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CONTENTS Quartermaster Corps Roster Quartermaster Corps Job Descriptions Troop Gear for Treks Patrol Gear for Treks Personal Kit for Treks Patrol Kitchens Sanitation Tents Checking Out Gear Checking-In Gear Blank Forms 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 14 15 .
QUARTERMASTER CORPS ROSTER Troop Quartermaster: Phone: Email: Red Patrol Quartermaster: Phone: Blue Patrol Quartermaster: Phone: Gold Patrol Quartermaster: Phone: Orange Patrol Quartermaster: Phone: Email: Email: Email: Email: ASPL / Program: Phone: Email: Quartermaster Advisor: Phone: Email: 1 of 15 .
Make suggestions for new. the Scout Law and the Outdoor Code. Show Scout Spirit. 2 of 15 . to the Equipment Coordinator on the Troop Committee. Oversee the annual redistribution of patrol equipment so that each Patrol has their necessary equipment based on the make-up of the patrols. Oversee and hold responsibility for the Quartermasters Shed. Work with the Patrol Quartermasters to ensure that all equipment is being maintained properly. Set a proper example for other Scouts to follow. or replacement items. Assign a representative to be responsible for troop gear on activities when not personally participating.“Program” The Troop Quartermaster will: Hold the rank of First Class or higher. Live by the Scout Oath. Serve as a voting member of the Patrol Leaders' Council.QUARTERMASTER CORPS JOB DESCRIPTIONS TROOP QUARTERMASTER Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader Responsible to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader . Review all troop equipment before and after activities to ensure proper use & maintenance. Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly. Store and maintain inventory of all troop and patrol equipment.
PATROL QUARTERMASTER Appointed by the Patrol Leader. Quartermaster Advisor / Equipment Coordinator Responsible to the Troop Committee Chairman Supervise and help the troop procure camping equipment Work with and mentor the Quartermaster Corps Liaison between the Troop Committee and Quartermaster Corps on matters of budget and purchasing gear and equipment. Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly. Review all patrol equipment before and after activities to ensure proper use & maintenance. Assist the Troop Quartermaster to oversee and maintain the Quartermasters Shed. Responsible to: The Troop Quartermaster & Their Patrol Leader The Patrol Quartermaster will: Hold the rank of Second Class or higher. Set a proper example for other Scouts to follow. Live by the Scout Oath. Report to the Troop Committee 3 of 15 . Store and maintain inventory of all patrol equipment. Show Scout Spirit. the Scout Law and the Outdoor Code. Communicate the equipment needs of his Patrol to the Troop Quartermaster.
Serves as assistant in support of the SPL. Assist the Senior Patrol Leader in leading meetings and activities. Set a proper example for other Scouts to follow. the Scout Law and the Outdoor Code. Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly. Instructors. Act as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the SPL. Ensure that a closing campfire is arranged for each troop meeting. Ensure that there are “Games” (either skill based or patrol competition) being provided at all troop meetings. Scout Spirit 4 of 15 . Live by the Scout Oath. The ASPL (PROGRAM) will: Hold the rank of First Class or higher. Serve as a voting member of the Patrol Leaders' Council (Except when assuming the role of SPL in the PLC). Train and supervise the Troop Quartermaster. Trek Honcho. Ensure that there is “Skills” Instruction being provided at all troop meetings.ASSISTANT SENIOR PATROL LEADER – “PROGRAM” Elected to a 1-year term by the members of the Troop.
He will accomplish this through the use of several boxes of gear. These should be included on every Trek.TROOP GEAR FOR TREKS The Troop Quartermaster is responsible to keep the Troop Organized and Prepared on a Trek. Flag Box American Flag 3x5 Red Troop Flag Pulleys Clips Halyard Axe Yard Box Axe & Hatchet Sharpening Kit Gloves and Glasses 4 Fence Stakes Yellow Rope Quartermaster's Store Spare Tent parts Spare Stove Parts Lantern Mantles Rope & Whipping Twine Hammer/Small sledge hammer Fencing Tool Spare Stakes Tool Kit Troop First Aid Kit (Half-sized Chuck Box painted White with a Red Cross) 5 of 15 .
PATROL GEAR FOR TREKS Each Patrol Quartermaster will ensure that his Patrol is properly equipped for the Trek they are on. These include (but not limited to): Scrubbie Sponge(s) Paper Towels Cooking Oil Dish Soap Trash Bags Toilet Paper Foil Propane 6 of 15 Matches/Lighter Charcoal Lantern Mantles . Propane Tank (It is up to the Patrol to fill the Tank) Propane “Tree” Propane Lantern Head Propane Stove W/Hose Patrol First Aid Kit Patrol Chitchen/Chuckbox (Stocked) Dish Pans Patrol Gear Box Patrol Coolers Locking Food Box Patrol Drink Cooler Fire Buckets Patrol Flag The Patrol Grubmaster will be responsible to supply “Patrol Expendables” for the Trek. Each Patrol will have: 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 2-man Eureka Timberline Tents (More available as needed) Pop-Up Dinning Fly.
PERSONAL KIT FOR TREKS Each Scout is responsible for their own kit. 7 of 15 . This list is provided so that the Patrol Quartermaster can share it with their Patrol Members and clarify that they will be expected to have their own kit packed and with them. The Patrol Quartermaster is not responsible for this gear. Each Scout should have: Sleeping Bag Sleeping Pad (Preferably Closed-Cell Foam) Toiletries o Toothbrush and Toothpaste o Biodegradable Soap o Personal supply of Toilet Paper o Biodegradable Shampoo o Comb/Brush Clothing o Extra Socks o Extra Underwear o Spare Pants or Shorts o Swim Trunks o Jacket (Appropriate weight) o Troop Beanie o Rain Gear o Gloves Mess Kit o Spork or Vittles Kit o Cup o Bowl (optional) Ten Essentials o Personal First Aid Kit o Sunscreen o Pocket Knife o Compass & Map o o o o Flashlight Rain Gear Extra Clothing Trail Food (No Candy or Junk Food / Not stored in Tent) o Water Bottle or Canteen o Fire Starters Optional Gear: o Chair o Battery Operated Lantern o Spare shoes All Gear should be packed into a single soft-sided duffle bag.
The Patrol Grubmaster will be responsible to supply “Patrol Expendables” for the Trek. they will need to Check-Out a Dutch Oven(s). These include (but not limited to): Scrubbie Sponge(s) Paper Towels Cooking Oil Dish Soap Trash Bags Toilet Paper Foil Propane Matches/Lighter Charcoal Lantern Mantles If the Patrol intends to do Dutch Oven Cooking. Each Patrol Kitchen / Chuckbox will contain: 3 Dish Pans 1 Dish Scrub Brush 1 Large Pot W/Lid 1 Medium Pot W/Lid 1 Coffee Pot 1 Large Mixing Bowl 2 Medium Bowls 1 Small Mixing Bowl 2 Spatulas 1 Serving Spoon 1 Slotted Spoon 1 Ladle 1 Meat Fork 2 Large Knives 2 Paring Knives 1 Can Opener 1 Peeler 2 Spreaders 10 Stainless Steel Plates 1 Pair Leather Gloves 1 set of silverware 1 Large Cutting Board 1 Small Cutting Board 1 Cast Iron Skillet A Patrol may add to their Chuckbox’s inventory. but they are responsible to maintain the basic inventory and replace anything lost or damaged. 8 of 15 . as well as a Dutch Oven Cooking Set. Dutch Oven Cooking Set Includes: Charcoal Tongs Charcoal Starter Gloves Lid Stand Cake Rack Lid Lifter Dutch Ovens will be returned properly cleaned and oiled.PATROL KITCHENS Each Patrol will be issued a fully stocked Patrol Kitchen / Chuckbox. and possibly a Cooking Table.
we try to put younger kids on the first two dishtubs.hopefully with minimal sibling squabbling.except for the water...com) Most campers are environmentally conscious and prefer to stick with reusable rather than disposable kitchen items but give in to the throwaways because washing dishes while camping seems like such a daunting or impossible task. What Equipment Do You Need?? When setting up our camping dishwashing station.. Actually. which sometimes is worse than doing the dishes myself! Step One: Heat The Water Immediately after dinner is ready. We keep all of things packed in our kitchen box. or utensils used. (Barrowed From Your-Camping-Guidebook...and this is the only place we use disposable paper good item. the dirty dishes. we put two..and then do the third one afterwards because that is what works for us with the equipment we have. Step Two: Wipe The Plates After dinner.. One pot will be in the largest cooking pot we have. We put the paper towels in the fire ring to be burned later during our campfire.. for the other we use our coffeepot. we put two or three pots of water to boil on the stove while we are eating..everyone takes a paper towel and wipes their plate and silverware clean of any food particles.SANITATION Dirty Dishes cause disease and illness. cups. So here is the easy step-by-step camping dishwashing process that we faithfully use to wash dishes when we are camping. 9 of 15 .while parents will do. We use this method on both our family camping trips as well as our scouting trips where everyone brings a mess kit and there are no throwaway plates. This can be done with one paper towel and it is an important step to help to keep the food particles out of the washtub. and the human of course! Paper Towels Your Favorite Dishsoap A Dishcloth/Sponge/Scrubby Tongs Three Dishpans Hot Water Cool Water A splash of bleach or sanitizing tablets (optional) Dirty Dishes A Human Dishwasher Okay. footnote. first we start with the equipment list. older teenage types on the boiling water tub... This is the best description of properly doing dishes available.
some put a few drops of bleach in the tub (health safety standards recommend 1 teaspoon of bleach for every 2 gallons of water).. sterilization. the dishes come out of Tub A and into Tub B where you agitate a little to rinse off the soap. and C to make it easy to follow along with the directions. whichever works best for you. They easily nest inside each other and you can put a bunch of your kitchen stuff inside the top one for storage. and while they are in there. Start with the cleanest dishes first.. Tub C is for sterilization. biodegradable soap such as Campsuds or one of the Dr. with the tongs take the clean.. or use a portable dish drainer if you like... then fill the tub halfway with regular water. the rinsing tub. camping dishwashing is very simple and easy to do. You should be using an environmentally safe.. This is a very important part of your camping dishwashing station. I will call them A. leaving the dirtiest dishes. We fill the tub 1/3 of the way with cool water. Step Five: The Washing Process Using a paper towel. One paper towel is good for wiping several plates. partly because I really broke down the steps into baby steps to make sure I was explaining it well.. and the rest (about 2/3) with hot water. You want as little food as possible to be in the tub when washing. Tub B is the rinsing tub and gets just plain water in it. sterilized dishes out of Tub C. just like you do in a sink. it sounds like a complicated procedure. This is a personal preference. Spread some paper towels.Step Three: Set Up The Wash Tubs Now it is time to get the three tubs out. to Tub C. B. or right to left.and probably with a lot less water than you use at home! 10 of 15 . Your dishes are done in no time at all. These are just cheap ordinary rectangular dish tubs you can get at Wal-Mart. After washing.not to the top.. for last.. thoroughly wipe any food residue off of the plates. usually the pots and pans and mixing bowls.don't skip it!!! Some people like to use sterilization tablets. Bronner's natural soaps. and let them drip dry upside down (we do spread out paper towels for this which we reuse all weekend) And that is it! Now in writing this. Now the dishes get moved from Tub B. The first dishes to be washed will be placed in Tub A with the soapy water and dishcloth or sponge.put these washed dishes in Tub B to rinse. I like the water to be warm when I am washing the dishes while my husband likes cool water (which feels yucky to me!).. I usually fill the tubs only halfway or a little more. we add some to warm this tub up.but we use only pure boiling hot water. But really.. This is extremely hot and you will need tongs to pull the dishes out of this tub. When the hot water is ready. We put a few squirts of dish soap in here. You can work from left to right. Step Four: Prepare The Tubs Tub A is for washing. Be careful when you put the dishes in so you don't splash the hot water on yourself! Let the dishes sit a few minutes in the boiling water (Tub C) while you go back to Tub A and wash some more dirty dishes.
.but here are some important steps you should take when washing your dishes at your campsite to make sure you protect the area so many can enjoy it in the future as well.and will be the dirtiest of the three tubs (remember.and it is done this way to wash out and clean up your dishtubs without using any more water than you already used for the dishes! First dump out the water in Tub A. and cups. Never pour it into a river or lake. Go ahead and dump the water from Tub A again......but it is not at all. Finally.. If possible. Now. is more harmful to the environment than using paper and plastic disposables.check out the minimal impact method of dumping your water in the next section!) Now... All of the research I have done points to camping dishwashing with resuable plates.. So now you have water in only Tub A and Tub B... Now pour the water from Tub B into Tub A so Tub B is clean and empty. Put Tub B upside down with the clean dishes to dry. most importantly.... because you are using soap and water. This was the washing water with the soap. or camping that does as little damage as possible to the environment. We always set up a three-tub camping dishwashing station.. There are many debates as to whether camping dishwashing.and the dishes come out clean and.and you are done! And your dishes are done too! This is the method I learned 12 years ago when I was a Cub Scout mom and leader.dump the boiling water (it won't be boiling hot anymore) from Tub C into Tub B.. or any water source as this will contaminate the water! 11 of 15 . pots. Some Rules For Your Camping Dishwashing Station To Both Keep Your Dishes Clean While Leaving Minimal Impact On The Environment As campers we love nature and its beauty and try to do the best we can to promote Leave No Trace camping.Dumping the Dishwater Be sure to read the next section to make sure you dispose of your dirty dishwater with as minimal impact as possible on the environment!!! Now it is time to clean up the camping dishwashing area! The method that we use to dispose of the dishwater also sounds a little complicated. silverware. sanitary. Turn it upside down with your other clean dishes to dry. Make sure you wash and dispose of the waste water at least 100 feet from any water source.and we have used it on every family campout and Boy Scout training and troop campout I have been on.. dispose of the water in Tub A and turn it over to dry... and Tub A is getting its final rinse with the batch of hot rinse water. use small quantities of biodegradable soap..dump the rinse water from Tub B into the empty Tub A (this gives Tub A a rinse with water that you already have).. as being the preferred method. and disposing of it. So now Tub C is empty and clean and you are done with it.
using the three-pan method for camping dishwashing takes a few extra steps than using a running spigot. This should only be about 5 minutes. and your dishes! Cleaning a Dutch Oven Cleaning a Dutch Oven is a two-step process. While the Dutch oven is not too hot.to maintain the seasoned coating. If you can't dig a hole. On many campouts I have seen people washing their dishes/pots/pans under a running spigot on their site. Discard the dirty water and rinse the pot with clean water. This is not an acceptable practice of camping dishwashing for several reasons. Put the lid on and heat it . The heat of the fire will heat up the metal. Check that you've gotten all the food off and repeat if needed. First. Step #1 . the water is not being dispersed of properly to encourage natural filtration.to remove food.and for you.. If possible. Use a clean paper towel to wipe off all excess oil so there is just a thin film of protection from moisture until the next time you use it. sanitary for the environment. dig a small hole to pour the water into. You first remove all food bits and then maintain the seasoned coating. Remember to never use any soap! Step #2 . Remove it from the heat and let it cool a few minutes. make sure everyone has scooped out the last edible parts. driving out any moisture and having the lid open a bit will let that moisture escape. Then. but it is proper camping technique. 12 of 15 . Thoroughly dry the Dutch oven. spread it over the ground to encourage natural filtration. to allow the ground to filter the water and return it back to the water source in its own natural way. pour a few inches of clean water into the oven.. the running water is a huge waste of excess water! Second.you could do this while you're enjoying the meal. When it's cool enough to work with. use a paper towel to rub a small amount of unflavored vegetable oil all over the inside and outside. use a plastic food scraper or sponge to scrape off the last bits of food that should be pretty soft and loose now.. Yes. When the Dutch oven is cool enough to work with.. your family. . Hang it over or set it by the fire with the lid slightly askew.
and if you take care of them they will provide excellent shelter. This will house up to six Scouts. All Tents should be Set Up and checked out before and after a Trek. Patrol Quartermasters are encouraged to keep track of who had which tent. Each Patrol will be permanently issued three tents. and keep that record for several months. Every time. heavy snow in the Sierras. Entire Tent Ground Cloth Each Pole Ridge Key Stakes Pole Bag Stake Bag Tent Bag $125 (Including losing just Body or Fly) $10 $3 $5 $1 $2 $2 $5 To avoid losing pieces.TENTS Boy Scout Troop 413 has been using the EUREKA TIMBERLINE 2-Man Tent for decades. when the tent is erected the bags should all be stuffed into the tent Bag and that Tent Bag should be placed back into the Gear Box. These tents have held up to heavy winds in Death Valley. amazing rain in the Sangre DeCristo Mountains of New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch. Additional tents may be checked out as needed. If pieces go missing they will pay to replace them. Each Tent includes: 1 Tent Body 1 Rain Fly 1 Ground Cloth 17 Poles 2 Ridge Keys 8 Stakes 1 Tent Bag 1 Pole Bag 1 Stake Bag The Patrol is responsible for the tents in their care. This is an excellent tent for most activities. 13 of 15 . Spare tents Checked-Out will be opened and inspected at Check-In.
CHECKING OUT GEAR At the Troop Meeting before a Trek. Then the Patrol Quartermaster will take a helper and go out to the Quartermaster Store and checkout the requisite gear the Patrol needs. or another. SPL and Scoutmaster. Stove. He will have a Quartermaster Check-Out Form. Only Quartermasters are to be inside the Quartermaster’s Store. All Gear Checked out of the Quartermaster’s Store will be documented. All other gear will be individually inspected when Checked out and In. the Quartermaster and Patrol Leader will discuss it with the Quartermaster. Patrol Kitchen/Chuckboxes will be Checked in and out as one item. Scout is responsible for damaged or lost gear. Gear will be signed in and out. Propane Tree. Gear not checked in will be brought back at the next troop meeting. the Patrol Grubmaster and Quartermaster will coordinate and determine the equipment needs for the Patrol. The Scout who signed out the gear is responsible for it’s return. Hose and Lantern as one Item. already completed. 14 of 15 . the Quartermaster will open the Quartermaster’s Store and allow the Patrols to Check-in as much gear as possible. If a. Dirty or incomplete gear will not be accepted. in-hand. CHECKING-IN GEAR When the Troop returns from a Trek. Patrol Gear Boxes will be checked in and out with the Three Patrol Tents.
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.Troop 413 Quartermaster Gear Check-Out Sheet Patrol: Patrol Quartermaster: Checked Out (Troop QM Signature) Date out: Sign: ITEM (Please list each item individually) Item Number Checked In (Troop QM Signature) All Gear must be checked in an out through the Troop Quartermaster in the same condition.
GRUBMASTER GEAR LIST (Give to Patrol Quartermaster) .