Three times a year (October, March, June) there is a special meeting in which rank advancements and merit badges are awarded. The October and March Courts occur at the regular Troop meeting time and usually feature a potluck dinner or desserts. The June Court occurs during the family camp-out. Parents, family members, and friends are all welcome to come and show support of the Scouts. All Scouts participate in a Court of Honor, whether or not they are receiving awards.