BSA Troop Position Job Descriptions

  1. Work with the New Scouts to ensure that they learn how to participate in Scouting in our Troop.
  2. Train the new scouts Patrol Leader in how to run a patrol.
  3. Help them plan for all outings, including equipment list, menu planning, etc.
  4. Help the new scouts with advancement through First Class, either by teaching the required skill or by setting up situations for meeting the requirements.
  • As Troop Guide, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance in this position will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and adults leaders on the basis of my abilities and the job description given above, as well as the demonstration of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetings and other events.
  1. Keep a journal of Troop events for historical purposes. Include reports of each outing or activity and document with photographs and maps when possible. This journal should be made available at each Court of Honor so that Troop members may review it. Such a journal may be used by Scouts in the future years to look back and know what kinds of things the Troop was doing. It can be used in recruiting new scouts.
  2. Maintain a troop slide show for showing at the annual Troop Dinner and to Cub Scouts. Obtain slides from recent trips to keep the show current, removing slides of older trips and returning them to their owners.
  3. Gather as much history of the Troop as possible, in whatever form is available. Talk to former members of the Troop and record conversations on tape or paper. Collect pictures and other artifacts when available.
  4. Take care of Troop trophies, ribbons, and all other awards.
  • As Troop Historian, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance in this position will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and adults leaders on the basis of my abilities and the job description given above, as well as the demonstration of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetings and other events.
  1. Keep an archive on places to go and trips the Troop has made. A short write up of each trip indicating numbers to call for reservations, facilities, positive-negative things, etc. Also, collect and catalog articles on potential places the Troop could go on outings. Provide this information to people planning future trips as requested.
  2. Keep a library of merit badge pamphlets and other Troop materials available for check out and use by Troop members and leaders. Keep track of who has what and be responsible for getting materials returned. Keep an inventory of all library materials.
  3. Keep an archive on all fund-raising activities similar to the outings archive.
  4. Keep an archive on all Troop special events--including Court of Honor, etc.--with information on equipment needs, facilities, and ceremony scripts.
  • As Troop Librarian, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance in this position will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and adults leaders on the basis of my abilities and the job description given above, as well as the demonstration of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetings and other events.
  1. Store and keep track of all Troop equipment. Keep an inventory of all Troop and Patrol Equipment.
  2. Work with the Patrol Leaders to determine that all the patrol equipment is being properly maintained.
  3. Be responsible for checking equipment out and checking back in on return. Make sure that returned equipment is clean and in good order or that it is repaired if not.
  4. Assess Troop equipment needs for otings and events(eg., rain flies, poles, stakes etc) and be responsible for getting it there and back.
  5. With assistance from the Senior Patrol Leader, oversee the annual redistribution of Patrol equipment so that each Patrol has a fair share of equipment based on make-up of the patrols each year.
  6. Make suggestions for new or replacement items.
  • As Troop Quartermaster, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance in this position will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and adults leaders on the basis of my abilities and the job description given above, as well as the demonstration of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetings and other events.
  1. Collect attendance/inspection sheets at each meeting. If not present at a meeting or outing, prearrange for another scout to gather the information for recording later. Provide reports to the Patrol Leaders Council on patrol attendance and inspections each month.
  2. Write letters on behalf of the Troop- letters of inquiry, Thank you letters to all who assist the Troop in anyway, invitations to special guest to Troop events, and to WEBELOS who visit the Troop. Some letters may be a request of a leader, but most should be when an outside individual has assisted the Troop. Letters should be brought to Troop meetings whenever possible to be approved before mailing and so that the Troop is aware of what correspondence is being mailed out in its name. A file should be maintained of all such correspondance by the Scribe.
  3. Act as recording secretary for the Patrol Leaders Council meetings, in paticular, noting actions items and who is responsible or the action. Based on discussions, prepare the final Troop meeting plans and distribute to Patrol Leaders.
  4. Collect camping money for trips from patrols, recording who has paid and passing the list and money onto the adult leader in charge.
  5. Keep the camping log up to date and monitor participation by Patrols so that the Troop qualifies for the National Camping Award.
  • As Troop Scribe, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance in this position will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and the adult leaders on the basis of my abilities and the job description given above, as well as the demonstraion of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetings and other events.
  1. Appoinnt Assistant Patrol Leader who will function as Patrol Leader in his absence.
  2. Plan and lead Patrol meetings and outings.
  3. Represent Patrol at PLC meetings. report back to Patrol on responsibilities for Troop meetings and outings.
  4. Help any members of the Patrol with advancement through First Class, either by teaching the required skills or by setting up situations for meeting the requirements.
  • As Patrol Leader, I promise to do my best to fulfill the requirements of this position during the coming year. I understand that my performance will be evaluated by the Senior Patrol Leader and the adult leaders on the basis of the job description given above, as well as the demonstration of Scout Spirit and leadership at Troop meetins and other events.
  • Fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absense. Has the same responsibilities as the Patrol Leader.
  • The junior leader with the most responsibilty in a Troop is the Senior Patrol Leader. He is in charge of Troop meetings from beginning to end. He chairs meetings of the Patrol Leaders Council as they plan troop activities and programs. He oversees all positions in the Troop.
  • Fills in for the Senior Patrol Leader in his absense. He has the same responsibilities as the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Approved by the Scoutmaster and SPL he will work with Cub Scouts and with their Den Leader. He assists with den meetings, encourages Cub Scout advancement, and serves as a role model for younger scouts. He can plan and lead den meetings, field activities, songs and stunts, and encourage Cub Scouts to progress into a Troop.
  • Assist Troop Chaplain in religious services for the troop including all closing at the Troop meeting. He sees that religious holidays are considered during program planning and promotes the religious emblems program.
  • A scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills may be appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader, with the advise and consent of the Scoutmaster. They will assist the Scoutmaster in providing support to other boy leaders in the Troop.