Scout leadership

boys leading boys
girls leading girls

Scout Leadership

The importance of a boy-led or girl-led troop and patrol is emphasized in two chapters of the Scoutmasterʼs Handbook: “Empowering boys/girls to be leaders is the core of Scouting. Scouts learn by doing, and what they do is lead their patrols and their troop. The boys/girls themselves develop a troop program, then take responsibility for figuring out how they will achieve the goals. One of our most important challenges is to train boy/girl leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching and support. The boys/girls will make mistakes now and then and will rely upon the adult leaders to guide them. But only through real hands-on experience as leaders can boys/girls learn to lead.”


Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Boys/Girls hold elections every 6 months to determine who will fill each leadership role. Boys/Girls learn to speak persuasively in front of a crowd to run for a position and learn life-long leadership skills as they fulfill different roles.

Click here for a full list of Troop 185 Leadership Position descriptions and application. Click here to view the Retired Flag Caretaker Position. 

Troop 185G and 185B at Summer Camp and Camporee 
Cleaning Troop Trailer
Taking Inventory of Patrol Boxes in Preparation for Summer Camp
Eagle Scout Candidate Presents his Proposed Service Project at Austin17 House.
Scouts marching in the Memorial Day Parade
SPL and ASPL Lead a Troop Meeting
Presenting Rank Advancement at a Court of Honor

contact us

The Chartered Organization for
Stratham Troop 185 is the
Stratham Volunteer Fire Department Association, 
Located at 4 Winnicutt Rd.

Mailing Address:  10 Bunker Hill Ave. c/o SVFDA, Stratham, NH 03885

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