Key Three

Chartered Org Representative –¬†Your troop is “owned” by a chartered organization, which receives a national charter yearly to use the Scouting program as a part of its youth work. These chartered organizations, which have goals compatible with those of the Boy Scouts of America, include religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, labor, governmental bodies, and professional associations. Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

    • Be a member of the chartered organization.
    • Maintain a close liaison with the troop committee chair.
    • Help recruit other adult leaders.
    • Serve as liaison between your troop and your organization.
    • Encourage service to the organization.
    • Be an active and involved member of the district committee.

Scoutmaster – The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image of the troop and for supporting the youth leaders in implementing the troop’s program. The Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts. The importance of the Scoutmaster’s role is reflected in the fact that the quality of guidance will affect every youth and adult involved in the troop. Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

    • Train and guide youth leaders.
    • Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
    • Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.

Committee Chair РWhere the Scoutmaster oversees the delivery of the program, the Committee Chair oversee troop policy. The Committee Chair should be familiar with the inner workings of the troop and be able to effectively plan and propose policy to allow the program to be delivered effectively and in accordance with all National BSA Policy including the Safe Guide to Scouting and the Guide to Advancement. Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

    • Recruit other adults to fill all troop committee functions
    • Run committee meetings and utilize time effectively
    • Encourage all adults to complete position specific training
    • Oversee all aspects of the various committee