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TROOP OFFICES

A scout holds his leadership position for 6 months.  Troop 93 youth leader elections are typically held in late May and late December of each year.  The following pages list leadership positions have been defined by BSA and our Troop. Each page includes a brief description of the position, position responsibilities and the expectations associated with the position.

(Click Office Badge for ful Leadership Position Description)

  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, campouts, campfires, and the program planning conference
  • Runs the Patrol Leader's Council meeting
  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with Junior Leader Training
  • Transmit all information pertinent to Troop functions to the Patrol Leaders
  • Represents the patrol on the Patrol Leader's Council
  • Ensures that his patrol is prepared in advance for meeting programs, camping trips, and camporees
  • 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
  • Functions as an Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster
  • 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
  • Is a friend to the boys in the den
  • Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings
  • Meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary
  • Teaches basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols
  • Knows what skills scouts are missing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Counsels individual Scouts on Scouting challenges
  • Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities
  • Runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader
  • Helps train and supervise the Troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Guide, Librarian, Historian, and Chaplain Aide
  • Serves as a member of the Patrol Leader's Council
  • Helps the Patrol Leader plan and steer patrol meetings and activities
  • Helps the Patrol Leader keep patrol members informed
  • Helps the patrol get ready for all troop activities
  • Represents his patrol at Patrol Leader's Council meetings when the Patrol Leader cannot attend
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit
  • 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.
  • Leading prayers/blessings at appropriate times
  • Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook
  • Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities
  • Keeps information about former members of the troop
  • Sets up and takes care of a 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
  • Issues vouchers for purchase of used merit badge books
  • Keeps records on patrol and troop equipment
  • Makes sure equipment is in good working condition
  • Inspect equipment periodically and at the end of the year for damage and report this to the SPL and the Scoutmaster
  • Issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition
  • Makes suggestions for new or replacement items
  • Works with the Troop Committee member responsible for equipment
  • Gets the US, and troop, flags for meetings and ceremonies and puts them away afterwards
  • Make sure that all cooking utensils have been properly washed after each camping trip
  • Attends and keeps a log of Patrol Leaders' Council meetings
  • Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments
  • Records individual Scout advancement progress
  • Works with the Troop Committee members responsible for records and finance
  • Helps with the production of  the monthly newsletter
 

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