Leaders' Council (PLC)
Leaders' Council, or PLC, is responsible for planning and conducting the
troop's activities. Good troops are run by the Scouts with guidance and
advice from the adults serving the Scouts. The PLC is the means by which
the troop is run by Scouts. The PLC is an opportunity to learn about leadership
not by reading, but by practicing.
is responsible for planning troop activities and keeping the troop focused
on its schedule and goals. The PLC meets usually on the third Sunday of
the month but can be scheduled anytime the PLC decides that a meeting
are the Troop meeting plans for each Monday of the month.
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organizations have great leadership and a Scout troop is no exception.
Scouts will get out of the troop what they are willing to put into it
and leadership is the key to making an organization, and this troop,
PLC is made up of:
senior patrol leader who presides over the PLC meetings,
assistant senior patrol leader who presides in the SPL's absence,
patrol leaders who represent their patrol's and reports the information
from meetings to their patrol,
scribe who created the agendas with the SPL and takes the minutes
of the meeting, and
troop guide who attends the meeting with the patrol leader from the
new Scout patrol.
Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters working with the patrol leaders
also attend to offer advice and guidance. The patrol leaders' council
plans the yearly troop program at the annual troop program planning
conference. It then meets monthly to fine-tune the plans for the upcoming
any time the PLC may request that a Scout in position of responsibility
attend the PLC to report what they are doing. An example may be the
Quartermaster providing a report on the condition of the equipment or
the librarian reporting on which resources the troop has and needs to
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expectations of the PLC meeting are:
PLC will be run by the SPL,
PLC will be attended by all members,
PLC will be run by rules of good meetings and will include an agenda,
be focused, on track and accomplish the goal,
- planning all aspects and activities for the month ahead including
identifying the activities, schedule and action items,
PLC will identify problems in the troop such as lack of advancement,
issues for adult leadership and any other perceived problems,
PLC will bring new ideas to the troop including recruitment, scheduled
events, new camping locations, meeting themes, guest speakers and
are some resources to help the PLC plan an exciting program.
Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews bring together 48 features to
help making program planning easier for unit and youth leaders. The
online version puts interactive planning resources at your finger tips
or download each of the volumes individually to print and share.