List of Scouts BSA Youth Leadership Positions
A Scouts BSA Troop is actually run by its youth leaders. The Scoutmaster and adults on the Troop Committee provide advice and resources to help the youth carry out their program.
Here are some suggested guidelines for explaining the various Scouts BSA youth leadership positions. Please note these are only an example. Adjust them to fit your unit’s needs.
- Senior Patrol Leader
- Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
- Patrol Leader
- Assistant Patrol Leader (does not fulfill leadership requirement for Eagle)
- Troop Guide
- Order of the Arrow Troop Representative
- Den Chief
- Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
- Chaplain Aide
- Outdoor Ethics Guide
- Bugler (does not fulfill leadership requirement for Eagle)
Resources for Scouts BSA Youth Leadership Positions
Find helps and ideas for your youth leadership and the adults who support them below:
Learn about the EDGE method and how it can be used to instruct others.
Leadership development is one of the Aims of Scouting
What do you do when the adults won’t let the youth lead the troop?
What about a troop full of brand new Scouts? How can any of them be leaders?
Patrols can have their own activities and campouts separate from the full troop.
Does a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster need to be registered as a leader?