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Troop Leadership Positions
In Development -
Position Mentors are requested to submit information for their designated positions, such as I have done for the Historian position.
During his term of office, the Scout should:
Collects and maintains troop memorabilia and information on former troop members.
1. an expert in history; authority on history.
2. a writer of history; chronicler.
Why is this position important?
Why is it important to maintain a history of what we do as a Troop?
"We study the past to understand the present; we understand the present to guide the future." -- William Lund
The Troop Historian helps the Troop by documenting what we, as a Troop, do today, which will become the history of the Troop tomorrow. Troop 270 does a lot for the community, and for each Scout that shares in the experiences of the Troop. The historian helps to document contributions of individual Scouts and the Troop, as well as records fun, growth and service activities that are an important part of Scouting.
Specific Historian Projects and Tasks:
Work on the History web page on the website
Update the Eagle page on the website
Update the Eagle listing (11 X 17, posted on the Scout House Wall)
Update / add to the Troop scrap book
Update or organize historical information that is on display at the Scout House
The Historian is also welcome to propose new projects that help to record the history of the Troop.
The Scoutmaster can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years old. The Scoutmaster is appointed by the head of the chartered organization. The Scoutmaster's duties include:
To fulfill his obligation to the troop, the Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the troop committee, recruits assistant Scoutmasters to help operate the troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also provide the required two-deep leadership standards set by the Boy Scouts of America (there must be at least two adults present at any Boy Scout activity). An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each troop should be 21 or older, so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster's absence.
A troop should recruit as many assistant Scoutmasters as possible. It has been found that many successful troops have three or more.Committee Chair
Duties of the Chairperson
Duties of the Treasurer
Duties of the Secretary