Patrols

The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC)
The patrol leaders' council, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop's activities. The patrol leaders' council is composed of the following voting members: senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leaders, troop guide, Venture crew chief.

The troop's 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 patrol leaders' council organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the patrol leaders' council through the Scoutmaster.

Troop 453 New Patrols
In order to provide special attention and training to our new scouts and parents, we designated a special patrol as the new scout patrol. Under the guidance of troop guides and a patrol ASM, the new scout patrol attends campouts and troop meetings, organizes semimonthly patrol meetings, and assigns each member to a patrol job, functioning at both the troop and patrol level. 

Every two months, patrol leaders and other youth leader positions are rotated to ensure new scouts have more chances to be trained for different youth leader positions. Each scout is assigned to a new scout patrol once he joins the troop. A new scout is required to stay with his new scout patrol for six months. After the first six months, the new scout may move to a regular patrol, or continue to stay with the new scout patrol.

Troop 453 Troop Jobs & Youth Leaders
The troop is mostly youth run by its boy leaders; with the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, scouts plan the programs, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers. You can find a non-exhaustive list of troop jobs here.