Troop Committee Chair, Troop 149, Arlington, VA here. Former Cubmaster and Cub Scout leader of 9 years. One of my 3 boys is an Eagle Scout and hopefully two to go. I made it to Star Scout in my day.
As sited by others, Committee members do lots more in our Troop. Thankfully, I get to lead many high adventure outings. Off to the Goshen Scout reservation for a weeklong high adventure backpacking trip this weekend. Trip will include rock climbing, kayaking, black powder rifle shooting, tomahawk throwing and smithing. Good fun. Half our crew in hammocks. Here is a photo of two of the boys still asleep in there hammocks on a recent training trip. Great that they are now completely self sufficient in pitching it all. My rig is the pic before it:
Off to the Boundary Water of Canada next summer at the BSA Atikokan Base.
I too was devastated last year when someone sent me the updated guide to safe scouting language on alchy stoves. If you take it strictly soda can stoves are out but ones like Tinny at Mini Bull Designs makes (the non-soda can burners) can still be used. They are commercially available ...
Yours in Scouting