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The best example of leadership is leadership by example.

The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, all Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides, and others as determined by your PLC. The PLC plans the yearly Troop program at the annual Troop program planning conference. The PLC meets monthly to develop plans for upcoming meetings and activities. At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly Troop meetings. The PLC is guided by the Scoutmaster. The Troop Committee interacts with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

The PLC is composed of the following voting members:

  • Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - SPL runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.

  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) - Is a member of the PLC and fills in for the SPL as needed.

  • Patrol Leader (PL) - Represents his patrol at PLC meetings. Reports PLC decisions to his patrol.

  • Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) - Is a member of the PLC and fills in for the PL as needed. 

  • Troop Guide - Attends PLC meetings with the Patrol Leader of the new-Scout patrol.

  • Scribe - Prepares the agenda for PLC meetings. Attends and keeps the minutes of PLC meetings. Records the adopted Troop Meeting Plans.  

The PLC can include others who may be assigned tasks and may be voting or non-voting members such as:

  • Instructors - May be assigned training tasks or report on previous training.

  • Quartermaster - May report on condition and availability of Troop equipment and needs.

  • Librarian - May report on condition and availability of the Troop library and needs.

  • Historian, Chaplain Aide, etc.

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