Troop 505 Patrol Leaders Council Sep 3

A Scout is Loyal-1Troop 505 will have it’s regularly scheduled Patrol Leader’s Council on September 3rd from 6:30-7pm. The PLC is always scheduled the first Troop Meeting of every month. If you currently hold a leadership role that requires participation in the Troop PLC, you attendance is expected. These positions include: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders (if your Patrol Leader is unable to attend), Scribe, all Troop Guides and all Junior Assistant Scoutmasters.

In an effort to better organize our Uniformed Adult Leadership, a meeting of Assistant Scoutmaster’s is requested on September 2nd from 6:30-7pm during the regularly scheduled PLC. If you are currently a registered Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 505 or if you desire volunteering in this role, your attendance is requested.

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.”

—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder

The Patrol Leaders’ Council

A Troop should always be led by its elected boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, the boy leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the Troop’s meetings and activities.

The members of the Troop elect one of their own to serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. To give more Scouts the opportunity to lead, once a year, the current Troop 505 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader moves into the Senior Patrol Leader position and the Troop elects a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Your Role in the Patrol Leaders’ Council

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders, with the support of the Troop Scribe and the Troop Guides. As a Patrol Leader, you serve as the voice of your Patrol. During PLC Patrol Leaders should present the ideas and concerns of your patrol and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol Leaders’ Council with your Patrol.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Meetings

The Troop’s meeting programs and activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop’s yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval. The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the Patrol Leaders’ Council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the PLC fine-tunes the plans for the upcoming month by organizing and assigning responsibilities for the weekly Troop meeting program and planning the details of any upcoming Troop activities. The Troop Committee should always interact with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Position Descriptions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – top junior leader in the troop. He is elected by the entire troop and leads the Patrol Leaders’ Council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – fills in for Senior Patrol Leader in his absence. There may be more than one ASLP. They are responsible for training and giving direction to the Scribe, Quartermaster, Troop Historian, Librarian, Webmaster and Instructors.

Patrol Leader (PL) – gives leadership to members of his Patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) – is fully informed about all aspects concerning his Patrol and fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absence.

Troop Scribe (TS) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as the Troop Secretary.

Troop Guide (TG) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as an advisor and guide to the Patrol(s) and Patrol Leader(s).

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) – an Eagle Scout, 16 years or older, attends the meeting to support the PLC, who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned by the Scoutmaster.

Troop 505 Patrol Leaders Council Aug 5

A Scout is Loyal-1Troop 505 will have it’s regularly scheduled Patrol Leader’s Council on August 5th from 6:30-7pm. The PLC is always scheduled the first Troop Meeting of every month. If you currently hold a leadership role that requires participation in the Troop PLC, you attendance is expected. These positions include: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders (if your Patrol Leader is unable to attend), Scribe, all Troop Guides and all Junior Assistant Scoutmasters.

In an effort to better organize our Uniformed Adult Leadership, a meeting of Assistant Scoutmaster’s is requested on August 5th from 6:30-7pm during the regularly scheduled PLC. If you are currently a registered Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 505 or if you desire volunteering in this role, your attendance is requested.

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.”

—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder

The Patrol Leaders’ Council

A Troop should always be led by its elected boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, the boy leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the Troop’s meetings and activities.

The members of the Troop elect one of their own to serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. To give more Scouts the opportunity to lead, once a year, the current Troop 505 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader moves into the Senior Patrol Leader position and the Troop elects a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Your Role in the Patrol Leaders’ Council

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders, with the support of the Troop Scribe and the Troop Guides. As a Patrol Leader, you serve as the voice of your Patrol. During PLC Patrol Leaders should present the ideas and concerns of your patrol and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol Leaders’ Council with your Patrol.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Meetings

The Troop’s meeting programs and activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop’s yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval. The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the Patrol Leaders’ Council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the PLC fine-tunes the plans for the upcoming month by organizing and assigning responsibilities for the weekly Troop meeting program and planning the details of any upcoming Troop activities. The Troop Committee should always interact with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Position Descriptions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – top junior leader in the troop. He is elected by the entire troop and leads the Patrol Leaders’ Council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – fills in for Senior Patrol Leader in his absence. There may be more than one ASLP. They are responsible for training and giving direction to the Scribe, Quartermaster, Troop Historian, Librarian, Webmaster and Instructors.

Patrol Leader (PL) – gives leadership to members of his Patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) – is fully informed about all aspects concerning his Patrol and fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absence.

Troop Scribe (TS) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as the Troop Secretary.

Troop Guide (TG) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as an advisor and guide to the Patrol(s) and Patrol Leader(s).

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) – an Eagle Scout, 16 years or older, attends the meeting to support the PLC, who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned by the Scoutmaster.

Troop 505 Patrol Leaders Council July 8

A Scout is Loyal-1Troop 505 will have it’s regularly scheduled Patrol Leader’s Council on July 8th from 6:30-7pm. The PLC is always scheduled the first Troop Meeting of every month. If you currently hold a leadership role that requires participation in the Troop PLC, you attendance is expected. These positions include: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders (if your Patrol Leader is unable to attend), Scribe, all Troop Guides and all Junior Assistant Scoutmasters.

In an effort to better organize our Uniformed Adult Leadership, a meeting of Assistant Scoutmaster’s is requested on July 8th from 6:30-7pm during the regularly scheduled PLC. If you are currently a registered Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 505 or if you desire volunteering in this role, your attendance is requested.

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.”

—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder

The Patrol Leaders’ Council

A Troop should always be led by its elected boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, the boy leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the Troop’s meetings and activities.

The members of the Troop elect one of their own to serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. To give more Scouts the opportunity to lead, once a year, the current Troop 505 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader moves into the Senior Patrol Leader position and the Troop elects a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Your Role in the Patrol Leaders’ Council

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders, with the support of the Troop Scribe and the Troop Guides. As a Patrol Leader, you serve as the voice of your Patrol. During PLC Patrol Leaders should present the ideas and concerns of your patrol and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol Leaders’ Council with your Patrol.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Meetings

The Troop’s meeting programs and activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop’s yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval. The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the Patrol Leaders’ Council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the PLC fine-tunes the plans for the upcoming month by organizing and assigning responsibilities for the weekly Troop meeting program and planning the details of any upcoming Troop activities. The Troop Committee should always interact with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Position Descriptions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – top junior leader in the troop. He is elected by the entire troop and leads the Patrol Leaders’ Council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – fills in for Senior Patrol Leader in his absence. There may be more than one ASLP. They are responsible for training and giving direction to the Scribe, Quartermaster, Troop Historian, Librarian, Webmaster and Instructors.

Patrol Leader (PL) – gives leadership to members of his Patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) – is fully informed about all aspects concerning his Patrol and fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absence.

Troop Scribe (TS) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as the Troop Secretary.

Troop Guide (TG) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as an advisor and guide to the Patrol(s) and Patrol Leader(s).

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) – an Eagle Scout, 16 years or older, attends the meeting to support the PLC, who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned by the Scoutmaster.

Troop 505 Patrol Leaders Council Meeting Jun 4

A Scout is Loyal-1Troop 505 will have it’s regularly scheduled Patrol Leader’s Council on June 4th from 6:30-7pm. The PLC is always scheduled the first Troop Meeting of every month. If you currently hold a leadership role that requires participation in the Troop PLC, you attendance is expected. These positions include: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders (if your Patrol Leader is unable to attend), Scribe, all Troop Guides and all Junior Assistant Scoutmasters.

In an effort to better organize our Uniformed Adult Leadership, a meeting of Assistant Scoutmaster’s is requested on June 4th from 6:30-7pm during the regularly scheduled PLC. If you are currently a registered Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 505 or if you desire volunteering in this role, your attendance is requested.

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.”

—Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder

The Patrol Leaders’ Council

A Troop should always be led by its elected boy leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, the boy leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. The Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC), not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the Troop’s meetings and activities.

The members of the Troop elect one of their own to serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. To give more Scouts the opportunity to lead, once a year, the current Troop 505 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader moves into the Senior Patrol Leader position and the Troop elects a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Your Role in the Patrol Leaders’ Council

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders, with the support of the Troop Scribe and the Troop Guides. As a Patrol Leader, you serve as the voice of your Patrol. During PLC Patrol Leaders should present the ideas and concerns of your patrol and in turn share the decisions of the Patrol Leaders’ Council with your Patrol.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Meetings

The Troop’s meeting programs and activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop’s yearly plan is then submitted to the Troop Committee for approval. The Troop Committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the Patrol Leaders’ Council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the PLC fine-tunes the plans for the upcoming month by organizing and assigning responsibilities for the weekly Troop meeting program and planning the details of any upcoming Troop activities. The Troop Committee should always interact with the PLC through the Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leaders’ Council Position Descriptions

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) – top junior leader in the troop. He is elected by the entire troop and leads the Patrol Leaders’ Council and, in consultation with the Scoutmaster, appoints other junior leaders and assigns specific responsibilities as needed.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) – fills in for Senior Patrol Leader in his absence. There may be more than one ASLP. They are responsible for training and giving direction to the Scribe, Quartermaster, Troop Historian, Librarian, Webmaster and Instructors.

Patrol Leader (PL) – gives leadership to members of his Patrol and represents them on the PLC.

Assistant Patrol Leader (APL) – is fully informed about all aspects concerning his Patrol and fills in for the Patrol Leader in his absence.

Troop Scribe (TS) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as the Troop Secretary.

Troop Guide (TG) – attends the meeting to support the PLC as an advisor and guide to the Patrol(s) and Patrol Leader(s).

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) – an Eagle Scout, 16 years or older, attends the meeting to support the PLC, who supervises and supports other boy leaders as assigned by the Scoutmaster.

Troop 505 Mid-Year Election Meeting Nov 13

Troop 505 will hold its annual Troop Mid-Year Elections Meeting at at the American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill on November 13th from 7-8pm. During this meeting will will update all Patrol rosters, we will elect our new Patrol Leaders and new Assistant Patrol Leaders. Following Patrol Leader elections our current Senior Partol Leader will appoint Troop Leadership Positions.

If you are interested in any Troop 505 leadership positions please come to this Troop meeting with a 5 minute speech prepared describing why you feel you would be best suited for your desired office.

Following elections we will complete any details associated with our 2014 Expedition Schedule.

Patrol Meetings will follow our regular scheduled Troop meeting from 8-8:30pm.

Troop 505 Open House US Flag Retirement Training Pack 505 Invitational Sep 11

The American Legion’s Post 6 Boy Scout Troop 505 would like to invite any eligible Cub Scout who has not found a local Pack to our Pack 505 Open House. Pack 505 is our Districts newest Cub Scout Unit.

During this open house, attending Cub Scouts will learn the proper way to retire an American Flag. The Open House for Pack 505 will be on Wednesday, September 11th from 7-8:30pm at the American Legion Post 6, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

Please join us for this evening of Scouting sure to be filled with spirited conversation, fellowship, a few laughs, fun and some valuable learning.

Pack 505 meets every Wednesday at the American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill, from 7-8:30pm. Any interested boy is welcome to attend anytime. We hope to see you there!

Please spread the word about this Scouting opportunity to anyone you think might be interested. If you are interested in getting involved in Pack 505 or have any questions, please contact Scoutmaster West at westandco@earthlink.net.

Orange District Junior Leadership Training Pow Wow Oct 19

On My HonorWe have confirmed the  date for our Orange District JLT (Junior Leadership Training) Pow Wow, this Saturday October 19th from 8:30am-1:30pm (8:15 registration/set-up) 2013.

If you think you are a Scout interested in participating, please let us know via an email RSVP ASAP to westandco@earthlink.net.

What Scouts should come?

1. all elected youth leaders: SPL, ASPL, PL and APL are automatically invited if the Troop is registered to attend

2. each SPL has the right to invite any of his appointed leaders if he feels they have been showing great leadership qualities as part of his team

 Orange District JLT Agenda

8:30am

Welcome – Sign-In (District Chair)

8:45am

Warm-Up Activities  (MC Scoutmaster)

Moon Ball

Yurt Circle

The Monster

Discussion: The Monster

9:15am

“Leadership” (1st Video Segment)

9:30am

Activity #1

Blind Square  (MC Scoutmaster)

Traffic Jam (Troop #TBD – make sure you know the “solution”)

Reflection on Activity #1  (MC Scoutmaster)

10:00am

Activity #2 (Troop #TBD)

Blind Equilateral Triangle

Bowline Stroll

Reflection on Activity #2  (MC Scoutmaster)

“Cooperation” (2nd Video Segment)

10:30am

Activity #3 (Troop #TBD)

My Friend Potato

Order or Chaos

Reflection on Activity #3  (MC Scoutmaster)

10:45am

“Problem Solving” (3rd Video Segment)

11:00am

Activity #4

“Problem Solving” (4th Video Segment)

Role Playing  – Tent Scene from Video (MC Scoutmaster)

11:30am

Activity #5

Nine Magazines (Troop #TBD)

11:45am

Activity #6

“Problem Solving” (5th Video Segment)

Role Playing  – Tom and Sammy (MC Scoutmaster)

12:00pm

Reflection on Activity #4-6 (MC Scoutmaster)

12:15pm

“Team Building” (6th Video Segment)

12:30pm

Activity #7

Willow in the Wind (Troop #TBD)

Reflection on Activity #7 (MC Scoutmaster)

12:45pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Ice-Cream Party

Final Reflection (MC Scoutmaster)

1:30pm

Clean-Up

We are looking forward to having your top Troop leaders attend JLT Pow Wow. If you currently hold an office in the Troop please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.

Troop 505 Elections Apr 17

Troop 505 will hold its annual Troop Mid-Year Elections Meeting at at the American Legion Post 6 Chapel Hill on April 17th from 7-8pm. During this meeting our current Senior Partol Leader will appoint Troop Leadership Positions. Following our Senior Patrol Leadership appointments we will open the discussion for some Scouts to move between Patrols. Following final Patrol rosters, we will elect our new Patrol Leaders and new Assistant Patrol Leaders.

If you are interested in any Troop 505 leadership positions please come to this Troop meeting with a 5 minute speech prepared describing why you feel you would be best suited for your desired office.

Following elections we will complete any details associated with our Carowinds Scout Family Weekend Expedition.

Patrol Meetings will follow our regular scheduled Troop meeting from 8-8:30pm.

Occoneechee Council National Youth Leadership Training Jun 14-30

1st Weekend:  June 14 @ 7 pm – June 16, 2013 @ 6 pm

2nd Weekend:  June 28 @ 7 pm – June 30, 2013 @ 6 pm

What is NYLT? – The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course was developed by the Boy Scouts of America to provide local councils with a standardized training course for the youth or “junior” leaders of Boy Scout troops. This course, held over two extended weekends, is designed to parallel and complement the training that their adult leaders receive in Wood Badge. Experience shows that NYLT makes a positive difference in the lives of its graduates and in the operation of their troops.

Course Content – NYLT uses the Patrol Method in an outdoor setting to provide advanced training in two areas: • Leadership Skills (counseling, planning, communicating, evaluating, controlling the group, styles of leadership, etc.) • Scoutcraft Skills (outdoor living skills such as camping, cooking, hiking, backpacking, pioneering, orienteering, etc.).

Prerequisite Requirements – NYLT is not designed to be the initial training for youth leaders. All participants will need considerable experience in outdoor living skills and the maturity to relate to the in-depth concepts presented in the Leadership Skills area. Although the course is a lot of fun, it is physically and mentally demanding. For these reasons, participants will need to meet the following requirements:

• Minimum age of 13 with outstanding Scouting spirit and team-player attitude • First-Class rank or higher with considerable experience in outdoor living (including at least one year of summer camp) • Good physical condition (must submit a completed copy Class II Physical Form at beginning of course) • Scoutmaster’s recommendation (must submit Scoutmaster Nomination Form)

Limited Enrollment – Participation is limited to the first 48 qualified Youth Leaders who preregister. The cost is $210 for the two weekend course. Applicants will need to submit their application (along with Scoutmaster Nomination Form and $75 preregistration fee) to the Council Service Center. All Scoutmasters will be mailed a packet of information which can also be downloaded from http://www.ocscouts .org.

This year’s NYLT Course is now looking for Youth and Adult Staff. The course’s coordinator, Kathy Connelly, is taking rec- ommendations from unit leaders to place former JLTC, NYLT course graduates or other youth who have demonstrated exception- al leadership ability into staff positions (they must be 14 to 19 years old). Adult staff with strong leadership skills are especially needed! While Wood Badge for the 21st Century training would be desirable, it is not a requirement. Call Kathy at numbers listed below if you qualify and are interested in serving.

For more information – contact Scoutmaster West ASAP, or call the Council Service Center at 919-872-4884. Reservations are REQUIRED.

Troop 505 Orange District Junior Leadership Training Pow Wow Oct 13

Orange District has confirmed the date for the JLT (Junior Leadership Training) Pow Wow, Saturday October 13th from 8:30am-1:30pm 2012 at New Hope Church in Hillsborough.

Troop 505 has been asked to participate in the event. The JLT is reserved for the senior elected leaders of the Troop to participate in advanced leadership training with other like leaders in their District.

There will be 6 attending Troops for the Orange District JLT: 59, 449, 505, 420, 467 and 821. Troop 505 has been appointed to lead Activity #3. The plan is to have each Troop bring 4-10 of their best youth leaders.

What Scouts should come?

1. all elected youth leaders: SPL, ASPL, PL and APL are automatically invited if the Troop is registered to attend
2. each SPL has the right to invite any of his appointed leaders if he feels they have been showing great leadership qualities as part of his team

Orange District JLT Agenda:
8:30am
Welcome – Sign-In (District Chair)
8:45am
Warm-Up Activities  (MC Scoutmaster)
Moon Ball
Yurt Circle
The Monster
Discussion: The Monster
9:15am
“Leadership” (1st Video Segment)
9:30am
Activity #1
Blind Square  (MC Scoutmaster)
Traffic Jam (Troop #467 – make sure you know the “solution”)
Reflection on Activity #1  (MC Scoutmaster)
10:00am
Activity #2 (Troop #449)
Blind Equilateral Triangle
Bowline Stroll
Reflection on Activity #2  (MC Scoutmaster)
“Cooperation” (2nd Video Segment)
10:30am
Activity #3 (Troop #505)
My Friend Potato
Order or Chaos
Reflection on Activity #3  (MC Scoutmaster)
10:45am
“Problem Solving” (3rd Video Segment)
11:00am
Activity #4
“Problem Solving” (4th Video Segment)
Role Playing  – Tent Scene from Video (MC Scoutmaster)
11:30am
Activity #5
Nine Magazines (Troop #821)
11:45am
Activity #6
“Problem Solving” (5th Video Segment)
Role Playing  – Tom and Sammy (MC Scoutmaster)
12:00pm
Reflection on Activity #4-6 (MC Scoutmaster)
12:15pm
“Team Building” (6th Video Segment)
12:30pm
Activity #7
Willow in the Wind (Troop #420)
Reflection on Activity #7 (MC Scoutmaster)
12:45pm
Lunch
1:15pm
Ice-Cream Party
Final Reflection (MC Scoutmaster)
1:30pm
Clean-Up

We are looking forward to having Troop 505 top leaders represent us well in the District JLT Pow Wow. If you currently hold an office in the Troop please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.