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(From the Scoutmaster Handbook, No. 33009)
The Scoutmaster conference is a visit between the Scoutmaster and a Scout held each time the boy completes the requirements for a rank. It is a valuable opportunity to discuss his activity in the troop and his understanding and practice of the ideals of Scouting. Together they can set goals not only in Scouting but also in his family, school, and community.
A Scout taking part in a Scoutmaster conference will be able to determine if he is ready to go before the board of review. The Scoutmaster can also encourage a boy’s advancement in Scouting by reviewing with him the requirements for his next rank. The Scoutmaster conference can be used as a counseling tool at any time and for a variety of other reasons.