Troop Historian Description and Self Evaluation

The Troop Historian records troop activities. This job is perfect for a Scout who likes to take pictures and write journal entries.

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 Troop Historian 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

Historian duties:

  • Keep a journal of all Troop events for historical purposes.
  • Includes in journal reports of each outing or activity.
  • Includes in journal entries the place and time of the event, a few paragraphs about the event, and a list of attendees.
  • Document journal entries with photographs and maps when possible.
  • Bring journal to each Court of Honor so that Troop members may review it.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop meetings.
  • Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 80%
  • Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 30%
  • 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
  • Set a good example.
  • Show scout spirit.

2 Responses to Troop Historian Description and Self Evaluation

  1. Zachary November 30, 2015 at 7:34 PM #

    Thank you so much. This matches perfectly with the guidlines.

  2. bob January 30, 2018 at 4:51 PM #

    Very good helped a lot

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