Youth Leadership

The Troop’s Youth Leaders

Troop 220 is led by its youth leaders. With the direction of the Scoutmaster and guidance of their Assistant Scoutmasters, the scouts: plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers.

Junior Leader Positions

Listed below are brief descriptions, click on the appropriate job position for a more detailed description. You can use the navigation to auto-expand the appropriate leadership role, else you are free to expand them yourself by selecting one.

Senior Patrol Leader

The SPL is the top junior leader in the troop. They lead the Patrol Leaders Council and Troop Meetings in consultation with the Scoutmaster. They also assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Is the second highest ranking junior leader in the troop. They act as the SPL in the absence of the SPL or when called upon. They also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the troop. The ASPL needs to be familiar with other positions.

While ASPL, they must prepare themselves to take on the role of SPL after their term ends.

Patrol Leader

Gives leadership to members of their patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader

Actively helps run the patrol. Substituting for the Patrol Leader is only part of the APL job.

Patrol Scribe

Records the activities of the patrol meeting and keeps the patrol records.

Patrol Quartermaster

Keeps track of patrol equipment and sees that it is in good working order.

Troop Bugler

Plays for the troop on campouts and other appropriate functions. This can apply toward position of responsibility requirements for Star and Life, but not for Eagle.

Troop Guide

Works with the Assistant Scoutmaster as an advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol. They help them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.

Troop Historian

He keeps a historical record of troop activities.

Troop Instructor

Will either work closely with the Troop Guide and Assistant Scoutmaster for new Scouts or be part of the Leadership corps and work with the SPL and Scoutmaster.

The Instructor does not have to be an expert but should be able to teach scoutcraft skills needed for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

The troop can have more than one Instructor.

Troop Librarian

Takes care of troop literature, library, DVDs, CDs, and other documents or photos.

Troop Quartermaster

Works with the adult equipment coordinator and keeps track of all troop equipment and sees that it is in good working condition.

Troop Scribe

Keeps the troop records, attendance, and records the activities of the PLC.

Troop Webmaster

Works with the adult webmaster and keeps the troop website up-to-date. They accept web updates primarily from the Troop Scribe and Troop Historian.

Outdoor Ethics Guide

The primary role of this position is to help your unit members take steps to reduce impacts of their outdoor activities by reinforcing the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace principles.

Chaplain's Aide

He works with the adult chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop. They also works to promote the religious emblem’s and leather program.

Den Chief

Works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts and Den Leaders in the Cub Scout Pack.

Den Chief Service Award

Order of the Arrow Unit Representative

The youth liaison between the local OA lodge or chapter and their unit. In the unit, they serve as a communication link to and from Arrowmen, adult leaders and Scouts who are not presently members of OA.

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

Serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. They are appointed by the SM because of their leadership ability.

The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC)

The Patrol Leaders’ Council, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop’s activities. The PLC is composed of the following members:
Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s), Patrol Leaders, Troop Scribe, Troop Guide(s), Outdoor Ethics Guide(s), and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster(s).

The Troop Scribe, any Troop Guides, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters are non-voting members of the PLC. The Scribe is present for logging what was discussed, and the Guides & JASMs are present as advisers.

The troop’s activities are selected and planned at the semi-annual program planning meeting which is held twice a year. The troop’s semi-annual plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval or additional advice. This plan not only includes monthly campout themes, but: potential locations, cooking style, and the monthly meeting program/demonstration that goes along with it.

The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the PLC to consider. At its bi-monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The Troop Committee interacts with the PLC through the Scoutmaster and their assistants, and the Senior Patrol Leader.