Thanks to Frank Maynard for joining us to discuss the troop committee this month! Here are some links to material he referenced in the webcast –
“So, what is it that you do?” that Clarke quoted in a recent article on his blog
At a recent troop meeting we were welcoming a parent of a boy new to Scouting and discussing how the troop and Boy Scouts all works, and in the process of explaining which committee member takes care of dues, or membership, he asked me what my position was, and what I do in the troop.
This kind of took me aback, because most people in Scouting are familiar with the committee chair’s role, or at least knows what functions he or she performs. I blurted out “well, I’m kind of like the CEO of the troop,” and while I felt at the time that it was an OK answer, later I thought that it didn’t really describe what the committee chair does.
“The captain of the ship” talking about committee chair responsibilities
“Which lane are you in?” about separation of committee and Scoutmaster areas of responsibility
Two resources for selecting committee members for new units;
William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award goes into selecting Scoutmaster, committee chair and committee members for a new unit