Patrol Leaders Council
PLC Meets every week during the Troop meeting
The patrol leaders’ council is made up of the senior patrol leader, who presides over the meetings; the assistant senior patrol leader, all patrol leaders, and the troop guide. The patrol leaders’ council plans the yearly troop program at the annual troop program planning conference. It then meets monthly to fine-tune the plans for the upcoming month.
Here are some great resources for planning troop meetings.
- Troop Leader Resources at TroopLeader.org
- Troop Program Resources at ProgramResources.org
Troop Webmaster will upload files on Troop Google Drive and they will appear below.
The following election rules were developed by the Patrol Leaders Council.
Troop Position Responsibilities can be found on our website.
All Scouts, regardless of position, need to fill out a Youth Leadership Application. All applications need to be turned into the SPL by the beginning of the elections meeting. SPL candidates will turn their application into the SM. These applications require Parent signatures.
On Election Night, all scouts are expected to attend to cast their vote. If a Scout is interested in holding a troop position, or must hold a troop position to complete rank advancement requirements, be sure to notify the current Senior Patrol Leader on the night of or prior to the meeting. If you are interested in being the new Senior Patrol Leader, please come to the meeting with a short speech to communicate why you are the best choice.
Voting will be carried out as follows:
- The Troop will vote for a New Senior Patrol Leader (elected) in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
- Each patrol will vote in new Patrol positions: Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
- The newly appointed Senior Patrol Leader has one week to select Scouts to hold other Troop Positions (Historian, Scribe, etc). Appointed in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term. List must be submitted to SM for Approval.
If the other key Troop positions are not filled within one week of the election date, the Scoutmaster will appoint Scouts to fill open positions at his discretion in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
- SPL = 6 month term from September to March or March to September.
- Other positions = 6 month term from September to March or March to September.
- Some troop positions have unique terms, training and approval requirements or have specific knowledge required to perform. (Example: Den Chief, Instructor, Jr. Asst Scoutmaster, OA Rep and Webmaster.)
- All Scouts who hold troop positions are expected to make at LEAST 75% of troop meetings and activities including camping.
- All Scouts who hold troop positions are expected to make attend Troop Leadership Training
- To be the SPL or ASPL it is recommend to be at least a 1st Class Scout.
- Some positions are appointed by the SPL or Scoutmaster on an as-needed basis, based on the current needs of the troop leadership. (Example: A Scout moves and a position is vacant.)