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Troop Leaders Responsibilities

Troop Leadership Positions
 
Boys in troop leadership positions should always set a good example, wear their uniforms correctly, and live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Leadership positions (Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Patrol Leaders) are held for six months, and generally only Scouts who have achieved the rank of First Class may hold leadership positions. You may view the Troop Leadership Positions below.
 
   

 Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - Elected
    Responsible to: Scoutmaster (SM)

 

 

Specific Duties:

  • Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and annual program   planning conference.
  • Chair the patrol leaders' council (PLC).
  • Name appointed boy leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
  •  Assign duties and responsibilities to other leaders.
  • Work with Scoutmaster in training junior leaders.
  • Senior Patrol Leader should have completed JLTC (Junior Leadership Training Conference) prior to assuming this position if it has been offered in our area.
  •  Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
   

 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) - Selected
    Responsible to: SPL

Specific Duties:

  • Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed junior leaders: scribe, librarian, troop historian, instructor, quartermaster, webmaster, leave no trace trainer and chaplains aide.
  • Help with leading meetings and activities as called upon by the senior patrol leader.
  • Take over troop leadership in the absence of the senior patrol leader.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the senior patrol leader. Function as a member of the patrol leaders' council (PLC).
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
   

 Patrol Leader (PL) - Elected
    Responsible to: SPL

 Specific Duties:
 
  • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a job and help them succeed. Know what the patrol members and other leaders can do.
  • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders' council (PLC)meetings and at the annual program planning a conference.
  • Prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
  • Develop patrol spirit.
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
   

 Patrol Leader - New Scout Patrol - Appointed
    Responsible to: SPL and Troop Guide

 
Specific Duties:
  • With the assistance of the troop guide: Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities Prepare your patrol to take part in all troop activities. Keep patrol members informed.
  • Develop patrol spirit.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a job; know what patrol members and other leaders can do.
  • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders' council (PLC) meetings during your term of office.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 
 
 

 Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) - Elected
    Responsible to: PL

 
Specific Duties:
  
  • Assist the patrol leader in planning and leading patrol meetings and activities.
  • Keeping patrol member informed.
  • Preparing their patrol to take part in all troop activities.
  • Take charge of the patrol in the absence of the patrol leader.
  • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders council (PLC) meetings in the absence of the patrol leader.
  • Help develop patrol spirit.
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 
 
 
 

 Troop Guide - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASM - New Scout Patrol

 
 
Specific Duties:
 
  • Help Scouts meet advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advise patrol leader on his duties and his responsibilities at patrol leaders' council meetings Attend patrol leaders' council meetings with the new Scout patrol leader.
  • Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Help assistant Scoutmaster train new patrol leader when he is elected.
  • Guide new Scout though early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 
 

 Order of the Arrow Representative - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • Encourage year round and resident camping in the Troop, older Scout participation in high adventure programs, and participation in community service projects.
  • Assist with leadership skills training.
  • Encourage Arrowmen to fill leadership positions in the Troop, and participate in OA activities.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 
 

 Troop Quatermaster - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL & Troop Committee member responsible for Equipment

 
Specific Duties:
  • Attends monthly QM meetings.
  • Keep records of patrol and troop equipment.
  • Keep records of patrol and troop equipment.
  • Issue equipment and see that it is returned in good order.
  • Suggest new or replacement items.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 

 Troop Scribe - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL &  works with theTroop Committee

Specific Duties:
  • Attend and keep a log of patrol leaders' council (PLC) meetings.
  • Record attendance as required.
  • Maintain troop correspondence (thank you notes, donation requests, etc.)
  • Work with appropriate troop committee members responsible for finance, records and advancement as needed.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 

 Troop Librarian - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • Establish and maintain a troop library.
  • Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
  • Add new or replacement item needed.
  • Have literature available for borrowing at troop meetings.
  • Keep system to check literature in and out.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.

 

 

 Troop Historian - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific 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.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.

 

 

 Chaplaine Aide - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • 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 the Troop program planning process.
  • Helps plan for religious observance in Troop activities
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 

 Den Chief - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • 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.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.

 

 

 Troop Webmaster - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • Work with various unit members on needed topics for Troop Web
  • Ensure the Troop Web site is  youth-run as possible
  • Help out with the Troop Web site
  • Works with appropriate troop committee members responsible for Troop Web.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 

 Troop Leave No Trace Trainer - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • Know and teach the Leave No Trace Principles to Troop members.
  • Know and teach the Outdoor Code to Troop members.
  • Attend a BSA certified Leave No Trace training program, when offered.
  • Work with Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters and Troop Leaders to promote and train "Leave No Trace" at all campouts and events.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.
 
 

 Troop Bugler - Appointed
    Responsible to: ASPL

Specific Duties:
  • Makes appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop/team activities.
  • Sets the example, wears the uniform correctly, lives by the Scout Oath and Law, and shows Scout spirit.