OK, this thread has been dead for a few years, but I have a question about one of the rules I see listed here. Years ago, my troop's PLC decided to change our SPL election procedure to try to give a little more continuity to the position. The idea was that in six months, a boy was really getting used to the position just as his term ended. On the other hand, a one-year term would not give as many boys the opportunity, so we (the youth) decided on a hybrid solution. We elected a boy to a twelve-month term as ASPL and SPL: he served three months as an ASPL to shadow the SPL, then six months as SPL, and then three more as ASPL--for lack of a better term--to serve as an adviser for the new SPL. We still had an election every six months, in the middle of the current SPL's term and at the end of the previous SPL's final stint as ASPL, to find the current SPL's successor. Does this violate some rule, even though it was the youth who created it to solve a problem they saw in their troop? I think it worked well, although since it was so long ago, I expect it is probably no longer the troop's practice.
============Admin note: Split from "Troop Bylaws That Violate BSA Policy".