ADULT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Youth leadership is our unique selling proposition – something that no other youth group incorporates to the extent that Scouting does, but it doesn’t work if the adults take it away.
AIM: Association with Adults
Of all the youth programs out there, Scouting is unique in that the boys actually run things. There is an elected leadership structure, and the Scouts themselves handle everything that they are able or are capable of. And while adult association is one of the methods of Scouting, it doesn’t mean taking over for what the boys can do for themselves.
Troop Committee Members and Adult Leaders are essential to the functioning of the troop. This rewarding experience allows adult volunteers to plan and participate in troop activities, and to participate in the day-to-day operations of the troop. Troop Committee positions have varied responsibilities that fit with a wide variety of talents and skills.
Troop 224 Adult Leaders
Scoutmaster – Greg Lee
The Scoutmaster is the adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts to help them create the program for the troop. The Scoutmaster trains boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support.
Assistant Scoutmaster(s) – Brent Baker, Andy Blesch, Barry Fisher, Cindy Gregg, Don Gregg, Lee Hawkins, Don Horvatt,
An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.
Chartered Organization Representative – Charles Wallace
The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the Chartered Organization. This individual is also the organization’s contact with the district committee and the Local Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. The Chartered Organization Representative appoints the unit committee chair.
Troop Committee Chairman – Vann Newell
The unit committee chair is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. The unit committee chairman appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders.
Troop Secretary – Lisa Streetman
The unit secretary is appointed by the committee chairman to keep minutes and records, send notices and handle publicity.
Troop Treasurer – Andy Blesch
The unit treasurer is appointed by the committee chairman to handle unit funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, coordinate the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, and supervise fundraising.
Troop Advancement Chair – Andy Blesch
The unit advancement chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure that the unit has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the unit has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first year. The advancement coordinator is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports.
Troop Equipment Coordinator – Kerry Buckman
The unit equipment coordinator is appointed by the committee chairman to work with the youth Quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of unit equipment.
Troop Outdoor/Activities Chair – Melissa Morrison
The unit outdoor/activities chair is appointed by the committee chairman to secure tour permits and permission to use camping site, serve as transportation coordinator, ensure a monthly outdoor program.
Troop Membership Chair – < OPEN >
The unit membership chair is appointed by the committee chairman to help ensure a smooth transition of new Scouts into the unit and orientation for new parents.
Troop Training Chair – Denny Forster
The unit training chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training.
Troop Public Relations Chair – Lori Forster
The unit public relations chair is appointed by the committee chairman to inform parents of their responsibilities in Scouting and with the chartered organization. Provides news and announcements about the unit to newspapers, bulletins of sponsors, web sites, etc. Promotes and stimulates service projects, Scouting Anniversary Week, Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath, and family participation in unit events. Promotes new membership and lets people in the neighborhood know that Scouting is available.
Troop Friends of Scouting (FOS) Chair – Kerry Buckman
The unit Friends of Scouting chair is appointed by the committee chairman to work closely with the unit committee on public relations for FOS; conducts annual FOS campaign to enroll family members and adult leaders in FOS; gives recognition to contributors and enrollees.
Troop Scouting for Food Chair – < OPEN >
The unit Scouting for Food chair is appointed by the committee chairman to coordinate an annual food drive for the unit and reports the result to the district.
Troop Fundraising Chair – Becky Adcox
The Unit Fundraising Chair is appointed by the committee chairman to supervise Fundraising and
ensure that every youth member has the opportunity to participate in Popcorn sales or other council Fundraising events.
Scout Parent Unit Coordinator – Kerry Buckman
The Scout Parents Unit Coordinator is an appointed member of the unit committee or can be an assistant unit leader. Their job is to welcome parents, keep them informed, and encourage them to help with at least one specific task or project each year. Larger units might choose to have more than one Scout Parents unit coordinator.
Troop Chaplain – Tim Roark
The unit chaplain is appointed by the committee chairman to provide spiritual tone, guide the chaplain aide, give spiritual counseling, and promote the regular religious participation of each member.
The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters are NOT formal members of the committee. The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters are advisers to the committee. They may attend committee meetings to communicate scout plans and to coordinate the needs of the Scouts. This factor is important to remember during Boards of Review because the Boards of Review also serve as quality checks of the Scouting program as delivered by the Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters.