What does the
Troop Committee do?
The Troop Committee is Troop 334's “board of directors” and supports
the Troop program, working with the Chartering Organization

Members are at least 21 years old and agree to abide by the Scout Oath
and the Scout Law. They must possess the moral, educational and
emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deem necessary to
afford positive leadership to our youth.

They are appointed by the Committee membership and they are
registered with the BSA as adult members. All Committee members
MUST have "current" Youth Protection Training andcarry out their
duties as specified in the BYLAWS and Policies of Troop 334.
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The Committee responsibilities include , but are not limited to, the following:
+ The Committee shall have a minimum membership of 5 adults
++ Tthere is no maximum number of members.
+ The Committee shall meet as specified int he Bylaws
+ Assures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained
+ In case the Scoutmaster is absent, assures that a qualified Assistant Scoutmaster is assigned
++ If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited
+ Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and
+ Supports the Scoutmaster in resolving problems that may affect the overall program
+ Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems
+ Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization
+ Supports leaders in carrying out the Troop's program
+ Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, & 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
+ Provides for the special needs and assistance that some boys may require
Outdoor/Activities Coordinator
* Help in securing permission to use camping sites
* Serve as transportation coordinator
* Ensure a monthly outdoor program
* Promote the National Camping Award
* Promote, through family meetings, attendance at troop
campouts, camporees, and summer camp to reach the goal
of an outing per month
* Secure tour permits for all troop activities
* Report to the troop committee at each meeting

Advancement Coordinator
* Encourage Scouts to advance in rank
* Work with the troop scribe to maintain all Scout
advancement records
* Arrange quarterly troop boards of review and courts of
* Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list
* Make a prompt report on the correct form to the council
service center when a troop board of review is held
* Secure badges and certificates
* Work with the troop librarian to build and maintain a library
of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature
* Report to the troop committee at each meeting

Training coordinator
* Ensure troop leaders and committee members have
opportunities for training
* Maintain an inventory of up-to-date training materials, video
tapes, and other training resources
* Work with the district team in scheduling Fast Start
training for all new leaders
* Be responsible for BSA Youth Protection training within the
* Encourage periodic junior leader training withinthe troop at
the council and national levels
* Report to the troop committee at each meeting

Equipment Coordinator
* Supervise and help the troop procure camping equipment
* Work with the quartermaster on inventory and proper
storage and maintenance of all troop equipment
* Make periodic safety checks on all troop camping gear,
and encourage troops in the safe use of all outdoor
* Report to the troop committee monthly

* Provide a spiritual tone for troop meetings and activities
* Give guidance to the chaplain aide
* Promote regular participation of each member in the
activities of the religious organization of his choice
* Visit homes of scouts in times of sickness or need
* Give spiritual counseling and service when needed or
* Encourage Boy Scouts to earn their appropriate religious
* Report to the troop committee at each meeting
* Organize the committee to see that all functions are
delegated, coordinated, and completed
* Maintain a close relationship with the chartered
organization representative and Scoutmaster
* Interpret national and local policies to the troop
* Prepare troop committee meeting agendas
* Call, preside over, and promote attendance at monthly
troop committee meetings and any special meetings
that may be called.
* Ensure troop representation at monthly roundtables
* Secure top-notch, trained, individuals for camp
* Arrange for charter review and recharter annually.
* Plan the charter presentation.

* Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee
meeting notices
* Handle publicity
* Prepare a family newsletter of troop events and
* Conduct the troop resource survey
* Plan for family night programs and family activities
* At each meeting, report the minutes of the previous

Treasurer (Finance/Records)
* Handle all troop funds, pay bills on recommendation of
the Scoutmaster and authorization of the troop
* Maintain checking and savings accounts
* Train and supervise the troop scribe in recordkeeping
* Keep adequate records
* Supervise money-earning projects, including obtaining
proper authorizations
* Supervise the camp savings plan
* Lead in the preparation of the annual troop budget
* Lead the Friends of Scouting campaign
* Report to the troop committee at each meeting

Chartered Organization Representative
* Serves as head of the "Scouting Department" in the
* Secures a troop committee chair and encourages
* Maintains a close liaison with the troop committee
* Helps recruit adult leaders
* Serves as a liaison between troop and organization
* Assists with troop re-chartering
* Encourages service to organization
* Is an active and involved member of the district