Patrol Leader Elections

Elections are held every 6 months for new leadership positions to include Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders. They are conducted at the troop meeting after the Court of Honor.

Senior Patrol Leader

Nominations are taken for those that are qualified for Senior Patrol Leader at the Court of Honor. Those accepting the nomination will have an opportunity to give a speech to the Troop at the next troop meeting on why they feel they are qualified and are the best candidate for Senior Patrol Leader. Only Scouts present at that meeting will be eligible to cast one vote. Votes will be tallied by a minimum of two adult leaders and the name given to the Scoutmaster for announcing. After this announcement, the newly elected Senior Patrol Leader will pick two Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders. The Assistants do not need to be any special rank but should be active in the troop’s activities. After the announcements of the Assistance Senior Patrol Leaders then the Troop breaks into their patrols to elect their new leaders of that patrol. These positions are for 6 months until the next election after the following Court of Honor.

Patrol Leaders

Nominations are taken by the Patrol members present at the meeting and voted upon. Only those present can vote. The nominated person does not need to be present but needs to be contacted to see if he wants the position. After this occurs then voting will commence and the one with the most votes will be the Patrol Leader. He will then appoint an Assistant Patrol leader and should be confirmed that he accepted. Other leadership positions are then selected. These positions are for 6 months until the next election after the following Court of Honor.