The Scoutmaster is supported in his duties by numerous Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs) in order to lessen the burden on one man and to ensure that the Troop runs smoothly. Many of these assistants take on specialized roles within the Troop while others serve in multiple fields to assist wherever needed.
Assistant Scoutmaster of AdvancementEdit
This role is typically split between two assistants. One oversees the monthly Board of Reviews, gathers volunteer Board Examiners, and maintains the Troop's Merit Badge Counselors. He is also in charge of handling the massive influx of blue cards from Horseshoe. Scouts with any questions regarding ranks or Merit Badges can seek guidance from this ASM.
The other Assistant Scoutmaster is responsible for the Eagle Boards. He is tasked with handling all paperwork required for approval of the rank and scheduling the board for each prospective Eagle Scout. This ASM does not only work on the approval end of the rank but he is also available to help scouts plan and execute their projects. Current: Paul Clemente
Assistant Scoutmaster of GroundsEdit
The Assistant Scoutmaster of Grounds handles the day-to-day maintenance required for the Cabin. He works in conjunction with the youth Quartermaster of Grounds and helps to organize work days when needed. With projects like the massive tree removal on the grounds as well as Birthday preparations, grounds cane be an incredibly busy role.
Current: Chuck Barton
Assistant Scoutmaster of RecruitingEdit
The Assistant Scoutmaster of Recruiting and the youth Den Chiefs work with Cub Scout packs to recruit new members after their Crossover ceremony. Through numerous camping events, tours of the grounds, and meetings the Troop is kept at a healthy level with a steady supply of new members. The ASM of recruiting also remains as a contact for new scouts in the Troop once they have crossed over. There is no set term as the adult can work for as many years as he wishes.
Current: Bob Pacca
Assistant Scoutmaster in CampEdit
Tasked with ensuring that the Troop's week at Horseshoe is productive, fun, and safe, the Scoutmaster in Camp has an intense yet brief job. In addition to overseeing the Troop's campers, he is largely responsible for maintaining and improving Lisle campsite both during summer camp and throughout the year.
Current: Bill Kiniry
Miscellaneous Assistant ScoutmastersEdit
Many leaders still contribute greatly to the program without having a specific role or designated title. For instance, Richard T. Bensing, although retired from the Scoutmaster position, continues to spend countless hours working on the Cabin, aiding the Boards, and assisting with Eagle projects. Others like Tom Donnelly are a constant presence at Troop events.