Patrols are the building blocks of a Boy Scout troop. A patrol is a small group of boys who are similar in age, development, and interests. Once a year each Patrol elects a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. As the Troop grows, the boys will select a Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. The Patrol is how the scouts organize themselves and their duties on outings and activities.
A Boy Scout Troop is boy lead. The Patrol Leader Council (SPL, ASPL, PL, APL and Troop Guide) in consultation with their adult leaders set the agenda for the scout meetings and troop outings. At Troop 777 we believe every boy should get a chance to serve in a leadership position and we rotate leadership on a regular basis.