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Type: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term: 6 Months

Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description: Troop Webmaster
The troop webmaster is responsible for maintaining the troop’s facebook and website. He should make sure that information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that members’ and leaders’ privacy is protected. A member of the troop committee may assist him with his work.


Age: none

Rank: none

Experience: none

Attendance: 50% over the previous six months


Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance: You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.


Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on-time for meetings and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.


1. Maintain the Troop Facebook Site.
2. Update the website on a minimum of a monthly basis to contain dates and type of the next meeting, troop announcements of importance, individual patrol announcements of importance (i.e. a patrol event separate from a troop event). The website should also announce upcoming campouts, court of honors, and patrol leaders’ conferences.
3. If any incorrect information, broken links, and/or typos are discovered on the website, the webmaster must correct them as soon as possible.
4. The webmaster will be responsible for the contents of the website, following the BSA guidelines.
5. The webmaster will be responsible for actively obtaining current troop rosters and calendars from the troop committee when they are updated.
6. The webmaster must attend all troop meetings or if he is unable to attend he must obtain all information required of the website from the troop scribe.
7. The webmaster must create at least one web page of his own design in order to add new pictures. The webmaster should create a link to his new pictures page from the main pictures page and a link on his pictures page to the main pictures page. In addition to the addition of pictures the webmaster should include a brief article allowing viewers to know the events in the pictures. Doing this will allow the webmaster to complete communication merit badge requirement 7b, upon a communication merit badge advisors approval.
8. The webmaster will be responsible for choosing and training a replacement when his term is completed. The webmaster must ensure that the replacement can complete the requirements and be able to train the next webmaster.
9. The webmaster must be responsible for maintaining and handing over when his term is finished all files and other resources associated with the webmaster position.

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