Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Qualifications:
• Life rank or above.
• Troop Junior Leadership Training
• Council NYLT.
• Appointed with by the Senior Patrol Leader with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.

Bugler

Job Description:

The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies, including Troop Meetings,
Troop Campouts, and Court of Honors.

Reports to:

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camping

Bugler duties:

1. Plays bugle as requested by troop leadership, such as Troop assembly at meetings and
campouts.
2. Plays taps during evening closing ceremony.
3. Set a good example
4. Proudly and correctly wear the Scout uniform per the BSA standards
5. Demonstrate highest level of Scout Spirit. Be focused and involved during scout activities
6. Limit personal, social activities during scout events
7. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
8. Works cooperatively with ASPLs

Prerequisites:

• The Scout must at least be First Class rank
• Completed Troop Leadership Training (or commit to complete during term)
• Earn the Bugling Merit Badge prior to or during term

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Prepares in advance for each bugling assignment.
• Attend at least 75% of Troop meetings, campouts and Court of Honors during term, unless
excused by Scoutmaster.
• As needed, performs or assists in demonstrations for the troop at-large.
• Unless excused in the monthly evaluation
o Attend weekly Troop Meetings in a field or activity uniform
o Attend Courts of Honor
o Attend Troop Campouts
o Attend PLC/Green Bar meetings during tenure
o Attend all Scout Staff preparation meetings and activities prior to a Campout.
• Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Meet with the SM or his designee to establish your written advancement plan for the leadership
term. The Troop will provide an opportunity to sign up for, and complete merit badges consistent
with your obligations as a Scout Leader.
• Maintain your service record for this Position of Responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
Conferences.
• Schedule and complete regular leadership conferences after appointment (approximately every
60 days) to review progress, performance, credit and plan for the performance of the leadership
position.

Chaplain Aide

Job Description:

The purpose of this program is to facilitate the following:
• Make the 12th point of the Scout Law more meaningful;
• Promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for all religions; and
• Provide Scouts with the opportunity to work with the Troop Chaplain and, in certain
circumstances, an ordained member of the clergy.
The responsibilities are to encourage spiritual awareness and growth in the lives of Troop
members and to assist the Troop Chaplain.

Reports to:

• The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camping and Troop Chaplain

Chaplain Aide Duties:

• Promote the religious emblems programs.
• Present an overview of the various religious emblems programs to the Troop at least
annually, instructing members to contact their own clergyperson or religious counselor to
guide them in the appropriate study programs.
• Compile and keep an up-to-date list of local clergy who have agreed to be counselors for
the religious emblems programs.
• Present an overview of the religious emblems programs to Pack 55 on request.
• Serve as the youth coordinator for the observance of the annual Scout Sunday in
February.
• Working with the Troop Chaplain, compose a Scouts’ Own worship service for all Troop
campouts.
• Prepare an opening prayer at each Tuesday evening Troop Meeting.
• Encourage troop members to strengthen their own relationship with God through
personal prayer and devotions and participation in religious activities.
• Participate in patrol leader’s council planning sessions, ensuring that a spiritual emphasis
is included, e.g., prayer before Troop campout meals, religious observances, etc.

Prerequisites:

• The Scout seeking the position of Chaplain Aide should have earned or be in the process
of completing his religious emblems study program.
• The Scouts selected must be at least a First Class Scout.
• The Chaplain Aide should be mature and sensitive – a Scout who has earned the trust of
his fellow Scouts.

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Meet with the Troop Chaplain prior to the commencement of your term as Chaplain Aide
to (i) complete the Chaplain Aide’s Advancement Requirements and (ii) coordinate
responsibilities among the other Chaplain Aides.
• Sign and return to the Troop Chaplain the Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Attend Troop meetings, campouts and Courts of Honor during the term as agreed to with
the Troop Chaplain and indicated in the Chaplain Aide’s Advancement Requirements.
• Attend all Scout Staff preparation meetings and activities prior to campouts for which
you are responsible for the Scouts Own worship service.
• Facilitate Scouts Own worship services at all campouts as agreed to in the Chaplain Aide

Advancement Requirements

• Prepare an opening prayer for each Tuesday night Troop Meeting as agreed to in the
Chaplain Aide Advancement Requirements
• Promote emblem programs to the Troop 55, Troop 54 and Pack 55
• Assist Troop Chaplain in Scout Sunday preparations
• Maintain your Chaplain Aide’s Advancement Log and have signed by the Troop
Chaplain upon completion of your term to confirm successful completion of the Chaplain
Aide’s Advancement Requirements.
• Schedule and attend monthly leadership conferences with the Troop Chaplain to review
progress and performance of the Chaplain Aide Advancement Requirements.

Den Chief

Job Description:

The Den Chief works directly with a Cub Scout Pack (most often Pack 55).  They work closely with the Den Leader to teach scouting skills and manage den meetings, pack meetings, and campouts.  They are often a Cub Scouts first interaction with Scouts BSA, and therefore must set a high standard when engaged with the Cub Scouts.  The Den Chief is expected to attend all Pack campouts and meetings as well as any den specific events, while remaining active within the Troop.

Reports to:

The Den Leader for their assigned patrol and the Troop 55 Den Chief Coordinators

Duties:

1. Teach basic Scouting skills to Cub Scouts within a Den
2. Set a good example
3. Proudly and correctly wear the Scout uniform per the BSA standards
4. Demonstrate highest level of Scout Spirit. Be focused and involved during scout activities
5. Limit personal, social activities during scout events
6. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
7. Works cooperatively with Den Leader

Prerequisites:

• The Scout must at least be First Class rank
• Cub Scout background preferred

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Prepares in advance for each teaching assignment.
• Instructs basic Scouting skills as needed within the den.
• Assists the Den Leader in planning and instruction of Cub Scout requirements;
• Arranges for other teaching assistance as needed.
• Assists in instruction of leadership skills, including:
o “Stop, Start, Continue”
o Effective Communication
o Effective Listening and
o Matching Leadership Style to Leadership Needs
• Do necessary research to master the assigned skill.
• Unless excused in the monthly evaluation
o Attend monthly Pack Meetings in a field or activity uniform
o Attend Den Meetings
o Attend Pack Campouts
• Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Maintain your service record for this Position of Responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
Conferences.
• Schedule and complete monthly leadership conferences after appointment (approximately every
30 days) to review progress, performance, credit and plan for the performance of the leadership
position.

Historian

Job Description:

The Historian collects and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags,
scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia and makes materials available for
Scouting activities, the media, and troop history projects.

Reports to:

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Membership

Historian duties:

1. Gather pictures and facts about troop activities and keep them in a historical file, wall displays or
scrapbooks.
2. Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
3. The historian stands in for the scribe(s) when they are unable to attend a meeting.
4. On a regular basis (for example, after every camping trip), the historian is to visit social media
sites (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, and so forth) where pictures and videos were posted for the event
and download them to a local file to be used to prepare Troop slide shows and videos.
5. Assisted by an Adult leader, contact local media outlets to ensure publication of Troop Eagle
projects.
6. Assisted by an adult member of the troop (Mr Yale), permanently mount on the display wall the
pictures of Scouts who earned Eagle rank
7. Prepare a slideshow each semester for use by the Scoutmaster at the annual Troop Adult Leader
Conference
8. Set a good example
9. Proudly and correctly wear the Scout uniform per the BSA standards
10. Demonstrate highest level of Scout Spirit. Be focused and involved during scout activities
11. Limit personal, social activities during scout events
12. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
13. Works cooperatively with ASPLs

Prerequisites:

• The Scout must at least be First Class rank
• Completed Troop Leadership Training (or commit to complete during term)

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Attend at least 75% of Troop meetings, campouts and Court of Honors during term, unless
excused by Scoutmaster.
• Unless excused in the monthly evaluation
o Attend weekly Troop Meetings in a field or activity uniform
o Attend Courts of Honor
o Attend Troop Campouts
o Attend PLC/Green Bar meetings during tenure
o Attend all Scout Staff preparation meetings and activities prior to a Campout.
• Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Meet with the SM or his designee to establish your written advancement plan for the leadership
term. The Troop will provide an opportunity to sign up for, and complete merit badges consistent
with your obligations as a Scout Leader.
• Maintain your service record for this Position of Responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
Conferences.
• Schedule and complete regular leadership conferences after appointment (approximately every 60
days) to review progress, performance, credit and plan for the performance of the leadership
position.

Instructor

Job Description:

The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.

Reports to:

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for the First Class Trail and ASM for the First Class Trail.

Duties:

1. Teach basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols
2. Set a good example
3. Proudly and correctly wear the Scout uniform per the BSA standards
4. Demonstrate highest level of Scout Spirit. Be focused and involved during scout activities
5. Limit personal, social activities during scout events
6. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
7. Works cooperatively with Troop Guides and JASMs

Prerequisites:

• The Scout must at least be star rank; although this position is often filled by more senior Scouts
who can meet the expectations listed below.
• Completed Troop Leadership Training
• Preferably has completed NYLT, or has committed to attend NYLT

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

• Prepares in advance for each teaching assignment.
• Instructs basic Scouting skills as needed within the Troop or patrols.
• Assists the Troop Guide in planning and instruction of First Class Trail requirements;
• Arranges for other teaching assistance as needed.
• Assists in instruction of leadership skills, including:
o “Stop, Start, Continue”
o Effective Communication
o Effective Listening and
o Matching Leadership Style to Leadership Needs
• Carries out specific teaching assignments assigned by the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader each
month. A teaching session should last 20 to 30 minutes and should impart or review a basic scout
skill that will be used in the up-coming Troop outing.
• Do necessary research to master the assigned skill.
• Work with Assistant Scoutmaster to master the assigned skill and to prepare a teaching plan.
• Prepare a written teaching plan in advance of each assignment. The plan must show *what* will
be taught and *how* it will be taught. The plan should be about two paragraphs in length. The
plan will use the EDGE method, including hands-on demonstrations, and practice of the skill. The
Instructor may use Troop teaching resources to meet this requirement.
• Teach the assigned skill at a troop meeting / advancement session in a 20 to 30 minute period.
During that time, maintain control of the group.
• Is highly knowledgeable in at least two areas of instruction (e.g, knots & lashings, first aid,
cooking, orienteering,
• Keeps an attendance roster of all attendees at each training and at the conclusion of that training,
gives the list to the FCT Coordinator or ASPL for the FCT
• Work cooperatively with the Troop Guides assigned to a particular Patrol or other new Scout
patrols.
• If necessary, prearranges and acquires necessary equipment for the training from the
Quartermaster prior to the meeting.
• Returns the equipment needed for the lesson to the Quartermaster at the conclusion of each
training session.
• Coordinates with Troop Guides and Patrol Assistant Scoutmasters the schedule for training of
new scout patrol members.
• As needed, performs or assists in demonstrations for the troop at-large.
• Unless excused in the monthly evaluation
o Attend weekly Troop Meetings in a field or activity uniform
o Attend Courts of Honor
o Attend Troop Campouts
o Attend Advancement Sessions during tenure
o Attend PLC/Green Bar meetings during tenure
o Attend all Scout Staff preparation meetings and activities prior to a Campout.
• Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
• Meet with the SM or his designee to establish your written advancement plan for the leadership
term. The Troop will provide an opportunity to sign up for, and complete merit badges consistent
with your obligations as a Scout Leader.
• Maintain your service record for this Position of Responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
Conferences.
• Schedule and complete monthly leadership conferences after appointment (approximately every
30 days) to review progress, performance, credit and plan for the performance of the leadership
position.

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

Librarian

Order of the Arrow Representative

Job Description:

The Order of the Arrow representative serves as a communication link
between the troop and the local Order of the Arrow lodge. By enhancing the
image of the Order as a service arm to the troop, he promotes the Order,
encourages Scouts to take part in all sorts of camping opportunities, and
helps pave the way for older Scouts to become involved in high-adventure
programs.

Reports to:

The First Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camping and Troop OA Representative Advisor

Troop OA Representative duties:

1. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison
to the Colonneh Lodge and the Twin Bayou Chapter, so the Order of the Arrow Troop
Representative should attend troop and chapter or lodge meetings regularly as a youth
representative of the troop and Order. This includes making weekly announcements at troop
meetings about upcoming Lodge events.
2. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative serves for a 12-month period, and should be
appointed as soon as possible after the election of the new Senior Patrol Leader in May.
3. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative serves as a two-way communication link between
the troop and the lodge or chapter. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative provides a
communication and programmatic link from the troop to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who
are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders.
4. In consultation with the Scoutmaster, the Order of the Arrow Troop Representative will set the
date of the OA election for the troop and he will communicate that request to the Twin Bayou
Chapter.
5. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative arranges with the lodge or chapter for at least one
camp promotion visit to the unit annually.
6. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative makes at least one high adventure presentation to
the troop, to include the OA programs, annually.
7. As requested by the SPL, participates in Troop Courts of Honor by recognizing high adventure
participation of troop members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA honors of troop
members, leadership of troop members, and other appropriate activities.
8. 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 (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Ordeal, and offering assistance (as
needed) to the lodge in the Ordeal process.
9. 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 (as needed) in arranging transportation to the Brotherhood opportunities,
and offering assistance to the lodge (as needed) 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.
10. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative leads at least one troop service project for the
community or charter partner during the year. These are not intended to be an Eagle scout
project, but should merely be in coordination with a local charity on a service project. If there are
multiple Troop Order of the Arrow Representatives serving at any time, then each must lead his
own service project. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative may also serve, at the
discretion of the PLC, as the troop’s service chairman.
11. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative assists the troop (as appropriate) as a trainer of
leadership and outdoor skills.
12. In all cases, the Order of the Arrow Troop Representative advocates environmental stewardship
and Leave No Trace camping.
13. The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative 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.

Prerequisites:

Under 18 years old
Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
Order of the Arrow Member in good standing

Performance and Advancement Expectations:

Sign up for the Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Newsletter distributed by Colonneh
Lodge.
Attend the Colonneh Lodge leadership training (generally held on a Saturday in mid-January)
Attend the Colonneh Lodge Troop OA Representative Summit (generally held in on a Sunday in
mid-August)
Conduct at least one other Troop election for the Twin Bayou Chapter of Colonneh Lodge
(generally held between mid-September and mid-November)
Advance to Brotherhood Status as soon as you are eligible.
Attend at least 75% of weekly Troop Meetings, Troop Campouts, and Courts of Honor during
term, unless excused by Scoutmaster.
Have read, signed and has copy of Troop Leadership Position Agreement.
Maintain your service record for this position of responsibility for use in all Scoutmaster
conferences.
Meet regularly with the Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Advisor to discuss progress
and performance of the position of resp

Outdoor Ethics Guide

Job Description

The Outdoor Ethics Guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the Outdoor Code, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Tread Lightly! principles. Guides work to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to help minimize impacts as they hike, camp, and participate in other outdoor activities. In particular, they support Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Assures the troop adheres to the Principles of Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly, and the Outdoor Code
  • Sets a good example
  • Wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Explain and Demonstrate Advancement Requirements.
  • Help the Troop Plan and Conduct an Effective Outdoor Ethics Program. …
  • Prepare Den Chiefs to Share Principles. …
  • Help Scouts to Understand and Plan Conservation Activities. …
  • Encourage Scouts to Complete Outdoor Ethics Awards and Merit Badges. …
  • Complete Self-Evaluation

Requirements

Complete the following Outdoor Ethics Education Position skills development and teaching experience activities
While serving as an OEG, earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award:

  1. Recite from memory and explain the meaning of the Outdoor Code.
  2. Watch the National Park Service Leave No Trace video..
  3. Complete the Leave No Trace online course. Print the certificate.
  4. Complete the Tread Lightly! online course. Print the certificate.

Participate in an outdoor ethics course, workshop, or training activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course or is a BSA outdoor ethics trainer or master

  1. With the approval of the OEG Adult Advisor, prepare and deliver a  written and classroom Training presentation to teach one principle of Leave No Trace principals utilizing the LNT North American Skills & Ethics booklet materials https://lnt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/North-America-Skills-_-Ethics.pdf
  2. Alternatively in lieu of requirement 7 above, prepare and deliver a presentation for use by Den Chiefs of Leave No Trace Principles for Kids, with specific lessons for Lion/Tigers, Wolf, Bear and Webelos programs.
  3. If the Scout has not completed NYLT, the Scout should complete the BSA Fundamentals of Training course https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-037WB.pdf

 

B.     Earn the Scout Action Award

Requirements

  1. Do the following:
    1. Unless already completed, earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.
    2. Complete the BSA Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course.
    3. Explain in writing how each of the four points of the Outdoor Code guides your actions when outdoors.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Read and report on Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook on Outdoor Ethics.
    2. Teach a skill related to the Outdoor Code or Leave No Trace to another Scout in your troop or another Scouting unit.
  3. Complete one of the following:
    1. Successfully complete a four to six month, or other agreed upon term approved by the Scoutmaster, as an Outdoor Ethics Guide.
    2. Participate in an outing that emphasizes the complete set of Leave No Trace or relevant Tread Lightly! All members of the troop participating in the outing should use the outdoor ethics and the specific skills needed to minimize impacts from their use of the outdoors.
  4. Teach the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, or Tread Lightly! principles on three outings. Write a report of at least a paragraph on each outing explaining how the Scout followed/taught the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, or Tread Lightly! Share it with your unit leader or an individual who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course.
  5. On a troop outing, help your troop plan and conduct a conservation service activity that addresses recreational impacts related to the type of outing. The project should be approved in advance by the landowner or land manager and lead to permanent or long-term improvements.

Monthly activities

  • Within thirty days of appointment to the OEG position, meet with an assigned OEG adult advisor and develop a schedule for completing the Skills Development and the completion of three of the following activities:

Training

  • Explain and Demonstrate Outdoors Ethics Related Rank Requirements (Page 9, Handbook)
  • Demonstrate how to practice the Outdoor Code, LNT and Tread Lightly! Principles on Troop campouts

Leadership

  • Help the Troop plan and conduct an Effective Outdoor Ethics program in all of its activities through an annual outdoor ethics plan,

Teaching

  • Prepare Den Chiefs to share OEG Principles using The Outdoor Code and LNT principles for Kids

Conservation

  • Help Scouts understand and plan Conservation Projects.

Advancement

  1. Encourage Scouts to complete Outdoor Ethics Awards and Merit Badges.
  2. Attend, or arrange for another OEG to attend, each PLC meeting that includes an outing and prepare at least one OEG presentations for the Troop meetings leading up to each outing. At the PLC, lead, explain and present the “Planning an Outing Worksheet” to be the PLC for each Troop Outing.
  3. Each month attend at two Troop meetings and participate in leading a brief OEG opening activity that can include the recitation of the Outdoor Code and the LNT principles as part of each meeting agenda.
  4. Meet each month with an assigned OEG Advisor to review/self-evaluate personal progress and performance on each activity utilizing the Outdoor Ethics Guide Goals and Evaluation form.
  5. Participate in the Troop Annual Planning activity to provide information for each Troop monthly outing/activity to facilitate an OEG teaching/learning activity, and encourage Troop Conservation Service Planning for each outing, as appropriate.
  6. Support and train Scouts engaged in backcountry summer programs on the special OEG skills and principles for such activities