Troop 68, BSA
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Leadership Duties

Senior Patrol Leader

Qualifications - Star Rank or above and JLT Trained

  • responsible to Scoutmaster.
  • preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and annual program planning conference.
  • is the chair of the patrol leader's council and is also a voting member.
  • make a written report to the PLC each month expressing his opinions of how the troop is running.
  • create and make sure meeting agendas are followed so meeting runs smoothly.
  • call patrol leaders once a week to notify them of upcoming events.
  • report to Scoutmaster or other adult if problem arises.
  • make decisions that represent the opinions of the majority of troop members.
  • make sure patrol leaders and other scouts in positions of responsibility are doing their job.
  • work with Scoutmaster in training junior leaders.

 

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Qualifications - Star Rank or above and JLT Trained 

  • responsible to Scoutmaster.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • is a voting member of the PLC and makes a written report expressing his opinions of how the troop is running.
  • support, assist, and answer to the SPL.
  • responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed junior leaders: Scribe, Librarian, Historian, Instructors, Quartermasters, and the Chaplain Aide.
  • assists SPL in making sure scouts in leadership positions are doing their job.
  • responsible for SPL's tasks if SPL is absent.

 

Patrol Leader

Qualifications - First Class Rank or above 

  • responsible to SPL and ASPLs.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • is a voting member of the PLC and writes a patrol report every month.
  • attend all campouts or ascertain that his assistant will attend.
  • responsible for a patrol of 6 - 10 Scouts.
  • responsible for a patrol flag.
  • prepare patrol for all events and develops patrol spirit.
  • call the members of the patrol once a week to inform them of upcoming events.
  • support decisions of SPL and ASPL.
  • record attendance of patrol at all events and submits information to the Scribe.
  • assist all patrol members in advancement, reviews his handbook at meetings and campouts.

 

Assistant Patrol Leader

  • responsible to patrol leader.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • assist the patrol leader in planning patrol activities, keeping patrol members informed, and preparing patrol to take part in events.
  • take charge of patrol in absence of patrol leader, including taking his place at the PLC if needed.
  • help develop patrol spirit.

 

Troop Quartermaster

Qualifications - Star Rank or above 

  • responsible to ASPL and Adult Quartermasters.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • also available at gear return and pickup.
  • keep records of patrol and troop equipment, taking an inventory every three months.
  • distribute all patrol gear to grub master and gear master of each patrol, keeping records.
  • keep records of distribution of other troop gear.
  • make list at campouts of who takes what gear home.
  • make sure all gear is returned, checking for cleanliness.
  • responsible for the condition of all troop gear, making sure everything is in good repair.
  • suggest new or replacement items.
  • create a damage report on all gear, and reports problems to adults.

 

Troop Scribe

Qualifications - First Class Rank or above 

  • responsible to ASPL and Adult Secretary and Treasurer.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • is the secretary of the PLC, taking notes and collecting records in a log.
  • gather patrol attendance records and records troop attendance.
  • alert Scoutmaster of Scouts with low attendance.
  • work with troop committee members responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
  • record troop advancement.
  • submit one page summary of the troop every month to be put in local paper.

 

Troop Historian

  • responsible to ASPL.
  • available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • take and gather pictures from all events, gather facts about past activities, and display them in scrapbooks and displays.
  • keep binder of records from meeting plans, campout plans, attendance records, QM reports, patrol reports, Scribe's reports, and other important papers.
  • take care of trophies and keepsakes.
  • keep information about troop alumni.

 

Troop Librarian

  • responsible to ASPL.
  • available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • responsible for having updated, current lists of troop roster, patrol rosters, merit badge counselor lists.
  • must have library at all meetings, maintaining it and adding or replacing items that are needed.
  • must keep system to check literature in and out, and follow up on late returns.
  • make announcements once a month about library, new additions, donations, and people with books out.

 

Troop Chaplain Aide

  • responsible to ASPL and Chaplain.
  • available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • keep troop leaders aware of religious holidays when planning activities.
  • assist Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting religious needs of troop members while on activities.
  • encourage saying grace at meals while camping or on activities, have prayers available.
  • tell troop members about religious emblem program of their faith.
  • must attend and help organize Scout Sunday services.
  • must make an appropriate prayer at end of all meetings and Courts of Honor.
  • responsible for making and running a short service at all troop campouts.

 

Appointed Positions

 

Troop Guide

  • responsible to SPL and the Assistant Scoutmaster assigned to his patrol.
  • available at troop meetings at 7:00pm and at campouts.
  • help scouts meet advancement requirements through First Class.
  • advise patrol leader on duties and responsibilities.
  • appointed to help one new scout patrol, camping and meeting with them.
  • help train patrol leader of that patrol.
  • help guide scouts through early experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop.

 

Troop Instructor

  • responsible to ASPL.
  • available at troop meetings at 7:00pm and at campouts.
  • instruct a particular skill as needed within troop or patrol.
  • prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.

 

Den Chief

  • responsible to ASM of the new scout patrol.
  • available at all Cub Scout activities for the pack you choose.
  • meet regularly with den leader to review den or pack meeting plans.
  • if a Webelos den chief, prepare boys to join Boy Scouting and Troop 68.

 

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

  • responsible to Scoutmaster.
  • available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • function as an assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults).
  • act as an advisor and gives assistance to all Scout leaders.
  • accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.