Public Service Announcement from Connor:
Do A Good Turn Daily
We are the Pack Rats of Troop 433
Seven Part Troop Meeting:
Preopening Activity - Physical activity for fun teamwork
Opening Ceremony - Review Scout Law and Oath
Skills Instruction - Lessons taught by Scoutmaster or Senior Patrol Leader
Patrol Meetings - Break up into individual Patrols and review advancement
Interpatrol Activity - Main activity of the meeting. Can be a merit badge or other training.
Closing - Scoutmaster Minute.
After the Meeting - Review what went well and what could have been better.
Here are some links to resources for the SPL when planning meetings.
The first one is the general link to troop resources:
Next, here's a link to the troop meeting ideas:
Court of Honor:
In addition to recognition during troop meetings, the troop holds a Court of Honor every three to four months. This is a formal recognition ceremony that includes families, friends, and the public in attendance. All Scouts who have moved up to any rank, or who have earned merit badges since the last Court of Honor, will be recognized.
Note: There is a separate ceremony for the Eagle Scout recognition.
The following are scout elected positions in the troop.
Bugler (does not count as a position of responsibility for Eagle Rank)
Chaplain aide - Lead the troop in opening or closing prayer and mealtime blessings.
Historian - Collects, assembles, and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia, and makes materials available for Scouting activities.
Librarian - Oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists.
Quartermaster - Keeps the inventory of troop equipment and sees that the gear is kept in good condition.
Scribe - The troop’s secretary for recording attendance and minutes for meetings and clinics.
SPL - Senior Patrol Leader is responsible for planning and hosting meetings and events.
The following are appointed positions within the troop.
ASPL (one or two) - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is appointed by the SPL and assists the SPL wherever needed.
Den Chief (many) - Attends Cub Scout Den Meetings and helps the Adult Den Leader to lead their den
Instructor (several) - Assists with teaching Merit Badges, scout skills, and ILST course
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (several) - Typically an older scout who has already been SPL and isn't Patrol Leader of his patrol.
Order of the Arrow Troop Representative (one) - Attends monthly OA meetings on behalf of the troop and leads troop participation in OA events
Outdoor Ethics Guide (one) - Gets trained in Outdoor Ethics and then trains the scouts in the troop.
Troop Guide (one) - Guides and mentors the Patrol Leader of a New Scout Patrol
Webmaster (one) - Assists Adult Troop Webmaster in administering the Troop Website and Virtual Meetings