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Eagle project makes school playground better

Scott Marshall, a former member of Troop 719, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Project, Scott improved the playground at St Bernard of Clairvaux, a local Catholic school. Scott was long-time member of the Troop and aged out when he turned 18. Scott recently started his career in the US Air Force. … Read More

Explaining the Role of Bugler

Another position of leadership is the Bugler. The Bugler The plays the bugle (or similar instrument) to mark key moments during the troop meeting, such as assembly, or on troop outings, such as reveille, mess call, and lights out. The bugler must know the required bugle calls and ideally should have earned the Bugling merit … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is another position of leadership. The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills may be appointed by the Scoutmaster to serve as a junior assistant Scoutmaster (JASM). The junior assistant Scoutmaster functions just like an assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Order of the Arrow Representative

Order of the Arrow (OA) Representative is another leadership position in the Troop. The OA Representative enhancing the image of the Order as a service arm to the troop, they promote the OA, encourage Scouts to take part in all sorts of camping opportunities, and helps pave the way for older Scouts to become involved … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Outdoor Ethics Guide

Outdoor Ethics Guide is another position of leadership within a Troop. The Outdoor Ethics Guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to help minimize impacts as they hike, camp, and participate in other outdoor activities. In particular, they should support Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Webmaster

Webmaster is another position of leadership for Scouts in a Troop. The Webmaster make sure that information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that the privacy of youth and adult troop members is protected. The main responsibility of the Webmaster is: “Troop webmasters are responsible for maintaining the troop’s website. “ … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Librarian

The Librarian is another leadership position in a Troop. The Librarian check out these materials to Scouts and leaders and maintain records to ensure that everything is returned. They may also suggest the acquisition of new literature and report the need to repair or replace any current holdings.The main responsibility of the Librarian is: “oversee … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Instructor

Instructor is another role in a Troop. An Instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill who must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. The main responsibility of the Instructor is” “instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Historian

Historian is another leadership position in a Troop. The main role of the Historian is: The historian collects, assembles, and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia, and makes materials available for Scouting activities, courts of honor, the media, and troop history projects. Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader Resources … Read More

Explaining the Role of the Chaplain Aide

Chaplain Aide is another leadership position within a Troop. The Chaplain Aide assists the troop chaplain (usually an adult from the troop committee or the chartered organization) in serving the religious needs of the troop. For helpful information, look at the Scouting Manual for Chaplains and Chaplain Aides. The main responsibility of Chaplain Aide is: … Read More