Re: Membership ASM
Theodore F. Argo III (t.argoiii@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 08:53:21 -0700
For what it's worth, the job description posted here appears to be a HUGE
job. We have committee members (ie, parents who are not ASM's) do these
tasks. Actually, we are blessed with about 5 parents who have taken on
Many hands make light work, y'know.
Our newsletter alone can take 10 hours a month.
Also, we feel that committee members take some of the time burden from the
ASM's who give their time for weekend campouts and working with the boys
dut\ring the meetings.
Ted Argo III
Committee Chair, Troop 162
Cascade Pacific Council
"I used to be a Cub Scout"
From: Kim B. Hannemann <Khannemann@WORLDBANK.ORG>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Friday, October 17, 1997 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: Membership ASM
>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.
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