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The Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) sets minimum rank requirements and participation standards for all troop officers.  The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) must have demonstrated his leadership ability with prior experience as a Patrol Leader and is selected by the Scoutmasters.  The Quartermaster (QM), Chaplain Aide, Scribe, and all Patrol Leaders (PLs) are elected by the scouts.  The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) and Assistant Patrol Leaders (APLs) are nominated by the SPL and PLs, respectively, then approved by the Patrol Leaders' Council.  An OA Liaison, a Bugler, and any officers needed to fill newly created posts or vacancies are appointed by the PLC.

All troop officers serve 9 month terms with elections held near the end of the current term.  Newly elected officers typically assume their posts at the next  Court of Honor ceremony following their election.

The special office of Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM) is appointed by the Scoutmaster.  In Troop 868, consideration for the office of JASM is limited to Eagle Scouts who have reached age 17, served at least one successful term as Senior Patrol Leader, and remained an active participant in the troop since earning their Eagle rank.  It is expected that JASMs will actively seek to complete all the required BSA training courses in preparation for becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM) upon reaching age 18.

 

Fifteen year old Life Scout Preston is serving as the troop's Senior Patrol Leader.  As the head boy leader of the unit, Preston leads the opening and closing ceremonies at weekly troop meetings, sets the agenda and presides at meetings of the Patrol Leaders' Council, and represents the troop at various functions.  Preston  previously served as both Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader in the Falcon Patrol and as the troop's Chaplain Aide.  Prior to becoming a Boy Scout in Troop 868, Preston was a Cub Scout in Pack 848 where he earned the Arrow of Light Award.  Preston is well on his way toward becoming an Eagle Scout; lacking only a few more Eagle-required merit badges and a service project.  He has also served two years as a Den Chief in Cub Scout Pack 868.  He is a sophomore at North Bullitt High school where he is on the school's archery team and served as a manager for the basketball team during his freshman year.

The position of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is currently vacant.  The Patrol Leaders' Council has set the minimum job requirements to be a scout who is at least Life in rank and who has successfully completed at least one term as a Patrol Leader.  At such time as a scout in the troop meets these requirements and is interested in the position, the SPL can nominate them to fulfill this office and the Patrol Leaders' Council will then confirm the appointment.
Fourteen year old Life Scout Nicholas is serving as the troop's Quartermaster.  In this position, he is responsible for keeping up with all the troop's equipment, loading/unloading the troop's bus and equipment truck for weekend outings, and making sure that all gear is clean, dry, and properly stored after use.  As the second ranking officer in the unit, Nicholas is first in line to step up if the SPL is absent.  Nick previously served as both Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader of the Beaver Patrol, as Troop Scribe, and as a Den Chief for Cub Scout Pack 868.  Before becoming a Boy Scout in Troop 868, he was a Cub Scout in Pack 686 where he earned the Arrow of Light Award.  In 2010, Nicholas was the top seller of CampCards in the Lincoln Heritage Council.  Outside of Scouting, Nicholas is a student of martial arts and plays video games.  He is a freshman at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.  His younger brother is also a Boy Scout in Troop 868.
Fourteen year old Life Scout Brixton is serving as the troop's Scribe.  As Scribe, it is his job to accurately record then publish the official MINUTES of all Patrol Leaders' Council meetings.  This is an important duty, because the PLC sets the troop's program and it is important for all the officers and the scoutmasters to have an accurate account of what has been planned.  This will be Brixton's second time serving as Troop Scribe.  He has also served terms as the troop's Quartermaster and as Assistant Patrol Leader in the Beaver Patrol.  During his term as Troop Quartermaster, he was called upon to step in as acting Senior Patrol Leader when the SPL resigned and he performed the duties of the office magnificently.  He is hoping to have an opportunity to serve a term as Patrol Leader so that he can then have an opportunity to serve a full term as SPL.  Prior to becoming a Boy Scout, he was a Cub Scout in Pack 47 and earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Webelos.  Brixton is an avid swimmer and video game player.
Twelve year old Scout Dawson is serving as the troop's Chaplain Aide.  In this position, Dawson is responsible for assisting with in-camp worship services when the troop camps overnight on Saturdays.  He will also be called upon to offer the invocation at Court of Honor programs and say grace for the group before meals.  Dawson is a relatively new member in Troop 868 and this is his first troop office.   He was a Cub Scout in Pack 868 as a Tiger Cub and Wolf, but the family moved out of the area for several years and he did not continue in Cub Scouting.  He is a student at Bullitt Lick Middle School.  His younger brother is a Tiger Cub in Cub Scout Pack 868.
Thirteen year old Star Scout Andrew is serving as Patrol Leader in the Beaver Patrol.  This is his second troop office; he previously served as Assistant Patrol Leader.  Andrew has been a member of Troop 868 for less than two years and has already earned nearly two dozen merit badges.  He is totally fired up about Scouting!  In addition to the time he devotes to Boy Scouting in Troop 868, he also serves as a Den Chief to the Webelos Den in Cub Scout Pack 868.  For his outstanding service in that position, he has earned the Den Chief Service Award.  Andrew has his sights clearly focused on becoming an Eagle Scout and we have no doubt that he will attain that goal.  He is a student at Bullitt Lick Middle School in Shepherdsville. 
Fourteen year old Star Scout Noah is serving as Patrol Leader of the Cobra Patrol.  He has served two previous terms as Assistant Patrol Leader and has also served a term as the troop's Chaplain Aide.  He has been a member of Troop 868 for about three years.  In addition to the time he devotes to Boy Scouting, Noah also serves as a Den Chief in Cub Scout Pack 868 where three of his younger brothers are Cub Scouts.  For his service to that unit, he has earned the Den Chief Service Award.  Outside of Scouting, Noah is active in his church as has beenon several youth mission trips.  He is a home-schooled student.
Twelve year old First Class Scout Gavin is serving as Patrol Leader of the Falcon Patrol.  This is his first troop office.  A quiet young man who seldom misses any troop meetings, outings, or other activities, Gavin is an experienced beyond his rank and is more than capable of being able to lead the Falcons.  The office of Patrol Leader will give him an opportunity to learn and develop his leadership skills.  Prior to becoming a Boy Scout, Gavin was a Cub Scout in Pack 868 where he earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Webelos.  He has been a member of Troop 868 for about just over a year.  He is a student at Zoneton Middle School.
Twelve year old Second Class Scout Noah is serving as Assistant Patrol Leader in the Beaver Patrol.  This is his second troop office.  Previously, Noah served a term as the troop's Chaplain Aide.  As Assistant Patrol Leader, is will be his job to assist Patrol Leader Andrew in keeping the patrol operating smoothly.  Like all our troop officers, Noah is regular in his attendance and faithful about supporting troop activities like fundraising events and community service projects as well as hikes and camping trips.  He is actively working to reach the rank of First Class so that he will be eligible to run for Patrol Leader when the next election cycle comes around.  Noah attends Zoneton Middle School.
The position of Assistant Patrol Leader in the Cobra Patrol is currently vacant.  The Patrol Leaders' Council has set the minimum requirements for this job to be a scout who is at least Second Class in rank.  At the current time, there are no members in the patrol who meet the requirements who are not already serving in another troop office.  At such time as another patrol member may reach the rank of Second Class and be interested in the job, the PLC will confirm their appointment. 
The position of Assistant Patrol Leader in the Falcon Patrol is currently vacant.  The Patrol Leaders' Council has set the minimum requirements for this job to be a scout who is at least Second Class in rank.  At the current time, there are no members in the patrol who meet the requirements who are not already serving in another troop office.  At such time as another patrol member may reach the rank of Second Class and be interested in the job, the PLC will confirm their appointment.