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The leadership of Boy Scout Troop 37 is provided by the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), The Patrol Leaders’ Council selects, plans, and leads Troop activities, and is the key to having a Youth-Led Troop.

  • The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, all Patrol LeadersTroop GuidesScribe  and others as determined by the PLC.

  • The PLC meets annually to plan the program for the year and then twice each month to plan the details of campouts, weekly Troop meeting, and activities.

  • Boy Scouts is “Youth-Led.”  The PLC, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop’s activities. The Scoutmaster (and Assistant Scoutmasters) provide direction, coaching, and training that empowers the Senior Patrol Ledaer with the skills needed to lead our troop. The Troop Committee provides resources to help the PLC.  In short, the Scouts run the Troop.

Scout Leadership Roles

Adult Leadership Roles

While the Troop Committee supports the troop program, it does not operate it. That responsibility falls to the Scoutmaster (SM) and assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs). They train and guide the youth leaders to run the troop and ensure that the troop’s program is carried out in a safe and effective manner. The SM and ASMs are active participants in troop meetings and the outdoor program.  The Scoutmaster and ASMs  work with all of the troop’s Scouts to teach new skills and facilitate leadership development for the scouts.

  • Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters are uniformed and B.S.A. trained and welcome parents willing to become certified Assistant Socutmasters.

  • Adults are also needed to serve as Merit Badge Counselors and to assist with transportation.

  • There is also the Troop Parents Committee which meets monthly as noted on the Troop calendar. The meetings are open and attendance is encouraged by all parents and other interested adults.

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