Serving as a youth leader requires serious commitment on the part of a Scout. There are additional meetings and camping trips. There is the need to be thinking about Scouting over the week between events, there is a requirement to arrive early and stay a little later to camping trips and meetings, and in order for all this to work, parents must be supportive of their Scouts.
This form explains the youth leader election process. A form must be submitted before a Scout can hold a youth leadership role. Please understand that when a Scout takes on a youth leadership role, if they do not meet the requirements of that role, they not only negatively impact themselves, they also impact their patrol and the troop. In a boy-led troop, service as a youth leader is a meaningful and significant commitment.
Please talk to a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster with questions. Thanks!