The Troop Committee
What is the Troop Committee?
The Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the Troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The Committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for Boards of Review. This is an important responsibility and is one area we can always use more help.
Who is the Troop Committee?
The Committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the Committee. All families are encouraged to have at least one representative on the Committee.
What skills do you need to be on the Troop Committee?
No specific skills are required. Certain positions benefit when a member of the Committee has related skills or knowledge, e.g., Treasurer, but an interested parent can fill most of the positions.
How often does the Committee meet?
The Committee currently meets at La Salette Hall on the first Monday of each month.
How big is the Committee?
BSA Charter requirements are that we have a Committee Chairperson and two other Committee members (as a minimum), currently Treasurer and Secretary. However, there is no way we can maintain a quality program for Troop 1776 if these were our only Committee members. Each Troop determines the Committee positions needed to run the Troop. Therefore, you will see positions on the following pages that are unique to Troop 1776. If a position is not filled, there is a strong likelihood that a service project won�t happen, an advancement opportunity will be missed, or a fund raising activity won�t happen or may not be as successful as it could have been.
Strong Troops have Strong Parent Support
If you see an area of the Committee you�d like to get involved in, send me an email. There�s no such thing as having too many Committee members. The more active Committee members we have, the better Troop we will be!!
Committee Chairman, Troop 1776
Eagle Scout, Class of 1970
Current Committee Members and Positions