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Troop Historian

General Information

The Troop Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.

Comments: The true value of a good Historian does not show up until years later. The Historian provides material for displays and presentations of current activities. In addition, the work of the Historian provides a link with the past.

Qualifications

  • Age: none
  • Rank: none
  • Experience: none
  • Attendance: 75% over the previous six months
  • Confirmation: Appointment Approved by Scoutmaster

Performance Requirements

Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance: You are expected to attend 80% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.

General Leadership Responsibilities

Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on-time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

  • Gather pictures, facts and memorabilia about troop activities and keep them in an historical file or scrapbook.
  • Maintain the Troop bulletin board in the Church.
  • Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, awards and souvenirs of troop activities.
  • Display troop awards, scrapbooks, and Rank Board at Courts of Honor.
  • Make sure the Troop website is updated at least monthly.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by your Advisor.