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Troop 451

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Durham,
North Carolina

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Youth Leadership Positions
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Leadership in Boy Scouting
Leadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. Boy Scouts in positions of leadership run the troop. They take care of the many tasks necessary for troop and patrol meetings and activities to run smoothly. By accepting the responsibilities of troop leadership, Scouts are preparing themselves to be leaders throughout their lives.

Introduction to Leadership skills for troops
This course teaches Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.  The document for this course is available on the Scouting.com website and also saved here.

Leadership Positions

Senior Patrol Leader Senior Patrol Leader - top junior leader in the troop. He leads the patrol leaders' council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.
Asst. Senior Patrol Leader Asst. Senior Patrol Leader - fills in for senior patrol leader in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction to the quartermaster, scribe, troop historian, librarian, and instructors.
Jr. Asst. Scoutmaster Jr. Asst. 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.
Quartermaster Quartermaster - keeps records on Troop equipment, makes sure equipment is in good working condition, issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition, and makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
Historian Historian - 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, and keeps information about former members of the troop.
Librarian Librarian - keeps books, pamphlets, magazines, etc., and merit badge booklets available for use by Troop members.
Scribe Scribe - the troop secretary; attends and keeps a log of Patrol Leaders' Council meetings.
Chaplain
                          Aide Chaplain Aide - assists in troop religious services and promotes religious emblems program.
Troop Guide Troop Guide - advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol; teaches basic Scout skills and helps new Scouts earn First Class in their first year.
Den Chief Den Chief - Helps out at Den meetings and monthly Pack meetings, helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks, and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
Patrol
                          Leader Patrol Leader - gives leadership to members of his patrol and represents them on the patrol leaders' council.
Asst.
                          Patrol Leader Asst. Patrol Leader - fills in for the patrol leader in his absence.