Librarian Description and Self Evaluation

Most Boy Scout troops keep a library of merit badge pamphlets and other resources. The Librarian is a youth member of the troop who takes care of  this troop literature.

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 Librarian 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

Librarian duties:

  • Keep records on literature owned by the troop.
  • Add new or replacement items as needed.
  • Keep books and pamphlets available for borrowing at troop meetings.
  • Keep a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
  • Follow up on late returns.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop meetings.
  • Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 30%
  • 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.
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