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The election for the 2015-2016 Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - the top Scout position in the Troop - and appointment of two Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders (ASPL) will take place at the April 30th Troop Meeting.  The new Senior Patrol will then "shadow" the present one in order to allow for their smooth transition in June.  

The eligibility requirements and applications for SPL and ASPL are available on our Leadership Positions page.  Scouts running for SPL should consider also applying for ASPL in the event they do not get elected SPL.

Applications are due no later than April 16th to be considered. Thank you.

Our next Patrol Leaders' Council will be Sunday, April 19th from 6:15 - 7:45 pm at Plandome Village Hall. The agenda will be to plan the May Troop Meetings. Scouts who hold the following positions must attend:

Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant SPL
Patrol Leader (or Asst PL if PL unavailable)
Troop Guide

ASMs are welcome too (RSVP please).  Pizza will be served. Civilian clothing permitted. 

The theme for May is Emergency Preparedness.  Scouts MUST come prepared with ideas for the May Troop meetings' activities, skill practice, contests, games, etc (Google it!), whether related to the theme or not.  

KNOT CONTEST (1/15/15): for SM Points - each Patrol will be asked to make three of the knots on our "Scouts are KNOT Smart" page, but won't know which three until the meeting.

BODACIOUS, AWESOME HAT CONTEST: Exactly that!  Each Scout should wear a bodacious, awesome hat to the January 8, 2015 Troop meeting and earn SM points through judging by the Senior Patrol.  Wear your kookiest/wildest hat!

PATROL CONTEST: Make a Patrol Flag. Worth 5 Scoutmaster points (no flag = minus 5 points for that Patrol).  Will be judged on creativity, quality, appearance and compliance. 

  • flag no larger than 20 inches by 30 inches attached to a wood or aluminum pole no longer than 5 feet
  • must be made by Patrol members (not commercially manufactured or purchased)
  • may not be worked on (but can be discussed) at Troop meetings
  • must have at least Troop number and Patrol name
  • must be appropriate (by your adult leaders' standards) for any Scouting event
  • must be presented at the 11/6 Troop meeting
On 11/6, six out of eight Patrols presented their flags, which will be judged on 11/13.

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