Here is an "operations" View of a troop, showing the lines of communication between the Scoutmaster, his assistants, and the scouts. Remember there is no communication unless it flows in both directions.
The patrol leaders’ council appears within the heavy lines.
Visualize the troop, then, as a pyramid with the chartered organization as its base, a chartered organization representative linking the organization and its head to the troop committee, which in turns is linked to the Scoutmaster and his assistants,
The Scoutmaster works with the senior patrol leader and the patrol leaders who represent the patrols and plan and carry out the troop program. At the top of the pyramid is the Scout.