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A Boy Scout Troop Flag
A Boy Scout Troop Flag
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

A Boy Scout Troop is the standard group for Scouts and is composed of multiple patrols, and are supported by an adult Troop Committee.

Troops are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold Courts of Honor at least once a year; usually quarterly.


Youth members

...a Troop is not divided into Patrols. A Troop is the sum total of its Patrols.
William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

The troop's youth are lead by the Senior Patrol Leader through the Patrol Leaders' Council.

Youth members of a Troop include:

Adult members

The troop's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:

Liaisons between a unit and the local District and Council

External links


The Troop is a registered "unit" with its local council. Other basic units are:


MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with topics ranging from Recruiting to Eagle Scout Service Projects:

See also

Boy Scout portal

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