The trouble with "googling" is there is no way to filter out misinformation and personal opinion.
--- On Wed, 5/19/10, tomb@... <tomb@...> wrote:
The Boy Scout program planning presentation at crossroadsbsa.org contains major errors. It was written by someone familiar with cub scout planning, not boy scout planning.
The patrol leaders' council, not the adult leaders, is responsible for planning and conducting the troop's activities. The patrol leaders' council is composed of the following voting members: senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leaders, troop guide, Venture crew chief, Varsity team captain.
The troop's activities are selected and planned at the annual program planning conference. The troop's yearly plan is then submitted to the troop committee for approval. The troop committee either approves the plan or makes alternative suggestions for the patrol leaders' council to consider. At its monthly meetings, the patrol leaders' council organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the patrol leaders' council through the Scoutmaster.
Google "boy scout annual planning" to see boy scout annual planning power points from many troops and unit commissioners.
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