Introductions and remarks by the senior patrol leader can appropriately follow the opening ceremony. (A uniform inspection can also be carried out at this time.)
As part of the opening of the troop meeting, this is an opportunity for the senior patrol leader to share information with the troop regarding:
• what to expect during the meeting
• troop news of interest
Important reminders and appropriate announcements can be given or repeated during the closing, at the end of the meeting. Generally speaking, all announcements should be brief, well-paced, and to the point.