Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
This Scout must be at
least 16 years old and typically has been the Senior Patrol Leader in a
previous year. He supervises and supports the other boy leaders. He
may also work as a troop instructor. On his 18th birthday,
the junior assistant Scoutmaster is eligible to become an assistant
Senior Patrol Leader
This is the top junior leadership position in the
troop and the most challenging one too. This Scout is chosen by the
adult leaders because he is the most qualified to run the troop. At
meetings or other activities, the senior patrol leader is in charge
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
This Scout is appointed by the senior patrol leader
to help him with the challenges of running the troop. He typically has
specific responsibilities such as training and managing the instructors,
troop historian, librarian and so on.
This Scout is assigned
to a patrol of new boys and it his is job to help them adjust to Boy
Scouting. He helps them with troop activities, rank advancement and
Each patrol elects its
own patrol leader. This boy sets a good example for the members of the
patrol by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. He takes the lead in
planning and steering patrol meetings.
This Scout collects weekly inspection sheets from
the Scoutmaster and tallies the results. The Krippner Scribe describes
the purpose of tracking Scouts’ attendance to meetings and outings and
then announces the top patrol and top Scouts at the winter and spring
Court of Honors.
This Scout keeps track of the records related to
the troop’s Libris Reading Award. Prior to each Court of Honor, this
scribe sends an email to the parents in the group describing the Libris
Award and telling where boys can get award forms. He also presents the
awards to the boys at the Court of Honors. He must work with the
advancement committee to manage his supply of awards.
Camp Parsons Slide Show Scribe
This Scout assembles a PowerPoint slide show to be
shown at the Winter Court of Honor. The show contains photos taken by
anyone who attended camp with Troop 144 last summer. This show
typically kicks off the summer camp sign ups for next summer.
Web Page Scribe
This Scout creates a document to be added to the
troop’s web page. Typically this document describes his patrol through
the use of photos and descriptive text.
This boy maintains the
troop’s collection of merit badge books and other reference materials
for checkout by the Scouts and leaders. He also keeps the current list
of merit badge counselors in the area. It is also his responsibility to
recommend new book acquisitions that would benefit the troop.
Prior to becoming a troop bugler, this Scout must
learn three bugle tunes: To the Colors, Retreat and Taps. These are
tunes the bugler will play on troop campouts and at summer camp. The
bugler will work on Bugling Merit Badge during his time in office.
This Scout manages the check-out and check-in of
woodcarving knives at summer camp.
Scoutmaster – Assigned Duties
These are duties that suit a particular Scout and
troop situation. The effort required must be comparable to that of a