At the end of the meeting, before Scouts depart, the troop should always and properly close things out. A well-presented closing period wraps everything up in a predictable fashion, and when done in a meaningful manner puts a comfortable cap on what’s preceded.
- Closing Announcements (review important announcements from the opening)
- Retire the colors
- Scout Circle with Taps
Additional Information and Troop Meeting Closing Ceremony Ideas
The closing block should be completed by 8:30pm to keep the meeting at 90 minutes. The last section is not officially part of the meeting, but review for leadership.
Troop Meeting | Opening Ceremony | Announcements | Group Instruction | Patrol Review | Game/Challenge | Closing | After Meeting | Advancement, Training & Planning