Scout Troop 44
The quartermaster keeps track of Troop equipment
and sees that it is in good working order. He reports to the assistant senior
- Keeps records
on patrol and troop equipment
- Makes sure equipment is in good working
- Issues equipment and makes sure it's returned in good condition
- Makes suggestions for new or replacement items
- Works with the
Troop committee member responsible for equipment
- Sets a good example
- Enthusiastically wears the uniform correctly
- Lives by the Scout
Oath and Law
- Shows Scout spirit
When you accepted the position of Quartermaster, you agreed to provide service
and leadership in our Troop. That responsibility should be fun and rewarding.
This job description provides some of the things you are expected to do while
serving as a junior leader in Troop 44. You should make any necessary notes on
this sheet as this Fast-Start Junior Leader Training session is conducted. As
a Troop 44 Junior Leader you will be challenged to your fullest capabilities.
The adult leadership has faith in your leadership abilities, but will constantly
be striving to improve those abilities. Your selection and acceptance of this
Troop position represents the acceptance of a contract. At the end of this Fast-Start
Junior Leader Training you will be asked to sign a contract indicating that you
understand your responsibilities and will constantly strive to live up to your
Job Description. Good Luck and Congratulations.
- The Troop Quartermaster is responsible for overseeing the maintenance
of Patrol Equipment boxes and Troop gear. All Patrol gear boxes must have an initial
inventory taken. In addition, periodic (minimum of six) inspections of Patrol
Gear Boxes should be conducted with the Patrol Quartermaster. Any discrepancies
should be recorded and reported to the ASPL. The Quartermaster is responsible
for maintaining and supplying all Troop Gear on weekend outings or other activities.
Troop gear includes such items as Troop Leader equipment, rope and twine, ax yard
supplies, spare lanterns, Troop Pantry, fund raising supplies, etc.
- The Troop Quartermaster is responsible for signing out all equipment
on the Patrol Equipment Check-out Sheet and for signing that equipment back in
when it is returned. In the event that the Quartermaster is unable to attend,
the ASPL will sign out equipment for weekends. If any discrepancies occur during
sign-out and sign-in, the Troop Quartermaster is responsible for resolving the
problem. In the event that equipment is returned damaged, it is the responsibility
of the ASPL or Troop adult to determine whether or not the damage was accidental,
and thus whether or not the Troop or the Patrol will replace the equipment. Equipment
recommendation and damage replacement notification should be given to the Assistant
Senior Patrol Leader to be brought up at the Patrol Leaders' Council Meeting.
- The Troop Quartermaster is responsible for coordinating a Troop
Equipment Day designed to sort and distribute all Troop equipment to the appropriate
Patrol Gear Boxes. At this time, tents should be opened, checked for any problems
or missing parts, and waterproofed. Dining flies should be checked for all poles,
grommets, ropes, and pegs, and stoves and lanterns should be tested for proper
functioning. In addition, at this time all Patrol equipment should be washed and
properly stored, for example, coolers and water jugs are to be stored with lids
open at all times. Also, all equipment will be marked with the Patrol color code
and engraved when possible.
As Troop Quartermaster,
there are many resources available to you to help you do your job. These include
people such as your Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee Members.
Troop 44 offers a wealth of Scouting knowledge ranging from experience to literature
to Internet resources. Please, take advantage of these abundant resources in order
to better carry out your Troop position.
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