Explaining the Role of the Scribe

Scribe is another position with a Troop. The Scribe is the troop’s secretary, which means the position takes notes of what is discussed. The Scribe is not a voting member, they attend meetings of the patrol leaders’ council and keep a record of the discussions. The major duty of the scribe is:

They cooperate with the patrol scribes to record attendance and dues payments at troop meetings and to maintain troop advancement records. The troop scribe may be assisted by a member of the troop committee.

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Other responsibilities of the Scribe are:

  • attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings
  • records individual Scout attendance and dues payments
  • records individual Scout advancement progress
  • works with the troop committee member responsible for records and finance
  • sets a good example
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit

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