Senior Patrol Leader (SPL): The senior patrol leader is the elected leader in the Troop. He leads the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed. A Patrol Leaders’ Council or “PLC” meeting is held monthly. If your Scout's rank patch has green bars on it, then they should attend the PLC. The Senior Patrol Leader leads all Troop meetings. PLC plans the Troop activities and provides leadership skills to the Patrol Leaders and Troop Staff.
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL): The assistant senior patrol leader fills in for the SPL in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction to the quartermaster, scribe, historian, librarian and instructors.
Patrol Leader (PL): The patrol leaders are responsible for giving leadership to the members of their patrols. They are their patrols representation on the patrol leaders' council. DXVI Patrols are the Rocket Raccoons, the Knight Riders & the Ravens (newest Scouts).
Troop DXVI is a Scout-run Troop using the Patrol Method. Leadership is one of the methods of Scouting.
Scout Leadership Positions
Not all positions are active at Troop DXVI, however these are a few of the available positions
Quartermaster (QM): Manages and maintains Troop equipment.
Troop Guide: Assists in guiding new patrols through the First Class Rank
Historian: Collects and maintains continuing history of activities
Scribe: Records minutes at meetings and handles other secretarial duties for the Troop
Chaplain Aid: Provides prayer at various Troop functions
Librarian: Maintains Troop library mainly consisting of Merit Badge booklets
Den Chief: Provides assistance to den leaders at the Cub Scout level
Instructors: Provides assistance to the Troop as part of a Scoutmaster assigned project