Positions of Responsibility

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'''Positions of Responsibility''' are leadership roles that Scouts perform. Some of them are appropriate for advancing to [[Star]], [[Life]], and [[Eagle Scout|Eagle]] Scout ranks.
'''Positions of Responsibility''' are leadership roles that Scouts perform. Some of them are appropriate for advancing to [[Star]], [[Life]], and [[Eagle Scout|Eagle]] Scout ranks.
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Boy Scout troop

Positions of Responsibility are leadership roles that Scouts perform. Some of them are appropriate for advancing to Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks.

In order to advance to the rank of Star, Life, and Eagle Scout, you must hold one of the following leadership positions for a certain amount of time. For Star, you must hold one of these positions for 4 months or more and for Life and Eagle you must hold them for 6 months or more.

Senior Patrol Leader
The senior patrol leader (SPL) is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top youth leader in the troop. He runs all troop meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning conference, and the patrol leaders' council meeting. He appoints other troop youth leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
The assistant senior patrol leader (ASPL) is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other youth leaders in the troop.
Patrol Leader
The patrol leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders’ council and appoints the assistant patrol leader.
Venture Patrol Leader
The patrol leader is the elected leader by his Venture patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders’ council and appoints the assistant patrol leader. He is lead by the Assistant Scoutmaster - Venture under the direction of the Scoutmaster.
Assitant Patrol Leader
The assistant patrol leader is appointed by the patrol leader and leads the patrol in his absence. He represents his patrol at patrol leaders’ council meetings when the patrol leader cannot attend.
Troop Guide
The troop guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class in their first year. He teaches basic Scout skills and works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
Quartermaster
The quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and sees that it is in good working order. He keeps records on patrol and troop equipment, makes sure equipment is in good working condition, and issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition. (Appointed by the SPL)

Scribe

The scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the patrol leaders’ council and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings. (Appointed by the SPL)
Historian
The troop historian preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia. (Appointed by the SPL)
Librarian
The librarian oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists. (Appointed by the SPL)
Instructor
The instructor teaches Scouting skills.
Chaplain Aide
The chaplain’s aide works with the troop chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious emblems program. (Appointed by the SPL)
Den Chief
The den chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack. Helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
The junior assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) serves in the capacity of an assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability.
Order of the Arrow Representative
The Order of the Arrow (OA) Troop Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. (Appointed by the SPL)
Bugler
The Troop Bugler should be able to make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop activities. (Appointed by the SPL) Serving as Bugler can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star and Life but not Eagle.

Varsity Scout team

Captain
The Varsity Team Captain is elected by the Varsity Scouts to represent them as the top youth leader in the team. He presides over all team meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning clinic, and the team leadership meeting. He coordinates activities of the program managers and sets requirements and awards all Varsity Scout Activity Pins. With the exception of Cocaptains, he appoints all youth leaders with the approval of the Team Coach.

Cocaptain

Program Manager

Squad Leader

Team Secretary

Order of the Arrow Team Representative
The Order of the Arrow (OA) Team Representative is a youth liaison serving between the local OA lodge or chapter and his team. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Varsity Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. (Appointed by the Varsity Team Captain)

Librarian (see above)

Quartermaster (see above)

Chaplain Aide (see above)

Instructor (see above)

Den Chief (see above)

Venturing crew

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Crew Quartermaster

Crew Guide

Crew Historian

Crew Den Chief† (see above)

† Venturer must have earned Life Rank after January 1, 2007.

Sea Scouting ship

Boatswain

Boatswain's Mate

Yeoman

Purser

Storekeeper


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