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Troop Librarian

General Information

Type: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term: 6 months
Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description: The Troop Librarian takes care of troop literature.

Comments: The library contains books of historical value as well as current materials.  Altogether, the library is a troop resource worth hundreds of dollars.  The Librarian manages this resource for the troop.

Qualifications

  • Age: none
  • Rank: none
  • Experience: none
  • Attendance: 75% over the previous 6 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 75% 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

  • Maintain a check-out/check-in system for all troop literature.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Add new or replacement items as needed.
  • Collect programs and scripts from Troop and Eagle Courts of Honor for reference material.
  • Keep the inventory of the Troop Library contents up to date.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.