ATTENTION:SCOUTS RUNNING FOR OFFICE AND PARENTS
SCOUT NOMINATIONS ARE held every six months!
May 2nd, 2016
List of Positions open to election:
Youth Leadership Positions and Responsibilities
Senior Patrol Leader is the senior youth leader for the Troop. He must hold at least the rank of Star Scout, have been a member of Troop 54 for at least one year, and possess the Scoutmaster’s recommendation. The Senior Patrol Leader will be chosen annually from Scouts nominated by the Troop.The Senior Patrol Leader is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the Scoutmaster to ensure the overall program is being carried out,
- conducting the monthly planning meetings with the ASPLs and other senior Scout staff
- overseeing that the overall Scouting program is effectively communicated to the Scouts,
- serving as the chairman of the Junior Staff Council,
- conducting troop meetings (with the assistance of the ASPL and the JASM),
- preparing and conducting troop camp programs,
- conducting monthly uniform inspections,
- the discipline and conduct of the troop.
The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader must hold at least the rank of First Class. The ASPL is nominated by the SPL and approved by the Scoutmaster.The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the Scoutmaster and the SPL,
- acting as the SPL in his absence,
- carrying out the instructions of the SPL,
- acting as the “Sergeant-at-Arms” to help maintain order at troop meetings, and
- assisting scouts in the troop to advance in rank.
Junior Assistant Scoutmasters must be nominated by the Scoutmaster and confirmed by a vote of the troop committee, must be at least 16 years old but not yet 18, must demonstrate marked ability as a leader, and must be proficient in scouting skills.The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the Scoutmaster
- helping the Scoutmaster and his assistants in executing the program,
- teaching untrained scouts in the skills they need for advancement,
- assisting the Senior Patrol Leader whenever requested,
- serving as judge in inter-patrol competitions, and
- training the youth leadership corps in the performance of their leadership positions.
The Troop Scribe is appointed by the Scoutmaster on the recommendation of the SPLThe Troop Scribe is responsible for:
- meeting with the troop’s Secretary, Treasurer and Advancement Coordinator to coordinate communication with the Troop
- maintaining troop attendance records,
- maintaining a record of all upcoming troop activities, and
- taking the minutes of the junior staffmeetings
The Troop Quartermaster is appointed by the Scoutmaster on the recommendation of the SPLThe Troop Quartermaster is responsible for:
- meeting with the troop’s Equipment Coordinator to oversee the Troop’s equipment,
- maintaining a detailed inventory of the troop’s equipment (including camping gear, flags, etc.) and a check out log showing who has custody of each item,
- inspecting the troop equipment ideally once each quarter or following any troop campout and producing a status report for submission to the Junior Staff,
- assisting the troop’s EquipmentSupervisor with the annual inventory conducted one a year, and
- supervising the distribution and collection of troop equipment,
The Troop Librarian is appointed by the Scoutmaster on the recommendation of the SPLThe Troop Librarian is responsible for:
- maintaining the troop’s library of scouting literature and merit badge pamphlets,
- assisting the troop’s Advancement Coordinator in the conduct of the annual inventory (each December) of troop books and publications, and
- using a systematic method for loaning and collecting library materials.
The Troop Historian is appointed by the Scoutmaster on the recommendation of the SPLThe Troop Historian is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the troop’s Secretary, Activities Coordinator and Webmaster to ensure his responsibilities are properly carried out,
- maintaining photographs, video and other historical records of the Troop,
- maintaining a camping log to include locations, dates, attendees, and comments regarding the outing,
- collecting and caring for troop photographs, news stories, flags, pennants and awards, and
- collecting and filing information about former scouts and leaders.
The Troop Chaplain’s Aide is appointed by the Scoutmaster on the recommendation of the SPLThe Troop Chaplain’s Aide is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the troop’s Chaplain,
- assisting the troop’s Chaplain or, in his absence, planning and conducting non-denominational religious services at troop meetings and activities,
- promoting and informing scouts about the religious emblem programs of their faith and how to earn them,
- encouraging troop members to live up to the ideals of the scout oath, law, slogan, motto and the outdoor code, and
- helping to ensure that religious holidays and observances are considered in the troop program.
The Troop Guide is appointed by the Scoutmaster and must hold at least the rank of Star Scout and be proficient in advancement skills.The Troop Guide is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the Scoutmaster and Junion Assistant Scoutmasters
- teaching other scouts, especially new scouts Second Class and below, the skills necessary to advance in rank, and
- specializing in three scout skill areas not taught by other youth leaders
The Patrol Leader must be of First Class Rank and may be elected by the members of his patrol or selected by the Scoutmasteron the recommendation of the SPL. The Patrol Leader is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the SPL, ASPL and JASM regarding troop activities
- planning and leading patrol activities
- seeing that each scout in the patrol has a job to perform,
- maintaining patrol discipline (for which he is accountable to the SPL),
- supervising rank advancement of the scouts in his patrol,
- communicating all information between the patrol and the troop’s leadership, and
- conducting periodic uniform inspections for the members of his patrol.
The Assistant Patrol Leader is nominated by the Patrol Leader and is approved by the Scoutmaster.The Assistant Patrol Leader is responsible for:
- Attending regular meetings with the troop’s Scoutmaster to ensure responsibilities are properly carried out,
- assisting the Patrol Leader in his duties and in carrying out his program,
- performing other duties as assigned by the Patrol Leader, and
- acting as the Patrol Leader in the Patrol Leader’s absence
.The Den Chief is appointed by the Scoutmaster.The Den Chief is responsible for:
- Attending regular meetings with the adult members of the den, pack and troop as necessary
- knowing the purposes of Cub Scouting and helping Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks,
- encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation, and
- helps out and assists with activities in the weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
Leave No Trace Trainer The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles and ensuring that the troop follows these principles on outings. He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace.The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No Trace Trainer. A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may not serve as a instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training. A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer may take any 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer course from a Leave No TraceMaster Educator to qualify for the troop, team, or crew position of responsibility. The BSA is seeking to have one or more BSA-affiliated Master Educators in each council to provide this training. Information on courses available in the local area should be available from the local council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate.
The troop webmaster is responsible for maintaining the troop’s website. He should make sure that information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that members’ and leaders’ privacy is protected. A member of the troop committee may assist him with his work. As troop webmaster, I will improve communication in the troop: __ Maintain a usable information site for use by scouts, parents, and interested boys __ Publish calendar, permission forms, news, and other information __ Publish documents, forms, and information requested by troop leaders __ Keep troop information up to date and published in a timely manner __ Train and assist other scouts in troop positions with maintaining their areas __ Wear my uniform correctly, set a good example, practice the Scout Oath and Law __ Fulfill the requirements of this position for 6 months.
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