Troop 12 Organization

Chartering Organization

Troop 12 is chartered by VFW Post 201 in Livingston. The VFW Post 201 has agreed to become our Charter Organization after the last 96 years having been chartered by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church In Livingston.

St. Peter’s has sadly closed their doors. Since 1926 St. Peter’s had provided Troop 12 with a meeting location and storage area for our Troop. We thank them for there dedication to our Troop and we will miss them.

Our Chartered Organization Representative, is both a member of the VFW Post 201 and a registered Scouter in Troop 12

Troop Committee

The Troop Committee is charged with making sure that a good, solid Scouting program is taking place within the troop. It is generally made up of parents of boys in the troop and/or other interested adults.

One of Troop 12’s greatest assets is our exceptional Troop Committee. These moms and dads think so much of our troop and Scouting that they devote a large portion of their time and effort to help the current Scouts advance and develop. They know first-hand the many benefits that their sons have received from Scouting and from Troop 12’s exceptional program.

Troop Committee members are registered as members of the Boy Scouts of America. The Scoutmaster and the Troop Committee Chairman work together to ensure a good Scouting experience for the boys. The Troop Committee concerns itself with Boards of Review for all ranks of Scouting, Courts of Honor, advancement, the Annual Awards Dinner, fundraising, troop projects, and special troop trips that require additional adult supervision.

The Troop Committee generally meets on the first Wednesday of the month (September through June). It is an excellent opportunity for parents to get involved in the managing of the Troop. All meetings are open to all interested parents, whether or not they are members of the Troop Committee.

Our Committee Members are listed here.

Adult Troop Leaders

The adult leadership of Troop 12 consists of the Scoutmaster and one or more Assistant Scoutmasters.

While the emphasis is on boy planning, the adult leaders do play a very important role in Boy Scouting. They provide the opportunity, the advice, and the guidance. Probably the most difficult job of the disciplined leader is to accept the responsibility of allowing the boys to make mistakes in a controlled environment.

Adult leaders make a considerable time commitment through meetings, activities, and training, to provide your boys a quality program with qualified leaders.

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)

Patrol Leaders are elected by troop members with prerequisites set by the Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters of the troop.

The Scoutmaster in consultation with the Assistant Scoutmasters, the Committee Chairman, and the Senior Patrol Leader appoints other junior leaders. These boy leaders form the Patrol Leaders’ Council. Members of the PLC participate in the annual planning conference to make recommendations for the year’s calendar of events, which the Scoutmaster will present to the Troop Committee for support and approval. The PLC meets the first Monday of each month to plan weekly meetings and special events.

 

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