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Boy Scout Troop 37
(Redding, California)
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Parent/Troop Committee

The Parent/Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.  A detailed description of each position can be found at:


Chartered Organization Representative (Ron Zufall)


The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the Chartered Organization. This individual is also the organization's contact with the district committee and the Local Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. The Chartered Organization Representative appoints the unit committee chair.

Troop Committee Chairman
  (Tiffany Thomas)

The unit committee chair is appointed by the chartered organization and registered as an adult leader of the BSA. The unit committee chairman appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders.

Troop Secretary
  (Christa Demercurio)


The unit secretary is appointed by the committee chairman to keep minutes and records, send notices, and handle publicity.

Troop Treasurer
(Cheryl Cole)

The unit treasurer is appointed by the committee chairman to handle unit funds, pay bills, maintain accounts, coordinate the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign, and supervise fundraising.

Troop Advancement Chair
(Tiffany Thomas)

The unit advancement chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure that the unit has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the unit has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first year. The advancement coordinator is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports.

Troop Equipment Coordinator
(Dan Borland)

The unit equipment coordinator is appointed by the committee chairman to work with the youth Quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of unit equipment.

Troop Outdoor/Activities Chair
(Christa Demercurio)

The unit outdoor/activities chair is appointed by the committee chairman to secure tour permits and permission to use camping site, serve as transportation coordinator, ensure a monthly outdoor program.

Troop Membership Chair
  (Lori Johns)

The unit membership chair is appointed by the committee chairman to help ensure a smooth transition of new Scouts into the unit and orientation for new parents.

Troop Training Chair
(AJ Johns)

unit training chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure training opportunities are available, maintain training 
records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection

Troop Scouting for Food
Troop Fundraising Chair (Open) 
Troop Chaplain (Jack Painter)
Scoutmaster (Ryan Cates)
Assistant Scoutmasters (Dan Borland, Traci Roberti)
Crew (Brad Lacroix, AJ Johns) 
Web Advisor: (Greg Hartt)
Medical Director (David Johnson)
Elks Newsletter (Open)
Service Projects (Open)
Apparel Shirts, Hats, Troop Patch & Scout Handbooks (Open)
Summer Camp (Bill Schultz)
Recharter (Tiffany Thomas)
Camp Zufall (Bill Schultz)


Adult Leadership

The Scoutmaster (SM) is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster and his assistant Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts. The importance of the Scoutmaster's job is reflected in the fact that the quality of his guidance will affect every youth and adult involved in the troop. The Scoutmaster can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years old. The Scoutmaster is appointed by the Troops Committee and approved by the chartered organization. The Scoutmaster's main duties are to provide a safe environment and include performing Troop Training, Meetings, Guidance, and Activities overview:

- Train and guide boy leaders, work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys, and use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting;

- Meet regularly with the patrol leaders' council for training and coordination in planning troop activities, attend all troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute, attend troop committee meetings, conduct periodic parents' sessions to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation, take part in annual membership inventory and uniform inspection, charter review meeting, and charter presentation,

- Conduct Scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements, provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered, delegate responsibility to other adults and groups (assistants, troop committee) so that they have a real part in troop operations, supervise troop elections for the Order of the Arrow;

Activities Overview
- Make it possible for each Scout to experience at least 10 days and nights of camping each year, participate in council and district events, build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature, conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.

Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs) The Scoutmaster is the principal advisor but will require assistance from the ASM to carry out all the above SM duties. The Assistant Scoutmasters may, if required, serve as advisers to the SPL and PLC. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also provide the required two-deep leadership standards set by the Boy Scouts of America (there must be at least two adults present at any Boy Scout activity). An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each troop should be 21 or older, so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster's absence.