Leadership Agreement

All Scouts above the rank of First Class who seek leadership credit for Star, Life or Eagle must sign a Leadership Agreement with the description of his Position of Responsibility attached and present these documents to the Scoutmaster for his approval.  A listing of all approved positions is provided below.
 
The Leadership Agreement form is required of all scouts seeking leadership credit to advance in rank.  To receive leadership credit, the scout must obtain support from the adult leader overseeing his position, and approval from the Scoutmaster.  These approvals must be obtained before being credited for leadership months.  Leadership credit is not automatically given, and the scout must actively manage the process.  This support and approval must be obtained before seeking a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement, and must be documented in the ScoutBook system.
 
Upon completion of each rank, the scout must complete a new Leadership Agreement form before earning credit for the next rank.  Scouts holding the position of SPL, ASPL or PL must complete a new agreement form following the change of SPL, i.e., at the end of the spring semester and at the end of the calendar year.
 
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders

The Senior Patrol leader and all Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders can download the following documents for their use and guidance:
Senior Patrol Leader PDF >
First Assistant Senior Patrol Leader PDF >
ASPL for Camping PDF >
ASPL for Membership PDF >
ASPL for Patrol Development PDF >
ASPL for First Class Trail PDF >
    Worksheet for ASPL-FCT >
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Patrol Leader

Patrol Leaders can download the following documents for their use and guidance:
 
► Patrol Leader Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Patrol Leader/PASM Conference Worksheet - form for use in periodic conferences to assess performance of job description.  Download PDF
► Patrol Leader Handbook Worksheet - form to help Patrol Leaders capture the essence of the 2008 Handbook which is to be read as a part of the position.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

A scout at least 16 years of age who serves in the role of an Assistant Scoutmaster and follows the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to other youth leaders in the troop.  A JASM would generally be an Eagle scout, but, with Scoutmaster Approval, may serve while a Life scout. 
► Junior Asst Scoutmaster Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Troop Instructors

Troop Instructors teach basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols.  Instructors work under the guidance of the ASPL for the First Class Trail and the First Class Trail PASM.  They can download the following documents for their use and guidance: 
► Instructor Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Troop Guide

Troop Guides assist with the New Scout Patrols and teach basic skills to new scouts.  They can download the following documents for their use and guidance: 
► Troop Guide Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Den Chiefs

The Den Chief program is administered by Henry King and Thomas Thompson.  A scout seeking leadership credit as a Den Chief for the rank of Star or Life must contact Mr. King or Mr. Thompson for details on training and for assignment to a den at Pack 55.  Assignment to a den is also subject to approval from the Den Leader for the assigned den.  The Troop strongly discourages a scout from seeking leadership credit as a Den Chief for the ranks of Life or Eagle.  However, scouts are encouraged to continue supporting the Pack as a Den Chief even if leadership credit is not being earned.
► Den Chief Job Description  at  www.troop55htx.com/wiki/den-chief/

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Quartermaster - Troop

The Troop Quartermasters work with Patrol Quartermasters and the Troop Equipment Coordinator to request, issue, maintain and return equipment for the Troop and individual Patrols as needed for Troop campouts.  They can download the following documents for their use and guidance: 
► Quartermaster-Troop Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Quartermaster Plan and Worksheet.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Quartermaster - Patrol

Each Patrol Quartermaster works with the PASM and Patrol Leader of his patrol to request, issue, maintain and return equipment for his individual Patrol as needed for Troop campouts and Patrol activities.  Patrol Quartermasters can download the following documents for their use and guidance: 
► Quartermaster-Patrol Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Chaplain Aide

The Chaplain Aide assists the Troop Chaplain in serving the religious needs of the troop.  He helps conduct the religious service on Sunday morning at campouts.  He ensures that religious holidays are considered during the troop’s program planning process and promotes the BSA’s religious emblems program.

The Chaplain Aide program is administered by the Troop Chaplain.  A Scout seeking leadership credit as a Chaplain Aide must contact the Troop Chaplain for details.  After speaking with the Troop Chaplain, the Scout must also complete the Leadership Agreement and obtain the approval of the Scoutmaster.  In addition to the months of service described in the applicable rank advancement requirement, there are specific activities for which a Chaplain Aide is responsible.  Some of these activities must be performed by the Chaplain Aide; some activities may be delegated.  In either case, the Chaplain Aide is responsible for that activity’s successful completion.  An example Chaplain Aide Advancement Requirements sheet is available at the link below; however, Advancement Requirements sheets may vary depending on the number of Chaplain Aides in service and their respective terms of service.  At the conclusion of the Chaplain Aide satisfying the requirements and the term, the Chaplain Aide must have the Troop Chaplain sign the log sheet to confirm successful completion of the listed activities.
► Chaplain Aide Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Chaplain Aide Advancement Requirements  Download PDF
► Chaplain Aide Advancement Log  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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OA Representative

The Order of the Arrow representative serves as a communication link between the troop and the local Order of the Arrow lodge.  He promotes the Order, helps with elections and encourages Scouts to take part in all sorts of camping opportunities.
► OA Rep Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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The following Troop Leadership roles (Bugler, Historian, Librarian and Scribe) are generally held by First Class scouts seeking a Position of Responsibility for Star Scout Rank advancement.
 

Bugler

The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies, including Troop meetings, Troop campouts, and Court of Honors.
► Bugler Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form Download PDF

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Historian

The Historian collects and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia and makes materials available for Scouting activities, the media, and troop history projects. 
► Historian Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Librarian

The troop librarian oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists.. 
► Librarian Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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Scribe

The scribe is the Troop’s secretary and helps to keep records of meetings and attendance. 
► Scribe Position of Responsibility - i.e., job description.  Download PDF
► Leadership Agreement form  Download PDF

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