Committee Chairperson Oath of Office

The goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs.

It will soon be your charge as our new committee chairperson to dedicate yourself in seeing that this troop continues to deliver the Promise…

The first acquisition a new Scout is likely to make is his personal copy of the Boy Scout Handbook. The pages fast become dog-eared because of constant use. The handbook is a book of dreams, dreams of "Adventure . . . hiking along trails . . . canoeing across misty lakes . . . a patrol bike-hike . . . a plunge into a cool mountain lake." It also talks of being prepared to help others, and of the values Scouting stands for. It tells a new Scout that he will have a voice in how his troop operates, and may even have the opportunity to lead.


(Narrator) On my honor...

 Do you promise you will be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) I will do my best…

Do you promise to live up to the points of the Scout Oath, measuring your achievements against your own high standards and not to be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) To do my duty to God…

Religious leaders and society teach about God and the ways one can serve.

Do you promise to use your wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs?

(New Chair)  I do.


 

(Narrator) And my country. . .

Do you promise to follow the By-Laws as set forth in our Troop Guidebook, to follow the guidelines of our Chartered Partner Organization and the policies and practices of the Boy Scouts of America?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) And to obey the Scout Law. . .

Do you promise to follow the twelve points of the Scout Law allowing it to serve as my guide in leading me toward wise choices?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) To help other people at all times. . .

There are many people who will need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease their burden.  Do you promise to help out whenever possible in doing your part?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) To keep myself physically strong. . .

In taking caring of yourself, do you promise to will be able to better serve the Troop and set the example for others?

(New Chair)  I do.


(Narrator) Mentally awake. . .

Do you promise to continue to develop your mind in becoming an outstanding leader in understanding others?  And promise to have the attitude and the willingness to ask questions, and to learn and to make fair and just decisions?

(New Chair)  I do.


 

(Narrator) And morally straight…

Do you promise to strive to be a person of strong character, to be open and honest in your relationships with others?  Do you further promise to respect and defend the rights of all people, being clean in speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs?

(New Chair)  I do.


By the power vested in me under the charge and guidance of the members of this troop along with the governing board of the Pleasant Valley Grange you are hereby dully installed as Committee Chairman of Troop 460.

Congratulations…

 

D. A. Rich  2012

Here is the protocol for installation of the Troop Committee Chairperson