BSA Troop Committee Guidebook For Successful Troop Operation,
Copyright 1998, Boy Scouts of America, ISBN 0-8395-4505-3:
The troop committee is the troop's board of directors and supports the troop program. But you ask, "What does the troop committee do?" The troop committee does 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.
* 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.
* Supports the Scoutmaster in working with individual boys and problems that may affect the overall 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.