Troop Historian


Description: The Troop Historian keeps a historical record or scrapbook of troop activities.


Comments:  The true value of a good Historian does not show up until years later. The Historian provides material for displays and presentations of current activities. In addition, the work of the Historian provides a link with the past.


Reports to: Senior Patrol Leader

Type: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term: 6 months



Age: None

Rank: None

Experience: none, but interest in photography is helpful

Confirmation: Appointment Approved by Scoutmaster


Performance Requirements

Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance: You are expected to attend 80% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders’ Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort and use the adult leadership and advice when you feel they are needed.


General Leadership Responsibilities

Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that the someone (A patrol leader if possible) is ready to assume your responsibilities. This requires you to “Be Prepared”, plan ahead and this will never be an issue.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

  • Gather pictures, facts and memorabilia about troop activities and keep them in an historical file or scrapbook.
  • Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, awards and souvenirs of troop activities.
  • Display troop awards, scrapbooks, and Rank Board at Courts of Honor.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

What it means in Troop 2

  • Gather pictures and facts about past activities of the Troop and keep them in scrapbooks, wall displays or information files.
  • Make a scrapbook of Troop activities and keep it up to date.
  • Make sure that some takes pictures at every Troop event.
  • Maintain the Troop record archive with things such as Quality Unit awards and Troop recharter certificates.
  • Take care of Troop trophies and keepsakes.
  • Collect all troop awards and keep them in a safe place.
  • Collect Troop flag banners.
  • Keep information about Troop alumni.
  • Make a scrapbook about Troop alumni, especially EagleScouts.

Keep others informed:

  • Call the SPL at least once each week to pass along information and check on preparations for meetings and activities

Set a good example:

  • Be the first to reflect the scout sign.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Exhibit good self-discipline.
  • Have a good attendance record.
  • Meet your obligations on time and in full effort.
  • Have fun but not at the expense of everyone. Goofing off without purpose wastes time and loses the interest and respect of the other scouts. REMEMBER: The troop will follow your example.

Wear the uniform correctly:

  • Always conform to the Troop 2 uniform policy.

Show Scout Spirit:

  • Use the Scout Oath and Law as an everyday guideline.
  • Actively participate in the activities of Troop 2.
  • Set an example for the other Scouts to follow.

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