How Boy-Led Scouting Works in Troop 202
What does boy-led mean?  Will we turn your son loose to sink or swim in a new environment?

No!  The leaders are the older boys in the troop who, with adult mentoring, will teach and guide your son to learn how to camp, cook, tie knots, use tools, complete advancements, and so on.

Sometimes a boy-led meeting or activity is not as neat and efficient as an adult-run event.  In Scouting, our goal is teaching and instilling values, not necessarily doing everything with perfect results.  You will see some of the natural cycles during a year in the troop.  Youth elections occur in the spring and fall.  Around the time one group of leaders become comfortable in their roles, it's time for a new group to take over.  This can be uncomfortable for adults to observe.  If you have questions or concerns, please ask questions and talk to us.  Keep in mind that these older boys are only a few years older than your son, and in a few years your son will have an opportunity to try his hand at leading the troop.  There are few youth programs that give a boy the tools and support to stretch himself as a leader, and make mistakes in a safe environment.