Boy Scout believes in the philosophy learning from experience, this is why troops in the Boy Scout are boy run, meaning the boys are the ones leading the troop and planning the events.
To give all scouts a chance at leadership, troops also adopted the patrol method, where the troop is divided into different patrols.
Troop 511 consists of approximately twenty six scouts which are in turn separated into patrols.
Currently there are three patrols: the Dragon Patrol, the Eagle Patrol, and the Shark Patrol.
Patrols are lead by a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. In addition, each patrol has a designated Instructor whose job is to aid the Patrol Leader when he needs it.
The patrols and their members are listed below.