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Key Troop Positions
Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)
Quartermaster
Scribe
Librarian
Troop Historian
Troop Guide
Additional Troop Positions
Instructor
Den Chief
Chaplain Aide
Bugler
OA Troop Representative
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Patrol Positions
Patrol Leader (PL)
Assistant Patrol Leader (APL)
Patrol Quartermaster
Patrol Scribe
Troop 110 Color Guard Duties
   

Key Troop Positions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

Job Description: The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts and is the highest ranking scout leader in the troop. He provides leadership to all scouts and other scout leaders.

Reports to the Scoutmaster

Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • Preside over all troop meetings, events and activities.
  • Chair the Patrol Leaders' Council.
  • Appoint other boy leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to other scout leaders.
  • Assist the Scoutmaster in training scout leaders.
  • Make sure an ASPL attends any meeting/function he (SPL) will not be able to attend (troop, PLC, Committee Meeting, etc.).
  • Oversee the planning for all Troop campouts (whether he attends these outing or not).
  • Handle troop discipline under the guidance of the Scoutmaster.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

Job Description: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest ranking scout leader in the Troop. He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The ASPL acts as the SPL in the absence of the SPL, or when otherwise called upon to do so. He also provides leadership to other scout leaders in the Troop.

Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • 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.
  • Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed scout leaders: Scribe, Librarian, Troop Historian, Instructor, Quartermaster and Chaplain Aide.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Serve as a member of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC).
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Quartermaster

Job Description: The Troop Quartermaster keeps track of all troop equipment and sees that it is in good condition.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Troop Quartermaster duties:

  • Keep records on patrol and troop equipment.
  • Keep equipment in good repair.
  • Issue equipment and see that it is returned in good order.
  • Suggest new or replacement items.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.
  • Bring American and Troop flag to every meeting.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Scribe

Job Description: The Troop Scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and keeps a record of dues and Scout attendance at troop meetings.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Troop Scribe duties:

  • Attend Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) Meetings and keep a log which contains meeting minutes.
  • Record attendance at troop functions.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
  • Work with Troop Webmaster for posting information as needed.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meetings.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Librarian

Job Description: The Librarian takes care of troop literature.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Librarian duties:

  • Establish and maintain a troop library. (Library should at least consist of Merit Badge booklets.)
  • Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
  • Add new or replacement items as needed.
  • Keep books and pamphlets available for borrowing at troop meetings.
  • Keep a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Troop Historian

Job Description: The Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Historian duties:

  • Gather pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in scrapbooks, wall displays or informational (historical) files.
  • Take care of troop trophies, ribbons and keepsakes.
  • Keep information about former members of the troop.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Troop Guide

Job Description: To work actively with new Scouts. The Troop Guides introduce new Scouts to troop operations and helps them feel comfortable in the troop.

Reports to the Assistant Scoutmaster

Troop Guide duties:

  • Help new Scouts earn advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advise patrol leader on his duties and responsibilities at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Attend Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meetings with the new Patrol Leaders.
  • Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Help Assistant Scoutmaster and SPL train new patrol leaders.
  • Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
  • Teach basic scouting skills.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
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Additional Troop Positions

Instructor

Job Description: The Instructor teaches scouting skills.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Instructor duties:

  • Instruct scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Den Chief

Job Description: The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Den Leaders in the Cub Scout Pack.

Reports to the Den Leader in the Pack.

Den Chief duties:

  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Meet regularly with the Den Leader to review the den and pack meeting plans.
  • If serving as a Webelos Den Chief, prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
  • Help out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
  • Attend at least 2/3 of the den meetings/events during his service period.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout Spirit.

Chaplain Aide

Job Description:

The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (and works with the Chaplain)

Chaplain Aide duties:

  • Keep troop leader appraised of religious holidays when planning activities.
  • Assist Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting the religious needs of troop members while on activities.
  • Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or on activities.
  • Tell Scouts about the religious emblem program of their faith.
  • Help plan for religious observance in troop activities.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Bugler

Job Description: The Bugler plays the bugle at troop functions.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Bugler duties:

  • Play the bugle as requested by troop leadership.

OA Troop Representative

Job Description: An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his troop, he serves as a communication link to the Arrowmen and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his troop.

Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

OA Troop Representative duties:

  • Serve as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
  • Encourage year round and resident camping in the troop.
  • Encourage older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
  • Encourage Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
  • Assist with leadership skills training in the troop.
  • Encourage Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
  • Encourage Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation .
  • Show Scout spirit

OA Troop Representative Qualifications:

  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

Job Description: The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster based on his demonstrated leadership ability.

Reports to the Scoutmaster

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster duties:

  • Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults 18 and 21 years of age or older).
  • Carry out any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
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Patrol Positions

Patrol Leader (PL)

Job Description: The Patrol Leader is elected by the patrol and leads the patrol.

Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader

Patrol Leader duties:

  • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a job and help them succeed.
  • Represent the patrol at all Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
  • Develop patrol spirit.
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL)

Job Description: The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence.

Reports to the Patrol Leader

Assistant Patrol Leader duties:

  • Assist the Patrol Leader in performing duties as needed.
  • Take charge of the patrol in the absence of the Patrol Leader.
  • Represent the patrol at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings in the absence of the Patrol Leader.
  • Work with the other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Help develop patrol spirit.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout Spirit.

Patrol Quartermaster

Job Description: The Patrol Quartermaster is appointed by the Patrol Leader and acquires required equipment from the Troop Quartermaster. He also makes sure everyone in his patrol has required equipment for each event. He keeps patrol gear organized.

Reports to both the Patrol Leader and the Troop Quartermaster

Patrol Quartermaster duties:

  • Keep all the patrol gear in order.
  • Make sure the gear is clean and in good shape before returned to the troop Quartermaster.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

Patrol Scribe

Job Description: The Patrol Scribe is appointed by the Patrol Leader and keeps patrol records.

Reports to the Patrol Leader

Patrol Scribe duties:

  • Keep the patrol log which contains minutes of the patrol meetings, duty roster, etc.
  • Keep attendance records and collects dues.
  • Prepare budget for buying patrol equipment.
  • Collect the money for buying food.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
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