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Troop 70 Committee


Description of Committee Members Positions

The troop committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program. The BSA requires a minimum of three members but with a troop of our activity level we need many members to fill all the positions. The purpose of this page is to list all the positions needed by our troop and their duties. It is intended for all the adults associated with our troop and the parents of boys looking for a troop. For in depth coverage click Troop Guidebook for an electronic version of the publication. To receive training for any of these positions please go to the BSA Online Learning Center.

Committee Chair

  • Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated, and completed.
  • Maintains close relationship with the chartered organization rep and the Scoutmaster.
  • Prepare troop committee meeting agendas and then preside over these monthly meetings.
  • Ensure troop representation at monthly roundtables.
  • Arrange for charter review and re-charter annually.
  • Secure trained adult leaders for the camping program (unless assigned to someone else).



  • Keeps minutes for the website.
  • Prepares a newsletter of troop events and activities.
  • Handles publicity.
  • Sends out committee meeting notices.
  • Advises and sets goals for the Scribe, Historian, & Librarian.
  • Conducts the troop resource survey.



  • Handle all troop funds and Scouts' accounts. Pay bills on recommendation of the Scoutmaster and authorization of the troop committee.
  • Maintain checking and savings accounts.
  • Train and supervise troop scribe in record keeping.
  • Supervise the camp savings plan.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.
  • Keep adequate records of expenses.


Advancement Chair

  • Encourage Scouts to advance in rank.
  • Maintain all Scout advancement records.
  • Arrange troop boards of review and courts of honor.
  • Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list (unless assigned to someone else).
  • Secure badges and certificates.
  • Work with the troop librarian to build and maintain a troop library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.


Summer & Winter Camping Coordinator

  • Promote attendance at troop summer and winter camps.
  • Help in securing permission to use camping sites to and from camps.
  • Help secure transportation to and from camps.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Weekend Camping Coordinator

  • Promote attendance at troop campouts and camporees.
  • Help in securing permission to use camping sites.
  • Ensure a monthly outdoor program.
  • Promote the National Camping Award.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.



  • Give guidance to the chaplain aides including Sunday service planning for campouts.
  • Give spiritual counseling service when needed.
  • Encourage Scouts to earn their appropriate religious emblems.


Charter Organization Representative

  • Serves as liaison between the Troop Committee Chair and the charter organization.
  • Works with the charter organization on the use of their facility for scout meetings and activities.
  • Encourages service to the organization.


Climbing Instructors

  • Participate in a CAC Climbing Instructor Course.
  • Maintain climbing certification.
  • Attend troop climbing campout.


Friends of Scouting Coordinator

  • Leads the annual Friends of Scouting campaign which includes distributing campaign forms and collecting contributions for the treasurer.


Fundraising-Greenery Coordinator

  • Coordinates the annual sale of Greenery for the troop.
  • Distributes and collects greenery sale forms.
  • Ensures troop's greenery is shipped correctly and distributed to appropriate Scouts.
  • Oversees the collection of money from the Scouts.


High Adventure Coordinator

  • Promote attendance at annual high adventure outings.
  • Secures high adventure permits necessary for outings.
  • Coordinates travel plans to and from adventure.
  • Reports to troop committee in the final stages of planning.


New Scout-Membership Chair

  • Distribute New Parents Guide to new and prospective troop members.
  • Inform appropriate Webelos leaders of upcoming recruiting events being hosted by the troop.
  • Coordinate troop meeting and campout visits by the Webelo dens with the Webelos leaders and the troop leadership.
  • Initiate new scout parents into the troop and inform them of the adult leadership positions available.


Merit Badge Coordinator

  • Coordinates troop merit badge classes.
  • Recruits, assists, and trains merit badge counselors.
  • Focuses on merit badges required for Eagle and others that interest troop.
  • Works with the Secretary on the troop resource survey results to maintain an up to date list of merit badge counselors.


Patrol Advisor

See the detailed role for Patrol Advisor

  • Set a good example
  • Wear the scout uniform correctly
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Show and help develop Scout Spirit
  • Support the youth leaders of the patrol
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster
  • Work with other leaders to help the Troop and Patrol run well
  • Provide service and leadership to the Troop and the Patrol


Quartermaster Advisor

  • Supervise and help the troop procure camping equipment.
  • Work with the troop quartermaster on proper storage and maintenance of all troop equipment.
  • Keep an inventory of troop equipment.
  • Make periodic safety checks on troop camping gear and encourage Scouts in the safe use of all outdoor equipment.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.
  • Maintain the troop trailer.
  • Maintain the troop storage shed.


Rank Coordinators

  • Works with the Advancement Chairman to promote advancement for Scouts on their trail to Eagle.
  • Advises the Troop Guides and Den Chiefs.
  • 1st Class Trail Coordinator monitors and encourages new scouts to advance to 1st Class within their first year.
  • 1st Class to Star Coordinator monitors and encourages Scouts to advance and stay active in Scouting.
  • Star to Life Coordinator monitors and encourages Scouts to advance and stay active in Scouting.
  • Life to Eagle Coordinator mentors Life Scouts on their final Trail.


Tour Permit Coordinator

  • Secure tour permits for all troop activities.
  • Maintain updated insurance information for all camp outing scout leaders.


Training Coordinator

  • Ensure troop leaders and committee members have opportunities for training.
  • Ensure adults involved with the scouts receive BSA Youth Protection training.
  • Attend and coordinate the annual troop junior leader training session.
  • Encourage periodic junior leader training on the council or national levels.


Web Page Coordinator

  • Maintains troop's Internet web site and domain name.
  • Works with the scoutmaster and troop committee to assure current and future events are posted on the web site.
  • Promote use of the web site to Scouts and their parents.
  • Enforces the web guidelines set down by the council and national office.





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