Setting an example is often harder than just doing it. Consistent start times are critical to establishing respect for leadership and the audience. Remember that to be early, is to be on time. On-time is to be late. To be late is unacceptable.
The Scout Sign is a common feature of any scout meeting. It demands our respect as it is a living symbol of our commitment to the Scout Oath & Law. This cherished symbol is also used to respectively and courteously quiets the room. Unfortunately, some scout leaders don’t wait for all the scouts to stop talking and scream out “Signs Up!” That defeats the whole point of quitting the room with the Scout Sign. Otherwise when you say “Signs Up” everyone just hears “Shut Up”.