Troop Positions

Duties of Senior Patrol Leader:

• Runs all troop meetings, events, and the annual program planning conference

• Runs the patrol leaders’ council meetings

• Appoints other troop junior leaders with advice and counsel of the scoutmaster

• Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders

• Assists the scoutmaster with junior leader training

• Establishes campout duty roster and ensures execution of duties

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader:

• Helps senior patrol leader lead meetings and activities within their color team

• Runs the troop in the absence of the senior patrol leader

• Helps train and supervise their color team patrol leaders,  scribe, quartermasters

• Serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster JASM:

• Functions as an assistant Scoutmaster for a designated color team

• Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Patrol Leader:

• Appoints the assistant patrol leader

• Represents the patrol on the patrol leaders’ council

• Plans and steers patrol meetings

• Helps Scouts advance

• Acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts

• Keeps patrol members informed

• Knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Bugler:

• Learns to play Revilie, Taps, 

• Works with Scoutmaster to determine appropriate songs for each campout

• Calls troop to order at campouts when present.

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Chaplain Aide:

• Assists the troop chaplain with religious services at troop activities

• Tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith

• Makes sure religious holidays are considered during troop program planning

• Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Den Chief:

• Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting

• Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks

• Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation

• Assists with activities in the den meetings

• Serves as ambassador to Troop 10 and actively recruits new scouts from Pack

• Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings

• Meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Troop Historian:

• Assists Position Coordinator in serving as Troop Photo Archivist

• Solicits pictures of troop events from adults/scouts

• Collects digital files of photos from troop events and achives them on a catalog of CD’s

• Forwards digital files and/or CD’s to Troop Webmaster for use on Troop website

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Instructor:

• Teaches basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Senior Troop Librarian:

• Sets up and takes care of the troop library

• Keeps records of books and pamphlets owned by the troop

• Adds new or replacement items as needed

• Keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing

• Keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out

• Follows up on late returns

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Troop Quartermaster:

• Keeps records on troop equipment

• Submits monthly tent inventory records from patrols to adult troop quartermaster

• Makes sure equipment is in good working condition and assists adult quartermaster in repairs

• Issues equipment to patrol quartermasters and makes sure it is returned in good working condition

• Makes suggestions to adult quartermaster for new or replacement items

• Works with the patrol quartermasters and adult quartermaster

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Patrol Quartermaster:

• Keeps records on patrol equipment

• Submits monthly tent inventory record to troop quartermaster

• Makes sure equipment is in good working condition

• Issues equipment to patrol members and makes sure it is returned in good working condition

• Makes suggestions to troop quartermasters for new or replacement items

• Works with the troop quartermasters for equipment

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Troop Scribe:

• Distributes  meeting/campout/activity attendance sheets to patrol leaders of color team 

• Collects attendance sheets from patrol leaders of color team, verifies information with ASPL/AJSM, and turns record

into Troop Attendance Coordinator

• Takes attendance of Color Team at each Court of Honor

• Secures account update report from Troop treasurer for Color Team and has each scout initial account balance

• Maintains a hard copy of Color Team’s current Advancement History for the ASM and make it available at each

meeting/outing

• Will serve as official note taker for respective Color Team recording meeting minutes, action items and directives

• Coordinates with other scribes to attend PLC meetings and keep log of meeting activities

• Records individual Scout attendance for assigned color team at all troop meetings and outings

• Responsible for assigning duties when unable to attend a troop function

• Works with troop committee member responsible for records 

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

Duties of Troop Guide:

• Introduces new Scouts to troop operations

• Guides new Scouts through early Scouting activities

• Shields new Scouts from harassment by older scouts

• Helps new Scouts earn First Class in their first year

• Teaches basic Scout skills

• Coaches the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol on his duties

• Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings

• Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol

• Assists the assistant Scoutmaster with training

• Assists Membership chair in recruiting new scouts to Troop (Fall leadership period)

• Actively participates as Troop ambassador to visiting Cub Scout Packs at Fall Camporee

• Counsels individual scouts on Scouting challenges

• Sets a good example

• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly

• Lives the Scout Oath and Law

• Shows Scout Spirit

 

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The Troop Leave No Trace Trainer is one of Scoutings newest youth leadership positions reponsible for facilatating the Leave No Trace training for all Scouting Activities. Leave No Trace training enriches the Scouting experience for the members, reduces our impact on the land consistent with Scouting's historic message, and will help ensure continuing access to public lands for Scouting purposes. Only a Scout who has completed a BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course is qualified to serve in this leadership position.

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The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the Order and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.

OA Troop Representative Duties:

Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.

Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.

Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.

Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.

Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.

Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.

                   Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.

Sets a good example.

Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.

Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation.

Shows Scout spirit.


Qualifications:

• Under 18 years old
• Appointed by SPL with SM approval
• OA Member in good standing

Reports To:

• Assistant Senior Patrol Leader


Flow of Information

The following is a list of information that needs to flow between the OA Troop Representative and the Lodge or Chapter:

Lodge/Chapter to Unit:

• Lodge/Chapter Calendars
• Unit Elections visit
• Camp Promotions visit
• Community service project opportunities
• Invitations to Ordeal members to obtain Brotherhood membership
• Invitations to candidates to attend their Ordeal
• Resource lists
• OA Representative Registration Forms
• Encourages OA members to be active in their Lodge and Chapter

 

Unit to Lodge/Chapter:

• Does the unit conduct monthly campouts?
• Does the unit attend a long-term camp?
• Do the unit’s older scouts participate in high adventure programs?
• Does the unit need assistance with its outdoor program?
• Does the unit need assistance with community service projects?
• Does the unit need assistance with training?
• Do the unit’s OA members participate in Lodge and Chapter functions?
• Name of the new OA Troop Representative
• Reaction of the Troop members to the Lodge and Chapter program.

 

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