For all positions:
· Set a good example for others
· Show Scout spirit
· Help your fellow Scouts at all times
· Wear the uniform correctly and proudly
· Live by the Scout Oath and Law
· Ensure that your duties are carried out in your absence
Senior Patrol Leader*
This is the top Scout in a troop. He leads the patrol leaders' council and works with the adult leaders in administering troop affairs.
- Leads patrol leaders' council.
- Serves as the top boy leader of his troop.
- Maintains information on the whereabouts of troop members.
- Works directly with the Scoutmaster in administering troop operations.
- Through the patrol leaders, is responsible for the appearance of Scouts with regard to cleanliness and proper uniforming.
- Maintains schedules within the troop camp covering reveille, meal hours, and other special assignments received from subcamp directors.
- Organizes all formations of the troop.
- Runs weekly troop meeting.
- Helps with troop program planning, considering religious holidays and including religious observances during troop activities.
- Assists in planning and carrying out troop religious activities.
- Tells troop members about the religious emblem program of their faith and how to earn one.
- Encourages troop members to live up to the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law and the Scout slogan.
- Run the Duty to God program in the troop.
The quartermaster is responsible for troop equipment and supplies. He works with the 2nd assistant Scoutmaster to obtain supplies, equipment, and food.
- Is responsible for troop equipment and supplies.
- Is responsible for storage and issuance of all equipment and supplies belonging to the troop.
- Is responsible for making sure that all equipment is returned/stored in clean working order.
- Maintains an inventory of all equipment and supplies.
- Reports to the Scoutmaster when equipment is needed to be repaired or new equipment is required.
The scribe/historian/webmaster works with the 3rd assistant Scoutmaster. He keeps all records, keeps the log, and helps Scout correspondents who are reporting news. Troop 505 is combining the positions of scribe/historian/webmaster therefore, the scribe/historian/webmaster may choose which patch he wears.
- Works directly with the third assistant Scoutmaster in handling registration procedures and in keeping such records as required.
- Keeps the log of the troop and carries out other duties as may be assigned to him by the Scoutmaster.
- Assists the third assistant Scoutmaster in registering and helping Scout news correspondents.
- Takes care of troop trophies and keepsakes.
- Keeps a logbook about the troop's meetings and activities.
- Keeps a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and other items about the troop's activities.
- Collects photographs from other troop members to make a photo album of the troop's activities.
- Keeps website up to date with calendar information and adds new pictures from events.
- Updates scout/leader information on website.
- Represents his patrol as a member of the patrol leaders' council.
- Receives assignments for patrol members from his troop leaders.
- Informs members of his patrol of assignments and sees that they are carried out.
- Sees that patrol tens, equipment, and the area around the tens are kept neat, clean, and orderly.
- Knows the whereabouts of every member of his patrol.
- Gets his patrol to the point where the troop is forming and–when called upon by the senior patrol leader–reports and accounts for his full membership.
- May be responsible for parts of the weekly troop meeting.
Assistant Patrol Leader
- Acts in the absence of the patrol leader.
- Assists the patrol leader as directed.
Duties are subject to change as the needs of the troop change. The positions that are required to be at the Patrol Leaders’ Council may change as well.
*Member of the patrol leaders' council