Troop elections are held every six months at a regular troop meeting, usually in March and September. All leadership positions are rotated every six months to give each Scout maximum opportunity to serve. Voting is conducted by secret ballot.
SENIOR PATROL LEADER
The entire troop votes for Senior Patrol Leader. The outgoing SPL presides over the election, accepting nominations and supervising the collection of ballots. The Scoutmaster counts the votes, and declares the candidate with the majority the winner.
Candidates not elected for Senior Patrol Leader may run for Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. The Senior Patrol Leader appoints
Individual patrols elect their Patrol Leaders. These elections are held immediately following the election of SPL and ASPL. Only patrol members will vote for their respective Patrol Leaders.
What You Should Know
A leadership role within Scouting requires an extraordinary commitment. A leadership role within troop 610 demands time and sacrifice of the Scout. Leadership roles should only be considered by those who:
- Demonstrate the proper example
- Are willing to give the troop more than they receive
- Are willing to put troop activities on a higher priority than other comparable activities