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Patrol Leaders Council “PLC” What is the “PLC”? The PLC is the leadership of Troop 330. The PLC plans the yearly troop program at the annual troop program planning conference. The PLC then meets monthly to develop plans for upcoming meetings and activities. The PLC selects, plans, and leads Troop activities, and is the key to having a Boy-Led Troop. At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The PLC is guided by the Scoutmaster and has direct support by key Troop Committee members. The Troop Committee interacts with the PLC only through the Scoutmaster. Troop 330 PLC Members Senior Patrol Leader Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Patrol Leader(s) Troop Guide Scribe Webmaster Den Chief(s) Order Of The Arrow Representative Assistant Patrol Leader attends only if Patrol Leader is unable to attend. The PLC… Meets the first week of every month. Chapel Hill. 6:30PM. Is responsible for the success of all patrols. Each Patrol is represented at the PLC. Organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. Senior Patrol Leader presides over meeting. If unable to attend the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader presides. If SPL and ASPL are unable to attend, then a Patrol Leader will be appointed by the ranking Scout. If ranking Scout is unable to appoint a Patrol Leader to preside, the Scoutmaster will appoint a Scout of his choosing to preside over the PLC Meeting. Review Troop website for more details. PLC Agenda Summary Opening. Pledge, Oath and Law. - SPL Call to order - SPL (SPL presides over entire meeting.) Attendance - Scribe and/or Webmaster Reading of the minutes - Scribe and/or Webmaster Patrol Reports - Patrol Leaders - Advancement since last meeting - Patrol Activities - Items PL wants to discuss: Specific to the Patrol. Old Business - Discuss items from last meeting if needed to complete. Activity Planning - All activities must be planned. Meeting Planning - All meetings must be planned. New Business - Open to any new item to be discussed. Scoutmaster Time Closing. A few guidelines… PLC Members must attend at least 90% of all PLC meetings to maintain membership in PLC and keep Troop Leader position. Must maintain a respectful demeanor. If a problem exists it will be dealt with accordingly... PLC is a uniformed meeting. PLC members must seek a positive and productive outcome to each meeting. Work efficiently! PLC members must set “the example” for all other Scouts in Troop 330 to follow. Go ahead and enjoy the privileges that being voted in to Troop Leadership brings - But always, always, always represent your constituency - Faithfully, honestly and with integrity. The Patrol Method. A patrol is a group of Scouts who belong to a troop and who are probably similar in age, development, and interests. The “patrol method” allows Scouts to interact in a small group outside the larger troop context, working together as a team and sharing the responsibility of making their patrol a success. A patrol takes pride in its identity, and the members strive to make their patrol the best it can be. Patrol meetings may be held at any time and place. Need 2 YPT Adults present during official Scout Meetings and Activities. Patrol meetings should be well-planned and businesslike. Use Agenda. Patrols may also conduct day hikes, service projects, etc., independent of the troop, as long as they follow three rules: 1. The Scoutmaster approves the activity. 2. The patrol activity does not interfere with any troop function. 3. Need 2 YPT Adults present during official Scout Meetings and Activities. Review Troop website for more details. www.boyscouttroop330.org 6 Steps to Outdoor Activity Planning. 1. Establish a purpose for the outing. Decide your objective for the trip, whether it is building knowledge, completing advancement requirements, or using newly learned skills. 2. Select a site. Determine the exact spot for your outing, even if it’s close to home, and make the necessary arrangements to camp there. 3. Build a program of activities. Plan a schedule that will keep the Scouts engaged and enable them to meet their goals for the trip. 4. Provide two-deep leadership. Safety is always the top priority in Scouting. Two or more YPT adults are required for every activity. 5. Take care of physical arrangements. Complete a troop program plan, listing the dates and responsible adults for the outing, as well as necessary food, equipment, and transportation. 6. Use the patrol method at the campsite. The patrol method is essential in developing boys into leaders and teaching teamwork, so be sure to extend that leadership training into the great outdoors.
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