An excerpt from the Troop Committee Guidebook, Chapter 4:
The Troop Committee is the troop’s board of directors and supports the troop program. But you ask, “What does the troop committee do?” The troop committee does the following:
- Ensures that quality adult leadership is recruited and trained. In case the Scoutmaster is absent, a qualified assistant Scoutmaster is assigned. If the Scoutmaster is unable to serve, a replacement is recruited.
- Provides adequate meeting facilities
- Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization
- Carries out the policies and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America
- Supports leaders in carrying out the program
- Is responsible for finances, adequate funds, and disbursements in line with the approved budget plan
- Obtains, maintains, and properly cares for troop property
- Provides adequate camping and outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year)
- Serves of boards of review and courts of honor.
- Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall troop program.
- Provides for the special needs and assistance some boys may require.
- Helps with the Friends of Scouting campaign.
- Assists the Scoutmaster with handling boy behavior problems.