Assistant Patrol Leader

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Revision as of 11:01, May 8, 2009

Serving as Assistant Patrol Leader does not apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle requirements.
Assistant Patrol Leader
Selected by:Patrol Leader
Reports to: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)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)


Reports to


  • 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:

See also

Boy Scout portal
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.


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