- The chief responsibility of the Scoutmaster is the safety of the Scouts of the Troop
- The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image of Troop 200, working with the Senior Patrol Leader and The Patrol Leadership Council to conduct a quality program and to be sure the Troop is operating to best meet the mission and policies of Boy Scouts of America
- One of the Scoutmaster’s main functions is to see that boy leaders are properly trained and to provide guidance to the boy leadership to ensure the Troop is effectively a boy-lead unit. The Scoutmaster serves to coordinate and supervise the Assistant Scoutmasters
- Another important roles of the Scoutmaster is to distribute “blue cards” which are required to be obtained by the Scout prior to initiating work on a Merit Badge
- Organizes the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed
- Maintains a close relationship with the chartered
- organization representative and the Scoutmaster
- Interprets national and local policies to the Troop
- Prepares Troop Committee Meeting Agendas
- Presides over monthly Troop Committee Meetings
- Ensures Troop Representation at monthly roundtables
- Secures top-notch trained individuals for campout
- Facilitates Troop and Eagle Courts of Honor
- All advancement activities are managed and recorded by the Advancement Chair. This includes patch distribution, all advancement applications (including Eagle and Eagle Palms), communication with the Council, record keeping in the Troopmaster database, and assisting with Court of Honor programs
- The Advancement Chair works with both the Membership Chair and the Merit Badge Coordinator
- The Chaplain helps provide a spiritual tone for Troop meetings and activities – the 12th point of the Scout Law is “A Scout is Reverent.”
- The Chaplain has the very important role of providing guidance to the Troop Chaplain Aides – Scouts who likewise guide the Troop through spiritual activities.
- Adult and youth leaders encourage Scouts to participate in the religion of their choice, earn religious emblems through various Scouting programs, and help to organize Scout participation in Scout Sunday services.
Charter Organization Rep
- The Charter Organization Representative serves the very important role of liaison between our charter organization, Northwest United Methodist Church and Troop 200
- The representative provides a vital communication link to update the church about Troop activities while updating the Troop about the congregation, the church facilities, and operations
- The Charter Organization Representative maintains names, contact information and emails for the charter organization and serves to help plan and organize the annual Scout Sunday activities
Court of Honor Coordinator
- Plan the many details of each Court of Honor, including setting up the location, date and time Obtain an accurate list of attendees for each COH
- Communicate with other Troop leaders regarding the contents of the COH program and creating
- Communicates between Pack and Troop Leadership regarding date/time of each crossover ceremony, to assure Troop 200 representation by Scouts and adult Leaders.
- Coordinates participation
Eagle Scout Coordinator
- The Eagle Scout Coordinator works very closely with all Life rank Scouts that are interested in pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout
- The Eagle Scout coordinator will assist the Life Scout in selecting an appropriate Eagle Scout Service project and serve as a mentor during the approval process
- The Eagle Scout coordinator mentors and encourages those Life Scouts that are pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout
- Assists the Troop in selecting superior fundraising opportunities
- Recruits Scouts as well as adult leaders and family members to assist with fundraising events and other efforts
- Tracks the income for each of the ongoing fundraising events/opportunities and reports financial information
Class B Gear Coordinator
- Identifies optimal Troop Gear and coordinates the sale and availability of these items to the Troop at large
- Sets the ordering time period for various types of T200 gear throughout the year and collects payment and submits the orders to the suppliers
- Accepts suggestions for new and unique Troop Gear for future orders/availability
High Adventure Coordinator
- The High Adventure Coordinator serves to plan Scouting experiences that are considered higher adventure and higher risk and are generally for older and more experienced Scouts.
- In cooperation with the Troop Committee and youth leadership, the High Adventure Coordinator recommends, plans and promotes these experiences including adventures to BSA National High Adventure locations such as Philmont Scout Reservation, Florida Seabase, and Northern Tier Canoe Base.
- The High Adventure Coordinator orients and trains new adult leaders on the skills, responsibilities, requirements, and certifications for planning, leading, and executing these experiences.
- Supervise the information desks at the Troop Meetings Work closely with various adult leaders that are coordinating various campouts and Summer Camp
- Answer questions regarding campout and other event age and other requirements as well as cost and other factors relating to each event
- Coordinate payment arrangements for each event including the transfer from the T200 Scout Account
- The Technology Chair maintains and updates the Troop’s website – www.troop200bsa.org with new and relevant information including event plans and schedules, meeting agendas, the Troop calendar, various Troop and council documents, and general announcements and news
- The Technology Chair also manages Troop 200’s YahooGroups listserv program which enables an effective means of communication for Scouts, parents, and Scouters.
- The Membership Chair serves to secure and maintain the Troop’s Scout, Scouter and parent membership documents including: Troop
- registrations, medical forms, and the annual Troop charter.
- The Membership Chair also assists the Troop Treasurer with collection of the annual membership dues.
- Annually, the Membership Chair submits the Troop charter to the Simon Kenton Council through the re-chartering process.
Merit Badge Coordinator
- Manages/facilitates merit badge counselors and merit badge presentation schedule
- Accepts “blue card” for each merit badge from the Scout and updates the T200 electronic records system regarding each Scout’s cumulative merit badge achievements
- Presents Merit Badges earned to each Scout at the Courts of Honor
- Is available to assist with any issue regarding the Scout’s own merit badge achievement records and those of the Troop
Nights of Camping Coordinator
- Keeps accurate records of each Scout’s nights of camping Communicates with Troop Leadership regarding the above information
- Hands out a neckerchief to each Scout at the Court of Honor that is associated with that Scout’s cumulative nights of camping/each threshold is associated with a unique distinctive neckerchief
Outdoor Activities Coordinator
- The Outdoor Activities Coordinator serves to ensure an adequate and well planned monthly outdoor program including securing permission to use camping sites, coordinating troop transportation, securing tour permits, and promoting outings to Scouts, families and adult leaders
- Maintaining the quality, quantity, basic inventory, and function of the Troop’s camping and general equipment, including the Troop Trailer, is the most important facet of the Quartermaster’s position
- To do this, the Quartermaster guides and assists youth quartermasters who serve to assign and manage equipment for other members of the Troop during Troop activities and functions
- Together as a team, the quartermasters also clean, repair, organize, and properly store all
- equipment, as well as the Troop trailer
- Keeps minutes of meetings
- Reports prior Committee meeting minutes at each meeting of the Committee
- Conducts the Troop Resource survey
- Troopmaster software administrator (holds passwords for access/control)
Summer Camp Coordinator
- The Summer Camp Coordinator’s primary purpose is to plan, organize, promote, and execute the annual, week-long Summer Camp program usually held in July
- The Summer Camp Coordinator oversees all facets of the summer camp program and coordinates with other leaders, organizes the merit badge sign-up process, transportation, budgeting, and planned equipment needs
- Annually, and with support and involvement from the Troop Committee, the location for the summer camp experience is reviewed, researched, and selected
- Ensures that troop leaders and committee members have adequate opportunities for training
- Responsible for BSA Youth Protection Training with the troop
- Works with the district training team to facilitate Fast Start training for all new leaders
- Encourages Junior Leader training with the troop and at the council and national levels
- Maintains an inventory of up-to-date training audio and visual materials
- The Troop treasurer is a very important Troop Committee position as all Troop financial processes and records are maintained by this individual. Expenses and income, as well as individual Scout Accounts are managed by the Treasurer as are the Troop’s checking and savings accounts
- Scouts check with the Treasurer from time to time in order to determine the balance of their Scout Account and to ensure that they are remaining in good financial standing with the Troop. Scout Account withdrawal forms and directions for use are maintained under the Documents section of the web site.
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