Re: nonfunctional PL
If one has a Boy Scout Troop, the Scouts are most certainly in charge. The SPL, as chair of the PLC, or any other member may raise the problem in the PLC. A PLC member may suggest the solution of a new election in that patrol. If the votes are there, there is a new election and the non-performing PL may be replaced by the performing former APL. Or we can think its an adult problem and wring our hands or, worse, take over the Scouts' role in an effort to be "helpful."
Absolutely nothing in "the book" fixes unalterable terms of office for any leader or Scouter. A suggestion of six months is made. Thereafter, some talking head may act like it's a rule, but it's still a suggestion.
Absolutely nothing in "the book says a leader cannot be reelected. - over and over. That might be limiting to that Scout and others, but it is not barred by any BSA rule .
If one is too busy ignoring "the book," one may miss these facts.
RE: "The answer is yes."
The problem is the question, If you ask, "Was the traffic light red, green, or amber," the answer by someone being precise is "yes." The traffic light (normally) is red, green "or" amber (not purple or blue).
The SPL leads the troop level activities with the support of the PLs (It's part of the PL job description to help lead the troop.) The PLs lead their patrols (and are free to ask for help form whomever). So the better question is, "Is this a troop activity?" If "yes," the SPL leads. If "no," the PLs lead.
Edited by TAHAWK, 11 May 2016 - 09:51 PM.