Boy Scout Troop 61

Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale
Brandon, FL

Meeting Time: Monday Nights 7:30 – 9:00
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The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC)
The PLC are the youth leaders of the troop. The PLC plans the yearly troop program at the annual troop program planning conference. It then meets monthly to fine-tune the plans for the upcoming month. The patrol leader serves as the voice of the patrol members (presents the ideas and concerns of the patrol) and in turn share the decisions of the PLC with the patrol members.

Senior Patrol Leader Walter W
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Kyle B
Chris H
InstructorWill S
ScribeJake M
QuartermasterKyle M
HistorianFred W
LibrarianAustin S
Chaplain AideEthan S
BuglerWill S
Order of the Arrow Representative 
Patrol Leaders  
    Dragons Zach K
    Phoenix Kylar W
    Ravens Joey C
    Screamin Eagles Jon C
    T. Devils Zach G

Duties of Patrol Leader
When you accepted the position of patrol leader, you agreed to provide service and leadership to your patrol and troop. No doubt you will take this responsibility seriously, but you will also find it fun and rewarding. As a patrol leader, you are expected to do the following:

Ten Tips for Being a Good Leader

Training for Youth Leaders
Scouting takes pride in giving youth members unique leadership opportunities and training. Youth leaders may have the opportunity to participate in all or some of the following leadership training.

Introduction to Leadership Skills Training (ILST)

This is a day and a half long training conference conducted by the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader. It covers the responsibilities of a the leadership and the needs for upcoming events within the troop. Its purpose is to reinforce the patrol method and to allow members of the patrol leaders' council to set goals for themselves, their patrols, and their troop.

Council Junior Leader Training

Many councils offer weeklong junior leader training conferences at their camps for key troop leaders. This course supplements troop training and introduces leadership skills in an outdoor environment.

National Junior Leader Instructor Camp

This program focuses on helping Scouts develop teaching skills that they can use to conduct council junior leader training conferences. It is offered through the Philmont Training Center every summer.

National Leadership Seminars

These Order of the Arrow leadership seminars take place over a weekend and focus primarily on the skills and attributes of leadership. Youth participants should be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer.

Resources for Patrol Leaders
As a patrol leader, you have many resources available, including your Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmasters, senior patrol leader, and the troop committee. Other resources include your teachers, religious leaders, and community leaders. Literature resources available to you include the following:

Boy Scout Handbook, No. 33105

Junior Leader Handbook, No. 33500A

Fieldbook, No. 33104

Boy Scout Songbook, No. 33224

Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33215C

Troop Program Resources, No. 33588

Troop Program Features, Volumes I, II, and III, Nos. 33110, 33111, 33112

Worksheets from Scoutmaster's Junior Leader Training Kit, No. 34306

Boys' Life magazines

Copy of troop rules and policies

Troop and patrol rosters

Activity calendar (troop, district, council, chartered organization)

First Class—First Year Tracking Sheet, No. 34118A

Campfire Program Planner sheet, No. 33696

Troop Planning Worksheet (from Troop Program Features)

BSA Supply catalog

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