Leadership Positions

Senior Patrol Leader
• 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.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
• Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed Scout leaders: historian, Order of the Arrow troop representative, scribe, librarian,
instructor, quartermaster, and chaplain aide.
• Help lead meetings and activities as called upon by the senior patrol leader.
• Guide the troop in the senior patrol leader’s absence.
• Perform tasks assigned by the senior patrol leader.
• Function as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
• Help 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.

Patrol Leader
• Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
• Keep patrol members informed.
• Assign each patrol member needed tasks and help them succeed.
• Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings and the annual program planning conference.
• Prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
• Show and help develop patrol spirit.
• Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
• Know what patrol members and other leaders can do.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Assistant Patrol Leader
• Help the patrol leader plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
• Help the patrol leader keep patrol members informed.
• Help the patrol leader prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
• Lead the patrol in the patrol leader’s absence.
• Show and help develop patrol spirit.
• Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings in the patrol leader’s absence.
• 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 Scout Law.

Troop Guide
• Introduce new Scouts to troop operations.
• Guide new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
• Help set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
• Ensure older Scouts never harass or bully new Scouts.
• Help new Scouts earn the First Class rank in their first year.
• Coach the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
• Work with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
• Attend patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
• Assist the assistant Scoutmaster with training.
• Coach individual Scouts on Scouting challenges.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.
• Teach basic Scout skills.

Quartermaster
• Keep records of patrol and troop equipment.
• Keep equipment in good repair.
• Keep equipment storage area neat and clean.
• 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.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.

Scribe
• Attend and keep a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.
• Record attendance and dues payments of all troop members.
• Record advancement in troop records and on the troop advancement chart.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Work with the appropriate troop committee members responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.
• Handle correspondence appropriately.

Instructor
• Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
• Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.

Chaplain Aide
• Keep troop leaders apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.
• Assist the troop 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.
• Lead worship services on campouts.
• Tell troop members about the religious emblems program for their faith.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
• Live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
• Show and help develop Scout spirit.

Den Chief
• 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; help prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
• Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
• Set a good example.
• Wear the Scout uniform correctly.

 

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