Important Election Message to the Scouts:
Scouts, the BSA has guidelines on rank advancement. In order to fulfill your rank advancement requirements you must “serve actively in a position of leadership”. Unless some extenuating circumstance exists (and sometimes they do, and that is ok), all First Class, Star, and Life Scouts are expected to fulfill the leadership requirement to move to the next rank. Scouts, if you need to talk about it, please visit with your SPL, SM or ASM at a troop meeting to discuss an alternative plan for you.
- First Class > to earn Star: See Requirement 5 in your handbook (or click here).
- Star > to earn Life: See Requirement 5 and 6 in your handbook (or click here).
- Life > to earn Eagle: See Requirement 4 in your handbook (or click here).
Troop 330 is managed by the Scouts for the Scouts. The following election rules were developed by the Scouts attending the annual planning conference held on August 2010 of the Patrol Leaders Council.
On Election Night, all scouts are expected to attend to cast their vote. If a Scout is interested in holding a troop position, or must hold a troop position to complete rank advancement requirements, be sure to notify the current Senior Patrol Leader on the night of or prior to the meeting. If you are interested in being the new Senior Patrol Leader, please come to the meeting with a short speech to communicate why you are the best choice.
Voting will be carried out as follows:
1.) The Troop will vote for a new Senior Patrol Leader in September of each year.
2.) The Troop will then vote for 1 more Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (elected) in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
3.) The SM will chose 1 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (appointed) in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
4.) Each patrol will vote in new Patrol positions: Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
5.) The newly appointed Senior Patrol Leader has one week to select Scouts to hold other Troop Positions (Historian, Scribe, etc). Appointed in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
If the other key Troop positions are not filled within one week of the election date, the Scoutmaster will appoint Scouts to fill open positions at his discretion in September and March of each year to serve at least a 6 month term.
- SPL = 12 month term from September to September.
- Other positions = 6 month term from September to March or March to September.
- Some troop positions have unique terms, training and approval requirements or have specific knowledge required to perform. (Example: Den Chief, Instructor, Jr. Asst Scoutmaster, OA Rep and Webmaster.)
- All Scouts who hold troop positions are expected to make at LEAST 75% of troop meetings and activities including camping.
- To be the Senior Patrol Leader you must be at least a Star Scout
- To be the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader you must be at least a 1st Class Scout
- Some positions are appointed by the SPL or Scoutmaster on an as-needed basis, based on the current needs of the troop leadership. (Example: A Scout moves and a position is vacant.)
Ryan W., Eagle Scout