The troop meets every Monday night, except those Mondays immediately following campouts, in the Charter Hall of Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, from 7:00 – 8:00pm.
Troop 257 subscribes to, and believes strongly in, BSA’s recommendations for a “boy-run troop”. During troop meetings, Scouts and parents meet separately. The adults join the Scouts for the opening, then gather in a separate area for a parent meeting. During parent meetings the troop discusses upcoming events, as well as topics of interest to most parents. At the end of the meeting the adults once again join the Scouts for the closing.
Scouts conduct their own meeting, run by Scouts. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) directs the meeting, with the assistance of his Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders (ASPLs).
Troop meetings are a time for Scouts to learn and practice Scouting skills through games and activities, hone their leadership skills and prepare for upcoming trips and events (e.g., planning a patrol menu for a campout).