Patrol Leadership Council (PLC)
The PLC is the troop’s elected and duly appointed governing body. Resting on their shoulders is the planning, preparation, and presentation of the troop’s Scouting program. It’s up to them to see that the promise of Scouting is delivered. Though this might appear to be a daunting proposition, with the proper training, they can gain the required tools and skills needed to run things in a fashion that results in a thriving program benefitting all the members of their troop.
The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is the highest ranking scout leader in the troop. The SPL leads the troop through his Patrol Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL). This is an elected position.
The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) is the second highest ranking scout leader in the troop. The ASPL acts as the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) in the absence of the SPL or when called upon. He also provides direct leadership to the Scribe, Quarter Master, Historian, Web Master, Librarian, Chaplain’s Aid, OA Representative and Bugler. This is an elected position.
The Patrol Leader provides service and leadership to his patrol as its highest ranking member. The Patrol Leader is responsible for leading the patrol through planning and execution of their patrol activities. The Patrol Leader also represents their patrol in the Patrol Leaders’ Council. This is an elected position
Quartermaster is responsible for the tracking and maintenance of troop equipment. This is an elected position.
The scribe keeps the troop records. He records attendance, activities of the patrol leaders’ council and is responsible for communications to the troop on the events for the week. This is an elected position.
The Librarian takes care of troop training and ceremony materials. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster with guidance from the SPL.
Troop Historian keeps an historical record of troop activities. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster with guidance from the SPL.
The Chaplain Aide works to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop and leads in building troop morale. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster with guidance from the SPL
The Troop Guides are responsible for guiding new scouts as they progress from the Scout rank through the First Class rank –Trail to First Class (TFC). Troop Guide’s have the scout skills and leadership capabilities to enable them to be a positive role model for new scouts. They also serve as the surrogate Patrol Leader for the TFC patrol Troop Guides are appointed by the Scoutmaster. They begin their assignment in the spring as scouts are crossing over into the troop
The Den Chief is an ambassador of the troop to local Cub Scout packs. He assists the den leader with den and pack activities and serves as a role model to the boys. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster and typically runs for a full year to provide continuity to the den. A Den Chief can hold an additional troop elected position
The Bugler plays the bugle at monthly campouts and at Courts of Honor. Scout must be able to play the trumpet/bugle/cornet. (Note: The Bugler position does NOT count toward rank of Eagle.)
The Order of the Arrow (OA) Troop Representatives is a youth liaison serving between the local Order of the Arrow lodge or chapter and his troop. This position is elected by current OA members in the troop
Work with troop members to gather information to be posted on the troop website, social media and online resources as necessary. Assist youth leaders with issues for online resources. This is an appointed position by the Scoutmaster with guidance from the SPL.
Outdoor ethics guides help troops plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the Outdoor Code, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Tread Lightly! principles. Guides work to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to help minimize impacts as they hike, camp, and participate in other outdoor activities. In particular, they should support Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
Each instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill who must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. An instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. A troop can have more than one instructor.Leader