Ward Advancement Committee Member


Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.
D&C 107:99


The Purpose of Your Calling:
Through your ward outlined Scouting Program, help the assigned young men in your ward to build desirable qualities of character, learn leadership skills, be aware of the responsibilities of citizenship, develop personal fitness, and help these young men honor their priesthood. To support the mission of the local BSA Council: It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on the Scout Oath and Law. The aims of Scouting are to develop in youth (1) a strong ethical character, (2) an active, participating citizenship, including leadership ability, and (3) personal fitness: physical, mental, emotional and moral.

Guidelines of Your Stewardship:
1. Register with the Boy Scouts of America.
2. Attend Basic Training course related to the type unit of which you are chairman---pack, troop, team or Crew.
3. Attend the monthly committee meeting as part of the monthly ward Key Scout Leaders meeting.
4. Get to know and become closely aware of all leaders and young men in your ward unit.
5. Study and use the Pack/Troop/Team or Crew committee Guidebooks.
6. Learn how you can support your assigned unit.
7. Cub Scouting - Promote advancement with parents and boys
8. Arrange for badges and ceremonies at the monthly meetings
9. Scouting - Be responsible for the monthly board of review
10. Serve as an advisor to Patrol Leaders Council board of Review.
11. Be familiar with BSA advancement requirements and changes and adhere to BSA advancement guidelines.
12. Be responsible for Court of Honor if held in the ward.
13. Develop and maintain Merit Badge Counselor list and pass on to stake and District.
14. Make up Troop Advancement report and arrange for badges
15. Promote Quality advancement in the units.

Qualifications You Should Develop
1. Ability to work closely with young men and other committee persons.
2. Ability to organize time effectively.
3. Ability to develop leadership and team spirit.
4. Willingness to serve.
5. A testimony and good relationship with the Lord

1. Attend the monthly ward Key Scout Leaders committee meeting portion.
2. Attend District Round Table each month at _________________________.
                                                                           (schedule and location).

Average amount of time spent in your calling per week: 2-4 hours

Handbooks or supplemental materials available to help you:
Aaronic Priesthood Church Handbook of Instructions(LDS), Scouting Handbook (LDS), Boy Scout Handbook (BSA) Duty to God and On My Honor Awards (LDS) Utilize appropriate computer software to manage information if possible. These materials should be handed over to your successor or Bishop.

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