Troop 950
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Assistant Scout Master (ASM)

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM)

 

Patrol Leader Council* Positions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) (Elected)*
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)*
Troop Quartermaster
Troop Scribe*(to take notes)
Troop Guide
Instructor
Librarian
Historian
OA Troop Representative
Den Chief
Chaplain Aide
Bugler

 

Patrol Member Positions

Patrol Leader (PL)*
Assistant Patrol Leader (APL)
Patrol - Patrol Quartermaster
Patrol - Patrol Scribe
Patrol - Grubmaster
Patrol - Chief Cook
Patrol - Cheermaster


Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

Job Description:
    The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troop.
Reports to: Scoutmaster

Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • Preside at all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Chair the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meeting once a month. Attends at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period.
  • Appointed other boy leaders with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to other junior leaders.
  • Assists with Scoutmaster in training junior leaders.
  • Delegates task to the ASPLs. Makes sure an ASPL attends any  meeting/function he will not be able to attend (Troop Meeting, PLC, Committee Meeting, campout/outing etc.)
  • Oversees the planning efforts of Scouts for all Troop campouts (whether he attends these outing or not).
  • Has good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

Job Description:
    The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest-ranking junior leader in the Troop. He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader acts as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the Troop.
Reports to: Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader duties:

  • Help with leading meetings and activities as called upon by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Take over troop leadership in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Be responsible for training and giving direct leadership to the following appointed junior leaders: Scribe, Librarian, Troop Historian, Instructor, Quartermaster and Chaplain Aide.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Serves as a member of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and attends at least 2/3 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Has good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Troop Quartermaster

Job Description:

    The Troop Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order.
Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Troop Quartermaster duties:

  • Keep records on patrol and troop equipment.
  • Keep equipment in good repair.
  • Issue equipment and see that it is returned in good order.
  • Suggest new or replacement items.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Troop Scribe

Job Description:

    The Troop Scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.
Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Troop Scribe duties:

  • Attend and keep a log of Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) Meetings and distributes copies to PLC Members and Adult Leaders.
  • Record attendance at troop functions.
  • Record advancement in troop records.
  • Work with the troop committee member responsible for finance, records, and advancement.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meetings.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Troop Guide

Job Description:

    To work actively with new Scouts in the Baden-Powell program. The Troop Guides introduce new Scouts to troop operations and helps them feel comfortable in the troop.
Reports to: The Assistant Scoutmaster of the Baden-Powell patrol ( New Scout Patrol )

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months
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Guide duties:

  • Help new Scouts earn advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advise patrol leader on his duties and responsibilities at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Attend Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meetings with the New Scout Patrol Leader.
  • Prevent harassment of new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Help Assistant Scoutmaster train new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
  • Teach basic Scout skills.
  • Have good attendance at Troop meeting.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Instructor

Job Description: The Instructor teaches scouting skills.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Instructor duties:

  • Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Bugler

Job Description: The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Bugler duties:

  • Plays bugle as requested by troop leadership.
  • Plays taps during evening closing ceremony.


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Librarian

Job Description: The Librarian takes care of troop literature.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Librarian duties:

  • Establish and take care of the troop library.
      - Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
      - Add new or replacement items as needed.
      - Keep books and pamphlets available for borrowing at troop meetings.
      - Keep a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
      - Follow up on late returns.
  • Set a good example.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
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Historian

Job Description: The Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Historian duties:

  • Gather pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in scrapbooks, wall displays or informational ( historical ) files.
  • Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
  • Provide reports about troop campouts and activities to Troop Newsletter Editor and WebMaster.
  • Keep information about former members of the troop.
  • Set a good example.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.


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OA Troop Representative

Job Description: An Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his troop, he serves as a communication and programmatic link to the Arrowman and adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. He does this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order. By setting a good example, he enhances the image of the Order as a service arm to his troop.

Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

OA Troop Representative duties:

  • Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
  • Encourages year round and resident camping in the troop.
  • Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
  • Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
  • Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
  • Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA Obligation .
  • Shows Scout spirit

OA Troop Representative Qualifications:

  • Under 18 years old
  • Appointed by SPL with SM approval
  • OA Member in good standing


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Den Chief (optional)

Job Description:

    The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack.
Reports to: The Den Leader in the pack and the Assistant Scoutmaster for the New Scout Patrol in the troop.

Den Chief duties:

  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Meet regularly with the Den Leader to review the den and pack meeting plans.
  • If serving as a Webelos Den Chief, prepare boys to join Boy Scouting.
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting.
  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
  • Help out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of the den meetings/events during his service period.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show scout Spirit.

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Chaplain Aide (optional)

Job Description:

    The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.
Reports to:the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (and works with the Chaplain)

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Chaplain Aide duties:

  • Keep troop leader appraised of religious holidays when planning activities.
  • Assist Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting the religious needs of troop members while on activities.
  • Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or on activities.
  • Tell Scouts about the religious emblem program of their faith.
  • Help plan for religious observance in troop activities.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Junior Assistant Scoutmaster(optional)

Job Description:

    The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18 and be an Eagle Scout. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his demonstrated leadership ability.
Reports to: The Scoutmaster

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 2 years.

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster duties:

  • Function as an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults 18 and 21 years of age or older).
  • Accomplish any duties assigned by the Scoutmaster.
  • Attends at least 5/6 of the PLC meetings occurring during his service period.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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 Cheermaster

Job Description:

    The Cheermaster is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader and is responsible for keeping moral high in the Troop.

Reports to: the Senior Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Cheermaster duties:

Patrol Positions

Patrol Leader

Job Description:

    The Patrol Leader is elected by the patrol and leads the patrol.
Reports to: The Senior Patrol Leader

Patrol Leader duties:

  • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a job and help them succeed.
  • Represent the patrol at all Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings and at the annual program planning conference.
  • Prepares the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
  • Develop patrol spirit.
  • Attends at least 2/3 of each event type during his service period.
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Know what patrol members and other leaders can do.
  • Set the example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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Assistant Patrol Leader (APL)

Job Description:

    The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence.
Reports to: The Patrol Leader

Assistant Patrol Leader duties:

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Patrol Quartermaster

Job Description:

    The Patrol Quartermaster is appointed by the Patrol Leader. He checks out and checks in required equipment from the Troop Quartermaster. He also makes sure everyone in his patrol has required equipment for each event. He keeps patrol gear organized and knows who has it.
Reports to: Both the Patrol Leader and the Troop Quartermaster

Patrol Quartermaster duties:

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Patrol Scribe

Job Description:

    The Patrol Scribe is appointed by the Patrol Leader and keeps patrol records.
Reports to: the Patrol Leader

Patrol Scribe duties:

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Grubmaster

Job Description:

    The Grubmaster is appointed by the Patrol Leader and shops for food. Duties rotates each outing.
Reports to: the Patrol Leader

Grubmaster duties:

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Chief Cook

Job Description:

    The Chief Cook is appointed by the Patrol Leader and prepares eatable food for the patrol. Duties rotate for each outing.
Reports to: the Patrol Leader

Chief Cook duties:

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Patrol Cheermaster

Job Description:

    The Cheermaster is appointed by the Patrol Leader and is responsible for keeping moral high in the Patrol.
Reports to: the Patrol Leader

Position is filled by: Appointed by the Patrol Leader
Term:  As required for a specific event or term up to 6 months

Cheermaster duties:

  • Keep morale high.
  • Learn songs, yells, stunts and campfire programs.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
  • NOTE: this position does NOT count towards any leadership requirements for rank advancement.

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Last updated: February 20, 2012

 

 

Last updated: December 10, 2004

 

 


 

        

 

   

 

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    Mako Sharks            Vikings 
        2012                       2013
  
      

   Ruby Serpents     Great White Sharks
       2011                        2012


Geckos             Golden Eagles          
    2010                         2006
   
Spitting Cobras         Dragons
       2005                  2004

     Falcons                 Rams 
        2003                  2000
 
       Liberty           Diamondbacks 
       1999                   1998
 
         Sharks              Vikings 
         1997                  1996


 Flaming Arrows           Cobra
        1995                     1994

        Hawk    
        1993        
 

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