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Boy Scout Troop 294
(Scappoose, Oregon)
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Troop Leadeship

Boy Scout Troop 294 is lead by adult volunteers; however, the youth assume a range of responsibilities which may surprise you:

Patrol Leaders' Council:

  1. Brandon is the senior patrol leader (SPL).  He is a Boy Scout elected by the entire troop.  He runs all the troop meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning conference, and the patrol leader council meeting.
  2. Isaiah is the assistant senior patrol leader (ASPL).  He is a Boy Scout appointed by the senior patrol leader.  He helps the senior patrol leaders with everything he needs to do and stands in for him when he can't attend a meeting.
  3. Ben is the patrol leader.  He is a Boy Scout elected by his patrol (8 scouts).  He represents his patrol at the patrol leader council meeting and appoints the assistant patrol leader.
  4. Michael and Max are troop guides.  They are Boy Scouts who works with new scouts.  They help them earn their first class in their first year.  They teach basic scout skills and work with the patrol leader at the patrol leaders council meetings.  

Other positions of youth responsibility

  1. Jonas is the assistant patrol leader.  He sits in for the patrol leader whenever he can't attend a meeting.  He is appointed by the patrol leader.
  2. Robert is the quartermaster.  He keeps track of all the troop equipment.  He keeps it in good repair and checks it out the scouts when they need it.  He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  3. The scribe records the activities of the patrol leaders’ council and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  4. The historian preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  5. The librarian oversees the care and use of troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor lists. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  6. The instructor teaches Scouting skills and schedules merit badge counselors for troop instruction.  He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  7. The chaplain aide works with the troop chaplain to meet the religious needs of scouts in the troop. He promotes the religious emblems program. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader 
  8. The den chief works with the Cub Scouts and den leaders in the Cub Scout pack. He helps Cub Scouts advance and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation. He serves at the request of the cubmaster. He is selected by the senior patrol leader and scoutmaster. He is approved by the cubmaster and the pack committee and recommended to the den leader.
  9. The junior assistant scoutmaster (JASM) serves in the capacity of an assistant scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the scoutmaster based on his leadership ability. 
  10. Robert is the order of the arrow representative.  He is a youth liaison serving between the local order of the arrow (OA) lodge or chapter and his troop. In his unit, he helps meet the needs of the unit and will serve as a communication and programmatic link to and from arrowmen, adult leaders and scouts who are not presently members of the order. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  11. The webmaster ensures that the troop web site is as youth-run as possible.  He is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  12. The leave-no-trace trainer specializes in teaching leave-no-trace principles and ensures that the troop follows the principles of leave-no-trace on all outings such as camping and other outdoor activities. He can also help Scouts earn the leave-no-trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to leave-no-trace. Ideally, he should have completed leave-no-trace training as well as earned both the camping and environmental science merit badges.  he is appointed by the senior patrol leader.
  13. Robert is the bugler. He makes the appropriate bugle calls at troop activities. He was appointed by the senior patrol leader. 

Troop Committee:

It takes a lot of planning to create a first class Boy Scout program. If any of the open positions described below appear the least bit interesting, please consider volunteering to help. Many hands make light work.
  • Tammy Lukinbeal is the chartered organization representative.  She is an adult volunteer who serves as the direct contact between Troop 294 and Scappoose Kiwanis, our chartered organization. She is also the Kiwanis contact with the Chinook District committee and the Cascade Pacific Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. The chartered organization representative appoints the unit committee chair. 
  • Erin Howarth is the troop committee chairman.  She is registered as an adult volunteer leader of the BSA. She leads the monthly troop committee meetings and supervises the troop committee and troop leaders. 
  • The troop secretary keeps minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity. 
  • Kelli Cox is the troop treasurer.  She is a volunteer appointed by the committee chairman to handle troop funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, coordinate the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, and supervise fundraising. 
    • The troop Friends of Scouting chair is appointed by the committee chairman to work closely with the troop committee on public relations for FOS; conducts annual FOS campaign to enroll family members and adult leaders in FOS; gives recognition to contributors and enrollees. Troop Scouting for Food Chair The unit Scouting for Food chair is appointed by the committee chairman to coordinate an annual food drive for the unit and reports the result to the district. 
    • The troop fundraising chair, also called the "Popcorn Kernel" in some councils, is appointed by the committee chairman to supervise Fundraising and ensure that every youth member has the opportunity to participate in Popcorn sales or other council Fundraising events. 
  • Catherine Hopf is the troop advancement chair.  She ensures that the unit has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the unit has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach first class rank during their first year. She is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports. 
  • The troop equipment coordinator is appointed by the committee chairman to work with the youth Quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of unit equipment. 
  • The troop outdoor activities chair is appointed by the committee chairman to secure tour permits and permission to use camping site, serve as transportation coordinator, ensure a monthly outdoor program. 
  • The troop membership chair is appointed by the committee chairman to help ensure a smooth transition of new Scouts into the unit and orientation for new parents. 
  • The troop training chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training. 
  • The troop public relations chair is appointed by the committee chairman to inform parents of their responsibilities in Scouting and with the chartered organization. Provides news and announcements about the unit to newspapers, bulletins of sponsors, web sites, etc. Promotes and stimulates service projects, Scouting Anniversary Week, Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath, and family participation in unit events. Promotes new membership and lets people in the neighborhood know that Scouting is available. 
  • Linda Tucker-Bays is the ScoutParents troop coordinator.  She is an adult volunteer. Her job is to welcome parents, keep them informed, and encourage them to help with at least one specific task or project each year.
    • A checkbox in the parent section lets parents commit to being active ScoutParents. By entering an e-mail address, they can receive information from council, district, and unit leaders about ways to get involved. web site.

Direct youth contact leaders 

  • Joe Stephens is the scoutmaster.  He is the adult volunteer responsible for working directly with the Scouts to help them create the program for the troop. The Scoutmaster trains boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support. 
  • Paul Radke is the assistant scoutmaster.  He is one of the adult volunteers who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.
  • The troop chaplain provides spiritual tone, guides the chaplain aide, gives spiritual counseling, and promotes the regular religious participation of each member.