The Troop Committee works on behalf of the chartered organization, your troop must be operated within the organization's policies.
The Troop Committee's primary responsibilities are supporting the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program and handling troop administration. How to accomplish them will be explained in Troop Committee's Guidebook and Troop Committee Challenge training program.
The Troop Committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program.
The troop committee does the following:
- Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
- Provides adequate meeting facilities
- Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Scouts BSA and the chartered organization
- Carries out the policies and regulations of Scouts BSA
- Supports leaders in carrying out the program
- Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan
- Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property
- Provides adequate camping and outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year)
- Serves on Boards of Review and organizes Courts of Honor.
- Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual youth and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
- Provides for the special needs and assistance some youth may require.
- Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
- Assists the Scoutmaster with handling youth behavior problems.