What happens at troop meetings? They don appear to be very structured; is that typical?
An eagle scout father once put this in perspective for me. We were visiting troops with our webelos and he actually preferred a troop I was worried about. The organization flaws showed scouts were in charge. Being in charge of the meetings is just one of the ways scouts learn about leadership. Granted it looks like chaos sometimes. Sometimes the patrol assigned to head up a meeting fails to show up prepared, or the patrol leader fails to notify the rest of his patrol that they are responsible for the meeting. We could step in and run it for them, but that’s not the way they learn.