Responsibilities of Assistant Scoutmasters and Patrol Advisors depend on the qualifications and interests of the respective adult. Examples of responsibilities include:
- Serve as the troop leader in the absence of the Scoutmaster.
- Be responsible to the Scoutmaster for program and activities of the troop.
- Participate in monthly camping/hiking activities of the troop and provide assistance as requested by the Scoutmaster.
- Work with Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in administering troop operations.
- Work with Webelos Den leaders related to the Troop.
- Coordinate joint Webelos Den-Troop activities.
- Be responsible for the troop’s participation in district and council activities.
- Attend training courses and District roundtable.
- Be responsible for the care of all troop equipment.
- Serve as adviser for a patrol.
- Serve as a resource person for the patrol.
- Attend patrol meetings regularly (patrol meetings are held at troop meetings).
- Involve the resources of the Scout families to benefit the troop.
- Support the Patrol Leader with advice and counseling.
- Aid the Patrol Leader in planning activities.
- Report to the Scoutmaster on patrol needs.
All uniformed leaders in Troop 777 receive the same recognition patches that the scouts receive for attending activities such as hikes, camporees, and other special events. They also receive year pins at the Court of Honor (March, June, September and December) following their anniversary date.
Additionally, adults can earn leardship recognition commonly known as Leader Knots:
Adults are also eligible for the Veteran’s Award. This award recognizes an adult for tenure in Boy Scouts; adult and youth years.