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.