“A Scout is reverent.”
The twelfth point of the Scout Law indicates that Duty to God should be an important part of the Scouting program. Having the right Scout in the Chaplain Aide position can help integrate religious activities into a troop program. The Chaplain Aide works with the Troop Chaplain to meet the religious needs of the Scouts in the troop and to promote religious emblems programs.
If your troop has Scouts from different faiths, make sure your Chaplain Aide is sensitive to the varying needs of the unit. The description and requirements below are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meed the needs of your troop.
The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position.
Printable copy of Chaplain Aide Description and Self Evaluation
- Appointed by SPL and ASPL with Scoutmaster approval
- Tenderfoot Rank or higher
- May not serve three consecutive terms
Reports to: the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Chaplain Aide duties:
- Keep troop leader apprised of religious holidays when planning activities.
- Assists the campmaster for each outing in planning participation in religious services.
- Encourage saying grace at meals while camping or on activities.
- Lead the troop in prayer at troop meetings and other troop activities.
- Promotes participation in religious emblem programs.
- 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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