Scoutmaster's Corner

Scouts, Adult Leaders and Families

What's a Scoutmaster's Corner?

Well this is space set aside for our Scoutmaster to share his thoughts and musings with the troop. Every week I will share some thoughts at our Troop meeting during the Scoutmaster's minute, but sometimes my thoughts take longer than "a minute" to share. When that happens I will try and write them down here rather than tie up our Troop meeting!

First I want to say how proud I am to have become YOUR Scoutmaster. It’s a big job, and I’ve been working with Mr. Michael for more than a year now to prepare. I am looking forward to the next few years, and seeing all of our Scouts grow into capable leaders. They are our future, and I feel that Scouting is a great place for them to explore, learn and grow skills that will last them a lifetime. As Lord Baden Powell said, “The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light”  I’ll be watching each and every boy, looking for it to come out.

About Our Scoutmaster – Mr. David H Goldenberg

Mr. Goldenberg joined Troop 22 in October 2011. Prior to being our Scoutmaster, Mr. Goldenberg served as Assistant Scoutmaster for Recruitment of New Scouts.

Mr. Goldenberg is also an active Amateur Radio Operator and volunteers with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service organizing emergency communication volunteers for local hospitals.

What is a Scoutmaster?

Job Description:

The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster works directly with the Scouts. The importance of the Scoutmaster's job is reflected in the fact that the quality of guidance will affect every youth and adult involved in the troop.

Scoutmaster Duties:

  • Train and guide junior leaders
  • Use the Methods of Scouting to achieve the Aims of Scouting
  • Work with responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys
  • Meet regularly with the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) for training and coordination in planning troop activities
  • Attend all troop meetings or when necessary arrange for a qualified adult substitute
  • Attend troop committee meetings
  • Conduct periodic parent meetings to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation
  • Take part in annual membership inventory and uniform inspection, charter review meeting, and charter presentation, and annual troop budget planning
  • Conduct Scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements
  • Provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered
  • Delegate responsibility to other adults and groups (assistants, troop committee) so that they have a real part in troop operations
  • Supervise troop elections
  • Make it possible for each Scout to experience at least 12 days and nights of camping each year
  • Participate in Council and District events
  • Build a strong program by using proven methods presented in Scouting literature
  • Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America

What's next around the Corner?

Stay tuned for regular updates. I’ll post information, ideas, and other topic related to scouting here…

 Yours in Scouting,


David H Goldenberg

Scoutmaster  - Troop 22

“But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people”

Sir Robert Baden-Powell - Founder of Boy Scouts