Sponsored By: A Group of Concerned Citizens of University Park
Meeting Location: University Park Elementary School
Meeting Times: Monday nights 7:00 - 8:30
Troop Committee Chair - Wade Nicolas
Scoutmaster - Charles Cockran
Troop Equipment Coordinator - Scott Smith
Membership Chair - Madeline Smith
Public Relations Chair - Dennis Burns
Treasurer - Grant Holmes
Advancement - Susan Fletcher
Records - Charles Holmes
Fund Raising Chair - Open
Council: Circle Ten Council
District: West Park
Troop 70 is chartered by a Group of Concerned Citizens of University Park which includes the parents of the boys in the Troop. The responsibility for the continued operation of the Troop is in the hands of the Troop Committee and the adult leaders. The Troop Committee is composed of the Chairman, and various committee heads who volunteer their time.
The Troop activities are largely run by the boy leaders. The boy leaders are selected by the adult leadership. This process allows some shyer, perhaps less popular scouts, to hold leadership positions which they otherwise might not be elected. Those scouts, who are not so popular, need the leadership experience more than the popular boys.
The Scouts are organized into patrols. Each patrol is headed by a patrol leader and an assistant patrol leader. The troop uses the same patrol names from year to year. They are, Beaver, Buck, Buffalo, Cobra, Eagle, Hawk, Panther, and Thunderbird. The medallions for these are available at Circle Ten Council, except for Thunderbird and it is available from the troop.
The operation of the patrol is the responsibility of the patrol leader and assistant patrol leader. A patrol dad, usually a dad of a boy in the patrol, serves as the adult adviser to the patrol leader. His function is to provide support and guidance when needed. The patrol father must refrain from doing the patrol leaders' job for him. If there are any issues that developed with the patrol's leaders, then the scoutmaster and or assistants are advised. Frequently an assistant scoutmaster is assigned to a patrol as well.
If the Patrol Father, or other parent, feels the Patrol Leader is somehow negligent in his duties or needs guidance, he is not to take direct action with the Patrol Leader. The Patrol Father is to inform the Scoutmaster or an assistant after which the adult leader will counsel with the boy leader as needed.