| Assistant Patrol Leader
The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the patrol leader and leads the patrol in his absence.
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
- Helps the patrol leader plan and steer patrol meetings and activities.
- Helps him keep patrol members informed.
- Helps the patrol get ready for all troop activities.
- Represents his patrol at patrol leaders’ council meetings when the patrol leader cannot attend.
The Assistant Patrol Leader is an assistant to a sub-group youth leader in its unit. Other assistant sub-group youth leaders are:
- Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
- Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
- Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
- Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
- See also: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.