Leadership is an important aspect of the Scouting program. Leadership experience is required for rank advancement to Star, Life, and Eagle (and Eagle Palm) awards. The leadership requirement may be completed in two ways:
Leadership Position: Be elected (or appointed) to one of the Troop Offices or another Troop position designated by the Scoutmaster and his assistants.
Leadership Project: A substantial project, of equal duration to a Troop position (about 5-6 months), may be substituted as proof of leadership under certain circumstances. A scout may suggest a project with a written description to the Advancement Chairman. If approved by the Scoutmasters, he may continue with the project.