A Boy-Run Program
“The Boy Scout Troop is a microcosm of democracy-in-action. Its key leaders are elected by their peers, and then provide direction through the Troop’s essential operating units: Its PATROLS.
The Patrol Method is not ‘a way of running a Scout troop’; it is the ONLY way of running a Scout Troop. Without The Patrol Method, there is no Scouting.
– Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell
With the Scoutmaster’s guidance, Scouts form themselves into Patrols, plan the Troop’s annual, monthly, and individual meeting programs, and bring these to life. For this to happen, the Troop relies on Scouts serving in key positions of responsibility, make up the PATROL LEADERS COUNCIL (aka “PLC”) – The PLC is the primary operational/program decision-making body of the Troop.” From: “How A Scout Troop Works” by Hal Daume
Click HERE to see a list of the youth leadership positions.
Adult Leadership Roles
The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. There are both direct-contact positions that work with the Scouts, and Unit Committee positions that support successful operations behind the scenes.
Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America. We invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs!
Click here to learn more: www.scouting.org/Volunteer/Benefits.aspx
OR…contact any one of our current leaders!