Troop 68, BSA
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Leadership Duties

Senior Patrol Leader

  • Qualifications - Star Rank or above and YLT Trained
  • Is responsible for the successful operations of our Troop.
  • Presides at all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Serves as the chairman of the Patrol Leader's Council (PLC) and is a voting member.
  • Creates and makes sure meeting agendas are followed so that our meetings run smoothly.
  • Notifies Patrol Leaders weekly of upcoming events.
  • Makes decisions that represent the opinions of the majority of the troop members.
  • Makes sure that Youth Leaders are fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • Works with our Scoutmaster in training junior leaders.

 

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

  • Qualifications - Star Rank or above and YLT Trained 
  • Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Is responsible for the SPL's tasks if SPL is absent.
  • Is available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • Is a voting member of the PLC.
  • Supports, assists, and answers to the SPL.
  • Is 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 that Youth Leaders are fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • assists SPL in making sure scouts in leadership positions are doing their job.
  • responsible for SPL's tasks if SPL is absent.

 

Patrol Leader

  • Is responsible for the successful operation of their Patrol.
  • Reports to SPL and ASPLs.
  • Is available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • Is a voting member of the PLC.
  • Prepares patrol for all events and works to develop patrol spirit.
  • Contacts the members of the patrol weekly to inform them of upcoming events.
  • Supports the decisions of SPL and ASPLs.
  • Assists all patrol members in advancement.

 

Assistant Patrol Leader

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

 

Troop Quartermaster

  • Reports to ASPL and Adult Quartermasters.
  • Is available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • Is responsible for gear pick-up and return.
  • Keeps records of patrol and troop equipment.
  • Distribute all patrol gear to grub master and gear master of each patrol recording who has the gear.
  • Records who takes what gear home from each campout.
  • Makes sure all gear is returned, checking for cleanliness.
  • Is responsible for the condition of all troop gear, making sure everything is in good repair.
  • Suggests new or replacement items.
  • Creates a damage report, reporting problems to adults.

 

Troop Scribe

  • Reports to ASPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • Is the secretary of the PLC, taking notes and collecting records in a log.
  • Record troop attendance.
  • Submits one page summary of the troop every month to be put in local paper.

 

Troop Historian

  • Reports to ASPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • Takes and gathers pictures from all events, gathers facts about past activities, and displays them in scrapbooks and displays.
  • Keeps binder of records from meeting plans, campout plans, attendance records, QM reports, patrol reports, Scribe's reports, and other important papers.
  • Takes care of trophies and keepsakes.
     

Troop Librarian

  • Reports to ASPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • Brings library at all meetings, maintaining it and adding or replacing items that are needed.
  • Keeps track of who has checked literature in and out, and follow up on late returns.
  • Makes announcements once a month about library, new additions, donations, and people with books out.

 

Troop Chaplain Aide

  • Report to ASPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings and campouts.
  • Keeps troop leaders aware of religious holidays when planning activities.
  • Assists Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting religious needs of troop members while on activities.
  • Says grace at meals while camping or on activities, has prayers available.
  • Offers an appropriate prayer at end of all meetings and Courts of Honor.

 

Appointed Positions

 

Troop Guide

  • Reports to SPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings and at campouts.
  • Helps scouts meet advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advises Patrol Leader on duties and responsibilities.
  • Is appointed to help new scout patrol, camping and meeting with them.
  • Helps guide scouts through early experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop.

 

Troop Instructor

  • Reports to ASPL.
  • Is available at troop meetings and at campouts.
  • Instructs a particular skill as needed within troop or patrol.
  • Prepares well in advance for each teaching assignment.

  

Den Chief

  • Reports to Den Leader.
  • Is available at Cub Scout pack and den activities.
  • Meets regularly with Den Leader to review den or pack meeting plans.
  • Is a Webelos Den Chief, prepares boys to join Boy Scouting and Troop 68.

 

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

  • Reports to Scoutmaster.
  • Is available at troop meetings, campouts, and the PLC.
  • Functions as an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for responsibilities reserved for adults).
  • Acts as an advisor and gives assistance to all Scout leaders.
  • Accomplishes any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.