Scout Leadership

Troop Youth Leadership

Appointed by SPL

Click HERE for Job Descriptions for the positions listed below

  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

  • ASPL/Games - Set up and run fun and competitive games at troop meetings and other activities. Obtain, mark, organize and store equipment that we can use over and over for games.

  • Quartermaster

  • Historian

  • Webmaster

  • Scribe

  • Instructor

  • Outdoor Ethics Guide

  • Librarian

  • Chaplain Aide

Appointed by Scoutmaster

...serve actively in your unit for X months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the unit)....

A Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project can take many forms, and be designed to correspond with the Scout’s interests and abilities. As the Guide to Advancement suggests, a Scout can propose a leadership project that he finds particularly interesting.

Perhaps a Scout who especially enjoys first aid could create some resources for his fellow Scouts, engage expert instructors, and advise the quartermaster on assembling a troop first aid kit. A set of responsibilities that correspond to the lessons of the listed positions could be created by the Scout himself, in collaboration with the Scoutmaster, or another Scouter. Those responsibilities are approved in advance by the Scoutmaster, and the Scout’s progress is monitored and evaluated for fulfillment of the rank requirement.

4 meetings/month @ 2 hours each - 8 hours

1 event/month @ 4 hours each - 4 hours

Total = 12 hours

50-75% attendance = 6-8 hours

==> ~6-8 hours project work = 1 month service

Patrol Leaders' CouncilThe Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, all Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides, and others as determined by your PLC. The PLC plans the yearly Troop program at the annual Troop program planning conference. The PLC meets monthly to develop plans for upcoming meetings and activities. At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly Troop meetings. The PLC is guided by the Scoutmaster. The Troop Committee interacts with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

The PLC is composed of the following voting members:

  • Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - SPL runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.

    • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) - Is a member of the PLC and fills in for the SPL as needed.

    • Patrol Leader (PL) - Represents his patrol at PLC meetings. Reports PLC decisions to his patrol.

    • Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) - Is a member of the PLC and fills in for the PL as needed.

    • Troop Guide - Attends PLC meetings if not meeting with new-Scout patrol.

    • Scribe - Prepares the agenda for PLC meetings. Attends and keeps the minutes of PLC meetings. Records the adopted Troop Meeting Plans.

The PLC can include others who may be assigned tasks and may be voting or non-voting members such as:

  • Instructors - May be assigned training tasks or report on previous training.

    • Quartermaster - May report on condition and availability of Troop equipment and needs.

    • Librarian - May report on condition and availability of the Troop library and needs.

    • Historian, Chaplain Aide, etc.