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Troop Roster shows positions from other units

When I choose to print a Troop roster and display the positions of the youth, positions that the Scouts hold in the Venturing Crew are displayed. This is confusing.

Elisabeth - the question then is what counts as POR for a scout ? If their only POR in in the crew then why not show that.

In my opinion, showing a POR on a unit report that has nothing to do with the unit doesn’t make sense. Being Treasurer of a Crew does not count towards any advancement in the Troop, and is extraneous information as far as the Troop is concerned.

What does the Guide to Advancement and the Scouts BSA list as approved POR?

If I read the requirements strictly, it looks pretty clear that the PORs can certainly overlap. For example the POR requirement for Star Rank (here’s a link to the current rank requirements) says:

While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four
months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility
(or carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to
help the troop):
Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior
patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative,
den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler,
junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster,
or outdoor ethics guide.
Venturing crew. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer,
den chief, historian, guide, quartermaster, chaplain aide, or outdoor
ethics guide.
Sea Scout ship. Boatswain, boatswain’s mate, purser, yeoman,
storekeeper, crew leader, media specialist, specialist, den chief,
or chaplain aide.
Lone Scout. Leadership responsibility in your school, religious
organization, club, or elsewhere in your community.

Based on this, it’s pretty clear that a First Class Scout in a Troop can use his time as a Crew’s Chaplain Aide to count as a POR. Otherwise, why bother listing it in the Scouts BSA requirements?

But it does count…

Because after earning First Class rank in a troop, a Venturer / Sea Scout has the option to continue Scouts BSA advancement while registered with a crew / ship. This is what the term “qualified Venturer or Sea Scout” means - they are “qualified” to continue Scouts BSA advancements in a crew / ship without having to be dual registered in a troop.

Jen & Steve - exactly my point in asking the OP to read carefully from the handbook and GtA. A seeming discard of POR time that could be used.