Youth Leaders

Scout Troops are primarily boy lead, adult assisted organizations. Troop 2319 follows this methodology with the scout electing a Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) every 6 months. This SPL works with his two Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders (ASPLs) as well as the entire leadership staff to organize and run the troop planning everything from meetings to outings.

 

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Senior Patrol Leader: Jay Wasser

  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.This includes submitting a meeting activity plan to the Scoutmaster and getting it approved at a minimum of 1 week before the intended meeting. Each meeting should include a skills portion of the evening based on the Patrol Leader’s reports of the troops needs.
  • Runs the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) meetings. 
  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders. 
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training. 
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings 
  • Attend a minimum of 90% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings 

Check out the Scouts BSA Senior Patrol Leader Handbook to learn more about this position!

Learn More About the Current SPL

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Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Jeremy Andre

  • Assists the assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the
    absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon.
  • Helps the senior patrol leader lead meetings and activities.
  • Helps train and supervise the troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian,
    Historian, Webmaster, and Chaplain Aide.
  • Serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Michael Carlin

  • Assists the assistant senior patrol leader acts as the senior patrol leader in the
    absence of the senior patrol leader or when called upon.
  • Helps the senior patrol leader lead meetings and activities.
  • Helps train and supervise the troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian,
    Historian, Webmaster, and Chaplain Aide.
  • Serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Instructor: Avery Shumpert

  • Should be knowledgeable about upcoming troop events, available leadership
    opportunities, etc.
  • Assists the senior leadership staff in execution of meetings and outings
  • Offers constructive suggestions in planning effective meetings and inter patrol
    activities
  • Assists patrol members in linking a scout to a skills instructor (youth or adult) as
    needed.
  • Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Scribe:Dylan Woodcook

  • Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings.
    • This involves taking notes and provided a digital copy of those notes to the
      youth & adult webmasters so that they can be posted to the troop website
  • Records individual Scout attendance.
    • This will need to be done each week at meetings which will require the scribe to attend nearly every meeting during their term
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 25% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Chaplin’s Aid: Ben Meininger

  • Encourages troop/team members to strengthen their own relationships with God through
    personal prayer and devotion and participation in religious activities appropriate to their
    faith.
  • Tells Scouts about the Religious Emblems program for their faith at least once per term.
    • This will include a 5-10 minute presentation about the religious emblems offered
      through the troop. The Chaplains Aid should be knowledgeable and prepared to
      answer questions about the various emblem programs or know who to contact.
  • Helps recognize troop/team members who receive their religious emblems, (such as at
    a court of honor).
  • Must have or be working on at least one Boy Scout Religious Emblem in accordance with
    their own faith.
  • Encourages saying grace at meals while camping or at other activities
  • Prepares a 5-10min “Scouts Own Service” for each troop outing. This should include
    written instructions and all required material for outings that the scout cannot attend

    • This should be a very simply non-denominational service. Examples can be found
      online and supporting material can be found in the Chaplin’s Aid binder
  • Helps promote annual Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Outdoor Ethics: AVAILABLE

  • Will assist in the planning process for campout and make suggestions to help the
    troop follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” and “Tread Lightly!”
  • Make recommendations on outings that will help the troop leave a campsite in the
    same or better condition than it was when the campout started.

    • This should involve running police lines and cleanup crews to make sure no
      trash is left behind.
  • Serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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OA Representative: Robert “Scorpio” Carlin

  • Serves as a two-way communication link between the troop and the lodge or chapter.
  • Arranges with the lodge or chapter election team to conduct an annual Order of the Arrow
    election for the troop at a time approved by the Patrol Leaders Council.
  • Makes at least one 5-10 minute presentation to the troop per term explaining a brief
    history about the OA and a new idea/concept about the OA that has not been previously
    mentioned to the troop. This should also include reminders about upcoming OA Camping
    Opportunities as well as OA High Adventure Base opportunities.
  • As requested by the SPL, participates in Troop Courts of Honor by recognizing: OA high
    adventure participation of troop members, induction of new OA members, changes in OA
    honors of troop members, leadership of troop members, and other appropriate activities.
  • Coordinates the Ordeal Induction process for newly elected candidates by: ensuring they
    know the time and location of the Ordeal, providing information of what to bring to the
    Ordeal.
  • Assists current Ordeal members in the troop in sealing their membership by becoming
    Brotherhood members by: ensuring they know the time and location of Brotherhood
    opportunities.
  • Assists the troop (as appropriate) as a trainer of leadership and outdoor skills.
  • In all cases, advocates environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace camping.
  • This includes monitoring that police lines are conducted properly at all campouts
  • Sets a good example by: wearing the Scout uniform correctly, showing Scout spirit, and
    living by the Scout Oath, the Scout law and the OA Obligation.
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the OA Chapter Meetings
  • Typically held the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM
  • Attend a minimum of 40% of the OA Events
  • Typically held once per month and will not generally overlap with Troop activities

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Quartermaster: Parker Hembree

  • Keeps records on patrol/troop equipment.
  • Makes sure equipment is in good working condition.
    • It is imperative that the quartermaster review the gear in the trailer before each
      campout and work with the campout leaders and grub masters to confirm that all
      required gear is moved to the trailer at least one meeting before the outing.
  • Issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.
    • This includes making sure gear returns from campouts in the same condition in left in.
    • This can be accomplished in several ways such as not allowing gear to be loaded into the trailer until it is inspected (must be on the campout to do this), holding grub masters/patrol leaders accountable, etc. However, if gear is damaged, dirty, or broken, it falls to the QUARTERMASTER to resolve the situation. Even if that means taking gear home and cleaning it himself as a last resort!
  • Makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
    • Works with the troop committee member responsible for equipment or ASM assigned the duty of ‘Adult Quartermaster’ (Ideally done once per term)
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Bugler: Doug Peter

  • Shall have either a Bugle, Trumpet, or similar in their position or made
    arrangements to use one.
  • Should work with the Bugler Advisor and be able to make appropriate bugle calls,
    as requested, at troop activities by the end of their tenure.
  • Serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council.
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 65% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 65% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Troop Historian: Gavin Huey

  • Gathers pictures and facts about troop/team activities and keeps them in a
    historical file or scrapbook.

    • This involves attending campouts and taking pictures or when it is not
      possible to attend an outing, reach out to various adults who did attend to
      gather pictures from the outing.
  • Works with both the youth & adult webmaster to have updated pictures made available to the troop via the website after each campout.
    • Detailed instructions and a step by step guide will be provided and should be reviewed BEFORE requesting this leadership position to make sure the scout has access to ALL required resources and materials.
  • This position will required access to a computer and the internet.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

Download the Leadership Position Permission Form

Troop Guide of Hydra Patrol: Keegan Synder

  • Should be knowledgeable about upcoming troop events, available leadership
    opportunities, etc.
  • Acts as the Patrol Leader (for first year scouts) as required by taking weekly
    attendance, attendance sheets can be requested from the Advancement Chair
  • Acts as the patrol leader (for first year scouts) by reviewing member’s books and
    confirming that scouts are advancing. In addition, the patrol leader should be able
    to tell the Patrol Leaders Council the top 1 or 2 items that would help his patrol in
    their advancement process.
  • Assists patrol members in linking a scout to a skills instructor (youth or adult) as
    needed.
  • Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

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Patrol Leader of Kraken Patrol: Jeremy Andre

  • Assists the Scribe as required by taking weekly attendance, attendance sheets can
    be requested from the Advancement Chair
  • Assist the patrol by reviewing member’s books and confirming that scouts are
    advancing. In addition, the patrol leader should be able to tell the Patrol Leaders
    Council the top 1 or 2 items that would help his patrol in their advancement
    process.
  • Assists patrol members in linking a scout to a skills instructor (youth or adult) as
    needed.
  • Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

Download the Leadership Position Permission Form

Patrol Leader of Flaming Gremiln Patrol: Parker Hembree

  • Assists the Scribe as required by taking weekly attendance, attendance sheets can
    be requested from the Advancement Chair
  • Assist the patrol by reviewing member’s books and confirming that scouts are
    advancing. In addition, the patrol leader should be able to tell the Patrol Leaders
    Council the top 1 or 2 items that would help his patrol in their advancement
    process.
  • Assists patrol members in linking a scout to a skills instructor (youth or adult) as
    needed.
  • Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout Uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of the Troop Outings
  • Attend a minimum of 85% of the Troop Meetings
  • Attend a ALL Patrol Leaders Council Meetings

Download the Leadership Position Permission Form