Troop 363 Scout Leaders and Roles



 Position  Senior Patrol Leader
 Current Position Holder
 Josh
 Method of Selection
 Elected by Troop
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Scoutmaster
 Mentor  Scoutmaster
 






Duties
 Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
 Chairs and regularly attends the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) monthly meetings occurring during his service period.
 Assign duties and responsibilities to other junior leaders.
 Receives reports from all Patrol Leaders and Troop Guides.
 Delegates tasks to the ASPLs. Makes sure an ASPL attends any meeting/function he will not be able to attend (troop, PLC, Committee Meeting, etc.)
 Oversees the planning efforts of Scouts for all Troop camp outs. In the cases where he cannot attend, he will mentor the assigned acting SPL through the planning.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.

 Position  Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Current Position Holder
 Alex
 Method of Selection
 Previous SPL and/or selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Scoutmaster
 






Duties
 Help with leading meetings and activities as called upon by the Senior Patrol Leader
 Take over troop leadership in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
 In the absence of the Troop Scribe, Historian, or Quartermaster should be prepared to perform the duties of those offices on a temporary basis.
 Perform tasks assigned by the Senior Patrol Leader.
 Receives reports from the Scribe, Quartermaster, OA Troop Representative, Troop Historian and Troop Librarian.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.

 Position  Scribe/Webmaster
 Current Position Holder
 Jay
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 





Duties
 Attend and keep a log of Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings. Posts the minutes of these meetings on the troop website and sends them to the troop mailing list.
 Record attendance at troop functions.
 Writes thank-you's for any gifts received.
 Writes articles of upcoming activities for troop web-site.
  Creates a program for Court of Honors. Work with adult leaders to get the necessary information for the program.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.

 Position  Quartermaster
 Current Position Holder
 Zack
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Troop Equipment Coordinator
 




Duties
 Keep records on patrol and troop equipment.
 Keep equipment in good repair.
 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.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Librarian
 Current Position Holder
Boden
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 Any
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 



Duties
 Establish and take care of the troop library.
 Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
 Add new or replacement items as needed. 
 Keep books and pamphlets available for borrowing at troop meetings.
 Keep a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out. Followup on late returns.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Historian
 Current Position Holder
 Reese
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 Any
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 



Duties
 Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
 Keep information about former members of the troop.
 Gather pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in scrapbooks, wall displays or informational (historical) files 
 Take and gather pictures at current troop activities (service projects, camp outs). Add them to the troop scrapbooks and work with the Webmaster to get them posted on the website.
 Creates a presentation (PowerPoint) of recent troop activities to show at Court of Honor.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.

 Position  Chaplain Aide
 Current Position Holder
 Ty
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Adult Chaplain
 




Duties
 Keep troop leader apprised of religious holidays when planning activities
 Assist 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 
 Tell Scouts about the religious emblem program of their faith.
 Help plan for religious observance in troop activities.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  OA Troop Representative
 Current Position Holder
 Logan
 Method of Selection
 Appointed by Scoutmaster
 Required Rank
 Active OA Member
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Adult OA Representative
 




Duties
 Attends both troop and lodge meetings and serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
 Arranges with the lodge election team to conduct an annual OA election for the troop at a time approved by the PLC.
 Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.  
 Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects
 Provides information on Ordeal and Brotherhood opportunities to candidates and OA members.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Bugler
 Current Position Holder
 
 Method of Selection
 Selected by SPL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank

 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Scoutmaster
 Mentor  Assistant Scoutmaster
 

Duties
 Plays bugle as requested by troop leadership.
 Plays taps during evening closing ceremony.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.
 Note: Position does NOT count towards Eagle.



 Position  Troop Guide
 Current Position Holder(s)
 Blake
 Method of Selection
 Appointed by Scoutmaster
 Required Rank
 Life or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 





Duties
 Help all first year Scouts earn advancement requirements through First Class.
 Advise new patrol leader on duties and responsibilities at PLC meetings. 
 Attend PLC meetings with the New Scout Patrol Leader.
 Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.
 Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Patrol Leader
 Current Position Holders
 Jaylen, Fletcher
 Method of Selection
 Elected by Patrol
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher preferred
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 





Duties
 Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
 Keep patrol members informed.
 Represent the patrol at all Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings and at the annual program planning conference.
 Assign each patrol member a job and help them succeed.
 Prepares the patrol to take part in all troop activities
 Develop patrol spirit. Works with other leaders to make the troop run better.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Assistant Patrol Leader
 Current Position Holders
 Charlie, Jack
 Method of Selection
 Selected by PL with Scoutmaster's approval
 Required Rank
 
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Scoutmaster
 





Duties
 Assist the Patrol Leader in: planning and leading patrol meetings, helps keep members informed, prepares for troop activities.
 Take charge of the patrol in the absence of the Patrol Leader..
 Represent the patrol at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings in the absence of the Patrol Leader.
 Work with the other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.
 Note: Position does NOT count towards Star, Life, Eagle.


 Position  Instructor
 Current Position Holder
 Franklin
 Method of Selection
 Appointed by Scoutmaster
 Required Rank
 First Class or higher
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Scoutmaster
 Mentor  Assigned Adult Troop Leader
 


Duties
 Instruct scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
 Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
 Set a good example.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.


 Position  Den Chief
 Current Position Holders
 
 Method of Selection
 Appointed / Selected
 Required Rank
 2 years older than Cub Scouts in Den
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Den Leader
 Mentor  Assistant Scoutmaster / Den Leaders
 


Duties
 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, prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
 Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
 Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.
 Training is required for this position to count towards advancement.


 Position  Leave No Trace Trainer
 Current Position Holder
 Jack
 Method of Selection
 Appointed by Scoutmaster
 Required Rank
 14 years old and trained
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
 Mentor  Adult Leave No Trace Trainer
 


Duties
 Promotes Leave No Trace principles at meetings and outings
 Informs scouts of proper disposal techniques to be used.
 Encourages good outdoor ethics.
 A 16 hour training course is required to hold this position.

 Position  Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
 Current Position Holder(s)
 Caleb, Eagan, Skyler
 Method of Selection
 Appointed by Scoutmaster
 Required Rank
 Life + 16 years or older
 Limit of Prior Service
 18 months
 Reports To
 Scoutmaster
 Mentor  Scoutmaster
 


Duties
 Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults18 and 21 years of age or older).
 Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster
 Set a good example.
 Regularly attends troop meetings, troop camp outs, and troop events during his service period.

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