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Troop 174

  Youth Leader Duties and Responsibilities

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Individual Roles and Responsibilities

Scout Positions. Scout troops are run by Scout leaders who are elected or appointed from and by the troop’s Scout membership. These Scout leaders are responsible for seeing that the troop runs well, grows, and provides the tools for members to succeed. The number of Scout leaders can change over time, depending on the size and needs of the troop. Following is a summary of the responsibilities of each position in a typical troop. A position description card, the Boy Scout Handbook, the Scoutmaster Handbook, and your Scoutmaster will provide additional details for each position.

As a leader of Troop 174 you are responsible for many aspects of our troop and how it functions.  This information was developed to help you understand what is expected of you and to help you fulfill your leadership position.

The Patrol Method explained by National Council.
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Contents

  1. Senior Patrol Leader
  2. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
  3. Patrol Leader
  4. Venture Patrol Leader
  5. Assistant Patrol Leader
  6. Patrol Leader of a New-Scout Patrol
  7. Troop Guide
  8. Historian
  9. Order of the Arrow Troop Representative
  10. Librarian
  11. Quartermaster
  12. Webmaster
  13. Scribe
  14. Instructor
  15. Chaplain Aide
  16. Den Chief
  17. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

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1. Senior Patrol Leader

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Scoutmaster and troop members
Specific Duties

• Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and annual program planning conference.
• Chair the patrol leaders’ council.
• Appoint Scout leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
• Assign duties and responsibilities to other Scout leaders.
• Work with the Scoutmaster in training Scout leaders.
• Set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.

Additionally, Maintain a record of  topical issues to be addressed at PLC meetings, including disciplinary topics to be discussed with the PLC.  Advise Scoutmaster(s) on the spirit of the Troop and individual Members.  

Resources

There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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2. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Senior patrol leader
Specific Duties Resources

There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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3. Patrol Leader

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Senior patrol leader
Specific Duties Additionally, ensure compliance of scout law and ideals, especially respect of their fellow scouts. Bring Disciplinary matters to the attention of the SM/ASM and PLC. Keep a record of your activities Resources

There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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4. Venture Patrol Leader

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Senior patrol leader, through the assistant Scoutmaster for Venture patrols
Specific Duties Resources

There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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5. Assistant Patrol Leader

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Patrol leader
Specific Duties Additionally, APL should be the sergeant at arms assisting with compliance of scout law and ideals, especially respect of their fellow scouts.  Keep a record of your activities. Resources

There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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6. Patrol Leader of a New-Scout Patrol

Introduction

When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

Responsible to

Senior patrol leader, through the troop guide
Specific Duties
With the troop guide's assistance:
 
  • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
  • Prepare your patrol to take part in all troop activities.
  • Show and help develop patrol spirit.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a task.
  • Represent the patrol at all Green Bars meetings during your term of office.
  • Know the strengths, limitations, and capabilities of patrol members and other leaders.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    7. Troop Guide

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant Scoutmaster of the new-Scout patrol, and senior patrol leader
    Specific Duties Additionally, introduce each new scout to positions of responsibility, ideally, by rotating each boy through each position in their patrol.   Keep a record of your activities. Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    8. Historian

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, The Troop Historian is a Reporter that future Historians will learn about us from.  You will record a synopsis of every troop activity.   Interview members that attended events you were not present for to include in your Records.  Work with Scribe and Scoutmasters/Committee members to include in Troop Database (Troopmaster).  Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    9. Order of the Arrow Troop Representative

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, review Troop records on Camping to advise members of their eligibility for OA. Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, Arrowmen in your troop, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    10. Librarian

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, keep Committee Member / Budget Chair apprised of Library needs. Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    11. Quartermaster

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee equipment coordinator)
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, maintain a log of equipment use and distribution in your own hand, note what equipment is not in serviceable condition or returned improperly. Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    12. Webmaster

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee treasurer)
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, assist in the training of your replacement at the end of your Tenure.  Train an assistant if your workload demands.  This assistant will be a strong candidate to be elected as your replacement.  Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:


    13. Scribe

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the troop committee treasurer)
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, the Scribe should be considered the Record Keeper from the troop.  Emails and similar correspondence should be maintained by the Scribe – working with Committee Correspondence Chair.   Records include advancement while on outings (tot’n chip/Firem’n Chit).  Also can be the banker for summer camp or troop excursions. Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    14. Instructor

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader
    Specific Duties Additionally, work with New Scout Patrol Leader and Troop Guide to ensure sufficient opportunity is provided for skills training.  Plan and execute periodic Troop Wide training during weekly/monthly meeting.  Keep a record of your activities. Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    15. Chaplain Aide

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.
     

    Responsible to

    Assistant senior patrol leader (and works with the chaplain)
    Specific Duties Additionally, keep informed on the religious needs of all members of your Troop, promoting understanding and respect of every members religious beliefs. Keep a record of your activities. Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    16. Den Chief

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop and assigned Cub Scout den.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.  Your den leader or Cubmaster will provide additional guidelines for your position.

    Responsible to

    Assistant Scoutmaster of a new-Scout patrol
    Specific Duties

    Additionally, Den Leader must report/confirm all of your Den activities/duties as listed. Keep a record of your activities.

    Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members, as well as the Cubmaster and den leader.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    17. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

    Introduction

    When you accepted this position you agreed to provide service and leadership in our troop.  This responsibility should be fun and rewarding.  This position description tells some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this position.  You must be at least 16 years of age, but not yet 18 years of age to serve as a junior assistant Scoutmaster.  On your 18th birthday, you are eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.

    Responsible to

    Scoutmaster
    Specific Duties Resources

    There are many resources available to help you.  These include people such as your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and troop committee members.  Other resources include your fellow troop junior leaders, teachers, religious advisers, and community leaders.  Some literature resources that can help you follow:

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    Acknowledgment

    The information is from the Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit's Position Descriptions for Scout's Use.
     



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