Patrol Leaders/ POR's Duties

Troop 174

  Youth Leader Duties and Responsibilities

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Individual Roles and Responsibilities

Scout Positions. Scout troops are run by Scout leaders who are elected or appointed from and by the troop’s Scout membership. These Scout leaders are responsible for seeing that the troop runs well, grows, and provides the tools for members to succeed. The number of Scout leaders can change over time, depending on the size and needs of the troop. Following is a summary of the responsibilities of each position in a typical troop. A position description card, the Boy Scout Handbook, the Scoutmaster Handbook, and your Scoutmaster will provide additional details for each position.

As a leader of Troop 174 you are responsible for many aspects of our troop and how it functions.  This information was developed to help you understand what is expected of you and to help you fulfill your leadership position.

The Patrol Method explained by National Council. 
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1. Senior Patrol Leader


Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Scoutmaster and troop members
Specific Duties

    • Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and annual program planning conference.
    • Chair the patrol leaders’ council.
    • Appoint Scout leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
    • Assign duties and responsibilities to other Scout leaders.
    • Work with the Scoutmaster in training Scout leaders.
    • Set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
    • Set a good example.
    • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
    • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
    • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

    Additionally, Maintain a record of  topical issues to be addressed at PLC meetings, including disciplinary topics to be discussed with the PLC.  Advise Scoutmaster(s) on the spirit of the Troop and individual Members.  

      Resources

      There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

      • Boy Scout Handbook
      • Junior Leader Handbook
      • Scoutmaster Handbook
      • Fieldbook
      • Boy Scout Songbook
      • Boy Scout Requirements
      • Troop Program Resources
      • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
      • Copies of worksheets from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kitthat relate to your area of responsibility
      • Boys' Life magazines
      • Merit badge pamphlets
      • Copy of troop rules and policies
      • Troop and patrol rosters
      • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
      • Troop Record Book
      • Campfire Program Planner sheet
      • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
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      2. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader


      Introduction

      When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

      Responsible to

      Senior patrol leader
      Specific Duties
        • Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed Scout leaders: Historian, Order of the Arrow troop representative, Scribe, Librarian, Instructor, Quartermaster, and Chaplain aide.  Guide Webmaster
        • Help lead meetings and activities as called upon by the senior patrol leader.
        • Guide the troop in the senior patrol leader’s absence.
        • Perform tasks assigned by the senior patrol leader.
        • Function as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
        • Help set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
        • Set a good example.
        • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
        • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
        • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
          Resources

          There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

          • Boy Scout Handbook
          • Junior Leader Handbook
          • Scoutmaster Handbook
          • Fieldbook
          • Boy Scout Songbook
          • Boy Scout Requirements
          • Troop Program Resources
          • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
          • Copies of worksheets from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit that relate to your area of responsibility
          • Boys' Life magazines
          • Merit badge pamphlets
          • Copy of troop rules and policies
          • Troop and patrol rosters
          • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
          • Campfire Program Planner sheet
          • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
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          3. Patrol Leader


          Introduction

          When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

          Responsible to

          Senior patrol leader
          Specific Duties
            • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
            • Keep patrol members informed.Assign each patrol member needed tasks and help them succeed.
            • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings and the annual program planning conference.
            • Prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
            • Show and help develop patrol spirit.
            • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
            • Know what patrol members and other leaders can do.
            • Set a good example.
            • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
            • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
            Additionally, ensure compliance of scout law and ideals, especially respect of their fellow scouts. Bring Disciplinary matters to the attention of the SM/ASM and PLC. Keep a record of your activities
              Resources

              There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

              • Boy Scout Handbook
              • Junior Leader Handbook
              • Fieldbook
              • Boy Scout Songbook
              • Boy Scout Requirements
              • Troop Program Resources
              • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
              • Copies of worksheets from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit that relate to your area of responsibility
              • Boys' Life magazines
              • Merit badge pamphlets
              • Copy of troop rules and policies
              • Troop and patrol rosters
              • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
              • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
              • Campfire Program Planner sheet
              • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
              • BSA Supply catalog
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              4. Venture Patrol Leader


              Introduction

              When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

              Responsible to

              Senior patrol leader, through the assistant Scoutmaster for Venture patrols
              Specific Duties
              • Plan and lead Venture patrol meetings and activities.
              • Keep Venture patrol members informed.
              • Assign each Venture patrol member a task and help them succeed.
              • Represent the Venture patrol at all Green Bars meetings and the annual program planning conference.
              • Prepare the Venture patrol to take part in all troop activities.
              • Show and develop patrol spirit.
              • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
              • Work with consultants to develop Venture patrol activities
              • Know what Venture patrol members and other leaders can do.
              • Set a good example.
              • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
              • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
              Resources

              There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

              • Boy Scout Handbook
              • Junior Leader Handbook
              • Fieldbook
              • Boy Scout Songbook
              • Boy Scout Requirements
              • Troop Program Resources
              • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
              • Copies of worksheets from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit that relate to your area of responsibility
              • Boys' Life magazines
              • Merit badge pamphlets
              • Copy of troop rules and policies
              • Troop and patrol rosters
              • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
              • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
              • Campfire Program Planner sheet
              • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
              • BSA Supply catalog

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              5. Assistant Patrol Leader


              Introduction

              When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

              Responsible to

              Patrol leader
              Specific Duties
                • Help the patrol leader plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
                • Help the patrol leader keep patrol members informed.
                • Help the patrol leader prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
                • Lead the patrol in the patrol leader’s absence.
                • Show and help develop patrol spirit.
                • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings in the patrol leader’s absence.
                • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
                • Set a good example.
                • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                Additionally, APL should be the sergeant at arms assisting with compliance of scout law and ideals, especially respect of their fellow scouts.  Keep a record of your activities.
                  Resources

                  There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                  • Boy Scout Handbook
                  • Junior Leader Handbook
                  • Fieldbook
                  • Boy Scout Songbook
                  • Boy Scout Requirements
                  • Troop Program Resources
                  • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                  • Boys' Life magazines
                  • Merit badge pamphlets
                  • Copy of troop rules and policies
                  • Patrol roster
                  • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                  • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
                  • Campfire Program Planner sheet
                  • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
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                  6. Patrol Leader of a New-Scout Patrol


                  Introduction

                  When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                  Responsible to

                  Senior patrol leader, through the troop guide
                  Specific Duties
                  With the troop guide's assistance: 
                   
                • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
                • Prepare your patrol to take part in all troop activities.
                • Show and help develop patrol spirit.
                • Keep patrol members informed.
                • Assign each patrol member a task.
                • Represent the patrol at all Green Bars meetings during your term of office.
                • Know the strengths, limitations, and capabilities of patrol members and other leaders.
                • Set a good example.
                • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
                • Resources

                  There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                  • Boy Scout Handbook
                  • Junior Leader Handbook
                  • Fieldbook
                  • Boy Scout Songbook
                  • Boy Scout Requirements
                  • Troop Program Resources
                  • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                  • Boys' Life magazines
                  • Copy of troop rules and policies
                  • Patrol rosters
                  • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                  • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
                  • Campfire Program Planner sheet
                  • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
                  • BSA Supply catalog
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                  7. Troop Guide


                  Introduction

                  When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                  Responsible to

                  Assistant Scoutmaster of the new-Scout patrol, and senior patrol leader
                  Specific Duties
                    • Introduce new Scouts to troop operations.
                    • Guide new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
                    • Help set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
                    • Ensure older Scouts never harass or bully new Scouts.
                    • Help new Scouts earn the First Class rank in their first year.
                    • Coach the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
                    • Work with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
                    • Attend patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
                    • Assist the assistant Scoutmaster with training.
                    • Coach individual Scouts on Scouting challenges.
                    • Set a good example.
                    • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                    • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                    • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
                    • Teach basic Scout skills.
                    Additionally, introduce each new scout to positions of responsibility, ideally, by rotating each boy through each position in their patrol.   Keep a record of your activities.
                      Resources

                      There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                      • Boy Scout Handbook
                      • Junior Leader Handbook
                      • Fieldbook
                      • Boy Scout Songbook
                      • Boy Scout Requirements
                      • Troop Program Resources
                      • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                      • Boys' Life magazines
                      • Copies of worksheets from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit that relate to your area of responsibility.
                      • Copy of troop rules and policies
                      • Patrol roster
                      • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                      • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
                      • Campfire Program Planner sheet
                      • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
                      • BSA Supply catalog
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                      8. Historian


                      Introduction

                      When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                      Responsible to

                      Assistant senior patrol leader
                      Specific Duties
                      • Gather pictures and facts about past activities of the troop and keep them in scrapbooks, wall displays, or information files.
                      • Take care of troop trophies and keepsakes.
                      • Keep information about troop alumni.
                      • Set a good example.
                      • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                      • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                      • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                      Additionally, The Troop Historian is a Reporter that future Historians will learn about us from.  You will record a synopsis of every troop activity.   Interview members that attended events you were not present for to include in your Records.  Work with Scribe and Scoutmasters/Committee members to include in Troop Database (Troopmaster).  Keep a record of your activities.

                        Resources

                        There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                        • Boy Scout Handbook
                        • Junior Leader Handbook
                        • Scoutmaster Handbook
                        • Fieldbook
                        • Boy Scout Songbook
                        • Boy Scout Requirements
                        • Troop Program Resources
                        • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                        • Boys' Life magazines
                        • Copy of troop rules and policies
                        • Troop roster
                        • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                        • Troop Record Book
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                        9. Order of the Arrow Troop Representative


                        Introduction

                        When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                        Responsible to

                        Assistant senior patrol leader
                        Specific Duties
                          • Serve as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
                          • Encourage year-round and resident camping in the troop.
                          • Encourage older-Scout participation in high-adventure programs.
                          • Encourage Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
                          • Assist with leadership skills training in the troop.
                          • Encourage Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
                          • Encourage Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
                          • Set a good example.
                          • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                          • Live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and OA Obligation.
                          • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                          Additionally, review Troop records on Camping to advise members of their eligibility for OA. Keep a record of your activities.

                            Resources

                            There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, Arrowmen in your troop, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                            • Boy Scout Handbook
                            • Junior Leader Handbook
                            • Scoutmaster Handbook
                            • Order of the Arrow Handbook
                            • Guide for Officers and Advisers
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                            10. Librarian


                            Introduction

                            When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                            Responsible to

                            Assistant senior patrol leader
                            Specific Duties
                              • Establish and maintain a troop library.
                              • Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
                              • Add new or replacement items as needed.
                              • Have literature available for borrowing at troop meetings.
                              • Maintain a system to check literature in and out.
                              • Follow up on late returns.
                              • Set a good example.
                              • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                              • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                              • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                              Additionally, keep Committee Member / Budget Chair apprised of Library needs. Keep a record of your activities.

                                Resources

                                There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                • Boy Scout Handbook
                                • Junior Leader Handbook
                                • Scoutmaster Handbook
                                • Fieldbook
                                • Boy Scout Requirements
                                • Troop Program Resources
                                • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                • Boys' Life magazines
                                • Merit badge pamphlets
                                • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                • Troop roster
                                • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                • Troop Record Book
                                • Varsity Scout Leader Guidebook
                                • Varsity Scout Program Features Vol. I and Vol. II
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                                11. Quartermaster


                                Introduction

                                When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                                Responsible to

                                Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee equipment coordinator)
                                Specific Duties
                                  • Keep records of patrol and troop equipment.
                                  • Keep equipment in good repair.
                                  • Keep equipment storage area neat and clean.
                                  • Issue equipment and see that it is returned in good order.
                                  • Suggest new or replacement items.
                                  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.
                                  • Set a good example.
                                  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                  • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                                  Additionally, maintain a log of equipment use and distribution in your own hand, note what equipment is not in serviceable condition or returned improperly. Keep a record of your activities.

                                    Resources

                                    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                    • Boy Scout Handbook
                                    • Junior Leader Handbook
                                    • Fieldbook
                                    • Boy Scout Songbook
                                    • Boy Scout Requirements
                                    • Troop Program Resources
                                    • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                    • Boys' Life magazines
                                    • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                    • Troop roster
                                    • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                    • Troop Record Book
                                    • BSA Supply catalog
                                    • Troop equipment inventory book
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                                    12. Webmaster


                                    Introduction

                                    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                                    Responsible to

                                    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee treasurer)
                                    Specific Duties
                                    • Establish and maintain a safe and secure troop website.
                                    • Ensure the Public Troop website is a positive reflection of Scouting for the public.
                                    • Manage the troop’s electronic communication tools. 
                                    • Work with the Scouts to provide up-to-date troop information.
                                    • Work with the scribe.
                                    • Set a good example.
                                    • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                    • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                    • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                                    Additionally, assist in the training of your replacement at the end of your Tenure.  Train an assistant if your workload demands.  This assistant will be a strong candidate to be elected as your replacement.  Keep a record of your activities.

                                    Resources

                                    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                    • Boy Scout Handbook
                                    • Junior Leader Handbook
                                    • Boy Scout Requirements
                                    • Troop Program Resources
                                    • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                    • Boys' Life magazines
                                    • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                    • Troop and patrol roster
                                    • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                    • Troop Record Book
                                    • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet

                                    13. Scribe


                                    Introduction

                                    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                                    Responsible to

                                    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee treasurer)
                                    Specific Duties
                                      • Attend and keep a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.
                                      • Record attendance and dues payments of all troop members.
                                      • Record advancement in troop records and on the troop advancement chart.
                                      • Set a good example.
                                      • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                      • Work with appropriate committee members responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
                                      • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                      • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
                                      • Handle correspondence appropriately.

                                      Additionally, the Scribe should be considered the Record Keeper from the troop.  Emails and similar correspondence should be maintained by the Scribe – working with Committee Correspondence Chair.   Records include advancement while on outings (tot’n chip/Firem’n Chit).  Also can be the banker for summer camp or troop excursions. Keep a record of your activities.

                                        Resources

                                        There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                        • Boy Scout Handbook
                                        • Junior Leader Handbook
                                        • Boy Scout Requirements
                                        • Troop Program Resources
                                        • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                        • Boys' Life magazines
                                        • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                        • Troop and patrol roster
                                        • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                        • Troop Record Book
                                        • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
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                                        14. Instructor


                                        Introduction

                                        When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

                                        Responsible to

                                        Assistant senior patrol leader
                                        Specific Duties
                                          • Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
                                          • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
                                          • Set a good example.
                                          • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                          • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                          • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
                                          Additionally, work with New Scout Patrol Leader and Troop Guide to ensure sufficient opportunity is provided for skills training.  Plan and execute periodic Troop Wide training during weekly/monthly meeting.  Keep a record of your activities.
                                            Resources

                                            There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                            • Boy Scout Handbook
                                            • Junior Leader Handbook
                                            • Scoutmaster Handbook
                                            • Fieldbook
                                            • Boy Scout Songbook
                                            • Boy Scout Requirements
                                            • Troop Program Resources
                                            • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                            • Boys' Life magazines
                                            • Merit badge pamphlets
                                            • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                            • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                            • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
                                            • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
                                            • BSA Supply catalog
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                                            15. Chaplain Aide


                                            Introduction

                                            When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position. 
                                             

                                            Responsible to

                                            Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the chaplain)
                                            Specific Duties
                                              • Keep troop leaders apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.
                                              • Assist the troop chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting the religious needs of troop members while on activities.
                                              • Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or on activities.
                                              • Lead worship services on [ALL] campouts.
                                              • Tell troop members about the religious emblems program for their faith.
                                              • Set a good example.
                                              • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                              • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                              • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
                                              Additionally, keep informed on the religious needs of all members of your Troop, promoting understanding and respect of every members religious beliefs. Keep a record of your activities.
                                                Resources

                                                There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                                • Boy Scout Handbook
                                                • Junior Leader Handbook
                                                • Boy Scout Songbook
                                                • Boy Scout Requirements
                                                • Boys' Life magazines
                                                • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                                • Troop roster
                                                • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                                • Appropriate prayer books for troop members.
                                                • Campfire Program Planner sheet
                                                • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
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                                                16. Den Chief


                                                Introduction

                                                When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop and assigned Cub Scout den.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.  Your den leader or Cubmaster will provide additional guidelines for your position.

                                                Responsible to

                                                Assistant Scoutmaster of a new-Scout patrol
                                                Specific Duties
                                                  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
                                                  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review the den and pack meeting plans.
                                                  • If serving as a Webelos den chief; help prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
                                                  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
                                                  • Set a good example.
                                                  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                                  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
                                                  • Show and help develop Scout spirit.

                                                  Additionally, Den Leader must report/confirm all of your Den activities/duties as listed. Keep a record of your activities.

                                                    Resources

                                                    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members, as well as the Cubmaster and den leader.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                                    • Boy Scout Handbook
                                                    • Junior Leader Handbook
                                                    • Fieldbook
                                                    • Boy Scout Songbook
                                                    • Den Chief Handbook
                                                    • Den Chief Training
                                                    • Boys' Life magazines
                                                    • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                                    • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                                    • BSA Supply catalog

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                                                    17. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster


                                                    Introduction

                                                    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.  You must be at least 16 years of age, but not yet 18 years of age to serve as a junior assistant Scoutmaster.  On your 18th birthday, you are eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.

                                                    Responsible to

                                                    Scoutmaster
                                                    Specific Duties
                                                    • Function as an assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults 18 and 21 years of age or older).
                                                    • Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.
                                                    • Set a good example.
                                                    • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
                                                    • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
                                                    • Show and help develop Scout spirit.
                                                    Resources

                                                    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

                                                    • Boy Scout Handbook
                                                    • Junior Leader Handbook
                                                    • Scoutmaster Handbook
                                                    • Fieldbook
                                                    • Boy Scout Songbook
                                                    • Boy Scout Requirements
                                                    • Troop Program Resources
                                                    • Troop Program Features Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III
                                                    • Boys' Life magazines
                                                    • Merit badge pamphlets
                                                    • Copy of troop rules and policies
                                                    • Troop and patrol rosters
                                                    • Activity calendars (troop, district, local council, chartered organization, school)
                                                    • Troop Record Book
                                                    • First Class - First Year Tracking Sheet
                                                    • Campfire Program Planner sheet
                                                    • Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)
                                                    • BSA Supply catalog
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                                                    Acknowledgment

                                                    The information is from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit's Position Descriptions for Scout's Use.
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