Positions of Responsibility

Troop 114 is completely scout-run.  The following are leadership positions assigned to scouts that are critical to the success of the Troop.  If you have interest in a Position of Responsibility, you should contact your Senior Patrol Leader.

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth head of the troop. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole to serve a 6-month term.  Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference. Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings. Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster. Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders. Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Asst Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the troop. 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 youth leaders in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader under the guidance of the Scoutmaster.  Helps the senior patrol leader lead meetings and activities. Runs the troop in the absence of the senior patrol leader.  Serves as a member of the patrol leaders' council. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law Show Scout spirit. Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.

Patrol Leader (PL)

The members of each patrol elect one of their own to serve as patrol leader. Troop 114 requires a Patrol Leader to have earned the 1st Class rank.  The Troop elects patrol leaders twice a year.

 

Plans and leads patrol meetings and activities. Keeps patrol members informed. Assigns each patrol member specific duties. Represents his patrol at all patrol leaders' council meetings and the annual program planning conference. Prepares the patrol to participate in all troop activities. Works with other troop leaders to make the troop run well. Knows the abilities of each patrol member. Sets a good example. Wears the Scout uniform correctly. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows and develops patrol spirit.

Troop Guide (TG)

The Troop Guide helps new Scouts feel comfortable and earn First Class rank in their first year.

 

Introduces new Scouts to troop operations. Guides new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts. Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year. Teaches basic Scout skills. Coaches the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties. Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings. Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol. Assists the assistant Scoutmaster with training. Counsels individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Quartermaster (QM)

The Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order. He keeps records on patrol/troop or squad/team equipment, makes sure equipment is in good working condition, and issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.

 

Makes suggestions for new or replacement items. Works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Scribe

The Scribe is the record-keeping and financial officer of the troop.

 

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. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Instructor

The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.

 

Teaches basic Scouting skills to the Troop and Patrols. Schedules/Coordinates Merit Badge Counselor(s) for troop/scout instruction. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Historian

The Historian preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia.

 

Gathers pictures and facts about troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook. Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities. Keeps information about former members of the troop. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Librarian

The Librarian oversees the care and use of troop/team books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists.

 

Takes care of the troop library. Keeps records of books and pamphlets owned by the troop/team. Adds new or replacement items as needed. Keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing. Keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out, and follows up on late returns. Set a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Den Chief

The Den Chief is a Scout who assists a Cub Scout Den Leader or Webelos Den Leader. The Den Chief can earn the Den Chief Service Award.

 

Serves as the activities assistant at den meetings. Sets a good example through attitude and uniforming. Is a friend to the scouts in the den. Helps lead weekly den meetings and Pack Meetings.  Meets as needed with leaders of the den, pack, and troop. Encourages Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible. Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Scout troop upon graduation. Helps the Denner and assistant denner to be leaders. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit

Chaplain Aide

The Chaplain Aide works with the unit chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.

 

Assists the troop with religious services at troop activities. Encourages troop members to strengthen their own relationships with God through personal prayer and devotion and participation in religious activities appropriate to their faith (see note 1 below). Tells Scouts about the Religious Emblems program for their faith at least once a year. Helps recognize troop/team members who receive their religious emblems.  Makes sure religious holidays are considered during the troop program planning process. Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities. Encourages saying grace at meals while camping.  Helps promote annual Scout Sunday.  Sets a good example.  Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster

The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a Scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills. He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster. A Junior Assistant Scoutmaster follows the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to the other youth leaders in the troop. Upon his 18th birthday, a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.

 

Functions as an assistant Scoutmaster. Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster. Sets a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.

OA Troop Representative

The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth liaison between the local Order of the Arrow (OA) lodge and the troop.

 

Attends chapter meetings as a representative of the troop and Order. Serves as a two-way communication link between the troop and chapter.  Arranges with the chapter election team to conduct an annual OA election for the troop.  Arranges with the chapter for at least one camp promotion and one High Adventure presentation annually.  Participates in Troop Courts of Honor by recognizing induction of new OA members.  Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the Ordeal, assisting in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance to the lodge in the Ordeal process. Assists current Ordeal members in the troop in sealing their membership by becoming Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood opportunities, assisting in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities, and offering assistance to the lodge in the Brotherhood process. He may also, at the discretion of the PLC, offer periodic training and discussions of OA principles, symbolism, and the Legend as needed by and appropriate for the troop members of the Order. Leads at least one troop service project for the community or charter partner during the year. May also serve, at the discretion of the PLC, as the troop’s service chairman. Advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping. Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.

Webmaster

Works with various unit members on needed topics. Ensures the Web site is as youth-run as possible Helps out Web site where needed. Sets a good example Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Shows Scout spirit 

Leave No Trace Trainer

The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching LNT principles and ensures that the troop follows the principles of LNT on all outings such as camping and other outdoor activities. He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace. Ideally, he should have completed LNT training as well as earned both the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.

 

Sets a good example Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Shows Scout spirit.

Bugler

The Troop Bugler should be able to make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop activities.  Set a good example. Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts). Lives by the Scout Oath and Law. Shows Scout spirit.