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Troop Committee Positions of Responsibility

For a troop committee and its sponsoring organization to fulfill the “Purpose of the Boy Scouts of America” to the boys in the troop many people must be involved. Successful troops have active committees, which involve as many parents and other adults as possible. This also divides the whole job, making each person’s job easier.

 
Care must be used to assure that the committee does not encroach on the rightful responsibilities of the Scoutmaster or other troop leaders. Likewise, those leaders must not assume the functions of the committee. Each is important and must be carried out concurrently.
 
Each re-registering unit must contain the following positions: chartered organization representative, committee chair, two (2) members of the committee – not including the committee chair, and the Scoutmaster. For two-deep leadership, one or more assistant Scoutmasters are needed.
 
Here are the Troop 84 Committee's Mision, Vision, and Values statements:
 

Mission: To use the Aims and Methods of Boy Scouting in a safe environment to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision: To prepare and steward each scout in our troop to become a responsible, participating member of the troop, citizen, and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Values: The Scout Law; A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. The Scout Oath: 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.

Committee Duties:

 

  • Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified Assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
  • Provides adequate meeting facilities.
  • Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization.
  • Supports leaders in carrying out the program.
  • Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan.
  • Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property.
  • Ensures the troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year).
  • Serves on boards of review and courts of honor.
  • Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
  • Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
  • Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems.