In order to advance to the rank of Star, Life, and Eagle Scout, you must hold one of the following leadership positions for a certain amount of time.
All of the troop leadership positions have a hand in making Troop 224 run. As a troop leader you will:
- Plan and run troop meetings,
- Pick troop outings, where to camp, what to do,
- Plan advancement opportunities for all troop members
- Select High-Adventure programs
- Determine troop policy
- Help other Scouts along the trail to Eagle.
Sound cool? It really is! The adults are there to provide support but YOU will be making the decisions.
Because being a leader is more than just sewing on a patch we have put together job descriptions for the troop leadership positions. They will give you a good idea of what each job is all about and what you will be required to do.
Patrol Leader’s Council
Senior Patrol Leader
The senior patrol leader (SPL) is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top youth leader in the troop. He runs all troop meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning conference, and the patrol leaders’ council meeting. He appoints other troop youth leaders (except for junior assistant Scoutmaster) with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.
CURRENT SPL: Niko M.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
The assistant senior patrol leader (ASPL) is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the troop. He is appointed by the senior patrol leader with the approval of the Scoutmaster. The assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other youth leaders in the troop.
CURRENT ASPL of Program: Dylan H.
CURRENT ASPL of Facilities: Brody O.
The patrol leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders’ council and appoints the assistant patrol leader.
GAMING BEAVERS PL: Sam W.
GRIZZLIES PL: Peter T.
HONEY BADGERS PL: Gabe W.
MOCKINGJAYS PL: Logan S.
THUNDERCATS PL: Mason L.
WOLVERINES PL: Logan S.
The troop guide works with new Scouts in a troop. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank within 12 to 18 months. He teaches basic Scout skills and works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.