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Leading the way... What does that mean? Think about being a Cub Scout.  You came to den meetings and did a lot of different and fun things.  But who decided what to do and who planned the activities?  The Den Leaders, right? Sports teams are a lot of fun, too.  But who decides who plays what position, who's on the starting lineup and when to substitute?  The coach, right? There is one thing that makes Scouting different from all other youth groups.  Do you know what it is? Well, it is not the uniform.  Every soccer, basketball, and baseball team has a uniform. It is not the fun activities.  There are a lot of other things that are fun. And it certainly isn't cleaning dirty pots and pans on a campout!

What makes Scouting special is that YOU make the decisions!

That's right!  YOU run the troop.  Baden-Powell made it very plain in “Aids to Scoutmastership" when he wrote,

“The best progress is made in those Troops where power and responsibility are really put into the hands of the Patrol Leaders.”

This is real decision making power.  And it's not just Patrol Leaders.  All of the troop leadership positions have a hand in making the Troop run.  As a troop leader you will: Sound cool?  It really is!  The adults are there to provide support but YOU will be making the decisions.
Because being a leader is more than just sewing on a patch we have put together job descriptions for the troop leadership positions.  They will give you a good idea of what each job is all about and what you will be required to do.
Here's how to be considered for a position.  First read the job descriptions, qualifications, and job responsibilities.  Then decide what you want to do and talk it over with your parents.  You can also talk it over with other Scouts who have served in that position.  Finally, get a troop job application form, fill it out, have your parent(s) read and sign it and turn it in.
So, are you ready to "Lead the way"?  We sure hope so!
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Leadership Position Description

SENIOR PATROL LEADER
 
GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Elected by the members of the troop
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Scoutmaster
Description:   The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troop.
Comments:   The junior leader with the most responsibility in a troop is the senior patrol leader. He is elected by all members of the troop. Each troop sets its own requirements and schedule of elections, though senior patrol leaders are usually chosen at six-to-twelve-month intervals and can be re-elected. During a Scout's tenure as senior patrol leader, he is not a member of a patrol. The senior patrol leader of an established troop is often selected from among experienced Scouts of a certain age and rank. In a new troop or a troop without older members, boys are still likely to choose a Scout whom they respect and believe will provide the best leadership. The patrol leaders' council might offer an opportunity for those in the running to make short presentations to the troop, explaining their qualifications and reasons for seeking the office. This provides good practice for the candidates and enables those who do not know them well, younger Scouts in particular, to gain a better sense of what they propose to do for the troop. The senior patrol leader is in charge of troop meetings from beginning to end. He chairs meetings of the patrol leaders' council as they plan troop activities and programs. In short, the senior patrol leader's job is to see that the troop runs in an orderly and timely manner. The relationship between a senior patrol leader and his Scoutmaster is often one of friendship and mutual admiration.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   1st Class or higher
Rank:   Previous service as SPL, ASPL, PL, or APL
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    Recommend attending the National Youth Leader Training and Troop Youth Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to give this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is ready to assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

PATROL LEADER

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Elected by members of the patrol
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Patrol Leader is the elected leader of his patrol.  He represents his patrol on the Patrol Leader's Council.
Comments:   The Patrol Leader may easily be the most important job in the troop.  He has the closest contact with the patrol members and is in the perfect position to help and guide them.  The Patrol Leaders, along with the Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader are the primary members of the Patrol Leaders' Council. One patrol leader is elected by the members of each patrol. He takes responsibility for the patrol's activities and represents the patrol as a member of the patrol leaders' council. Each patrol leader appoints an assistant patrol leader to serve with him.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that the Assistant Patrol Leader is ready to assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

JUNIOR ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term:   1 year
Reports to:   Scoutmaster
Description:   The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required.  He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18.  He's appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability.
Comments:   In many cases the JASM has the same responsibilities as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   At least 16 years old
Rank:   Eagle
Rank:   Previous leadership positions
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

DEN CHIEF

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term:   1 year
Reports to:   Scoutmaster and Den Leader
Description:   The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Den Leaders in the Cub Scout pack.
Comments:   The Den Chief provides knowledge of games and Scout skills that many Den Leaders lack.  The Den Chief is also a recruiter for the troop.  This function is important because no troop can thrive without new members and most new members will come from Cub Scouting.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   14 or older
Rank:   Star or higher
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office. In terms of attendance with your den, you are expected to attend den meetings and pack functions.  You must inform the Den Leader if you will be absent.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

INSTRUCTOR

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term:   1 year
Reports to:   Scoutmaster
Description:   The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.
Comments:   The Instructor will work closely with both the Troop Guide and with the Assistant Scoutmaster for new Scouts.  The Instructor does not have to be an expert but should be able to teach the Scoutcraft skills needed for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.  The troop can have more than one instructor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   14 or older
Rank:   1st Class or higher
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

TROOP GUIDE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term:   1 year
Reports to:   Scoutmaster
Description:   The Troop Guide works with new Scouts.  He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.
Comments:   The first year as a Boy Scout is a critical time with new places, new people, new rules, and new activities.  The Troop Guide is a friend to the new Scouts and makes first year fun and successful.  This is an important position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   14 or older
Rank:   1st Class or higher
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

ASSISTANT SENIOR PATROL LEADER

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest ranking patrol leader in the troop.  The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader acts as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the SPL or when called upon.  He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the troop.
Comments:   The most important part of the ASPL position is his work with the other junior leaders.  The ASPL should be familiar with the other positions and stay current with the work being done.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   1st Class or higher
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout during the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

ASSISTANT PATROL LEADER

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Patrol Leader
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Patrol Leader
Description:   The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence.
Comments:   Substituting for the Patrol Leader is only part of the Assistant Patrol Leader's job.  The APL actively helps run the patrol.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

CHAPLAIN AIDE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Elected by the Troop Members
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop.  He also works to promote the religious awards program.
Comments:   "Duty to God" is one of the core beliefs of Scouting.  The Chaplain Aide helps everyone in the troop by preparing short religious observations for campouts and other functions.  The Chaplain Aide does not always lead the observation himself and can have other troop members' help.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout during the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

TROOP HISTORIAN

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term:   6 months

Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Troop Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.
Comments:   The true value of a good Historian does not show up until years later.  The Historian provides material for displays and presentations of current activities.  In addition, the work of the Historian provides a link with the past.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none, but interest in photography is helpful
Attendance:   Active* scout during the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

TROOP LIBRARIAN

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Troop Librarian takes care of troop literature.
Comments:   The library contains books of historical value as well as current materials.  All together, the library is a troop resource worth hundreds of dollars.  The Librarian manages this resource for the troop.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout during the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

TROOP QUARTERMASTER

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Troop Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order.
Comments:   The Quartermaster does most of his work around campouts.  There are times when the Quartermaster has to be available to check equipment in and out.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

TROOP SCRIBE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   The Scribe keeps the troop records.  He records the activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.
Comments:   To be a good Scribe you need to attend nearly all troop and Patrol Leaders' Council meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Rank:   none
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.

GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
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Leadership Position Description

ORDER OF THE ARROW TROOP REPRESENTATIVE


GENERAL INFORMATION

Type:   Elected by the Troop or Appointed by SPL with SM approval
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description:   An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his troop, he serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowman and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his troop.
Comments:   More information for the OA Troop Representative can be found on the Troop Representative page on the OA nation website.


QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   Under 18 years old
Rank:   First class or higher
Rank:   OA Member in good standing
Attendance:   Active* scout over the previous 6 months. *See Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts for a detailed description of an "Active Scout".


PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Training:    It is recommended that you attend the troop Junior Leader Training.
Attendance:   You are expected to attend all monthly OA Chapter Meetings held on the first Wednesdays of each month. You should attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:             You are expected to given this job your best effort.


GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Uniform:         Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:       Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.


SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES