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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
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The '''Scribe''' is the record-keeping and financial officer of the [[troop]].
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The '''Scribe''' is the [[Troop]]'s secretary.
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[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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==Position description==
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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. He attends the [[patrol leaders' council]] but generally is not a voting member.
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The scribe is the Troop's secretary. He keeps the minutes of the patrol leaders' council meetings but is not a voting member of the council (no green bar). The scribe may also keep attendance records of other troop activities, such as campouts and service projects. During troop meetings, he works with patrol scribes to ensure the accurate recording of attendance and payment of dues, and to keep advancement records up-to-date. The scribe may also be responsible for maintaining a troop Web site with information that is current and correct. An adult who is a member of the troop committee may be assigned to help the troop scribe carry out his responsibilities.
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==Reports to==
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* [[Assistant Senior Patrol Leader]]
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must be someone who can do more than write neatly. The Scribe needs to keep a
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==Responsibilities==
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record of what happens at each Patrol Meeting -- the Patrol Log. This record will help
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* Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.
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the Patrol recall what decisions were made at the last Patrol Meeting and who agreed to
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* Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments.
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do what. The Scribe also keeps attendance records and collects dues and other fees.
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* Records individual Scout advancement progress.
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* Works with the troop committee member responsible for records and finance.
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* Sets a good example.
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* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
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* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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* Shows [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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Critical that you also keep your own records
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==Equivalents==
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• Campouts attended
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{{Record-keeping Youth Leader Equivalents}}
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• Camped days, miles hiked/backpacked/floated
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• Service hours and projects
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• Leadership positions and time
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• Merit badge blue cards
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==Responsibilities==
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* Records all troop meetings (including PLC), events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
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* Work with the [[troop committee]] member responsible for membership dues.
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* Regularly attends troop meetings, PLC, troop campouts, and troop events during his service period.
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* Collect troop income each week and submit them to the adult [[treasurer]].
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* Forward records to [[Troop Committee]] for data-entry into the Troop/Team Record Book.
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* Set a good example.
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* Wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
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* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]],
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* Shows Scout spirit
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==Training==
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{{Financial Youth Leader Equivalents}}
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Upon appointment, complete Youth Leader Training as soon as possible.
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ASPL, [[Scribe Advisor]], [[troop committee]], [[treasurer]] and/or [[troop committee]] member will train the [[Scribe]] in its responsibilities.
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== See also ==
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{{Boy Scout portal}}
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== [[Scribe Advisor]] ==
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==References==
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Adult to supervise the Scribe (a Scout) in maintaining attendance records on Scouts for all Troop activities.
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{{Troop Leadership Links}}
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==Responsibilities Details==
 
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Each troop is responsible for keeping its own records and reporting advancement to the local council service center. This is done on an Advancement Report form or by using Internet Advancement. One copy is kept by the troop and two are sent to the council with an order for badges and awards. It is best that this form be submitted at least monthly so that troop records remain current and Scouts are able to receive their awards quickly after earning them. Awards cannot be purchased or awarded until the Advancement Report has been filed with the council office. A Troop/Team Record Book, maintained by the troop scribe, is available.
 
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Serving as Scribe can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Scribe
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to:Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

The Scribe is the record-keeping and financial officer of the troop.

Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

Contents

Position description

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. He attends the patrol leaders' council but generally is not a voting member.

Reports to

Responsibilities

  • Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments.
  • Records individual Scout advancement progress.
  • Works with the troop committee member responsible for records and finance.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit

Equivalents

The Scribe is the record-keeping youth leader in its unit. Other record-keeping youth leaders are:


The Secretary is the financial youth officer in its unit. Other financial youth officers are:

See also

Boy Scout portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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