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==See also==
==See also==
* [[Unit Membership Chair]]
* [[Unit Membership Chair]]
* Boy Scout [[Troop]]
* Varsity Scout [[Team]]
* Venturing [[Crew]]
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{{Infobox VenturingLeader
|position = Crew Committee <br/>Secretary
|position = Crew Committee <br/>Secretary

Revision as of 22:58, 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.


Unit committee position

Team Committee


  • 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


Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.


Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every year at my.scouting.org, where they can also complete the following courses:

  • Before the First Meeting
  • First 30 Days
  • Position Trained

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 Advancement Guide Leave No Trace
Permit Applications: Informed Consent Activity Consent (Permission Slip) Unit Money-Earning Project
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record other forms…
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