Patrol Leaders' Council
The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop's activities. The PLC is composed of the following voting members:
- Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
- Patrol Leader - Represents his patrol at all patrol leaders' council meetings and the annual planning conference. Reports PLC decisions to his patrol.
- Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Serves as a member of the patrol leaders' council and fills in for the SPL as needed.
- Troop Guide - Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
- Scribe - Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings. The scribe is a non-voting member of the PLC; however in the practices of some troops, scribes have been granted voting privileges.
At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the patrol leaders' council through the Scoutmaster.
Some troops' PLC includes others who may be assigned tasks and may be voting or non-voting members such as:
- Instructors - May be assigned training tasks or report on previous training
- Quartermaster - May report on condition and availability of equipment and needs
- Librarian - May report on condition and availability of the troop library and needs
- Historian, Chaplain Aide, etc.
The PLC is guided by the Scoutmaster.