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BSA TROOP 457

PINECREST, FLORIDA
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LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

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TROOP COMMITTEE

INSIGNIA

Worn on the left sleeve centered below and touching unit numerals.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area were help is always needed and appreciated. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.

REPORTS TO

Troop Committee Chair

DUTIES

  • Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
  • Provides adequate meeting facilities.
  • Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization.
  • Supports leaders in carrying out the program.
  • Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan.
  • Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property.
  • Ensures the troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year).
  • Serves on boards of review and courts of honor.
  • Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall program.
  • Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
  • Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems.
  • Troop Committee positions and duties:
    • Secretary
      • Keeps minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices.
      • Handles publicity.
      • Prepares a family newsletter of troop events and activities.
      • Conducts the troop resource survey.
      • Plans for family night programs and family activities.
      • At each meeting, reports the minutes of the previous meeting.
    • Treasurer (Finance/Records)
      • Handles all troop funds. Pay bills on recommendation of the Scoutmaster and authorization of the troop committee.
      • Maintains checking and savings accounts.
      • Trains and supervises the troop scribe in record keeping.
      • Keeps adequate records in the Troop/Team Record Book.
      • Supervises money-earning projects, including obtaining proper authorizations.
      • Supervises the camp savings plan.
      • Leads in the preparation of the annual troop budget.
      • Leads the Friends of Scouting campaign.
      • Reports to the troop committee at each meeting.
    • Outdoor/Activities
      • Helps in securing permission to use camping sites.
      • Serves as transportation coordinator.
      • Ensures a monthly outdoor program.
      • Promotes the National Camping Award.
      • Promotes, through family meetings, attendance at troop campouts, camporees, and summer camp to reach the goal of an outing per month.
      • Secures tour permits for all troop activities.
      • Reports to the troop committee at each meeting.
    • Advancement Chair
      • Encourages Scouts to advance in rank.
      • Works with the troop scribe to maintain all Scout advancement records.
      • Arranges quarterly troop boards of review and courts of honor.
      • Develops and maintain a merit badge counselor list.
      • Makes a prompt report on the correct form to the council service center when a troop board of review is held. Secure badges and certificates.
      • Works with the troop librarian to build and maintain a troop library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature.
      • Reports to the troop committee at each meeting.
    • Training
      • Ensures troop leaders and committee members have opportunities for training.
      • Maintains an inventory of up-to-date training materials, videotapes, and other training resources.
      • Works with the district training team to schedule Fast Start training for all new leaders.
      • Be responsible for BSA Youth Protection training within the troop.
      • Encourages periodic junior leader training within the troop and at the council and national levels.
      • Reports to the troop committee at each meeting.
    • Equipment Coordinator
      • Supervises and help the troop procure camping equipment.
      • Works with the quartermaster on inventory and proper storage and maintenance of all troop equipment.
      • Makes periodic safety checks on all troop camping gear, and encourage troops in the safe use of all camping equipment.
      • Reports to the troop committee at each meeting.

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TROOP LEADERSHIP
ADULT LEADERSHIP
Juan Alayo
Henry Befeler
Charlie Bibb
Christine Boldt
Patrick Brousseau
Peter Burg
Maria Castiello
Ted Clark
Robert Crair
Gianni D'Alerta
John David
Ed De Aguiar
Rick Diaz
Carla Dimarco
Kristin Franz
Brian Grant
Mark Hanson
Paul Hanson
Lazaro Herrera
Steve Howard
Donna Hunter
Doug Johnson-Greene
Alan Kleber
Megan Kleber
Rob Parker
Jack Simmons
Brian Thelen
Rebecca Thelen
Gregg Truitt
Jack Tuckfield
Richard Vanderberg
Julie Ziska
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