Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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 Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - Qualifications: Senior Patrol Leaders must (1) be at least 15 years old or in the ninth grade or be at least a Life Scout; (2) have been a member of Troop 839 for at least 6 months; (3) have held a leadership office in the troop for at least 6 months; (4) have completed a council Junior Leader Training Conference; (5) have attended at least 50% of all past troop activities; and (6) be able and willing to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities during the term of office. Elections: The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the troop in semi-annual elections (1st meetings in December and June) by the troop for a term of 6 months; he must be approved by the Scoutmaster. He may be reelected for a maximum of 2 terms in office. Responsibilities: (1) Presides at all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference; (2) chairs the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) meeting once a month; (3) attends at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period; (4) appoints troop youth leaders with the advice/counsel of the Scoutmaster; (5) required attendance at Winter/Summer/Orientation Camp depending on what time of year your service is; (6) oversees Scout planning efforts, provides written plans for each troop activity, & reviews them with the Scoutmaster and the ASPLs; (7) delegates tasks to the ASPLs.  Makes sure an ASPL attends & is prepared for any meeting/function he will not be able to attend (Troop, PLC, etc.); (8) assigns duties and responsibilities to youth leaders (ASPLs, PLs, QM, etc.) ; (9) assists the Scoutmaster with youth leadership training; (10) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (11) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (12) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) - - Qualifications: Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders must (1) be at least 15 years old or in the ninth grade or be at least a Star Scout; (2) have been a member of Troop 839 for at least 6 months; (3) have completed a council Junior Leader Training Conference; and (4) be willing to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities during the term of office. Appointment: Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month period, with the consent of the Scoutmaster. The troop may have a maximum of 2 Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders at once with the Scoutmaster’s approval. Responsibilities: (1) Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities; (2) runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader; (3) helps train and supervise the troop scribe, quartermaster, instructor, librarian, historian, and chaplain's aide; (4) serves as a member of the patrol leaders' council; (5) lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit; (6) required attendance at Winter/Summer/Orientation Camp depending on what time of year your service is; (7) participate at the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) meeting once a month; (8) attends at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period; (9) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (10) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (11) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Troop Guide -Qualifications: Troop Guides must (1) have the rank of at least Star Scout; (2) be a member of Troop 839 for at least 6 months; (3) have completed a troop Junior Leader Training course; and (4) agree to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities. Appointment: Troop Guides are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month period, with the consent of the Scoutmaster. Responsibilities: (1) Introduces new Scouts to troop operations; (2) protects new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts; (3) helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year; (4) teaches basic Scout skills; (5) coaches the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties; (6) works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings; (7) attends PLC meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol; (8) assists the assistant Scoutmaster with training; (9) counsels individual Scouts on Scouting challenges & helps them overcome; (10) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (11) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (12) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Patrol Leader (PL) - Qualifications: Patrol Leaders must (1) be at least a First Class Scout; (2) have been a member of Troop 839 for at least 3 months; (3) have completed a troop Junior Leader Training course; (4) agree to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities involving his patrol. Election: Patrol Leaders are elected by patrols each 6 months, and may be re-elected for 2 consecutive terms. Responsibilities: (1) Appoints the assistant patrol leader, scribe, grubmaster, & cheermaster; (2) represents the patrol on the patrol leaders’ council; (3) works with the Trail To First Class and Advancement adult leaders to communicate progress and needs of their patrol; (4) plans and steers patrol meeting & Troop meetings for their assigned month; (5) produces duty rosters, tent assignments, & other planning tools as needed; (6) helps Scouts advance and keeps patrol members informed; (7) acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts; (8) knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do; (9) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (10) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (11) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) - Qualifications:Assistant Patrol Leaders must (1) be at least a Second Class Scout; and (2) have attended or agree to attend a troop Junior Leader Training course. Appointment: Assistant Patrol Leaders are appointed by the Patrol Leader for a 6 month period and may be re-appointed. Responsibilities: (1) Helps the patrol leader plan and steer patrol meetings and activities; (2) helps him keep patrol members informed; (3) helps the patrol get ready for all troop activities; (4) represents his patrol at patrol leaders’ council meetings when the patrol leader cannot attend; (5) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop event; (6) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (7) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Scribe - Qualifications: Scribe must be at least a Second Class Scout and agree to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities. Appointment: Scribes are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings; (2) obtains updates from Patrol Scribes, documents announcements at troop meetings, and summarizes with PLC input; (3) sends PLC notes to the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, SPL, ASPLs, Patrol Leaders, and Troop Webmaster within a day following the PLC; (4) provides summary to Troop Webmaster as input to the monthly newsletter; (5) records individual Scout attendance and dues payments; (6) records individual Scout advancement progress; (7) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (8) works with the troop committee member responsible for records & finance; (9) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (10) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Quartermaster (QM) - Qualifications Quartermasters must be at least a Second Class Scout and agree to attend at least 2/3 of all troop activities. Appointment: Quartermasters are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Takes “Ownership” of equipment in the trailer and in storage; (2) keeps records on patrol and troop equipment; (3) makes sure equipment is in good working condition; (4) issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition; (5) makes suggestions for new or replacement items; (6) works with the troop Committee Equipment Chair regarding equipment; (7) attends at least 2/3 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (8) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (9) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit. 

 Historian - Qualifications: Historians must be at least Second Class Scouts and must agree to attend at least 50% of all troop activities. Responsibilities: (1) Gathers pictures and facts about troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook; (2) provides relevant and interesting photos (>20 per month) to Troop Webmaster as input to the monthly newsletter; (3) maintain a photographic record of all of our outings; (4) if unable to attend, the Historian must designate another Scout(s) to document the event; (5) develops slide show of photos at each Court of Honor and Annual ice cream social meeting; (6) takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities; (7) keeps information about former members of the troop; (8)  attends at least 1/2 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (9) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (10) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Librarian - Qualifications: Librarians must be at least Second Class Scouts and must agree to attend at least 50% of all troop activities. Appointment: Librarians are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Sets up and takes care of a troop library; (2) keep the troop apprised of new merit badges and updated requirements; (3) keeps track of new merit badges, requirement changes and keeps the library prepared for those changes; (4) manages electronic files as needed; (5) keeps records of books and pamphlets owned by the troop; (6) adds new or replacement items as needed; (7) keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing; (8) keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out, and follows up on late returns; (9) attends at least 1/2 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (10) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (11) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

Chaplain Aide - Qualifications: Chaplain Aides must be at least Second Class Scouts and must agree to attend at least 50% of all troop activities. Appointment: Chaplain Aides are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader for a 6 month term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Assists the troop chaplain with religious services at troop activities; (2) organize and plan religious services & observances at Troop activities; (3) enthusiastically provide opening and closing prayers where needed on troop events, campouts, meetings, campfires, courts of honor etc; (4) tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith; (5) organize and plan Scout Sunday for First Presbyterian Church; (6) works with the troop Chaplain to plan the Sunday Service program on campouts; (7) if there is no Chaplain, work with the SM or his assigned ASM to put plans together; (8) makes sure religious holidays are considered during the troop program planning process; (9) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (10) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

 

Den Chief - Qualifications: Den Chiefs must be at least First Class Scouts and must agree to attend at least 50% of all troop activities. Appointment: Den Chiefs are appointed by the Scoutmaster for a 1 year term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting and is able to convey them to others; (2) helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks; (3) encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation; (4) assists with activities in the den meetings; (5) is a friend to the boys in the den; (6) helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings; (7) meets with adult members of the den, pack, and troop as necessary; (8) attends at least 1/2 of the pack meetings & pack evens; (9) attends at least 1/2 of the troop campouts, & troop events; (10) wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (11) sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.


WebmasterQualifications: Webmasters must be at least First Class Scouts and must agree to attend at least 50% of all troop activities. Appointment: Den Chiefs are appointed by the Scoutmaster for a 6 month term of office. Responsibilities: (1) Obtains internal communications from Troop Scribe, Troop Historian, and the Scoutmaster; (2) Utilizes information to develop a monthly newsletter to externally communicate relevant information on the Troop website; (3) Drives accountability to ensure all information is received, produced, and submitted in a timely manner to meet deadlines; (4) Ensures all external communications are relevant, complete, & appropriate; (5) Ensures the information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that members’ and leaders’ privacy is protected; (6) Attends at least 1/2 of the troop meetings, campouts, & troop events; (7) Wears the Scout uniform with enthusiasm and in a correct manner; (8) Sets a good example, lives by the Scout Oath/Law and shows Scout spirit.

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