Troop 52 meetings are usually structured according to the following schedule. There are occasions when it differs, such as: Parents night and Eagle Scout Courts of Honor. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
p.m. - Pre-opening - This usually consists
of a short skill presentation
7:00 p.m.-7:10 p.m. - Opening - Announcements etc.
7:10 p.m.-7:20 p.m. - First Patrol Corners - Patrols go to their table and take care of patrol business. (Planning for Campout, hike, next months Program, Attendance)
7:20 p.m.-7:40 p.m. - Demonstration - A presentation of more advance skills, often with group participation.
7:40 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - Game - Scouts will play a game for a bit to have some fun and help break up the meeting. Sometimes this is a patrol competition.
8:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Advancement - Scouts have a half hour to 45 minutes to work on advancing to their next rank. Skills are taught and merit badges are offered during this time.
8:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. - 2nd Patrol Corners - A few minutes to finish up planning and open patrol issues. This time is given only if patrols need it, otherwise advancement is extended.
8:45 p.m.-8:55 p.m. - Closing - This is to complete the meeting with any further announcements or reminders before leaving.
8:55 p.m.-9:10 p.m. - Green Bar - Troop Leadership Council. This is a time when the junior leadership (Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leader, and his staff) meet to discuss planning, program, problems, and any responsibilities that need to be handed out.