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Type: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader
Term: 6 Months
Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Description: The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious
needs of Scouts in the troop. He also works to promote the religious awards
Comments: "Duty to God" is one of the core beliefs of Scouting. The Chaplain Aide helps
everyone in the troop by preparing short religious observations for campouts
and other functions. The Chaplain Aide does not always lead the observation
himself and can have other troop member’s help.
Rank: Tenderfoot up to and Including First Class Scouts ONLY
Attendance: 50% over the previous 6 months
Training: You must attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance: You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders’ Council
meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3)
unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort: You are expected to given this job your best effort.
GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of
the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in
everything you say and do.
Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call
the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you
suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.
SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Ø Assists the Troop Chaplain with religious services at troop activities.
Ø Tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith.
Ø Makes sure religious holidays are considered during troop program planning.
Ø Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.
What this means for Troop 223
Keep Troop leaders apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.
· Give religious dates to SPL for calendar planning.
Assist Chaplain or religious coordinator in meeting religious needs of Troop members while on activities.
· Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or troop activities.
· Provide a religious “Scouts Own” service on campouts.
· Lead invocation and benediction at Courts of Honor.
Tell Troop members about religious emblem program of their faith.
· Give an instructional presentation about the religious awards once per year at a Troop meeting.
Keep others informed.
· Meet with SPL/ASPL regularly to find out which upcoming activities are going to need your participation.
Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)