Re: Membership ASM
Kim B. Hannemann (Khannemann@WORLDBANK.ORG)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 12:46:57 -0400
Mark Ray asked:
>We have an assistant Scoutmaster who has volunteered to be in charge of
>membership for our troop. Now we just need a job description for him.
>My ideas, so far, include calling boys who miss 3 meetings in a row,
>coordinating Webelos transition, fall roundup, etc., sending birthday
>cards, and maintaining a current troop roster for mailings.
>Do other troops have such a position? If so, what do you do?
I handle that role from the Troop Committee because we have plenty of ASMs,
and need people available for Boards of Review, but it could be an ASM job
I guess. Here is what I do:
* Maintain and distribute Rosters of Scouts and registered Scouters
* Handle all rechartering duties, including dues collection (yes, we do it
annually, and I know some firmly believe it should be a weekly patrol or
troop function, but let's not get into that again!)
* Maintain/distribute list of Troop merit badge counselors, and hold
reference copy of District list
* Prepare informational Troop brochure for Webelos, transferring Scouts and
others considering membership
* Handle all registrations for new/transferring members, and new merit
badge counselors (I make sure they are registered, and forward applications
to the district)
* Maintain mailing list/prepare labels for Troop newsletter and other Troop
I think that is plenty for a separate Troop Committee person. If you want
to follow up on boys missing several meetings, I personally think that
should be a Scoutmaster function. Birthday cards, IMHO, can be a Scribe
function. We put the birthdays in the newsletter.
I am also the Web advisor, but that doesn't really go with membership. At
one time I also did the newsletter, but the job is too big to be an add-on.
Lastly, I give an extra "hour a week" as a Post Advisor.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City