Boy Scout Troop 202
Carmel, IN


Troop Historian


Description: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader to document the history and events of the troop with reports, photos, and keepsakes.  Responsible to safeguard all historical items and pass them on to successor in role.
Reports To: Senior Patrol Leader or an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Gather as much history of the troop as possible, in whatever form is available. Talk to former members of the troop and record conversations. Collect mementos and other artifacts when possible.
Collect and share information and news articles about notable accomplishments by troop members in Scouting and in their outside activities - school, sports, community, etc.
Update and maintain the "Our History" portion of the Troop 202 youth website.  Submit updates to the youth Webmaster.
Take care of troop trophies, ribbons, and other awards. Keep them organized, accessible, in good condition, and ready to turn over to the next Historian.
Help build troop pride by displaying photos, mementos, and awards from time to time.
Maintain a slide show for sharing as requested at courts of honor and other special events. Obtain photos from recent trips to keep the show current, removing photos from older trips.
Keep a journal or scrapbook of troop events for historical purposes. Include photographs and maps when possible. The journal may be used by Scouts in future years to look back and know what kinds of things the troop was doing. It can also be used for recruiting new Scouts.
Eligibility: First Class rank or higher, unless special approval is given by the Scoutmaster
File of CDs/DVDs containing troop photos (obtain from previous Historian)
Troop 202 ribbons, trophies, mementos, etc. (obtain from previous Historian)
Troop 202 journal/scrapbook (obtain from previous Historian)
Troop 202 Youth Website - Our History page (work with youth Webmaster to update)