The troop committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program by doing 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.
· Ensures oversight of the functions of the Scoutmaster and his or her responsibilities.
· Provides adequate meeting facilities.
· Advises the Scoutmaster on policies relating to Boy Scouting and the chartered organization.
· 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.
· Ensures the troop has an outdoor program (minimum 10 days and nights per year).
· Serves on boards of review and courts of honor as needed.
· 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 behavioral problems.
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