scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Unit Committee positions
Robert \ (Rcwscouts@AOL.COM
Tue Mar 21 2000 - 11:14:36 CST
ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM (Chris Summers) wrote:
requesting unit committee positions
Treasurer: SM and SAs should not be holding the unit funds. If you have
ever had the experience of unit funds disappearing you would understand the
need of this check and balance. The SM and SA could have signature rights
but the checks would be given out as needed by the Treasurer.
Advancement: Should keep separate advancement record from SM again as check
and balance and the two records should be compared about a month before each
COH and revised until both agree. Advancement should be in charge of setting
up BOR and should handle arrangements for COH. Sets up Troop MB programs if
desired by PLC.
Hospitality: Should make special effort to greet each new family to the
troop and follow up including the form for identifying potential assistance
to the unit. Should ensure each family is greeted at a COH to make them feel
welcome. Should set up periodic Committee meetings--quarterly meetings at an
eating place often helps get the committee together. Responsible for Unit
family get togethers like an annual pot luck dinner.
Transportation: Takes cares of getting enough transportation for Scouts and
equipment to camping and summer camp or other activities. If Troop needs a
trailer or bus, this person does the leg work and directs the securing of any
FOS: Contacts all families for FOS campaign.
Facilities: Secures facilities for regular troop meetings and special
activities and makes sure they are ready for the event and cleaned up
Eagle Coordinator or Advisor: Works with Life Scouts on dedicated basis in
helping to choose and prepare Eagle Projects. Makes sure Eagle candidates
are aware of what they need to finish so nothing falls in the cracks. Should
be a uniformed Scouter either Committee member or SA, but this should be his
Search: Always looking for new bodies; also called Recruiting or Membership.
Including primarily adult but can be expanded to include Scouts. Secures
ample MB counselors.
Popcorn: This person needs to be changed every year or two. Job
self-explanatory. Might be part of fund raising committee.
Equipment: Takes care of Unit equipment from trailers to tents, chuck boxes
to storage chests. Works with unit QM. Prepares wish lists and budgets.
May become very important if unit gets into venture activities--there are no
shortcuts on maintaining climbing gear for example.
Training: Ensures all SM and SAs have fast track and pushes for Basic
Fundamentals and Wood Badge. Sets up MB counselor training with District
At Large: The committee should have two or three at large members to help
on special needs or to fill in if a position becomes vacant.
These are a few of the useful positions I have used in the past. It depends
on the size of the unit and how active it is.
Piedmont District MB Counselor Chairman
Unit Commissioner (Doctor of Commissioner Science, Triad Cluster)
Trained Trainer and District Viking (Training) Patrol
And Freedom Owl, NE-VI-8-32 (1985)