Scout troops are built on patrols, and patrols are built on the natural way boys for a gang of friends, that small group is where Scouting happens.
We have categorized and complicated this simple principle with overlays of military discipline, management science, job descriptions and flow charts that put the Scoutmaster at the top and the boys on the bottom; opposite of the order intended.
Turning the troop organization chart upside down better represents the roles of leadership and our central focus;
The Scoutmaster is the base of a pyramid of shared responsibility and service to the apex of the pyramid; the Scouts. Responsibility (and the attendant authority) flows upward on the the troop organization chart to advance the aim of Scouting.
A patrol is a little troop, and a troop is a big patrol, but the individual Scout is our focus.