Committee Meeting and Members

Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Magothy United Methodist Church from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. All committee members, adult leaders and parents are encouraged to attend. Each committee chair or coordinator will report on their prior activities, upcoming activities and seek assistance and or approval from the troop committee if needed.

Committee Chairman

Larry Thomas


  • Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated,  coordinated and completed.
  • Maintain a relationship with the chartered organization representative and the Scoutmaster.
  • Prepare troop committee agendas. Call, preside over and promote attendance at committee meetings and any special meetings that may need to be called.
  • Ensure troop representation at monthly round tables.
  • Secure top-notch, trained individuals for camp leadership.
  • Arrange for charter review and re-charter annually. Plan the charter presentation.


Gabi Rutishauser



  • Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices.
  • Handle publicity. Work with Communications Coordinator with submissions to news print and on the web.
  • Prepare a family newsletter or website of troop events and activities.
  • Conduct the troop resource survey.
  • Plan for family night programs and family activities.
  • At each meeting, report the minutes of the previous meeting.


Doug Martin



  • Handle all troop funds. Pay bills on recommendation of the Scoutmaster and with authorization of the troop committee.
  • Maintain the troop’s checking and savings accounts.
  • Train and supervise the troop scribe in record keeping.
  • Keep adequate records in the Troop/Team Record Book.
  • Supervise money-earning projects, including obtaining proper authorizations.
  • Supervise the camp savings plan.
  • Lead in the preparation of the annual troop budget.
  • Lead the Friends of Scouting campaign.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Advancement Coordinator

Open position


  • Encourage Scouts to advance in rank.
  • Work with the troop scribe to maintain all Scout advance records.
  • Arrange troop board of reviews.
  • Arrange Court of Honor.
  • Make a prompt report on the correct form to the council service center when a troop board of review is held.
  • Secure badges and certificates.
  • Work with the troop librarian to build and maintain a troop library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Merit Badge Coordinator

Jim Steedman

  • Recruits and coordinates troop merit badge counselors. Assists with registration process.
  • Works with Committee Chair to ensure merit badge counselors are registered with the Boy Scouts of America and
  • Works with Training Coordinator to ensure merit badge counselors are current with Boy Scout training requirements.
  • Meets with new troop merit badge counselors on understanding the Scouting program, merit badge requirements, what is expected from a merit badge counselor and how to find more information.
  • Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list.
  • Provide Scoutmaster with current list of troop merit badge counselor’s and contact information.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Outdoor Activities Coordinator

Jim McCormick

  • Help secure permission to use camping sites.
  • Serve as transportation coordinator.
  • Ensure a monthly outdoor program.
  • Promote the National Camping Award.
  • Promote, through family meetings, attendance at troop camp-outs, camporees and summer camp to reach the goal of an outing per month.
  • Secure tour permits for all troop activities.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Equipment Coordinator

Open Position

  • Supervise and help the troop procure camping equipment.
  • Work with the Quartermaster on inventory and proper storage and maintenance of all troop equipment.
  • Make periodic safety checks on all camping gear and encourage troops in the safe use of all outdoor equipment.
  • Work with Quartermaster on preparing patrol boxes for upcoming camping trips. Each patrol box should be ready to go at all times.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Membership Recruitment Coordinator

Open position

  • Work with Cub Scout packs to make a smooth transition of Webelos Scouts from pack to troop.
  • Help with the crossover ceremony of new Scouts.
  • Promote and encourage Scouts to recruit new members.
  • Assists Scoutmaster with planning of Woodsmoke and other recruitment activities.
  • Plan and coordinate the troop open house.
  • Work with Communications Coordinator with submitting marketing material to news print and on the web.
  • Assist in the orientation of new Scouting parents.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.

Fundraising Coordinator

Kelly Jensen

  • Make recommendations on fundraising activities.
  • Work with the leaders to provide fundraising training for youth and families.
  • Help the unit committee and leaders with popcorn and other fundraising events.
  • Provide sufficient fundraising opportunities so that boys can pay for their basic expenses and have money in their individual accounts.
  • Work with the Treasurer in conducting council-approved unit money-earning projects.
  • All fundraising activities and the profit allocation to the unit will be in compliance with BSA policy.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.


Communications Coordinator

Open position

  • Maintain troop web presence with troop website, Facebook and other forms of communications.
  • Update troop web presence with new or changes in activities  or schedules.
  • Promote past activities with pictures and articles to show how active the troop stays throughout the year.
  • Work with other committee members creating publishing materials for upcoming events and troop advertisements. Submit material for publishing and post on the web.
  • Maintain relationships with local newspaper contacts.
  • Ensures confidentiality of sensitive troop membership information.
  • Report to the troop committee at each meeting.