With very few exceptions, the troop elects Leaders on the last Monday of March and the last Monday of September every year.
Qualifications for LEADERSHIP positions at Troop 215
Attend at least 50% of the outings
Attend at least 50% of the troop meetings
Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly
Live by the Scout Oath and Law
Show Scout spirit
Set a good example for other Scouts
Scouts that have already attained Eagle are strongly encouraged to contact the Scoutmaster and NOT run for an elected office at this time.
SENIOR PATROL LEADER
Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference. Runs the Patrol Leader's Council meeting.
Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster. Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.
Assists the Scoutmaster with Junior Leader Training.
ASSISTANT SENIOR PATROL LEADER
Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities.
Runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
Helps train and supervise the Troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian, Historian, and Chaplin Aide.
Serves as a member of the Patrol Leader's Council.
Keeps records on patrol and troop equipment
Makes sure equipment is in good working condition
issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition
Makes suggestions for new or replacement items
Works with the Troop Committee member responsible for equipment
Gets the US, and troop flags for meetings and ceremonies and puts them away afterwards.
Attends and keeps a log of Patrol Leaders' Council meetings
Records individual Scout attendance and dues payments.
Records individual Scout advancement progress
Works with the Troop Committee members responsible for records and finance.
Assists the Troop with religious services at troop activities.
Tells Scouts about the religious emblem program for their faith.
Makes sure religious holidays are considered during troop program planning.
Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.
Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities and keeps them in a historical file or scrapbook.
Takes care of troop trophies, ribbons, and souvenirs of troop activities.
Keeps information about former members of the troop.
Sets up and takes care of a troop library
Keeps records of books and pamphlets owned by the troop.
Adds new or replacement items as needed.
Keeps books and pamphlets available for borrowing.
Keeps a system for checking books and pamphlets in and out.
Follows up on late returns.
Issues vouchers for purchase of used merit badge books.
Elected within their patrol, after the Troop elections
The Patrol Leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the Patrol Leader's Council. The Patrol Leader may easily be the most important job in the troop. He has the closest contact with the patrol members and is in the perfect position to help and guide them. The Patrol Leaders, along with the Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader are the primary members of the Patrol Leaders' Council.
Represents the patrol on the Patrol Leader's Council
Plans and steers patrol meetings
Helps Scouts advance
Acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts
Keeps patrol members informed
Knows what his patrol members and other leaders can do.
Non-Elected positions, appointed by the Scoutmaster.
The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.
Teaches basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols.
Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
Guides new Scouts through early Scouting activities
Coordinates Troop-level community service projects, such as Adopt-a-trail and Adopt-a-highway