About Troop 114
Troop 114 is a youth-run organization; we give each scout the opportunity to control their own advancement and to influence decisions about what we do as a troop.
The Patrol Method
A scout is a member of a Patrol of 4–7 other scouts. Each Patrol has a name, a flag, a cheer, a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. Your patrol is your primary group in Scouting. Scouts work on advancement requirements, organize camping trips, and have fun together. You will learn how to follow directions of a Patrol Leader that you elect. You will also have opportunities to serve in a leadership role in your patrol and the troop.
The troop comprises several patrols. The troop has leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe, Quartermaster, Librarian, Historian, and Instructor. The scouts in these positions collectively make up the Senior Patrol which gives them the opportunity to learn a different level of organization and leadership.
The Senior Patrol and the Patrol Leaders collectively make up the Patrol Leaders Council, or PLC. The PLC is responsible for organizing troop meetings and trips. The adult leaders of the troop guide the scouts through the Scouting program and help them lead and organize themselves.
The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters are there to help with the actual scouting program, to teach scouting skills, and to set a good example for scouts to follow. There are many opportunities for adults to support the troop that don’t necessarily require camping and outdoor skills. These adults serve on the Troop Committee. Committee roles including the Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Outdoor/Activities Coordinator, Advancement Coordinator, Equipment Coordinator, and Membership Coordinator, are all very important to ensure that the program runs smoothly and safely.