About the Scribe Position
The Scribe is a youth leadership position within a Scouts BSA troop. They are responsible for keeping accurate records of troop meetings and events, as well as maintaining the troop’s roster and other important documents. The Scribe plays a crucial role in helping to ensure that the troop is well-organized and effective.
One of the key responsibilities of the Scribe is to keep accurate records of troop meetings and events. This includes recording attendance, taking notes on important discussions and decisions, and documenting any action items or follow-up tasks.
Another important role of the Scribe is to maintain the troop’s roster and other important documents. This includes keeping track of contact information for troop members and leaders, maintaining records of awards and achievements, and ensuring that all necessary paperwork is filed in a timely manner.
In addition to their administrative responsibilities, the Scribe is also expected to lead by example and adhere to the Scout Oath and Law. This means setting a positive example for other Scouts by living up to the values of Scouting and demonstrating a strong commitment to service and community.
The description below represents an example of the requirements and expectations for this position in one troop. Specifics can vary from one troop to another.
The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position on the second page. Youth leaders might benefit from self evaluating during their term. If you use this, then keep it positive with them. It should only be used to help them recognize areas they should be working on.
Scribe Qualifications and Duties
This is just an example. Adjust as needed to meet the size, customs, and needs of your unit.
May not serve three consecutive terms