Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Troop Manual
Re: Troop Manual
Settummanque, the blackeagle
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 15:28:46 -0500
You asked us all:
>I've become convinced that we need some sort of procedures manual, >but
have no idea where to begin. If any of you have such a manual that
>you'd be willing to share with me, I'd very much appreciate it.
Start off with the BSA's Troop Committee Handbook. This small booklet
explains what each position on the Troop Committee is all about and gives
some guidance as to how the BSA views those tasks being completed.
There are also some small "job description pocket cards" which are available
from your local Council Service Center and which some Councils include in
the rechartering packets. These are excellent to hand out with the position
badge to new Scouters.....you can supplement it by creating your own
localized listing of additional jobs...or do what I did...cross out or
blackout those tasks that you don't want them to take on.
There are some guidebooks online from various Scouters that would give you
some idea of how THEIR Troop or Pack or Team or Crew/Ship is doling out the
various tasks...but the best rule of thumb is to look at those and then
develop your OWN unit's task list.
There are some additional booklets that are specific to the volunteer job
that the Committeemember should have or have access to; most of them are
also explained in the Troop Committee Handbook.
Hope this helps out!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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