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Duties of the Chartered Organization Representative: (From the Troop Committee Guidebook page 7)


Committee Information

Sources: Scouting Handbook published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (excerpt from CHI) and the Troop Committee Guidebook published by the BSA.

Each Troop should have its own committees for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers. Each committee must contain at least three persons, preferably five. Three are required to perform a Board of Review for merit badges and advancements.  If necessary, appoint one committee to serve several troops.

Committee members may be men or women and must be registered with the BSA. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the most common Chartering Organization in this district) does not require all committee members to be members of the church. However, the Chairman of the committee will be appointed by the COR (Second Counselor of the Bishopric OR the Bishop himself); the Chairman of a combined committee (overseeing several troops) should be appointed by the chartering organization representative with sufficient authority (Stake YM presidency for instance).

Troop Committee Organization and Responsibilities

The Troop Committee Guidebook is 43 pages long. You probably should have one;

(Quote) The troop committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program. But you ask, "What does the troop committee do?" The troop committee does the following: