Roles of Responsibility (Scout Leadership)

All members of the Troop 682 Scout Leadership are elected semi-annually by the Scouts in the troop. New leaders meet after election to help develop goals for the Troop and plan activities for the next year (reviewing the upcoming six months and creating a plan for the following six months). Additionally, each month the Patrol Leaders’ Council reviews the prior month’s activities and refines the plan for the following month. Members of the Patrol Leaders’ Council are the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, all Patrol Leaders, all Troop Guides, and the Scribe.

All Scout leadership positions are described below:

Patch_SPL The senior patrol leader (SPL) is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top youth leader in the troop. He runs all troop meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning conference, and the patrol leaders’ council meeting. He appoints other troop youth leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster. In order to serve as Senior Patrol Leader, a Scout must have served as a Patrol Leader.
Patch_ASPL The assistant senior patrol leader (ASPL) is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other youth leaders in the troop.
Patch_Scribe The 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.
Patch_PL The patrol leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders’ council and appoints the assistant patrol leader. In order to be a Patrol Leader, a Scout must be of 1st Class rank or higher.
Patch_APL The assistant patrol leader is appointed by the patrol leader and leads the patrol in his absence. He represents his patrol at patrol leaders’ council meetings when the patrol leader cannot attend.
Patch_TG  The troop guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class in their first year. He teaches basic Scout skills and works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
Patch_JASM The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a Scout of at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills and is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader, with the advice and consent of the Scoutmaster, to serve as a junior assistant Scoutmaster. These young men follow the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to other boy leaders in the troop. Upon his 18thbirthday, a junior assistant Scoutmaster will be eligible to become an assistant Scoutmaster.
Patch_OAR The Order of the Arrow Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local Order of the Arrow (OA) lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps 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 Order.
Patch_QM The quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order. He keeps records on patrol and troop equipment, makes sure equipment is in good working condition, and issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.
Patch_Librarian The librarian oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists.
Patch_Historian The historian preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia.
Patch_WM The troop webmaster is responsible for maintaining the troop’s website. He should make sure that information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that members’ and leaders’ privacy is protected. A member of the troop committee may assist him with his work.
Patch_SPC The Scout Service Project Coordinator promotes and coordinates  service projects within the unit. He should recruit enough people to plan, conduct, and promote the projects.
Patch_Instructor The instructor teaches Scouting skills. An instructor is an older troop member proficient both in a Scouting skill and in the ability to teach others.  First aid, camping, backpacking, – the subject can encompass any of the areas that Scouts will want to master, especially those required for outdoor activities and rank advancement.  Troops may have more than one instructor.
Patch_LNTT The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles and ensures that the troop follows the principles of Leave No Trace on all outings such as camping and other outdoor activities. He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace. Ideally, he should have completed Leave No Trace training as well as earned both the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.
Patch_CA 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.
Patch_Bugler The Bugler should be able to make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop activities.
Patch_DC The den chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack. Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.