Ward Charter Organizational Representative (C.O.R.)

(Usually the counselor in the Ward Bishopric [or as a bishopric] assigned to Young Men)


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, assist through delegation of leaders and personal contact all the young men in your ward, from Cub Scouts, New Scout, Scouts, Varsity and Venturer programs, in order 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. Become Youth Protection Training and basic trained in Cub Scout, New Scout, Scout, Varsity and Venturer and Woodbadge.
3. Complete Commissioner training
4. Read the Commissioner Field book.
5. Wear a full Scout Leaders uniform.
6. Get to know and become closely aware of all leaders and young men in your ward.
7. Determine that all scouting units are planning tentatively one year ahead in their programs and definitely programs three months in advance.
8. Read manuals fully, review scouting videos if available.
9. Maintain the standards of a chartered organization and BSA.
10. Be responsible that leaders are trained and operate a Quality Awards program.
11. Actively participate in all unit's scouting activities.
12. Correlate and encourage parent involvement.
13. Secure adult help and resources as needed through your adult committees.
14. See that plans are carried out with a priesthood purpose.
15. Become proficient at being a good leader developer, through study, awareness and application.
16. Through the adult committees, provide trip permits for all outside the ward activities involving travel.
17. Maintain two-deep advisor leadership in all activities
18. Develop a relationship with District Council as an active and voting member, understanding policies and procedures, reference materials, Church and BSA guidelines. Maintain that each young man is registered.
19. You are the primary motivator in your unit and responsible for its success.
20. Take charge of and report regularly to the Bishop regarding activities through Key Scout Leaders Meetings.
21. Correlate spirituality and priesthood purposes into your program
22. Rule One: Make it fun!

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

Meetings/Activities to attend
1. Weekly Mutual meetings, and available planning meetings.
2. Monthly Ward Key Scout Leaders Meeting, conducted by Ward C.O.R.
3. District Round Table each month _________________________.
4. District and Council activities.           (schedule and location)
5. General church meetings.
6. Appropriate stake YM and YM/YW activities, i.e., Standards Night, Sports, Stake Dances, etc.

Average amount of time spent in your calling per week: 6-8 hours

Handbooks or supplemental materials available to help you:
Scouting Handbook (LDS), Aaronic Priesthood Church Handbook of Instructions(LDS), Duty to God and On My Honor Awards (LDS), The Boy Scout Handbook (BSA) (new), Charter Organization Representative Guidebook (BSA), Training the Charter Organization Representative (BSA) Troop Committee Handbook (BSA). These materieals should be turned over to your successor or Bishop.

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