The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster and his assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts.
The Scoutmaster can be male or female but must be at least 21 years old. The Scoutmaster is selected and recruited by the Troop Committee and approved by the chartered organization representative . Here is an overview of responsibilities.
• Train and guide boy leaders.
• Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
• Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.
Attend all troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
Attend troop committee meetings.
Conduct periodic parent sessions to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation.
• Take part in annual membership inventory and uniform inspection, charter review meeting, and charter presentation.
• Participate in an annual program planning conference with Green Bar to decide on the basic structure and activities of the Scouting program for the year.
• Conduct Scoutmaster Conferences for all rank advancements.
• Provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered. (This is the direct responsibility of the assistant Scoutmaster for new Scouts.) • Delegate responsibility to other adults and troop leaders.
• Supervise troop elections for the Order of the Arrow.
• Make it possible for each Scout to experience at least ten days and nights of camping each year.
• Participate in council and district events.
• Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature.
• Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
The current Scoutmaster is Bill Dunnell