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Chaplain

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Job Description:

The Chaplain is appointed by the Committee Chairman to provide spiritual tone, guide the Chaplain Aide, give spiritual counseling, and promote the regular religious participation of each member.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a spiritual tone for meetings and activities.
  • Give guidance to the Chaplain Aide.
  • Promote regular participation of each member in the activities of the religious organization of his choice.
  • Visit homes of the Scouts in time of sickness or need.
  • Give spiritual counseling service when needed or requested.
  • Encourage Scouts to earn their appropriate religious emblems.
  • Report to the Committee each month.

Qualifications:

  • Be a registered adult leader at least 21 years old.
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.
  • Abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law.
  • Possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth.
  • All volunteers are expected to complete Youth Protection training. It is available online on the Web site http://olc.scouting.org. As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position.

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