The patrol leaders' council is made up of the Senior Patrol Leader, who presides over the meetings; the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, all Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides, and others as determined by your PLC and/or Scoutmaster. The patrol leaders' council plans the yearly troop program at the annual troop program planning conference. The PLC then meets monthly to develop plans for upcoming meetings and activities.
PLC meetings used to be called "Green Bar" meetings because of the green bars on some of the youth position patches.
The PLC is composed of the following voting members:
Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) - Elected by boys in the troop, SPL runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
Patrol Leader - Elected by his patrol, the PL represents his patrol PLC meetings and the annual planning conference. Reports PLC decisions to his patrol.
Troop Guide - Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
Scribe - Attends and keeps a log of patrol leaders’ council meetings. The scribe is a non-voting member of the PLC; however in the practices of some troops, scribes have been granted voting privileges.
At its monthly meetings, the PLC organizes and assigns activity responsibilities for the weekly troop meetings. The troop committee interacts with the patrol leaders' council through the Scoutmaster.
Some troops' PLC includes others who may be assigned tasks and may be voting or non-voting members such as:
Instructors - May be assigned training tasks or report on previous training
Quartermaster - May report on condition and availability of equipment and needs
Librarian - May report on condition and availability of the troop library and needs