s advancement in their Scout handbook. Last, Troop
5 is led by parent volunteers and it is very important that you volunteer to
help on one of the Troop adult committees (communications, recruitment,
advancement, events) or help staff one of the annual events the Troop hosts
including the family potluck supper in June or spaghetti dinner in March.
Besides helping the Troop, sons always like to see their parents participate
and it will give you extra insight on what your son is getting out of his
participation in Troop 5.