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[[Image:TroopFlag.jpg|thumb|right|A Boy Scout Troop Flag]]
[[Image:TroopFlag.jpg|thumb|right|A Boy Scout Troop Flag]]
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A '''Scout Troop''' is the standard group for Scouts and is composed of multiple [[Patrol|patrols]], and are supported by an adult troop committee.
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[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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A '''Scout Troop''' is the standard group for Scouts and is composed of multiple [[Patrol|patrols]], and are supported by an adult [[Troop Committee]].
Troops are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Court of Honor|Courts of Honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
Troops are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Court of Honor|Courts of Honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
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[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|261px|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart.]]
 
==Youth members==
==Youth members==
The troop's youth are lead by the [[Senior Patrol Leader]] through the [[Patrol Leaders' Council]].
The troop's youth are lead by the [[Senior Patrol Leader]] through the [[Patrol Leaders' Council]].
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Youth members of a Troop include:
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*[[Junior Assistant Scoutmaster]]
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*[[Senior Patrol Leader]]
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*[[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]]
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*[[Venture Patrol Leader]]
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*[[Troop Guide]]
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*[[Patrol Leader]]s
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*[[Assistant Patrol Leader]]s
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*Troop members, some of whom may hold other [[Position of responsibility|positions]]:
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**[[Chaplain Aide]], [[Librarian]], [[Historian]], [[Scribe]], [[Quartermaster]], [[Instructor]], [[Order of the Arrow Representative]], [[Den Chief]], [[Bugler]]
==Adult members==
==Adult members==
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The troop's adult Scouters are divided into two branches: ''Program'', the [[Scoutmaster]] and [[Assistant Scoutmaster|Assistant Scoutmasters]], and ''Support'', the [[Troop Committee Chairman]] and the [[Troop Committee]]. Other adult positions usually include a [[Treasurer]] and [[Secretary]].
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The troop's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:
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*''Program''
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**[[Scoutmaster]]
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**[[Assistant Scoutmaster]]s
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*''Support''
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**[[Troop Committee]]
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**[[Troop Committee Chairman]]
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**[[Chartered Organization Representative]]
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**Other adult positions usually include a [[Treasurer]] and [[Secretary]].
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{{:Unit liaison}}
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==Equivalents==
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{{:Basic BSA units}}
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The troop is a registered "unit" with its local [[council]]. Other basic units are:
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*[[Pack]] - [[Cub Scouting]]
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*[[Team]] - [[Varsity Scouting]]
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*[[Crew]] - [[Venturing]]
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*[[Ship]] - [[Sea Scouting]]
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*[[Post]] - [[Explorers]]
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*[[Group]] - [[Learning for Life]]
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==References==
==References==

Revision as of 10:38, March 28, 2008

A Boy Scout Troop Flag
A Boy Scout Troop Flag
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

A Scout Troop is the standard group for Scouts and is composed of multiple patrols, and are supported by an adult Troop Committee.

Troops are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold Courts of Honor at least once a year; usually quarterly.

Contents

Youth members

The troop's youth are lead by the Senior Patrol Leader through the Patrol Leaders' Council.

Youth members of a Troop include:

Adult members

The troop's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:


Liaisons between a unit and the local District and Council

External links


Equivalents

The Troop is a registered "unit" with its local council. Other basic units are:


References

http://scoutmaster.org/usscouts/boyscouts/bstroop.asp

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