Youth Leadership

The Scouts of Troop 164 are expected to contribute to the leadership of the Troop by holding positions of responsibility. This is also a requirement for the ranks of Star, Life and Eagle.


Senior Patrol Leader – top junior leader in the troop. He leads the patrol leaders’ council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Asst. Senior Patrol Leader – fills in for senior patrol leader in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction to the quartermaster, scribe, troop historian, librarian, and instructors.

Jr. Asst. Scoutmaster – The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He’s appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his leadership ability.

Quartermaster – keeps records on Troop equipment, makes sure equipment is in good working condition, issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition, and makes suggestions for new or replacement items.

Historian – Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook, takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities, and keeps information about former members of the troop.

Librarian – keeps books, pamphlets, magazines, etc., and merit badge booklets available for use by Troop members.

Scribe – the troop secretary; attends and keeps a log of Patrol Leaders’ Council meetings.

Chaplain Aide – assists in troop religious services and promotes religious emblems program.

Troop Guide – advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol; teaches basic Scout skills and helps new Scouts earn First Class in their first year.

Den Chief – Helps out at Den meetings and monthly Pack meetings, helps Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks, and encourages Cub Scouts to join a Boy Scout troop upon graduation.

Patrol Leader – gives leadership to members of his patrol and represents them on the patrol leaders’ council.

Asst. Patrol Leader – fills in for the patrol leader in his absence.