Webmaster Description and Self Evaluation

In 2010, BSA added two more Boy Scout youth leadership positions – Leave No Trace Trainer and Webmaster. The Webmaster posts information about troop outings, service projects, and other events to the troop and/or chartered organization website.

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 Webmaster Description and Self Evaluation

Webmaster

Qualifications:

  • 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

Webmaster duties:

  • Ensures that all event dates and times are listed correctly on the troop and/or chartered organization website.
  • Obtains information about outings, service projects, and other troop events from the Historian.
  • Posts a news article about each troop outing and service project on the troop and/or chartered organization website. Articles must be posted within two weeks of the event.
  • Posts photos of troop events and service projects on the troop and/or chartered organization website.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop meetings.
  • Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 50%
  • Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 50%
  • 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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2 Responses to Webmaster Description and Self Evaluation

  1. Casey Inman March 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM #

    I’d like to put this on our site, Troop321.com. Did you create the “Webmaster Description and Self Evaluation” Form? This seems very reasonable. I’m a relatively new ASM struggling to understand exactly what the Scout Webmaster should be doing, and what the adult Webmaster should be doing.

    It seems like the adult should be setting up the stationary content and the youth should be working on the activity portion. I guess that leaves Roster in the hands of the adult?

    What do you think?

    • Scouter Mom March 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

      Yes I created it and feel free to link to the form. Just provide a link back to my site also.

      I always have to caution that the form is just an example. Your SPL should modify it to meet his own needs. We created these because we pretty much rebooted our troop from scratch about eight years ago with six Scouts. The youth leaders really didn’t understand the various positions and had difficulty understanding what they were supposed to be doing.This format helped them out.

      Our troop doesn’t actually use these anymore now that the Scouts have a better handle on the leadership positions and our youth leaders are 14 year olds rather than 11 year olds..

      Every troop is different. I certainly wouldn’t insist that the SPL use them. They are just a tool. It should be the youth leader’s decision how to use them.

      As far as what the webmaster should be doing, that would depend on your situation and how much access you can give the youth to the site. Let him do as much as is possible. It might depend on who owns the site. For example, our troop information goes on our chartering organization’s website and they have some rules we have to follow concerning posting content and approvals.

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