Troop 1 holds youth leader elections a couple of times each year to allow each scout an opportunity to fulfill the advancement requirements. The following leadership positions have been defined by BSA and our Troop:
The SPL conducts Patrol Leaders Conferences (PLC's); weekly Troop meetings; campfire programs; camping events; and many other Troop activities. He is responsible for ensuring that each Troop meeting is organized with an appropriate opening, program, game, closing, etc. He should transmit all information pertinent to Troop functions to the Patrol Leaders.
The ASPL attends Troop functions, helps the SPL, and is prepared to fill in for him at any time. Therefore, he must communicate with the SPL in advance of each Troop function in order to familiarize himself with plans. He attends PLC meetings. He meets with each Patrol Leader once each week to help the Patrol Leader as needed and reports any problems to the SPL or a scoutmaster. He is the Patrol Leader of the Staff Patrol.
The Quartermaster, or QM, is responsible for the distribution of the tents, chuck boxes, and other equipment. He should inspect equipment periodically and at the end of the year for damage and report this to the SPL and the Scoutmaster. He sells Troop t-shirts and sweatshirts as needed. He is also responsible for the Leadership Corps Patrol gear and should make sure that all cooking utensils have been properly washed after each camping trip.
The Chaplain conducts or helps with religious services on Troop outings. He should ask the scoutmasters for assistance.
The Scribe attends all PLC meetings, records the meeting and reports these minutes to the next PLC meeting. If unable to attend, he should contact the SPL to find a substitute. He keeps a running notebook of all PLC meetings during the year. He helps the Troop Historian keep an accurate record of the major Troop events of the year. He records the attendance at all Troop meetings, field trips, and camping trips.
The Historian records all major Troop events of the year (camping trips, field trips, fundraisers, camporees, summer camps, high adventure trips, etc.). He may take photographs to add to his records. His notebook should be presented to the Troop at the last Court of Honor of the year for display.
Guides and Instructors oversee the advancement of younger scouts and act as advisors for Patrol Leaders. They generally have previously been a Patrol Leader. They should be knowledgeable enough in Scout skills to pass off requirements to younger scouts. They should record the progress of the younger scouts. They should have a copy of the Scout Handbook at all Troop functions.
The Librarian should maintain a library of Handbooks, Fieldbooks, and merit badge pamphlets for scouts to check out at Troop meetings and summer camp. He will record dates that books are checked out and returned. He will recommend new book purchases to the SPL and the Scoutmaster.
The PL is responsible for all patrol operations throughout the year. He should ensure that his patrol is prepared in advance for meeting programs, camping trips, camporees, etc. If he cannot attend an event, he should make sure that his assistant well informed. He is responsible for representing the scouts of his patrol at all PLC meetings and returning information from the PLC to his patrol members. He is responsible for ensuring that all patrol gear is properly cleaned, stored, and returned to the Troop QM at the end of the year.
The APL should be prepared to fill in any time that the PL is absent from a Troop or Patrol event.
The Patrol Scribe records Patrol events for the Troop Historian.
The PQM makes sure that all Patrol equipment (and Troop equipment that is checked out to the Patrol) is properly cleaned, stored, and accounted for after each outing