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Scoutmaster (SM)

The Scoutmaster is appointed by the Troop Committee to be responsible for the program and image of Troop 114. The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters work directly with Scouts. 

Reports to:

  • Troop Committee Chair

Qualifications:

  • Be a male of female that is at least 21 years of age.
  • Be registered as an Adult Leader.
  • Approved by Chartering Organization Representative and Troop Committee Chair.
  • Completed all training.

Training:

  • Youth Protection Training
  • This Is Scouting
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
  • Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Woodbadge

Responsibilities:

  • Train and guide the Troop's Youth Leaders.
  • Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to the boys.
  • Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the Aims of Scouting.
  • Meet regularly with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) for training and coordination in planning Troop activities.
  • Attend all Troop meetings, or if necessary arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend Troop Committee meetings.
  • Attend all camp outs or arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend monthly district Roundtable or arranges for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Attend Eagle boards of review and introduce the Troop's Eagle candidates or arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
  • Conduct scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements or delegate to a qualified Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM).
  • Delegate responsibilities to other adults (assistants and troop committee).
  • Coordinate annual elections for Troop junior leaders with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC).
  • Coordinate an annual Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troop (ILST) program with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)
  • Coordinate an annual planning meeting with the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) to plan the next years Troop activities. Present this plan to Troop Committee for approval.
  • Make it possible for each scout to experience at least 10 days and nights of camping each year.
  • Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature.
  • Set the example by wearing the BSA uniform or equivalent for the event (wear what the scouts should wear).
  • Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and under the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Charter Organization Representative and the Troop Committee Chairperson.
  • Commit to serve in this position for a minimum of 3 years.
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