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Type:                   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term:                  6 Months

Reports to:         Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description:       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 awards


Comments:        "Duty to God" is one of the core beliefs of Scouting. The Chaplain Aide helps

                           everyone in the troop by preparing short religious observations for campouts

                           and other functions. The Chaplain Aide does not always lead the observation

                           himself and can have other troop member’s help.



Age:                    none

Rank:                  Tenderfoot up to and Including First Class Scouts ONLY

Experience:        none

Attendance:       50% over the previous 6 months



Training:              You must attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance:       You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders’ Council

                           meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3)

                           unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

Effort:                   You are expected to given this job your best effort.



Uniform:              Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of

                            the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior:            Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in 

                           everything you say and do.

Attendance:       Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call 

                          the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you 

                          suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.



Ø      Assists the Troop Chaplain with religious services at troop activities.

Ø      Tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith.

Ø      Makes sure religious holidays are considered during troop program planning.

Ø      Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.



What this means for Troop 223

Keep Troop leaders apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.

·         Give religious dates to SPL for calendar planning.

Assist Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting religious needs of Troop members while on activities.

·         Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or troop activities.

·         Provide a religious “Scouts Own” service on campouts.

·         Lead invocation and benediction at Courts of Honor.

Tell Troop members about religious emblem program of their faith.

·         Give an instructional presentation about the religious awards once per year at a Troop meeting.

Keep others informed.

·         Meet with SPL/ASPL regularly to find out which upcoming activities are going to need your participation.


Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)