Explaining the Role of the Quartermaster

The Quartermaster is another position of responsibility within a Scout Troop. The Quartermaster serve as the troop’s supply boss. The Quartermaster needs to keep an inventory of troop equipment and see that the gear is in good condition.  The major duty of Quartermaster is:

They work with patrol quartermasters as they check out equipment and return it. At meetings of the patrol leaders’ council they report on the status of equipment in need of replacement or repair. In carrying out their responsibilities, they may have the guidance of a member of the troop committee.

Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader Resources

Other responsibilities of the Quartermaster include:

  • keeps records on patrol and troop equipment
  • makes sure equipment is in good working condition
  • issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition
  • makes suggestions for new or replacement items
  • works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment
  • sets a good example
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit

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