Every successful Troop 505 Expedition starts with great leadership and planning. Our Troop Expedition Agenda is designed and booked every year in October. And by the 1st of December our PLC will vote in a final Troop Expedition Agenda and post it on the homepage of our Troop website.
The SPL is responsible, with the help of the PLC, for detailing each day of the Troop Expedition at least 3 weeks prior to the departure using the TROOP 505 SENIOR PATROL LEADER ITINERARY. This schedule must be presented to the Scoutmaster for final approval and presented to the Patrol Leaders at SPL 3 weeks prior to departure to allow time for proper Troop Duty Roster development.
A good Troop Duty Roster assigns equal work for everyone in the Troop. Done properly it will help maintain order, everyone will know their assigned duties and no Scout will have to worry that they are doing more than their share. Everyone will be assured the opportunity to be an active member of their Patrol.
The Troop 505 Duty Roster must be completed by the assigned Patrol 1 week prior to departure and approved by the SPL at least 72 hours prior to departure.
The Troop 505 Duty Roster is completed in two parts. The Duty Roster for the trip programming is completed by the Program Patrol assigned by the SPL: TROOP 505 PROGRAM PATROL DUTY ROSTER. The Duty Roster for the trip service items are completed by the Service Patrol assigned by the SPL: TROOP 505 SERVICE PATROL DUTY ROSTER.
Upon completion of the Program and Service Patrol Duty Roster(s) the Quartermaster must confirm the Quartermaster responsibilities of the Duty Roster(s) are properly assigned and equipment is properly allocated by Patrol with the completion the TROOP 505 QUARTERMASTER REGISTER. The SPL must approve the final Quartermaster Plan 72 hours prior to departure.
Each Patrol is responsible for assigning a Patrol Grubmaster. To help aide the Grubmaster in planning and assigning responsibilities for meal planning and preparation the assigned Scout must complete the TROOP 505 GRUBMASTER RECORD. The ASPL must approve the final Quartermaster Plan 72 hours prior to departure.
You are not ready, if your patrol is not ready. The Troop is not ready, unless all Patrols are ready. When the Troop is ready, then you are ready.