Positions and General Job Descriptions

The following are the actual Job descriptions within Troop 258. Please note the general leadership responsibilities and general performance requirements:

Position Requirements
  • Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training
  • Attendance: You are expected to attend 85% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leader's 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 give this job your best effort

General Leadership Responsibilites
  • Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all 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 Scoutmaster/Senior Patrol Leader if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. It is your responsibility to ensure your responsibilities are taken care of by another member in the troop.


Senior patrol leader - top junior leader in the troop. He leads the patrol leaders' council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.
Assistant senior patrol leader - fills in for senior patrol leader in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction to the quartermaster, scribe, troop historian, librarian, and instructors.
Troop Historian - collects and maintains troop memorabilia and information on former troop members.
Troop Librarian - keeps troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge counselor list available for use by troop members.
Troop Instructor - teaches one or more advancement skills to troop members.
Chaplain Aid - assists in troop religious services and promotes religious emblems program.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster - a Scout 16 or older who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned.
Patrol Leader - Gives leadership to members of his patrol and represents them on the patrol leaders' council.
Assistant patrol leader - fills in for the patrol leader in his absence.
Venture Patrol Leader - leader of a troop's Venture crew.
Troop guide - advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol
Den Chief - works with a Cub Scout den as a guide
Troop Quartermaster - responsible for troop supplies and equipment
Troop Scribe - the troop secretary.
Troop Webmaster - Responsible for the Troop Website
BuglerThe Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies.
OA Troop RepresentativeServes as a communication link between the lodge or chapter and the troop.
Assistant Patrol Leader - Assists the Patrol Leader
Leave no Trace Trainer - Trains the troop on the Leave no trace