Troop 23 makes one additional requirement of its Scouts: The Skills Review. This is a special requirement for obtaining the First Class and Life Scout ranks in Troop 23. It is a unique verification process that ensures the Scouts who are obtaining these ranks have learned the skills that Scouting is meant to teach them; and, that they are retaining these skills. The Skills Review needs to be completed before the Scoutmaster Conference. It is to be done by the First Class and Life Scout candidates with any Eagle Scout adult leader. The Scout must bring all required materials, tools and supplies needed to pass each requirement. He must “Be Prepared.” The minimum passing score is 85%. If the reviewer does not feel the Scout knows the material, the Scout will be asked to learn the material and come back again another time. The goal is that each Troop 23 First Class Scout is well trained in all basic Scouting Skills, and that he can, in turn, teach other Scouts those skills. The goal for each Troop 23 Life Scout, potential Eagle Scout, is that he demonstrates superior Scout Skills. The Troop 23 Skills Review helps to achieve these goals.