The Troop is led by the Senior Patrol Leader, elected by all Scouts in the Troop.
The Scouts are grouped in Patrols. Each Patrol is made up of 8-12 Scouts led by a Patrol Leader, with as many age groups as possible represented.
Patrols develop an individual identity, with a special Patrol patch, flag, and yell. Patrols sit and work together at Troop meetings, and camp and cook together during camp-outs. Patrols may also have Patrol meetings separate from Troop meetings.