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Job Description

Quartermasters serve as the troop’s supply boss. They keep an inventory of troop equipment and see that the gear is in good condition. They work with patrol quartermasters as they check out equipment and return it. At meetings of the patrol leaders’ council they report on the status of equipment in need of replacement or repair. In carrying out their responsibilities, they may have the guidance of a member of the troop committee.


  • Keeps records on patrol and troop equipment
  • Makes sure equipment is in good working condition
  • Issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition
  • Makes suggestions for new or replacement items
  • Maintain a high participation rate of at least 50% of meetings and campouts.
  • Set two personal goals – develop and implement two SMART goals that will improve the equipment or the troop’s use of it.
  • Works with the troop quartermaster responsible for equipment
  • Submit a written report of your experience to your position coordinator and bring a copy to your next scoutmaster conference.
  • Completes Introduction to Leadership Skill Training (ILST)
  • Wear my uniform correctly, set a good example, practice the Scout Oath and Law – a standard responsibility of all the troop leadership positions.


This position meets with your Position Coordinator at least every 2 months to report on his progress towards his goals. This ensures he is fulfilling his duties and will receive rank advancement credit. Use the position coordinator as  an adult mentor that you can go to with ideas and for advice.

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