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Type:                  Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term:                  6 Months

Reports to:         Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description:       The Troop Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of

                           troop activities.

Comments:        The true value of a good Historian does not show up until years

                           later. The Historian provides material for displays and presentations

                           of current activities. In addition, the work of the Historian provides

                           a link with the past.



Age:                   none

Rank:                 Tenderfoot up to and Including Second Class Scouts ONLY

Experience:        none, but interest in photography is helpful

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, 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 give this job your best effort.



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

                            wear all of the 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      Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical

       file or scrapbook.

Ø      Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.

Ø      Keeps information about former members of the troop.



What this means for Troop 223

Gather pictures and facts about past activities of the Troop and keep them in scrapbooks, wall displays or information files

·         Make a scrapbook of Troop activities and keep it up to date.

·         Make sure that someone (or yourself) takes pictures at every Troop event.

·         Maintain the Troop record archive with things such as Quality Unit awards and Troop re-charter certificates.

Take care of Troop trophies and keepsakes.

·         Collect all Troop awards and keep them in a safe place.

·         Collect Troop flag banners.

Keep information about Troop alumni.

·         Make a scrapbook about Troop alumni, especially Eagle Scouts.

Keep others informed:

·         Call the ASPL at least once each week to pass along information and check on preparations for meetings and activities.

·         Displays scrapbooks, Troop awards, and other Troop memorabilia at Court of Honors if requested by program patrol.


Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)