|— Robert Baden-Powell|
Boy Scouts is "Boy-Led." The youth team leaders, not the adult leaders, are responsible for planning and conducting the team's activities. The Team Coach (and Assistant Team Coaches) provide direction, coaching, and training that empowers the Team Captain with the skills he will need to lead his team. The Team Committee provides resources to help the team leaders.
|— Scoutmaster Handbook p. 12|
Through the Team Leadership council, squads share the responsibility for the squad's success. They gain confidence by serving in positions of leadership. The Squad Leaders are appointed by the Team Captain to representative the team members at Team Leadership meetings. Each squad is always represented at each monthly Team Leadership meeting. The squad leaders present the ideas and concerns of their Program Managers and team members, and in turn share the decisions of the Team Leadership meetings with their squad members.
Team Leadership members
The Team Leadership council is made up of the Team Captain, who presides over the meetings; the Team Cocaptain(s), all Squad Leaders, Team Secretary, and others as determined by the Team Captain. The Team Leadership plans the yearly team program at the annual team program planning conference. The Team Leaders council then meets monthly to develop plans for upcoming meetings and activities.