SCOUTMASTER (SM)

The Scoutmaster is selected and recruited by the Troop Committee and approved by the Charter Organization Representative. The Scoutmaster must be at least 21 years of age and a registered Adult Leader with Youth Protection Training. Serves at the satisfaction of the Troop Committee and the Charter Organization Representative.

Reports to: Troop Committee Chair

Duties:

  • Train and guide the Troop’s Junior Leaders.
  • Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to the boys.
  • Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the Aims of Scouting.
  • Meet regularly with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) for training and coordination in planning Troop activities.
  • Attend all Troop meetings, or if necessary arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend Troop Committee meetings.
  • Attend all camp outs or arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend monthly district Roundtable or arranges for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend Eagle boards of review and introduce the Troop’s Eagle candidates or arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Conduct scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements or delegate to a qualified Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM).
  • Delegate responsibilities to other adults (assistants and troop committee).
  • Coordinate annual elections for Troop junior leaders with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC).
  • Coordinate an annual Troop Leadership Training (TLT) program with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)
  • Coordinate an annual planning meeting with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) to plan the next years Troop activities. Present this plan to Troop Committee for approval.
  • Make it possible for each scout to experience at least 10 days and nights of camping each year.
  • Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature.

 

  • Attend Training: This Is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills, Woodbadge training, Youth Protection, and Hazardous Weather.
  • Set the example by wearing the BSA uniform or equivalent for the event (wear what the scouts should wear).
  • Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and under the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Charter Organization Representative and the Troop Committee Chairperson.
  • Commit to serve in this position for a minimum of 3 years.
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