Welcome to the new updated Leadership Positions Page. New navigation menus make it easier to get to leadership positions requirements.
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Leadership is a requirement for advancement to the Star, Life, and Eagle ranks. It is expected that as a scout grows and advances through these ranks that the leadership tasks the scout performs grow as the scout’s skills and capabilities grow.
|A key expectation is that the scope of a scout’s leadership responsibilities will increase along the following lines:|
Leadership is predominantly done by leading other scouts. For example, a Patrol Leader is responsible for directing the 6 to 10 members of a patrol. This position is about learning the responsibilities of a leadership role.
Leadership for Life involves working with a larger number of scouts and a responsibility for a longer period of time. For this rank, the scope of the responsibility will involve performing tasks that remove the need for an adult leader to perform the tasks.
Leadership for Eagle is expected to include interactions with both scouts and adults. The leadership role will typically involve a larger portion of the troop – ranging from a large outing (e.g. Wolfeboro with 50 to 80 boys) to the entire troop over a time period of 6 months coinciding with the six-month leadership requirement.
Alternatively, the scope of the leadership work may involve a small group over a longer period of time (e.g. Troop Guides bring along a patrol of 6 to 10 new scouts until they reach the First Class rank which can take from 6 to 15 months).
We expect scouts performing Eagle leadership roles will work in a self-sufficient manner and perform leadership roles under the guidance and coaching of adult leaders.
Accordingly, our expectation that the following leadership positions are most appropriate for the following ranks:
The above list reflects the typical duties and scope of the leadership position. We do recognize that any leadership position can be expanded to match the expectation of the number of scouts involved and responsibility assumed. We want to acknowledge scouts for extraordinary effort and innovation. For example, one scout assumed the OA Representative role which is normally associated with the Life Rank. This scout became responsible for the entire OA Lodge and in doing so expanded his position to affect hundreds of scouts and interacted with adults from many troops. This level of effort met the troop’s guidelines for an Eagle rank leadership position.
Scouts must use a different leadership position for each rank requirement. This is to broaden the experience of the scout to the different leadership positions and enable them to master different leadership challenges.
The Scoutmaster will determine and approve the appropriateness of leadership positions based on the general criteria identified here. Leadership positions must be approved in advance of beginning the leadership position. For each leadership role, a scout signs a contract agreeing to the requirements of the leadership position.
Scout troop leaders are selected in the following manner:
SPL (Senior Patrol Leader)
ASPL (Assistant Senior Patrol Leader)
Assistant Troop Webmaster
SPL - Wolfeboro
SPL - Catalina Island