Current Leadership Positions & Open Positions
Scoutmaster: Bill Smith
Assistant Scoutmaster: Open Position*
Secretary: Meaghan Hurn
Treasurer: Sarah Smith
Outdoor Activities Coordinator: Open Position*
Advancement Coordinator: Sarah Smith
Equipment Manager: Kathy Prose
Membership Chair: Sarah Smith
Fundraising Coordinator: Meaghan Hurn
New Scout Parent Unit Coordinator: Tina Amlin
Amy’s House Service Hours Coordinator: Tina Amlin
Community Service Hours Coordinator: Open Position*
Order of the Arrow Troop Representative Advisor: Open Position* (NOTE: This is a youth position.)
*Open Positions: Please contact us if you’re interested in filling this volunteer position for Troop 101. Troop101Temple@gmail.com
To fulfill obligations 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. 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.
Types of assistant Scoutmasters include:
• Assistant Scoutmaster—New-Scout patrol
• Assistant Scoutmaster—Venture patrol
A troop should recruit as many assistant Scoutmasters as possible. It has been
found that many successful troops have three or more.
The flow of new Scouts is an essential element of a healthy Scout troop. Boys
joining a troop bring fresh enthusiasm and energy to the entire program. Many
troops assign an assistant Scoutmaster to be responsible for troop membership
growth such as the Webelos-to-Scout transition plan, recruiting new Scouts, and
troop rallies for new members.
Membership should be a shared concern of all adult leaders, but someone
should have the specific responsibility of steady new boy recruitment. If there is
no assistant Scoutmaster handling this important duty, a troop committee member
should be responsible.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
- Ensure a monthly outdoor program;
- Confirm 2 deep leadership 3 month’s in advance of event.
- Make all reservations/bookings necessary for event ie; campsites, activity fees.
- Communicate with scout in charge of event to make sure event logistics are covered.
- Camp Site Selection; secure permission or by fee.
- Departure/Return Times.
- Third party activity fees ie; climbing fee, canoe/kayak rental.
- Overall cost of event including food: $2.50 per person/per meal.
- Serve as transportation coordinator.
- Submit Tour Plan on myscouting.org.
- Collect and confirm health forms when required for event.
- Collect and confirm consent forms when required for event.
- Provide Tour Leader with;
- Copy of Approved Tour Plan.
- Reservation Confirmations.
- List of confirmed attendees.
- Health forms for attendees.
- Consent forms for attendees.
- Promote, through family meetings, attendance at troop campouts, camporees, and summer camp to reach the goal of an outing per month.
- Promote the National Camping Award.
- Report to the troop committee at each meeting.
- Mentor the following youth leadership positions”
- Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS COORDINATOR
• Find new service hours opportunities throughout the Temple community that Troop 101 can volunteer at as a troop
• Provide information on where and when these volunteer opportunities are
• Assign parents to help with at least one specific task, assignment, or
• Keep parents updated on the troop’s program and their son’s involvement
• Keep track of service hours and sign off on them when scouts are done for the day
• Maintain the required amount of hours yearly that a troop should be volunteering
ORDER OF THE ARROW TROOP REPRESENTATIVE ADVISOR
NOTE: THIS IS A YOUTH POSITION
The Order of the Arrow unit representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and their unit. In their unit, they help meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the OA.
They will do this in a fashion that strengthens the mission of the lodge, purpose of the OA, and the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. By setting a good example, they will enhance the image of the OA as a service arm to their unit. The OA unit representative is considered a position of responsibility within the unit. In the case of Scouts BSA troops, a separate position patch has been developed. Individual Scouts fulfilling this role assume the following leadership positions:
• Scouts BSA troop: Troop OA Representative
• Venturing Crew: Crew Guide
• Sea Scout Ship: Sea Scout Specialist
OA Unit Representative Duties:
- Serves as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the unit.
- Encourages year round and resident camping in the unit.
- Encourages older Scout participation in high adventure programs.
- Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
- Assists with leadership skills training in the unit.
- Encourages elected OA candidates to complete their induction.
- Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the unit.
- Encourages Arrowmen in the unit to be active participants in the lodge and/or chapter activities
- Sets a good example.
- Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
- Lives by the Scout Oath, Scout Law and OA
- Shows Scout spirit
- Under 18 years old
- Appointed by senior youth leader in the unit with unit leader approval
- OA member in good standing
Reports To: designated youth leader within the unit (e.g., assistant senior patrol leader in a troop, crew president in a Venturing crew or ship’s boatswain in a Sea Scout ship)