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.
The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC)
The Patrol Leaders’ Council is responsible for planning and conducting all troop activities. The PLC is composed of the following youth members: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s), Patrol Leaders, Troop Scribe, Troop Guide(s), and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster(s).
The troop’s activities are planned at the semi-annual PLC planning meeting. The plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval or additional advice. This plan includes monthly campout themes along with potential locations, cooking style, along with the monthly meeting program/demonstration.
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. The Troop Scribe, Guide, and JASMs are present as advisors and are non-voting members of the PLC. The Scribe is present for recording what was discussed.
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 assign specific responsibilities as needed. Troop 220 requires completion of NYLT before assuming this position. Learn more about the Senior Patrol Leader position.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
The 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 provide 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. Troop 220 requires completion of NYLT before assuming this position. Learn more about the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader position.
Gives leadership to members of their patrol and represents them on the PLC. Learn more about the Senior Patrol Leader position.
Assistant Patrol Leader
Actively helps run the patrol. Substituting for the Patrol Leader is only part of the APL job. See Patrol Leader position for more details.
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. Learn more about Bugler responsibilities.
The Troop Guide works with the Assistant Scoutmaster as an advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol. They help them learn about scouting, how to be a Scout, and work on rank advancement in their first year. Learn more about Troop Guide responsibilities.
She keeps a historical record of troop activities. Learn more about Troop Historian responsibilities.
The 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. Learn more about Troop Instructor responsibilities.
Works with the adult equipment coordinator and keeps track of all troop equipment and sees that it is in good working condition.
Keeps the troop records, attendance, and records the activities of the PLC.
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.
She works with the adult chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop. They also work to promote earning the religious emblems. The Troop may have more than one Chaplain's Aide.
The Den Chief works with the Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Den Leaders in the Cub Scout Pack for a period of one year. This position requires Den Chief training. Please see the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster for details on Den Chief training. The Troop needs multiple Den Chiefs to support our Cub Scout Pack. Learn more about Den Chief's responsibilities.
Order of the Arrow 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.