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Scout Leadership Positions



Reports to: Scoutmaster

Job Description: The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troop.

Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Chair the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meeting once a month. Attends at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period.
  • He is responsible for giving direct leadership to the following appointed junior leaders: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe, Librarian, Troop Historian, Instructor, Quartermaster and Chaplain Aide.
  • Appoint other Scout leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to other junior leaders.
  • Assists with Scoutmaster in training junior leaders.
  • Delegate task to the ASPLs. Makes sure an ASPL attends any meeting/function he will not be able to attend (troop, PLC, Committee Meeting, etc.)
  • Oversee the planning efforts of Scouts for all Troop campouts (whether he attends these outing or not).
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the monthly events during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest-ranking junior leader in the Troop. The Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster appoints him. The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader acts as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the Troop.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • Help with leading meetings and activities as called upon by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Takes over troop leadership in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Serve as a member of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and attends at least 2/3 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period.
  • Lead Troop activities for 2 months by:
  • Work with Program Patrol, Service Patrol and Lead ASM to determine troop activities and monthly camping trip.
  • Complete the Monthly Troop Calendar.
  • Present the Monthly Troop Calendar to the PLC prior to the start of the month
  • Assist SPL in running Troop meetings during the month.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting attending a least 2/3 of the monthly events.
  • Participate in one Court of Honor
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Troop Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order.

Troop Quartermaster duties:

  • Issue equipment to the Patrols and make sure it is returned in good condition.
  • Receive damage reports, maintenance reports and convey them to Quartermaster Advisor.
  • Make reports to the PLC on equipment condition once every three months.
  • Inventory all Troop gear at the beginning of his tenure.
  • Maintain the QM budget, collect consumable payments and raise funds as needed.
  • Provide a presentation to the Troop on new gear or on gear maintenance.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the QM Advisor or SPL.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Troop Scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.

Troop Scribe duties:

  • Attend and keep a log of Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) Meetings.
  • Sends the PLC meeting minutes to the Webmaster.
  • Record individuals Scout attendance at troop functions.
  • Record advancement in troop records.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for records, Service hours, attendance and others as assigned.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meetings.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the monthly events during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Troop Scribe (editor) helps prepare the Bi-monthly Troop Newsleter.

Troop Scribe duties:

  • Organize the newsletter article assignments from the patrols. Ensure that each patrol submits a newsletter article by prescribed deadline
  • Record attendance at troop functions.
  • Record advancement in troop records.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meetings.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the monthly events during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The ASM Advisor for the First Year program.

Job Description: Works actively with new Scouts in the First Year program. The Troop Guides introduce new Scouts to troop operations and helps them feel comfortable in the troop.

Troop Guide duties:

  • Help new Scouts earn advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advise patrol leader on his duties and responsibilities at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Attend Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meetings with the New Scout Patrol Leader.
  • Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Help Assistant Scoutmaster train new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
  • Teach basic Scout skills.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of the monthly events during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Instructor teaches scouting skills.

Instructor duties:

  • Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the troop meetings during his service period.
  • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The Den Leader in the pack and the Assistant Scoutmaster for the New Scout Patrol in the troop.

Job Description: The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack.

Den Chief 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, prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
  • Help out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the den meetings/events during his service period.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show scout Spirit.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description: The Librarian takes care of troop literature.

Librarian duties:

  • Establish and take care of the troop library.
  • Add new or replacement items as needed.
  • Keep books and pamphlets available for borrowing.
  • Keep a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
  • Tracks and updates merit badge books that BSA has changed.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Updates the Patrol Notebooks to ensure the missing items are replaced and that the information in the notebooks is correct and up to date. Also, ensure there is a notebook for each patrol.
  • Communicates with the Troop about the Troop Library.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Job Description: The Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Historian duties:

  • Gather pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in scrapbooks, wall displays or informational (historical) files.
  • Update the troop trophy case at least once with troop awards, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
  • Provide an opening presentation for at least one COH during the Scout’s service period.
  • Provide one presentation for Scout Sunday, Parent Picnic or other event that occurs during the Scout’s service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Job Description: The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his unit. In his unit, he will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order.

Qualifications:

  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing
  • Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
OA Troop Representative 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 the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (and works with the Chaplain)

Job Description: The Chaplain’s Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.

Chaplain Aide duties:

  • Keep troop leader apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.
  • Assist 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.
  • Help plan for religious observance in troop activities.
  • Prepare two complete worship services.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Reports to: The Scoutmaster

Job Description: The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. The Scoutmaster appoints him because of his demonstrated leadership ability.

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster duties:

  • Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults 21 years old or older).
  • Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.
  • Attend at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Job Description: The Troop Webmaster maintains the Troop 350 website. (Webmaster Advisor must approve all new/edited content to maintain adherence to BSA Website policy)

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Troop Scribe duties:

  • Publish upcoming events to the website.
  • Send out notices to troop lists (TBD).
  • Maintain the Troop online calendar.
  • Publish the Quarterly Troop Newsletter
  • Publish PLC Meeting minutes received from the Scribe to the website.
  • Publish pictures and records received from the Historian to the website.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meetings.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the monthly events during his service period.
  • Check email and respond in 48 hours or less.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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