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					          Troop 815
    Lumen Christi Catholic Church
        Mequon Thiensville

Troop Leadership Training
Training boy leaders to run their troop is
the Scoutmaster's most important job.

                         Robert S. S. Baden-Powell
Upon completion of this training,
   you will be expected to:

Develop personal goals for your position
Devote necessary time to your new position
Work together to make the troop go
Be a role model for other Scouts
Module I – Introduction To Leadership
                   (35 minutes)

 The Boy-Led Troop & Living the Scout Oath & Law (Kim)

 The Boy-Led Patrol (Tom)

 Troop Organizational Chart (Steve)

 Position Overview & Patrol Leaders’ Council (Kim)

 National Honor Patrol Award (Tom)
Module II – How To Do Your Job
             (35 minutes)

 Scoutmaster’s Vision of Success (Kim)
 Teaching EDGE Discussion (Tom)
 Troop Progress Discussion (Steve)
 Your Assignment (Kim)
Module III – What is expected of me?
                   (35 minutes)

  Servant Leadership: Motivating Scouts to Lead (Kim)

  Defining Success in Your Position (Steve)

  Troop Meeting Plan (Tom)

  Scoutmaster Conference (Kim)
Introduction to
      The Boy-Led Troop
Living the Scout Oath and Law
        What is “a Boy-Led Troop”?

• “Empowering boys to be leaders” is the core of Scouting.
• A Boy Scout Troop is a small democracy.

• With the Scoutmaster's direction, the boys are formed into
  patrols, plan the troop's program, and make it a reality.
          Keys to a successful Troop

 Annual Troop calendar
 Regular Troop meetings
 Fun Troop activities and competition
 Active Patrol Leaders' Council
 Meaningful public service
 Challenging outdoor activities
 Regular advancement for all Scouts
Living the Scout Oath
       and Law
        View Video
The Boy-Led Patrol
         The Patrol Method

The patrol method is not a way to operate a
Boy Scout troop, it is the only way. Unless
the patrol method is in operation, you don't
really have a Boy Scout Troop.

                            Robert S. S. Baden-Powell
        Three types of patrols

 New-Scout patrols
 Regular patrols

 Venture patrols
The object of the Patrol Method is not so
much saving the Scoutmaster trouble as to
give responsibility to the boy.

                         Robert S. S. Baden-Powell
           Successful Patrols

 Patrol meetings
 Patrol activities
 Patrol name
 Everyone has a role
 Representation at Patrol Leader Council Meetings
Troop Organization
Troop Organizational Chart
Position Overviews
      All Youth Leaders Should

• Sets a good example.
• Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.

• Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.

• Shows Scout spirit.
          Senior Patrol Leader

• The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to
  represent them as the top youth leader in the troop.
• Reports to the Scoutmaster.

• Runs troop meetings, events, activities, and planning conference.
• Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council meeting.

• Appoints other youth leaders with counsel of the Scoutmaster.

• Assigns duties and responsibilities to youth leaders.
• Assists the Scoutmaster with youth leadership training.
• Gives regular reports to Troop Committee.
 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

• The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest-
  ranking youth leader in the troop.
• He is appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with the
  approval of the Scoutmaster.
• Report to he Senior Patrol Leader.

• Helps the SPL lead meetings and activities.
• Runs the troop in the absence of the SPL.
• Helps train and supervise other non PLC leadership.
• Serves as a member of the Patrol Leaders' Council.
• Lends a hand supervising patrols and building patrol spirit.
                  Patrol Leader

• The Patrol Leader is the elected leader of his Patrol.
• Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader.

• Appoints the Assistant Patrol Leader.
• Represents the Patrol on the Patrol Leaders’ Council.

• Plans and steers Patrol meetings.

• Helps Scouts advance.
• Keeps Patrol members informed.
• Knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do.
        Assistant Patrol Leader

• The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol
  Leader and leads the Patrol in his absence.
• Report to the Patrol Leader.

• Helps the Patrol Leader plan and steer Patrol meetings and
• Helps him keep Patrol members informed.
• Helps the Patrol get ready for all Troop activities.

• Represents his Patrol at Patrol Leaders’ Council meetings when
  the Patrol Leader cannot attend.
                  Troop Guide

• The Troop Guide works with new Scouts.
• Reports to the Assistant Scoutmaster for the new-Scout
  Patrol in the Troop.
                        Troop Guide

• Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
• Guides new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts.

• Helps Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year.

• Teaches basic Scout skills.
• Coaches the Patrol Leader of the new-Scout patrol.
• Assists the New Scout Assistant Scoutmaster with training.

• The Quartermaster keeps track of troop equipment and
  sees that it is in good working order.
• Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

• Keeps records on Troop equipment.
• Makes sure equipment is in good working condition.

• Issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.

• Makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
• Works with the Troop Committee ember responsible for

• The Scribe keeps the Troop records. He records the
  activities of the Patrol Leaders’ Council and keeps a
  record of dues, advancement, and Scout attendance at
  Troop meetings.
• Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

• Attends and keeps a log of Patrol Leaders’ Council meetings.
• Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments.

• Records individual Scout advancement progress.

• Works with the Troop Committee member responsible for
  records and finance.

• The Historian preserves Troop photographs, news stories,
  trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other
• Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

• Gathers pictures and facts about troop activities and keeps
   them in a historical file or scrapbook.
• Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop
• Keeps information about former members of the troop.

• The Librarian oversees the care and use of troop books,
  pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals, and merit badge
  counselor lists.
• Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

• Sets up and takes care of a Troop library.
• Keeps records of Troop books and pamphlets.

• Adds new or replacement items as needed.

• Keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing.
• Keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out,
   and follows up on late returns.

• The Instructor teaches basic Scouting skills.

• Reports to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
 Junior Assistant Scoutmasters

• The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster serves in the capacity of
  an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and
  maturity are required.
• He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his
  leadership ability.
• Reports to the Scoutmaster.
• Performs duties as assigned by the Scoutmaster.
        Patrol Leaders’ Council

• Boy Scouts is "Boy-Led."
• The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is
  responsible for planning and conducting the Troop's
• The Scoutmaster and ASM’s provide direction, coaching,
  and training the PLC needs to lead the Troop.
• The Troop Committee provides resources to help the PLC.
        Patrol Leaders’ Council

• Meets once a month and briefly after Troop meetings.
• Patrol Leaders are elected to representative their patrols
  at the PLC meetings.
• Each Patrol is always represented at each monthly PLC
• The Patrol Leaders present the ideas and concerns of
  their patrols and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol
  Leaders' Council with their patrol members.
        Patrol Leaders’ Council

• The PLC selects and plans the troop's activities at the
  annual program planning conference.
• The troop's yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop
  Committee for approval.
• At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns
  activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings.
• The Troop Committee interacts with the PLC through the
         National Honor Patrol

• The National Honor Patrol Award is given to patrols
  whose members make an extra effort to have the best
  patrol possible.

• A Patrol can earn the award by doing the following over a
  three-month period.
            National Honor Patrol

•   Have a Patrol name, flag, and yell.
•   Keep Patrol records up-to-date.
•   Hold two Patrol meetings every month.
•   Take part in at least one hike, outdoor activity, or other
•   Complete two Good Turns or service projects approved by
    the Patrol Leaders’ Council.
          National Honor Patrol

•   Help two Patrol members advance one rank.
•   Wear the full uniform correctly at Troop activities (at
    least 75 percent of patrol’s membership).
•   Have a representative attend at least three Patrol
    Leaders’ Council meetings.
•   Have eight members in the Patrol or experience an
    increase in Patrol membership.
How to Fulfill Your Role
Scoutmaster’s Vision of Success

“Training boy leaders to run their Troop is the Scoutmaster's most
important job.”- BP

•   Boy Led
•   Enhanced Communication
•   Greater Visibility
•   Increased Membership
•   Scout Spirit
Teaching EDGE
             What is EDGE?

• EDGE™ is the method you will use to teach in
  your Troop.
• The key to making EDGE™ work is to use it for all
  teaching opportunities.
• Make it a habit.

1. Explain: The trainer explains how something is done.
2. Demonstrate: After the trainer explains, the trainer demonstrates while
   explaining again.
3. Guide: The learner tries the skill while the trainer guides him through it.

4. Enable: The trainee works on his own under the watchful eye of the
   trainer. The trainer’s role in this step is to remove any obstacles to success,
   which enables the learner to succeed.
        How is the Troop Doing?

• What should we start doing that we are not currently doing?

• What do we stop doing that is not working?

• What should we continue doing that is working well and helps
  us succeed?
               Your Assignment

• Your assignment as a youth leader is to take time to assess the
 needs of the Scouts you lead.
• Discuss ways to better understand the needs of our Troop’s
What is Expected of Me?
Servant Leadership
   Motivating Scouts to Lead
              Servant Song

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are brothers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.
            Servant Leadership

• A leader is most effective if he cares about others.

• Wants to help them succeed.

• A servant leader cares about the success of the group as a
   Servant Leader and the Patrol Method

An effective Patrol Leader:
• Will help each member of his Patrol succeed.
• understand what success looks like for the Patrol as a group
  and for each Patrol member.
• believes the Troop will succeed through servant leadership and
  the Patrol Method.
 Servant Leader and the Patrol Method

An effective Patrol Leader:
• knows his patrol members well enough to understand their goals
  and challenges.
• will help them to succeed.
• Believes success requires team work.
• wants to make a difference within his Troop.
Defining Success
in Your Position
Troop Meeting Plan
       Link to form
         Scoutmaster Conference

• New youth leaders need the guidance of the SM.

• Personal coaching by the SM helps the PLC to better
  understand the aims of Scouting and what is expected of
  them by the troop adult leadership.

• The SM helps youth leaders set their goals in order to achieve
A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
not so good when people obey and acclaim him;
worse when they despise him. But a good leader
who talks little when his work is done, his aim
fulfilled, they will say ‘we did it ourselves

                               Chinese philosopher
  Now the real work begins.

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