Committee Positions

Volunteer parents, registered with BSA, make up our Troop Committee. The committee ensures our Troop has safe outings and has the resources needed to support our activities. Committee members receive training from the Colonial District in Troop leadership and in youth protection. They also require Virtus, the Diocese of Arlington youth protection training.

Among its duties, the committee selects the Scoutmaster, raises and manages the money for our program, supports Troop awards and advancement ceremonies, and handles the paperwork between the Troop and the BSA council. The Troop Committee Chair is the best person for a parent to talk to if they are not able to resolve a problem with the Scoutmaster. One parent for each Scout is expected to be involved in the program as a committee member, merit badge counselor or adult Troop leader. The Troop Committee meets the last Sunday of the month, concurrent with the monthly PLC meeting.


Committee Chair

Rob Peterson/ Mrs. Lorge

Organize the committee; Maintain relationships with the chartered org. and Scoutmaster; Ensure troop rep at monthly roundtables; Arrange for charter review and recharter annually; Hear regular reports of activities and results from standing committees and parties.

Secretary

Dan Theunissen

Keep minutes of meetings; Send out committee meeting notices.

Treasurer

Jim Commeree

Handle troop funds; Pay authorized bills; Maintain troop checking accounts; Lead preparation of annual troop budget; Report to committee.

Friends of Scouting

John Mirvish

Troop rep for annual BSA fundraiser.

Registration/Charter

Donna Lorge

Handle admin paperwork for new scouts and rechartering.

Fundraising

Mr. Lee

Supervise wreath sales and ensure each Scout has the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities/events.

Advancements

Mrs. Murphy

Encourage Scouts to advance in rank; Help maintain Scout advancement records; Arrange boards of review and courts of honor; Maintain merit badge counselor list; Report troop advancements to council; Secure badges and certificates .

Merit Badges/Blue Cards

Mrs. Murphy

Monitor merit badge status; coordinate merit badge status during/after summer camp; coordinate completion of partials as needed; provide input to database manager.

Life to Eagle

Jim Commeree

Mentor Scouts and Scouters on the process of advancing from Life Scout to Eagle Scout, including time in tenure requirements, service projects, Eagle Scout application, Life Purpose Statement, and completion of required badges; approves Eagle Project.

Database

Mark Husband

Maintain and update electronic recordkeeping in Troop Master program; authorize data submittal to Troop database; provide reporting such as individual history reports.

Equipment

Rip Lee

Supervise and help troop procure equipment; Work with quartermaster on inventory and storage; Make periodic safety checks on all troop gear.

Webmaster

Evan Bednarek

Maintain existing website; coordinate addition of functionality as needed; maintain Troop photo site (?)

Training

Mrs. Amy Klemper

Ensure troop leaders and committee members have opportunities for training; Maintain inventory of up-to-date training materials and other training resources; Work with district team scheduling Fast Start training for all new leaders; Be responsible for BSA Youth Protection training within troop; Encourage periodic junior leader training within troop at council and national levels; Encourage adult leaders to take non-mandatory training.

Parish Liaison

Rob Peterson & (COR)

Coordinate with Parish office and/or School to obtain access to facilities and to ensure compliance with any Parish rules of operation, including Virtus compliance.

Event Coordinator

Mrs. Murphy

Help plan and arrange Troop participation in outside events that are not specifically the responsibility of other committee members.

Summer Camp

Dan Theunissen

Help plan and arrange summer camp, including tour permits, transportation needs, site logistics, merit badge registration, financial oversight, medical forms, and coordinating prescription medicine handling with camp personnel.

Ski Trip

Mr. Fleming

Help plan and arrange ski trip, including tour permits, transportation needs, and financial oversight.

Merit Badge Jamboree

Allison Bednarek

Help plan and arrange Troop participation in Merit Badge jamboree.

Courts of Honor

Mrs. Murphy

Coordinate Courts of Honor (typically a quarterly event) and Eagle Courts of Honor, including program information, refreshments, Master of Ceremonies.

Religious Emblems

Mr. Nichols

Coordinate religious emblem program, retreats, Scout Mass participation.

PLC leader/mentor

Mirvish/Burns/Nichols

Provide oversight to PLC meetings to ensure efficient and productive use of time at weekly meetings. Maintain an environment where use of leadership skills is encouraged. Teaching of leadership skills, at age appropriate levels is done where possible.