Troop Outings 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 Outings Chairman's responsibilities are to:
- Help the Scout Master and Assistant Scout Masters plan and arrange for outdoor activities.
- Arrange for property, fire, and tour permits when required.
- Locate new camping, backpacking and High Adventure areas.
- Arrange for safe transportation when needed.
- Plan first aid for emergencies.
- Help arrange for equipment, as needed.
- Arrange for Safe Swim Defense implementation for all outings involving swimming.
- Plan outings to help the troop qualify for National Camping Awards.
- Help inform parents and guardians about opportunities for family camping. Ensure that at least two adults have completed Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS).
- Help promote Summer camp and resident camp opportunities.
- Be aware of BSA health and safety requirements and see that they are implemented.
- Know and carry out BSA outdoor program policy related to Boy Scouting.
- Review all activities to ensure that unit leaders comply with BSA policies in the Guide to Safe Scouting.