Troop Historian


           Type:   Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

           Term:   6 months

   Reports to:   Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description:   The Troop Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.

  Comments:   The true value of a good Historian does not show up until years later.  The Historian provides material for displays and presentations of current activities.  In addition, the work of the Historian provides a link with the past.


             Age:   Must be at least a 2nd Year Scout (if two historians, at least one must be 13 yrs of age)

           Rank:   1st Class or Higher

Experience:   none, but interest in photography is helpful

Attendance:   50% over the previous 6 months


      Training:   You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance:   You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects.  If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

          Effort:   You are expected to give this job your best effort.


      Uniform:   Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly.  This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

     Behavior:   Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.  Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance:   Set the example by being an active Scout.  Be on time for meetings and activities.  You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing.  You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.


                       Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook.  Must document at least two troop outings within a six month period to receive leadership credit.

                       Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.

                       Keeps information about former members of the troop.