Troop Elections

All youth members of the Troop elect the Senior Patrol Leader.

The Senior Patrol Leader will appoint his Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster.

All other positions (Den Chief, Quartermaster, Scribe, Troop Historian, Librarian, Instructor, Troop Guide, OA Representative, etc.) are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster.

Neither the Senior Patrol Leader nor his assistant remains in a patrol after he takes office, but other troop positions as indicated above do continue as patrol members.

The Patrol Leader is elected by the youth members of his Patrol. The Patrol Leader will appoint his Assistant Patrol Leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. Like any other patrol, the new Scout patrol elects a patrol leader, who will attend patrol leaders’ council meetings and have a vote.

Each patrol of new Scouts is under the supervision of an older Scout called a Troop Guide.

The Scoutmaster and the Senior Patrol Leader are responsible for conducting Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) shortly after each troop election (held every 6 months).  All members of the Troop youth leadership are expected to attend the ILST outing following each election.