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Scout Positions

Senior Patrol Leader

Duties:
  • Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities
  • Chair the patrol leaders’ council
  • 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
  • Wear the uniform correctly
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit
Requirements:
Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Reports to the Scoutmaster
Term is 6 months (or 1 year at the Scoutmaster's request)
Must be First Class rank or above
Participation requirement - 80%


Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Duties:
  • Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to other boy leaders
  • 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
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
First Class rank and above
Participation requirement - 80%


Patrol Leader

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
  • 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
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law 
Requirements:
Elected by the patrol
Reports to the SPL
Term is 6 months
Scout rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Assistant Patrol Leader 

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
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law 
Requirements:
Elected by the patrol leader
Reports to the patrol leader
Term is 6 months
Scout rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Troop Guide

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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Reports to Scoutmaster
Term is 6 months
First Class and above
Participation requirement - 75%


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; help prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Reports to Scoutmaster
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Historian

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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Scoutmaster
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Order of the Arrow 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 lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and OA Obligation.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Scoutmaster
Term is 6 months
First Class and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Librarian 

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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Quartermaster 

Duties:
  • Keep records of patrol and troop equipment.
  • Keep equipment in good repair.
  • Keep equipment storage area neat an
  • 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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
First Class and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Scribe 

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 the appropriate troop 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. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Instructor 

Duties:
  • Instruct scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
  • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Chaplain’s Aide 

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 campouts.
  • Tell troop members about the religious emblems program for their faith.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Webmaster 

Duties:
  • Establish and maintain a safe and secure troop website.
  • Ensure the 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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Leave No Trace Trainer 

Duties:
  • Have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace.
  • Successfully complete the Leave No Trace Trainer training course.
  • Help minimize the troop’s impact on the land by teaching Scouts the principles of Leave No Trace.
  • Help ensure that the troop follows Leave No Trace principles on outings.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%


Junior Assistant Scoutmaster 

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.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit. 
Requirements:
Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with guidance from Scoutmaster
Reports to Senior Patrol Leader
Term is 6 months
Scout Rank and above
Participation requirement - 75%

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