The troop is actually run by its boy leaders. With the guidance
of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, they plan the program, conduct
troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers.
Junior Leader Positions
•Senior patrol leader - top junior leader in the troop.
He leads the patrol leaders' council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster,
appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities
•Assistant senior patrol leader - fills in for senior patrol leader
in his absence. He is also responsible for training and giving direction
to the quartermaster, scribe, troop historian, librarian, and instructors.
•Troop Historian - collects and maintains troop memorabilia and information
on former troop members.
•Librarian - keeps troop books, pamphlets, magazines, audiovisuals,
and merit badge counselor list available for use by troop members.
•Instructor - teaches one or more advancement skills to troop members.
•Chaplain Aide - assists in troop religious services and promotes religious
•Junior assistant Scoutmaster - a Scout 16 or older who supervises and
supports other boy leaders as assigned.
•Patrol leader - gives leadership to members of his patrol and represents
them on the patrol leaders' council.
•Assistant patrol leader - fills in for the patrol leader in his absence.
•Venture crew chief - leader of a troop's Venture crew.
•Varsity team captain - leader of a troop's Varsity team.
•Troop guide - advisor and guide to the new Scout patrol.
•Den chief - works with a Cub Scout den as a guide.
•Quartermaster - responsible for troop supplies and equipment.
•Scribe - the troop secretary.