Troop Membership Chairman Responsibilities
Is at least 21 years old, subscribes to the Declaration of Religious Principle, and agrees to abide by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Possesses the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. Is a member of the chartered organization other than the unit leader or assistant unit leader. Is appointed by the chartered organization to serve as its official Scouting representative and is registered as an adult leader of the BSA
The Troop Membership and Re-Registration Chairman's responsibilities are to:
- Prepare reregistration papers and an annual report to the chartered organization. Secure signatures and registration fees for the coming year.
- Ask the chartered organization representative to submit a charter application and annual report to the chartered organization for approval.
- Arrange for periodic uniform inspections with the unit commissioner. At least a month before charter expiration, also arrange for the annual membership inventory, a uniform inspection, and the annual charter review meeting.
- Help the Scoutmaster and chartered organization representative plan and conduct the formal charter presentation.
- Conduct an annual census of boys in the chartered organization for systematic recruitment. Work with troop committee members to promote recruitment plans.
- Visit new families in their homes. Review with them the Scout requirements and "Parent Guide" in their son's handbook. Emphasize the part that the family plays in their son's advancement. Stress parent/guardian participation at all troop functions and see that new families are introduced and feel welcome at troop meetings.
- Work with the Scout Master and Troop committee to develop and carry out a plan for year-round membership growth.
- Work with the Scout Master and Troop committee to see that advancement happens in a timely manner.
- Follow up on Boy Scout dropouts to help return them to full, active membership.