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===Venturing crew committee===
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In a Venturing [[Crew Committee]] the committee secretary advises the youth [[Crew Secretary]], helps with charter application and the crew program capability inventory (PCI). Venturing crew committee chairman may also appoint secretary(s) over membership and registration.
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In addition to the above responsibilities, a Venturing [[Crew Committee]] secretary advises the youth [[Crew Secretary]], helps with charter application and the crew program capability inventory (PCI). Venturing crew committee chairman may also appoint secretary(s) over membership and registration.
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==See also==
==See also==
* [[Unit Membership Chair]]
* [[Unit Membership Chair]]

Revision as of 22:55, December 27, 2008

This is the Unit Secretary, an adult position on a troop, team or crew committee.
For the youth Varsity Scouting position of responsibility, see Team Secretary.
For the youth Venturing position of responsibility, see Crew Secretary.


Troop Secretary

The unit secretary is appointed by the unit committee chairman to keep minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity.


Contents

Unit committee position

Team Committee
Secretary



Responsibilities

  • Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices.
  • Handle publicity.
  • Prepare a family newsletter of troop/team/crew events and activities.
  • Conduct the troop/team/crew resource survey.
  • Plan for family night programs and family activities.
  • At each meeting, report the minutes of the previous meeting.

Venturing crew committee

In addition to the above responsibilities, a Venturing Crew Committee secretary advises the youth Crew Secretary, helps with charter application and the crew program capability inventory (PCI). Venturing crew committee chairman may also appoint secretary(s) over membership and registration.

See also

Crew Committee
Secretary


Qualifications

Qualification. Adults citizens, or adult non-citizens who reside within the country, may register with the Boy Scouts of America in any capacity if they agree to abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law, to respect and obey the laws of the United States of America, and to subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle. All leaders must be 21 years of age or older, except assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters, assistant Webelos den leaders, and assistant Varsity Scout coaches, who must be 18 or older.
Adult Application, No. 524-501A Portable Document Format PDF (420 KB) (Previous editions obsolete.)

Additionally,

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
BSA Youth Protection training policy

References

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every two years.

New Leader Training for new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders includes:

BSA Online Learning Center – provides a variety of materials courses.

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links


Official Boy Scout Forms & Resources
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform Inspections
Training Materials: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Online Training: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Other Guides: Boy Scout Requirements Insignia Guide Scouting Terminology Leave No Trace
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