Ward Pack/Troop/Team/Crew Committee Chairman


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. Arrange for and preside at the committee meeting as part of the monthly ward Key Scout Leaders meeting.
  4. Study and use the Pack/Troop/Team or Crew committee Guidebooks.
  5. Assign duties to committee members and orient them as to how to help support your unit.
  6. See that the unit runs a quality award program.
  7. Get to know and become closely aware of all leaders and young men in your ward unit.
  8. Determine that all scouting units are planning tentatively one year ahead in their programs and definitely programs three months in advance.
  9. Read manuals fully, review scouting videos if available.
  10. Maintain the standards of a chartered organization and BSA.
  11. Actively participate in scouting activities.
  12. Correlate and encourage a Quality Award program in all Scout units in your ward.
  13. As an adult support committee provide resources and give needed assistance to your assigned unit
  14. Become proficient at being a good leader developer, through study, awareness and application.
  15. As an adult support committee, arrange for trip permits for all outside the ward activities involving travel.
  16. Ensure support of BSA Council and District Activities.
  17. Be aware of unitÕs program calendaring and plan development supports well in advance.
  18. Ensure that program policies and guidelines are followed.
  19. Give committee cooperative support to unit leaders so that they are not running the program by themselves.
  20. Rule One: Make it fun!

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. A testimony and good relationship with the Lord

1. Conduct 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: 4-6 hours

Handbooks or supplemental materials available to help you:
Scouting Handbook (LDS), Aaronic Priesthood Leadership Handbook (LDS), Scouting Handbook (LDS), Duty to God and On My Honor Awards (LDS). These materials should be turned over to your successor or Bishop.

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