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Scoutmaster

General

  • Responsible for the image and program of the troop.
  • The Scoutmaster and his assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts.
  • Train and guide boy leaders.
  • Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
  • Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.

Meetings

  • Meet regularly with the patrol leaders’ council for training and coordination in planning troop activities.
  • Attend all troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend troop committee meetings.
  • Conduct periodic parents’ sessions to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation.
  • Take part in annual membership inventory and uniform inspection, charter review meeting, and charter presentation.

Guidance

  • Conduct Scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements.
  • Provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered.
  • Delegate responsibility to other adults and groups (assistants, troop committee) so that they have a part in troop operations.
  • Supervise troop elections for the Order of the Arrow.

Activities

  • Make it possible for each Scout to experience at least 10 days and nights of camping each year.
  • Participate in council and district events.
  • Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature.
  • Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Scoutmaster to meet with Senior Patrol Leader on a monthly basis to provide support to Senior Patrol Leader and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.
  • Scoutmaster to meet with Assistant Senior Patrol Leader on a monthly basis to provide support to Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.
  • Scoutmaster to meet with Patrol Leader on a monthly basis to provide support to Patrol Leader and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.
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