Leadership Troop Program Feature

Leadership Troop Program Feature

One of the lessons that Scouting teaches is leadership. In a troop, leadership is learned the Scout way – by doing. A young man gets a taste of leadership in various positions ranging from senior patrol leader to assistant patrol leader.


All of the leadership positions require making decisions. This can be difficult, especially for young people. Making the right decision can be painful, but a decision must usually be made. Even making no decision is a decision. Scouting also promotes ethical decision making in everyday life, especially when a Scout has his Scoutmaster conference for the next rank advancement; part of that conference should be a discussion of ethical decision making.


This program feature is designed to challenge Scouts to solve problems through decision making. Each interpatrol activity this month involves making an ethical decision.


Find the complete plans for the Leadership Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.


Assistant Patrol Leader Description and Self Evaluation

The Assistant Patrol Leader is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence. The position of Assistant Patrol Leader does not qualify for the leadership requirements for advancement. (See the leadership positions listed in the Star, Life, and Eagle requirements in […]

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Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Description and Self Evaluation

The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the Scoutmaster because of his demonstrated leadership ability.

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Den Chief

Den Chief Pledge

We have a new Tiger Cub den in our Cub Scout pack which does not have a Den Chief yet. So for his Scoutmaster Minute, my husband read the Den Chief Pledge and asked any of the Scouts who are interested in learning more about being a Den Chief to see him.

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Smiling Teenagers

Book Review Part 5: Developing Teen Leadership

This final section of the book looks at how parents and teachers can apply the advice presented earlier in the book in their own unique roles to teens. It includes some caveats. For example, a teacher might be limited in how much control he can really allow teens to have in a classroom. It also […]

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