Youth Leadership

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Boy Scout Troops follow a “Boy Led” model.  This means the Scouts are active decision makers: they plan and run their own meetings and decide on Troop activities.   Scoutmasters act as mentors to guide them. 

The Patrol Leader Council meets monthly.  It is led by a Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) who is elected by the other Scouts; individual Patrol leaders are also elected.  All other positions are appointed.  The PLC meets monthly to plan outings and create agendas for weekly meetings.  Most leadership positions are held for 6 months.

Troop 718 offers training and guidance to help our youth leaders build managerial and teamwork skills.  Parents of new Scout Leaders are expected to actively support their Scout’s leadership commitment.