Offering a real-life training ground for leadership skills is one of the key features of Boy Scouts. Our Life Scout, Joseph (15), currently holds the title of senior patrol leader for his troop. An elected position, the senior patrol leader is the top junior leader of the troop. Under the direction of the Scoutmaster (who happens to be his dad), Joseph takes charge of troop meetings, the planning meetings (PLCs), and the outings and adventures.
|Joseph demonstrates lighting a camp stove before fixing dinner at Eight Mile Campground in the North Cascades.|
|Joseph as exhibit A|
|Joseph on the shores of Icicle Creek|
|SPL Joseph serves as MC for the flag retirement ceremony at a recent campfire.|
|Following a script and enlisting assistants for important ceremonies in Scouts, the SPL takes charge.|