For Star, Life, and Eagle ranks require that a Scout be active in his troop or crew. How is “be active” defined?

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For Star, Life, and Eagle ranks require that a Scout be active in his troop or crew. How is “be active” defined?

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[UPDATED 2010] A Scout will be considered “active” in his unit if he is 1) Registered in his unit (registration fees are current) 2) Not dismissed from his unit for disciplinary reasons 3) Engaged by his unit leadership on a regular basis (informed of unit activities through Scoutmaster conference or personal contact, etc. 4) In communication with the unit leader on a quarterly basis. (Units may not create their own definition of active; this is a national standard.) If the Scout does not initiate communication, the unit leader is to contact the Scout and ask if the youth wishes to remain in Scouting. If the answer is negative, then the unit leader should no longer communicate with the Scout. If the answer is affirmative, the unit leader should provide the unit calendar. After six months of nonparticipation, the unit leader may cease to contact with the youth and drop the Scout from the unit at recharter time. The Scout may return to the unit at any time while on the unit charter. At a

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