Almost every organization needs somebody to keep records. A Boy Scout troop is no exception. The Scribe is a youth member of the troop who records the minutes of the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and works with the Troop Committee Secretary and Advancement Chair.
The description and requirements below are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meet the needs of your troop. The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position.
Printable copy of Scribe Description and Self Evaluation
- Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
- Tenderfoot Rank or higher
- May not serve three consecutive terms
Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Trained by: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with assistance from the Assistant Scoutmaster for Older Scouts
Troop Scribe duties:
- Attend and take minutes of Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC). Attendance expectation 80%
- Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop and PLC meetings.
- Distribute copies of PLC minutes to PLC members and adult leaders in a timely manner.
- Record attendance at all troop meetings, outings, and other activities.
- Record advancement on troop advancement chart.
- Share records with the troop committee secretary and advancement chair.
- Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 50%
- Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 80%
- Set a good example.
- Wear the field uniform (class A) correctly to all regular troop meetings and religious services.
- Wear the activity uniform (class B t-shirt) to all outings and other troop activities.
- Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
- Show Scout spirit.