Senior Patrol Leader

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Serving as Senior Patrol Leader can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Senior Patrol Leader
Selection:Elected
Selected by:Youth troop members
Reports to:Scoutmaster
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth head of the troop. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.

Contents

Reports to

Responsibilities

  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.
  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.
  • Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit.

Equivalents

The Senior Patrol Leader is top youth leader in its unit. Other top youth leaders are:


See also

Boy Scout portal
Boy Scout Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..."
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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