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Troop Committee Overview
Scout Oath or Promise On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country And to obey the Scout law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, Mentally awake, And morally straight.
Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent
Scout Slogan Do a good turn daily Scout Motto Be Prepared
Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America Adventure, Learning, Challenge, Responsibility – The promise of Scouting is all this and more. Are you ready for the adventure to begin?
Boy Scout Aims Growth in moral strength and character Participating citizenship Development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness
Boy Scout Methods Ideals Adult Association Image Role model Example Scout oath Law Motto Slogan Personal Growth Peer groups Elected representation Activities Leadership Development Patrols Outdoors All outdoor programs Advancement Self-reliance Ability to help others Challenge Good turn Service Projects Religious Emblems Leadership skills and practice Citizenship Uniform Commitment to aims Identity
The Organization of Scouting Administration National Council Region Local Council Scouting district Chartered organization Adult Leaders District Committee Unit Commissioner Troop Committee Parents Youth Leaders The patrol leaders’ council Youth leaders Patrols The Scout
The Big Picture Your piece of The puzzle
The Role of the Troop Committee Mission Statement The troop committee, which is the troops Board of Directors, supports the troops adult and youth leaders in delivering a quality program to the troops Scouts
The Role of the Troop Committee Advise the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Scouting and the chartered organization
The Role of the Troop Committee Assist in transportation
The Role of the Troop Committee Assure that a qualified substitute leader is assigned if the Scoutmaster is absent or unable to serve
The Role of the Troop Committee Assure that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained (the Scoutmaster is most important), and encourage adult leader training.
The Role of the Troop Committee Carry out the policies and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Role of the Troop Committee Encourage the leaders
The Role of the Troop Committee Ensure that the troop program provides at least 10 days and nights of outdoor programming per year
The Role of the Troop Committee Manage troop finances
The Role of the Troop Committee Obtain and maintain troop equipment
The Role of the Troop Committee Provide adequate meeting facilities
The Role of the Troop Committee Recruit and involve troop committee members
The Role of the Troop Committee Serve on Boards of Review
The Role of the Troop Committee Solve behavior problems that can not be resolved within the troop (governed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law).
The Role of the Troop Committee Support troop program delivery
The Role of the Troop Committee Support Youth recruitment
Position Responsibilities Let me tell you what I do
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chairperson Duties: Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative and Scoutmaster Interpret national and local policies to the troop Prepare troop committee meeting agendas Call, preside over, and promote attendance at monthly troop committee meetings and any special meetings that may be called. Ensure troop representation at monthly roundtables Secure top-notch, trained, individuals for camp leadership. Arrange for charter review and re-charter annually. Plan the charter presentation.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Secretary Duties: Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices Handle publicity Prepare a family newsletter of troop events and activities Conduct the troop resource survey Plan for family night programs and family activities At each meeting, report the minutes of the previous meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Treasurer (Finance/Records) Duties: Handle all troop funds, pay bills on recommendation of the Scoutmaster and authorization of the troop committee Maintain checking and savings accounts Train and supervise the troop scribe in recordkeeping Keep adequate records Supervise money-earning projects, including obtaining proper authorizations Supervise the camp savings plan Lead in the preparation of the annual troop budget Lead the Friends of Scouting campaign Report to the troop committee at each meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Outdoor/Activities Coordinator Duties: Help in securing permission to use camping sites Serve as transportation coordinator Ensure a monthly outdoor program Promote the National Camping Award Promote, through family meetings, attendance at troop campouts, camporees, and summer camp to reach the goal of an outing per month Secure tour permits for all troop activities Report to the troop committee at each meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Advancement Coordinator Duties: Encourage Scouts to advance in rank Work with the troop scribe to maintain all Scout advancement records Arrange quarterly troop boards of review and courts of honor Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list Make a prompt report on the correct form to the council service center when a troop board of review is held Secure badges and certificates Work with the troop librarian to build and maintain a library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature Report to the troop committee at each meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chaplain Duties: Provide a spiritual tone for troop meetings and activities Give guidance to the chaplain aide Promote regular participation of each member in the activities of the religious organization of his choice Visit homes of scouts in times of sickness or need Give spiritual counseling and service when needed or requested Encourage Boy Scouts to earn their appropriate religious emblems Report to the troop committee at each meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Training coordinator Duties: Ensure troop leaders and committee members have opportunities for training Maintain an inventory of up-to-date training materials, video tapes, and other training resources Work with the district team in scheduling Fast Start training for all new leaders Be responsible for BSA Youth Protection training within the troop Encourage periodic junior leader training within the troop at the council and national levels Report to the troop committee at each meeting
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Equipment Coordinator Duties: Supervise and help the troop procure camping equipment Work with the quartermaster on inventory and proper storage and maintenance of all troop equipment Make periodic safety checks on all troop camping gear, and encourage troops in the safe use of all outdoor equipment Report to the troop committee monthly
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chartered Organization Representative Duties: Serves as head of the “Scouting Department” in the organization Secures a troop committee chair and encourages training Maintains a close liaison with the troop committee chair Helps recruit adult leaders Serves as a liaison between troop and organization Assists with troop re-chartering Encourages service to organization Is an active and involved member of the district committee
Delivering the Promise Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1 st Baron Baden-Powell, February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenantgeneral in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement. After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for youth readership. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island with the local Boys' Brigade and sons of his friends that began on August 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. After his marriage to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden. Powell, his sister Agnes Baden-Powell and notably his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting Movement and the Girl Guides Movement.