Troop 157, 2011. ©



The troop committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program. But you ask, "What does the
troop committee do?" 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. lf the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
  • Provides adequate meeting facilities.
  • Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the
  • Chartered Organization.
  • Supports leaders in carrying out the program.
  • ls responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan.
  • Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property.
  • Ensures the troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year).
  • Serves on boards of review and courts of honor.
  • Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
  • Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
  • Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavioral problems
            (Excerpt, BSA Troop Committee Guidebook)