Scout Leadership and the Patrol Leaders Council

The Patrol Leaders Council - Attended by All Scouts in Leadership Positions

Purpose
The Patrol Leaders Council (or PLC as it is commonly known) is responsible for ensuring that the Troop's Main activities are well organized and planned for. The PLC consists of those Scouts currently serving a Leadership position, as detailed below. Both the Scout Master and/or Assistant Scout Master are present in an advisory capacity only. The PLC is chaired by the Senior Patrol Leader.

Planning Sessions
The PLC planning sessions are held once per month at St.Pascals during the regular Monday Scout meeting.

Commitment
There is only one period during the scouting year in which Scouts are elected to their respective Leadership Positions. Each position has a 12 Month term of Office.

Senior Patrol Leader - Currently held by: Josh B

Senior Patrol Patch Position Description
The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is the most challenging job for a scout in the troop. The Senior Patrol Leader must be aware he is the primary role model for the scout troop and that he should actively demonstrate the principles of scouting. The Senior Patrol Leader generally runs the weekly troop meeting and is a key member of the Patrol Leaders Council.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Lead Troop
  • Attend Troop Committee meetings
  • Assign duties/responsibilities to other junior leaders
  • Assists Scout Master in traing junior leaders
  • Actively promote the planning of patrol activities
  • Discuss progress of all leadership roles at PLC with Scout Master [Months 1,3,5]
  • Open and Close Troop Meetings
  • Represent Troop at District Events
  • Calling Tree Leader
  • Lead Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Help Organize Annual Planning Meeting
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Currently held by: Open

Assistant Senior Patrol Patch Position Description
The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) is the assistant to the Senior Patrol Leader and should be ready at all times to assist the SPL in any duty or to assume the role of the SPL in his absence.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Take over SPL responsibilities if SPL is absent
  • Attend Troop Committee meetings
  • Select and Lead game time at weekly meetings (assign to someone else during PLC meeting).
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Help Organize Annual Planning Meeting
  • Complete Weekly Leadership Log
  • Actively promote the planning of patrol activities
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office.
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Patrol Leader - Currently held by: William C

Patrol Leader Patch Position Description
The Patrol Leader may be the most important job in the troop! He has the closest contact with the patrol members and is in the privaliged position to assist and guide them. The Patrol Leaders, along with the Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader make up the core membership of the Patrol Leaders Council. The Patrol Leader is elected by the Patrol Members and leads the patrol.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Keep Patrol Attendance Records
  • Organize 2 Patrol Activities (not including meetings) during leadership term
  • Plan and implement a special troop activity on one campout. (Needs to be approved in advance)
  • Represent Patrol at Patrol Leaders Council
  • Keep Patrol informed of new activities
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office.
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Scribe - Currently held by: Open Position

Scribe Patch Position Description
The Troop Scribe keeps the troop records. He records the activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and keeps a record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at troop meetings.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Check weekly attendance records to ensure all patrols took attendance
  • Enter attendance records into computer system on a monthly basis.
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Quartermaster - Currently held by: Michael V E

QuarterMaster Patch Position Description
The Quartermaster sets-up and cleans up after scout meetings as well as making sure troop equipment is in good working order.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Set up and Clean up meeting rooms at weekly troop meeting - need to come 15 minutes before meeting and stay afterwards to put away items used during the meeting
  • Help get ready for campouts - pack gear for monthly campout and summer camp
  • Inventory Troop Gear before summer camp
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Historian - Currently held by: Open Position

Historian Patch Position Description
The Historian keeps a historical record of troop activities.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Print Pictures, create and post monthly bulleting board in Church entrance
  • Keep troop photo album up to date
  • Create a display including phot albums for each Court of Honor that includes pictures from recent events, awards or recognition
  • Send all Photographs to webMaster for inclusion on webSite
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Set up display of current activities for each Court of Honor
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Bugler - Currently held by: Open Position

Bugler Patch Position Description
The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Perform required bugle song at troop meetings and campouts
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office.
  • Attend monthly PLC meeting
  • Plays bugle as requested by troop leadership
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership training.
Credit Towards 
Star or Life

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout;  Be able to play bugle/trumpet/cornet

Den Chief - Currently held by: Open Position

Den Chief Patch Position Description
The Den Chief works with Pack 294 Webelos preparing them for Boy Scouts.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Serve as the activities assistant at Den meetings
  • Help out at weelky Den meetings and monthly Pack meetings
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Meet regularily with Den leader to review the Den and Pack meeting plans
  • Prepare Webelos to join Boy Scouts
  • Project a positive image of Boy Scouting and encourage Cubs to join Boy Scouts
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Read and understand Den Chief training Manual (at council shop) or attend Den Chief training class
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout

Troop Guide - Currently held by: Evan H

Troop Guide Patch Position Description
To work actively with new Scouts in the Trail to First Class program. The Troop Guides introduces new Scouts to troop operations and helps them feel comfortable in the troop.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Help all first year Scouts earn advancement requirements through First Class.
  • Advise patrol leader on his duties and responsibilities at Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Attend Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meetings with the New Scout Patrol Leader.
  • Help Assistant Scoutmaster train new Scouts by older Scouts.
  • Guide new Scouts through early troop experiences to help them become comfortable in the troop and the outdoors.
  • Teach basic Scout skills.
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
Credit Towards 
Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
Star Scout

Order of the Arrow Representative - Currently held by: Open Position

Order of the Arrow Representative Patch Position Description
The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a Scout that can act as liaison between the local OA lodge and his troop. In his troop, he serves as spokesperson between the Arrowman, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of the Order. By undertaking this duty the mission of the lodge and purpose of the Order is further enhanced.

Expectation
By satisfactorily performing his duties, as determined by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, the scout will receive credit for a "Position of Responsibility". See Credit Towards below

Responsibilities
  • Serve as communication link with the OA Lodge/Chapter and the troop
  • Attend monthly OA Meetings at District Roundtable (1st Monday of month 7-8:30pm)
  • Relay OA information to OA scouts
  • Represent Troop at OA events
  • Assist OA members in gaining their Brotherhood membership
  • Attend Monthly PLC Meeting
  • Set example by wearing complete uniform to meetings and acting appropriately
  • Help make the troop a safe place for everyone
  • Have at least 60% attendance at all events during term of office
  • Attend Leadership Training
Credit Towards 
Star, Life or Eagle

Qualifications 
1st Class Scout; Appointed by SPL with Scout Master; OA Member