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The Troop is lead by the Scoutmaster who is the adult leader responsible for the image, program, and orderly operation of the Troop. Our Assistant Scoutmasters aid the Scoutmaster in program delivery and supervision of the Scouts. The Troop Committee, led by the Committee Chairman, supports the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters in delivering a quality program, and handles Troop administration. The members of our Troop Committee include parents of current scouts, parents of former scouts, former scouts, and interested community members. 

Boy Scouts is a youth run program. All troop meetings and most troop activities are planned and run by the boys. Our adult leaders offer support and guidance, but the boys run the program. 

Patrols 

The Troop is made up of Patrols. Each boy joining the Troop is placed in a Patrol. Patrols are the building blocks of Scouting. A Patrol is a team of six to eight Scouts. The Patrol is lead by a Patrol Leader recommended by the Scoutmaster and confirmed by the Junior Leaders. He may recommend an Assistant Patrol Leader who is also confirmed by the Junior Leaders. 

The Troop is run through the "Patrol Method." The Patrol Method helps the boys work as a unit and allows the Scouts to learn and contribute more. For example: Scouts plan their menu and buy, cook, eat, and clean up after their meals as a Patrol. 

Patrols are such an important element of Scouting, that part of each Troop meeting is set-aside for “Patrol Corners”. During this time weekly dues are collected, uniforms inspected, Patrol based planning and training activities occur. At other times, a Patrol may meet outside of a Troop Meeting for a special Patrol activity.

Junior Leaders 

The Boy Scouts of America is a youth run program. Primary responsibility for the planning and operation of our program, events, and activities falls to our Junior Leaders. The Troop’s Junior Leaders (“JL”s, also known as the “Green Bar” because of the green bars running through their badges of rank) are the members of the Senior Patrol. Junior leaders include the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides, and any other positions the Scoutmaster deems appropriate for inclusion in the Junior Leadership ranks.

As the youth leaders of the Troop, the Junior Leaders set the example for the other Scouts to follow. A Scout who accepts a junior leadership position must take his position very seriously. A junior leader readily follows and respects the instructions of others. He will always do his best and try his hardest to complete those tasks assigned to him. He must show initiative in responding to the problems of running the Troop and the task. At all times, he must act maturely. A junior leader works hard to master his position in the Troop and to know his role and job. This in particular includes completing the research and preparation that is necessary outside the Troop meeting and other Troop activities to successfully complete his assigned tasks

Adult Leaders 

Adult volunteer leaders are the foundation on which a successful scouting program is built. We have a number of adult volunteers who serve as registered leaders, troop committee members, or in similar positions, however, every parent can assist in the support and operation of the troop. This may include working on our various fundraising activities such as our bottle drive, car wash and pancake breakfast, or by acting as a merit badge counselor, giving a skill demonstration at a troop meeting, providing transportation to and from our many trips and activities, and/or attending a troop outing or activity. 

Parents of scouts who are new to the troop, or who have just crossed over from Cub Scouts can observe the operation of the troop as “a youth led program” by watching the older scouts apply the “Patrol Method” of leadership. The Patrol Method provides the opportunity for the youth leaders to plan and lead activities, train younger scouts, and to develop and practice leadership skills.

Committee Members

Interested parents are invited to attend the Troop Committee meetings. These meetings are generally held the first Thursday of every month at the Maynard Public Library

The following is the Troop 130 Committee and Leaders:

Name

Troop Position

Robert Hill

Scoutmaster

John O’Buck*

Assistant Scoutmaster

Ken Roith*

Assistant Scoutmaster

Wil Hahn*

Assistant Scoutmaster

Yiao-Tee Hsia*

Assistant Scoutmaster

George Yates*

Charter Organization Institutional Head/CR

Kevin Schomacker

Committee Chair

Julia Roith

Secretary

Justine St. John, Robert Hale

Activities Coordinators

Ken DeMars

Advancement

Gary Thorburn

Treasurer

Paul Scheiner

Quartermaster

Christine Thorp

Committee Member

Dave Cox*

Committee Member

Don Foss

Committee Member

Donna Foss

Committee Member

Paul Jacques

Committee Member

Eliot Madow

Committee Member

Doug Hahn

Committee Member

Gary Jones

Committee Member

Tim O’Neil

Committee Member

John Sullivan

Committee Member

David Jones

Committee Member

Paul Brennan

Committee Member

Will Foss*

Unit College Scouter Reserve

Emmett Karner*

Unit College Scouter Reserve

Mark Brennan

Committee Member

Adam Crossland

Committee Member

Patricia Crossland

Committee Member

Geoff Nelson

Committee Member

Kristen Reyzer

Committee Member

Jason Schomacker*

Unit College Scouter Reserve

James Kutlowski*

Unit College Scouter Reserve

Patrick Schomacker*

Unit Scouter Reserve

*Eagle Scout

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