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The Boy Scouts require that a unit have a Committee Chairperson and at least two other Committee members.
The Boy Scouts require that a unit have a Committee Chairperson and at least two other Committee members.
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==Positions==
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;[[Chartered Organization Representative]]
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:The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the [[Chartered Organization]]. This individual is also the organization's contact with the District Committee and the [[Local Council]]. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council.
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;[[Troop Committee Chair]]
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:The Unit Committee Chair is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. The Unit Committee Chair appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders.
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;[[Troop Secretary]]
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:The unit secretary is appointed by the Unit Committee Chair to keep minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity.
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;[[Troop Treasurer]]
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:The Unit Treasurer is appointed by the Committee Chair to handle troop funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, and supervise fundraising.
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;[[Troop Equipment Coordinator]]
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:The Unit Equipment Coordinator is appointed by the Committee Chair to work with the quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of unit equipment.
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;[[Troop Outdoor/Activities Coordinator]]
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;[[Troop Membership Coordinator]]
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;[[Troop Advancement Coordinator]]
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;[[Troop Training Coordinator]]
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:The Unit Training Coordinator is appointed by the Committee Chair to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materails, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training.
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;[[Troop Chaplain]]
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;Advisers: [[Scoutmaster]] & [[Assistant Scoutmaster]](s)
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==Responsibilities==
==Responsibilities==

Revision as of 11:12, November 6, 2008

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Description

The troop committee is responsible for conducting the business of the Troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The Committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for Boards of Review. This is an important responsibility and is one area we can always use more help. The Committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the Committee.

The Boy Scouts require that a unit have a Committee Chairperson and at least two other Committee members.

Positions

Chartered Organization Representative
The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the Chartered Organization. This individual is also the organization's contact with the District Committee and the Local Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council.
Troop Committee Chair
The Unit Committee Chair is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. The Unit Committee Chair appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders.
Troop Secretary
The unit secretary is appointed by the Unit Committee Chair to keep minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity.
Troop Treasurer
The Unit Treasurer is appointed by the Committee Chair to handle troop funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, and supervise fundraising.
Troop Equipment Coordinator
The Unit Equipment Coordinator is appointed by the Committee Chair to work with the quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of unit equipment.
Troop Outdoor/Activities Coordinator
Troop Membership Coordinator
Troop Advancement Coordinator
Troop Training Coordinator
The Unit Training Coordinator is appointed by the Committee Chair to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materails, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training.
Troop Chaplain
Advisers
Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster(s)


Responsibilities

  • Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified Assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
  • Provides adequate meeting facilities.
  • Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization.
  • Supports leaders in carrying out the program.
  • Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan.
  • Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property.
  • Ensures the troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year).
  • Serves on boards of review and courts of honor.
  • Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
  • Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
  • Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems.


Qualifications

Qualification. Adults citizens, or adult non-citizens who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.
Adult Application, No. 524-501A Portable Document Format PDF (420 KB) (Previous editions obsolete.)

Additionally,

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
BSA Youth Protection training policy

References

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center – provides a variety of materials courses.

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links


Official Boy Scout Forms & Resources
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform Inspections
Training Materials: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Online Training: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Other Guides: Boy Scout Requirements Insignia Guide Scouting Terminology Leave No Trace
Permit Applications: Permission Slip Local Tour Permit National Tour Permit Unit Money-Earning
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record 34605 other forms…
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