MAIL ADMIN –update email addresses and group lists across all bsa98.com email
WEBMASTER - STATIC (Stuff that doesn’t change all to often like About Troop 98, FAQ, Resources, Links). Update the “static” parts of the Troop 98 website. Working with adult and youth leaders, create new content for the webpage that would be useful.Make sure static pages are up to date and accurate. Scan other troop websites to find good ideas. Train your replacement.
WEBMASTER - DYNAMIC (Stuff that changes often, like Troop events, calendar). Update the “dynamic” parts of the Troop 98 website (frequently changing content). Receive information from leaders and Scouts and post it. Set up templates that can be used for standard pages, plus archive all pages for future reference and copy/paste. Scan other troop websites to find good ideas. Train your replacement.
HISTORIAN - WEB Maintain an active, online web log of our activities with links to pictures and narratives/captions of the events.
HISTORIAN - PICTURES Seek out Troop 98 pictures from Scouts and Adults. Upload, edit, organize and caption them in Picasa. Make slide shows and movies for Courts of Honor or for Troop publicity (recruiting; service project for Summer Camp). Upload and catalog pictures from prior Troop 98 years (1998 to 2006.
The Troop Instructor teaches Scout skills when needed (and upon request from the PLC or the Scoutmasters). An instructor should be proficient in a Scouting skill (or willing and able to become so). He must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. An instructor typically teaches subjects thatScouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troopcan have more than one instructor.
INSTRUCTOR - FIRST AID
INSTRUCTOR - PIONEERING
INSTRUCTOR - COOKING
SCRIBE - Traditional
SCRIBE - Facebook
SCRIBE - Database Admin - Learn how to manage the Troop 98 Filemaker database to record and update information on Scouts, their participation, and advancement. Create new forms, templates, advancement reports. Work with the Scoutmaster to network the database and grant user access to certain information. Learn about how other troops use databases and software to track Scouts’ advancement and participation. Train your replacement.
SCRIBE - ADVANCEMENT - Learn how to use and update Troopmaster and use it to keep accurate records of advancement, leadership and service. Learn about advancement options for Summer Camps and help promote them and help Scouts select, sign up, and complete prerequisites.
SCRIBE - ATTENDANCE Work with the SPL and Scoutmaster to develop a foolproof way to track advancement at every meeting and activity. Track and update advancement in collaboration with the Troopmaster Scribe. Play around with some cool electronics (like fingerprint scanners).
SCRIBE/QM - DISPLAYS Set up and maintain bulletin boards and other displays in our Troop meeting place. Set up permanent cases plus set up and take down temporary displays. Organize displays for Courts of Honor.
PQM – Patrol Gear Quartermaster
QM - Troop Camping and other Gear
QM - UNIFORM STUFF & INSPECTIONS (Stuff Sack).
Be the “Stuff Sack” that keeps an inventory of shoulder tabs, patches, neckerchiefs and slides. Order new and replacement name tags for Scouts and leaders. Maintain “sample uniforms” and conduct periodic uniform inspections for the troop. The Stuff Sack has been incredibly useful and helpful during Covid! Thanks!
QM - Pioneering. Help obtain a full complement of pioneering spars and ropes. Get a storage shed built. Mark/cut, preserve, organize and store poles and ropes.
QM - STOVES AND LANTERNS
QM - BACKPACKING (STOVES (especially), WATER PURIFIERS, BEAR BAGS/ROPES, PHILTENTS, DINING FLYS)
QM - TROOP MEETINGS (A/V and Meetings (CONCIERGE). Set up organized storage for all materials needed for meetings. Set up and take down standard items each week (other than what Service Patrol does) and less-frequently used items when requested. Establish a standard list of Troop Meeting supplies. Obtain them, put them in storage (consistently) and resupply when needed. Work with St. John’s and adult leaders to obtain new storage space and adapt it for our needs or improve existing storage space. Learn how to use our existing audio/visual (A/V) equipment. Set up and take down A/V equipment whenever it’s required. Research new A/V equipment options. Make recommendations on which A/V equipment would be good for Troop 98 and work to obtain it. Learn about how other troops use A/V and other materials to run good meetings. Train your replacement.