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Troop 25 Policies
Roles & Responsibilities...
Junior Leaders
Senior Patrol Leader...
The SPL is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troop.
The SPL reports to the Scoutmaster
Duties:
     Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
     Runs the patrol leaders council meeting.
     Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.
     Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.
     Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout Spirit.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader...
The ASPL is the second-highest-ranking junior leader in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The APL acts as the SPL in the absence of the SPL or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the troop.
The ASPL reports to the Senior Patrol Leader.
Duties:
     Helps the SPL lead meetings and activities.
     Runs the troop in the absence of the SPL.
     Helps train and supervise the troop scribe, quartermaster, instructor, librarian, historian and chaplain aide.
     Serves as a member of the patrol leaders council'.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout Spirit.
Patrol Leader...
The Patrol Leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders council.
The PL reports to the senior patrol leader. If you're the patrol leader for the new Scout Patrol, you'll also work with the troop guide who is assigned to your patrol.
Duties:
     Appoints the assistant patrol leader.
     Represents the patrol on the patrol leaders' council.
     Plans and steers patrol meetings.
     Helps Scouts advance.
     Acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts.
     Keeps patrol members informed.
     Knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do.
     Sets the example.
     Wears the uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Assistant Patrol Leader...
The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the patrol leader and leads the patrol in his absence.
The APL reports to the patrol leader.
Duties:
     Helps the patrol leader plan and steer patrol meetings and activities.
     Helps him keep patrol members informed.
     Helps the patrol get ready for all troop meetings.
     Represents his patrol at patrol leaders' council meetings when the patrol leader cannot attend.
     Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
     Sets a good example.
     Wears the uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Troop Quartermaster...
The Troop Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order.
The Q reports to the assistant senior patrol leader.
Duties:
     Keeps records on patrol and troop equipment.
     Makes sure equipment is in good working condition.
     Issues equipment and makes sure it's returned in good condition.
     Makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
     Works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout Spirit.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster...
The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He's appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability.
The JAS reports to the Scoutmaster.
Duties:
     Functions as an assistant Scoutmaster.
     Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Chaplain Aide...
The Chaplain Aide works with the troop chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.
The CA reports to the assistant senior patrol leader.
Duties:
     Assists the troop chaplain with religious services at troop activities.
     Tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith.
     Makes sure religious holidays are considered during troop program planning.
     Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Troop Scribe...
The Troop Scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the patrol leaders' council and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.
The S reports to the assistant senior patrol leader.
Duties:
     Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders' council meetings.
     Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments
     Records individual Scout advancement progress.
     Works with the troop committee member responsible for records and finance.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Librarian...
The Librarian takes care of troop literature.
The L reports to the assistant patrol leader.
Duties:
     Sets up and takes care of a troop library.
     Keeps records of books and pamphlets owned by the troop.
     Adds new or replacement items as needed.
     Keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing.
     Keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
     Follows up on late returns.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Historian...
The Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.
The H reports to the assistant patrol leader.
Duties:
     Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook.
     Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
     Keeps information about former members of the troop.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.

     Makes Quaterrly report of the "State of the troop" at Court of Honor.
Troop Guide...
The Troop Guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.
The TG reports to the assistant Scoutmaster for the new Scout patrol in the troop.
Duties:
     Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
     Guides new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
     Shields new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts
     Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year
     Teaches basic Scout skills.
     Coaches the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol on his duties.
     Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders' council meetings.
     Attends patrol leaders' council meetings with the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol.
     Assists patrol leaders' council meetings with the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol.
     Counsels individual Scouts on Scouting challenges.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Instructor...
The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.
The I reports to the assistant senior patrol leader.
Duties:
     Teaches basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Order of the Arrow Troop Representative...
Order of the Arrow Troop Representative enhances the image of the Order by serving as a youth liaison between the troop and the local OA lodge or chapter.
The OAR reports to the assistant patrol leader.
Duties:
     Serves as a communications link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
     Encourages year-round and resident camping in the troop.
     Encourages older-Scout participation in high-adventure programs.
     Encourages Scouts to actively participate in community service projects.
     Assists with leadership skills training in the troop.
     Encourages Arrowmen to assume leadership positions in the troop.
     Encourages Arrowmen in the troop to be active participants in lodge and/or chapter activities and to seal their membership in the Order by becoming Brotherhood members.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Den Chief...
Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack.
The DC reports the den leader in the pack and the assistant Scoutmaster for the new Scout patrol in the troop.
Duties:
     Knows the purposes of Cub Scouting.
     Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks.
     Encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
     Assists with activities in the den meetings.
     Is a friend to the boys in the den.
     Helps out at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings.
     Meets with adult members of the den, pack and troop as necessary.
     Sets a good example.
     Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
     Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
     Shows Scout spirit.
Policies...
Disciplinary Action Policy
Behavior which is cause for disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Participation in an activity that can cause potential harm to himself or another member of the troop. Unsafe actions, exploring physical hazards, etc.
2. Participation in an activity that reflects negatively upon Troop 25, the Boy Scouts of America or our sponsoring organization (St Paul's Third Lutheran Church).
3. Participation in any activity that may cause damage to public or private property.
4. Not following the Leader's orders or instructions.
5. Leaving designated areas without the leader's permission.
6. Use of cursing or foul language.
7. Excessively rowdy, unruly, loud, disrespectful, disobedient or disruptive behavior.
8. Physical hazing or harassment or another person.
9. Use of controlled or illegal substance.
10. Stealing.
11. Fighting.
Scouts can be counseled by the leader. A parent will be informed of the infraction and may be asked to sit in the counseling session.
A Scout can be placed on probation with the understanding that a parent must attend all activities with the Scout. If a Scout's behavior is unmanageable a parent will be called to come and immediately pick up their son. A Scout can also be suspended from the troop.
ALL RANK advancements require living up to the Scout Oath and Law. The Scoutmaster can deny passage at the Scoutmaster's conference. The Board of Review can also deny passage.
Individual discipline is on a case by case basis. Scouts must respect their adult leaders and their fellow Scouts.
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* Note *
Any of the above roles and policies may be changed at any time by the Troop Committee.