Adult roles in the troopExplain. Demonstrate. Guide. Enable.
Adult involvement is key
There is a lot of hard work and time that goes into providing a quality Scouting program. We encourage all parents to get involved in some way. Please consider signing up to serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop Committee member, and/or Merit Badge Counselor. Each of these roles serve the Troop and contribute to the success of the Scouts, but Merit Badge Counselors are registered positions through our Scouting District.
Troop Committee members function in a support role. Positions include:
- Troop Committee Chairperson
- Troop Advancement Chair
- Troop Secretary
- Troop Treasurer
- Troop Outdoor/Activities Chair
- Troop Training Chair
- Troop Equipment Coordinator
- Troop Fundraising Chair
- Troop Membership Chair
Committee members are also responsible for forming a panel and conducting Boards of Review, which are required for each Boy Scout to be eligible for rank advancement. Committee members do not need to hold a specific position in order to participate in meetings and Boards of Review.
Assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Boy Scouts on the operational aspects of the Troop. They assist the Scoutmaster with the Troop program, advise the Scouts, participate in campouts and Troop meetings, serve as role models, conduct Scoutmaster conferences, and more.
Merit Badge Counselors
Merit Badge Counselors are interested adults who have knowledge or expertise in merit badges related areas either through specific training or by hobby and who are willing to mentor a Boy Scout through the merit badge process. Both Scoutmasters and Troop Committee members may also be Merit Badge Counselors.