Youth Leadership Roles

Troop Position of Responsibilities

Senior-Patrol-LeaderSenior Patrol Leader

The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is elected by his fellow scouts to represent them as the most senior youth leader of the troop. The SPL is a youth who has attained the rank of a first class or higher. He is responsible for the troop’s overall operation. An effective SPL needs to attend at least 80% of all troop functions, and service projects as he is the focal point and success of the youth-led troop. With guidance from the Scoutmaster, he takes charge of troop meetings, the patrol leaders’ council, and of all troop activities, and he does everything he can to help each patrol be successful. He is responsible for annual program planning conferences and assists the Scoutmaster in conducting troop leadership training. The SPL presides over the Patrol Leaders’ council and works closely with each Patrol Leader to plan troop meetings and make arrangements for troop activities. An elected SPL is not a member of any patrol of the troop but may participate with a Venture patrol in high-adventure activities.

AssistantSeniorPatrolLeader

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

An Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) helps the SPL to lead meetings and activities. He is also responsible for taking the lead in the absence of the SPL.  The ASPL helps to train and supervise the troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian, Historian, Webmaster and Chaplain Aide. The ASPL is elected by his unit members and serves as a member of the Patrol Leaders’ Council. The ASPL sets a good example to all the unit members,  shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

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Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

A Scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills may be appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader, with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster, to serve as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. These young men (a troop may have more than one Junior Assistant Scoutmaster) follow the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to other youth leaders in the troop. Upon his 18th birthday, a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster will be eligible to become an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Troop Webmaster 

The Webmaster works with various unit members on troop news and ensures that the troop website information is kept updated and current. The Webmaster is appointed by the Troop Committee  or Scoutmaster.

 

   Troop Guide

Troop_guideThe Troop Guide is appointed by the Troop Committee based on the recommendation of the Scoutmaster, ASM and trained adult leaders. The Troop Guide must attained the rank of a Life Scout and working towards the rank of an Eagle. He is expected to attend at least 75% of all troop meetings, PLs’ council meetings, functions and service projects. The Troop Guide performs his duties under the guidance of the Scoutmaster and works with new Scouts. He helps them to feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year. The first year as a Boy scout is a critical time with new places, new people, new rules and activities. The Troop Guide is a mentor and friend to the new Scouts and makes first year fun and successful. This is an important position and should his responsibilities seriously. The Troop Guide teaches basic Scout skills to new Scouts and is the Patrol Leader of the new scout patrol. The Troop Guide sets a good example to all the unit members,  shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

Instructor

Troop Instructor

The Troop Instructor is a youth who has attained the rank of a  Star, Life or Eagle Scout and is elected by the members of the unit. The Troop Instructor is expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings and activities.The responsibilities of the Instructor is to teach basic Scouting skills in a troop and patrols. Other duties may include scheduling and coordinating with the Merit Badge Counselor(s) for troop or scout instructions. He sets a good example to all fellow Scouts and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform and show Scout spirit as all times.

QuartermasterTroop Quartermaster

The Troop Quartermaster is elected by his unit members. The responsibilities of the Quartermaster includes keeping a current record of all patrol and troop equipment. The Quartermaster is expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings and overnight outings where troop equipment inventory is much needed. He makes sure that are equipment is in good working condition, issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good clean condition. The Quartermaster coordinates with the assigned troop committee member on equipment readiness for each troop or patrol camping/outing trip. When necessary, provide a report at Patrol Leader’s Council and makes suggestions for new or replacement items.  The Quartermaster sets a good example, enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform and show Scout spirit as all times.

ChaplainAideTroop Chaplain Aide

The Troop Chaplain Aide must have at least attained the rank of a First Class Scout. he is expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings,outings, PLs” council meetings and service projects. He is mature and sensitive and have earned the respect and trust of his fellow Scouts. The Troop Chaplain Aide should have received or be working on the requirements leading to the age-appropriate religious emblem for his faith. The troop Chaplain Aide helps to plan for religious observance in troop or team activities and encourages saying grace at meals while camping or at other activities. The Troop Chaplain Aide helps to promote annual Scout Sunday. He sets a good example, shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

HistorianTroop Historian

The Troop Historian must have at least attained the rank of a First Class Scout. The Troop Historian is expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, PLs’ council meetings and service projects. He keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities. The Historian provides material for displays and presentations of current activities. The true value of a good Historian and his work does not show up until years later. In addition, the work of the Historian provides a link to the past. The Troop Historian should have received or be working on the requirements leading to the communications merit badge. He sets a good example, shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

ScribeTroop Scribe

The Troop Scribe must have at least attained the rank of a First Class Scout. The Troop Scribe is expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings and PLs’ council meetings and service projects. He records all PLs’ council meetings minutes and service projects activities. He sets a good example, shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

 

OA-Troop-RepresentativeTroop OA Representative

The Troop Scribe must have at least attained the rank of a First Class Scout and a member of the Order of Arrow. He is mature and expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings, activities and service projects. In additional the Troop OA Representative is expected to attend 75% of all OA fellowship meetings and district meetings. The Troop OA Representative disseminates upcoming OA fellowship activities information to the troop during troop meetings. He sets a good example, shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.

Patpatrol-leaderrol Leader

The Patrol Leader is elected by his patrol to represent the Patrol at the PLs’ Council meetings. he is expected to attend at least 60% of all troop meetings, PLs’ council meetings, activities and service projects. The Patrol Leader plans and steers the patrol meetings and appoints the Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) and make sure that he is ready to assumes the responsibilities of the APL during his absence The Patrol Leader helps the junior scouts in his patrol to work towards their advancements and keeps his patrol informed of troop discussions from the PLs’ council meetings. He sets a good example, shows Scout Spirit and enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.



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