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Roles and Responsibilities

ASMs wear many hats.  Here's are Troop33 specific checklists of what we do in each role:

Patrol Advisor:
  • Formally introduce yourself as the patrol's PA - in person and/or via email - as close to Day 1 as possible (each term).
  • Share your contact information, and set rules/prefs about communications (emails, texts, hours).
  • Goal of attending most (half+) of Troop Meetings during the term.
  • Goal of 2x one-on-one advancement communication (or other) with each scout - ideally once early, once late in the term
    • PORs: Go over rubrics and offer help.
    • Active?  Watch (at least loosely) how active each scout is each term.
  • Scoutmaster Conferences for advancement:
    • You are the gatekeeper - Refuse SMCs until you see TroopMaster proof that they are ready for their SMC (use phone app).  Its OK to proceed with the SMC if the scout's last requirements have already been submitted to the Adv.Coordinator but haven't shown up in TM yet, but only if you are completely sure - Do not take the scout's words for it.
    • Send acknowledgement to Advancement Coordinator.
  • Close out the term (all scouts in your patrol):
    • PORs: Communicate rubric results to the scout, and send Advancement Coordinator final decisions.
    • Active?  Should we be pro-rating "be active in your troop" and reporting that to our Advancement Coordinator each term???????
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Scoutmaster in Charge (SMIC) for an event:   (General goal: Each ASM does one per every 6 months or year)
  • Lean on your Activity Coordinator (AC) for planning, but introduce yourself early to field their questions.
  • Access the "backdoor database" to help organize the event.
  • Pick a Scout in Charge (SIC).  Put SIC in charge of... 
    • Formally take attendance at beginning and end of event (safely discharging scouts to parents).
    • Coordinate PLs (if any) for all Patrol Duties (especially taking home / cleaning equipment).
  • Assure YPT ratios (2+ adults, 1+ uniformed, add 1 adult per each 10 scouts) through the AC
  • Any event specific stuff:  materials, training, coordination, etc.
  • File an Activity Report with the Advancement Coordinator (getting the scouts their credit).  For large events, please use the formal Activity Report.  For simple/small events this can be just an email to the Advancement coordinator listing the scouts, place, time and critical details - camping nights, miles hiked, service hours served (regular or conservation), etc.

CyberChip Advisor -- ? lead ASM ?
  • Act as coordination point to any scout looking for this Star Rank requirement
  • Solicit scouts for next session via the Blast ??? , or...
  • Organize sessions for Tues meetings (every 3rd Tues approach?)

EDGE Advisor -- Jeff DeAngelis
  • Act as coordination point to any scout looking for this Life Rank requirement
  • Clarify XXXXXXX

PLC Coordinator?








*********************** THROW OUT THIS WHOLE THING BELOW?!?!! **************************************
*************************** IT WAS "TRAINING" BUT I HIJACKED IT  ******************************************
******************* AND MERGED THAT MATERIAL ELSEWHERE - TOM ************************************

Every Scout deserves a trained leader.
In order to be "Trained" a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster MUST have the following:

Required

  1. Be registered with the BSA (BSA adult application online, turn into Troop Registrar)
  2. Youth Protection Training (available online) [ScoutNET training code: Y01]
  3. Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training (see below for upcoming courses)
  4. Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (see below for upcoming courses)

Additional Training

BUT WAIT - there is more...  This just qualifies you to be a Scoutmaster or ASM.  If you want to be a Patrol Advisor, lead an outing, lead a high adventure trek, or take the Scouts swimming/climbing/shooting/caving you will need more training.

Click here for a list of the positions and the training requirements.


Upcoming Training Courses

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training [ScoutNET training code: S24]

    • Mt Diablo Silverado Council:
      • information coming
      • registration coming
    • Pacific Skyline Council:
      • information coming
      • registration coming
    • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council:
      • information coming
      • registration coming
    • San Francisco Bay Area Council:
      • information coming
      • registration coming

        Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) [ScoutNET training code: S11]

        • Mt Diablo Silverado Council:
          • information coming
          • registration coming
        • Pacific Skyline Council:
          • information coming
          • registration coming
        • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council:
          • information coming
          • registration coming
        • San Francisco Bay Area Council:
          • information coming
          • registration coming

        Wood Badge

          • South Coast Cluster (Pacific Skyline / Silicon Valley Monterey Bay): Fall 2013
            • Orientation Meeting @ BCSR, Sat, Aug 24, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
            • First Weekend @ BCSR, Fri, Sep 27, 8:00 a.m.-Sun, Sep 29, 5:30 p.m.
            • Second Weekend @ BCSR, Fri, Oct 11, 8:00 a.m.-Sun, Oct 13, 5:30 p.m.
            • Final Troop Meeting @ TBD, Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
            • information and printable application here

          CPR/AED/First Aid

          • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

          Outdoor Ethics

          • Mt. Diablo Silverado Council:
            • Leave No Trace Trainer: TBD
          • Pacific Skyline Council
            • BSA Leave No Trace 101: TBD
              • information coming
              • registration coming
            • Leave No Trace Trainer: TBD
            • Tread Lightly! Awareness (Mountain Biking): TDB
            • Tread Lightly! Trainer: TDB
          • San Francisco Bay Area Council
            • Leave No Trace Trainer: TBD
          • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council
            • Leave No Trace Trainer: TBD

          Trainer's E.D.G.E.

          • South Coast Cluster (Pacific Skyline / Silicon Valley Monterey Bay): Sat, Feb 8, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
            • information coming
            • registration coming

          Wilderness First Aid

          • Pacific Skyline Council: Sat, Mar 8
          • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council: TBD

          High Adventure Training (HAT)

          • Pacific Skyline Council: TBD
            • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council: TBD

            Snow Camping and Winter Safety, Introduction

            • Pacific Skyline Council: Sat, Feb 1, Thu, Feb 13, Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23