Patrol Leader Training

The purpose of the Introduction to Patrol Leader Training is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. PLT is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

Among the activities encountered by a troop’s leaders are
•     Organizing the troop
•     Planning and organizing activities and meetings
•     Assigning duties to others
•     Planning menus and figuring out food costs
•     Encouraging advancement
•     Guiding a troop’s involvement in problem-solving
•     Teaching outdoor, sports, or craft skills
•     Ensuring the troop’s safety during meetings and outings
•     Handling the troop’s finances
•     Helping other Boy Scouts make the most of their own leadership opportunities
​•     Encouraging participation


Supporting Youth through

Scouting for 109 years 

Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York