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Boy Scout Troop 884
(Manassas, Virginia)
 
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Leadership


 Leadership Comes in Many Forms!






Leadership Position: Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description:
The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the the top junior leader in the troop.

Reports to:
Scoutmaster


Senior Patrol Leader Duties:

  1. Runs all the troop meetings, events, activities and the annual program planning conference.
  2. Runs the patrol leader's council meeting.
  3. Appoints other troop junior leader with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.
  4. Assign duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.
  5. Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training.
  6. Sets a good example.
  7. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  8. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  9. Shows Scout spirit.




Leadership Position: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description:
The assistant senior patrol leader is the second highest ranking junior leader in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the troop.

Reports to:
Senior Patrol Leader


Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Duties:

  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, instructors, librarian, historian and chaplain aide.
  4. Serves as a member of the patrol leaders' council.
  5. Sets a good example.
  6. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  7. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  8. Shows Scout spirit.




Leadership Position: Junior Assistant Scout Master

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's appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability.

Reports to:
Scoutmaster


Junior Assistant Scout Master Duties:

  1. Functions as an assistant Scoutmaster.
  2. Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.
  3. Sets a good example.
  4. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  5. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  6. Shows Scout spirit.


Leadership Position: Order of the Arrow Representative

Job Description:
The 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 serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowman and adult leaders and 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:
 
OA Chapter Vice Chief


Order of the Arrow Representative Duties:

  1. Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
  2. Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.
  3. Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
  4. Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
  5. Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.
  6. Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
  7. Encourages 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.
  8. Sets a good example.
  9. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  10. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  11. Shows Scout spirit.



Leadership Position: Troop Guide

Job Description:
The troop guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.

Reports to:
The Assistant Scoutmaster for the new Scout patrol in the troop.


Troop Guide Duties:

  1. Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
  2. Guides new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
  3. Shields new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts.
  4. Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year.
  5. Teaches basic Scout skills.
  6. Coaches the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol on his duties.
  7. Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders' council meetings.
  8. Attends patrol leaders' council meetings with the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol.
  9. Assists the assistant Scoutmaster with training.
  10. Counsels individual Scouts on Scouting challenges.
  11. Sets a good example.
  12. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  13. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  14. Shows Scout Spirit!


Leadership Position: Troop Scribe

Job Description:
The scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the patrol leaders' council and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.

Reports to:
Assistant Patrol Leader


Troop Scribe Duties:

  1. Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders' council meetings.
  2. Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments.
  3. Records individual Scout advancement progress.
  4. Works with the troop committee member responsible for records and finance.
  5. Sets a good example.
  6. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  7. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  8. Shows Scout spirit.





Leadership Position: Troop Historian

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

Reports to:
Assistant Patrol Leader


Troop Historian Duties:

  1. Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook.
  2. Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons and souvenirs of troop activities.
  3. Keeps information about former members of the troop.
  4. Sets a good example.
  5. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  6. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  7. Shows Scout spirit.





Leadership Position: Quartermaster

Job Description:
The quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order.

Reports to:
Assistant Patrol Leader


Quartermaster Duties:

  1. Keeps records on patrol and troop equipment.
  2. Makes sure equipment is in good working condition.
  3. Issues equipment and makes sure it's returned in good condition.
  4. Makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
  5. Works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.
  6. Sets a good example.
  7. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  8. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  9. Shows Scout spirit.



Leadership Position: Patrol Leader

Job Description:
The patrol leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leader's council.

Reports to:
Senior Patrol Leader


Patrol Leader Duties:

  1. Appoints the assistant patrol leader.
  2. Represents the patrol on the patrol leaders' council.
  3. Plans and steers patrol meetings.
  4. Helps Scouts advance.
  5. Acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts.
  6. Keeps patrol members informed.
  7. Knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do.
  8. Sets a good example.
  9. Wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  10. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  11. Shows Scout spirit.





Leadership Position: Assistant Patrol Leader

Job Description:
The assistant patrol leader is appointed by the patrol and leads the patrol in his absence.

Reports to:
Patrol Leader


Assistant Patrol Leader Duties:

  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.