Senior Patrol Leader

Senior Patrol Leader

Leadership Position Description

General Information

Type
Elected by members of the troop
Term
6 months
Reports to
Scoutmaster
Description
The Senior Patrol Leader is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troop.
Comments
The Senior Patrol Leader is the focal point of the troop. He needs to attend as close to all troop functions as possible. One of the major parts of the SPL's job is to appoint other troop leaders. He must choose leaders who are able, not just his friends or other popular Scouts.

Qualifications

Age
none
Rank
Life or higher
Experience
Previous service as SPL, ASPL, PL, or APL
Attendance
75% of Monday meetings, and Monthly outings over previous 6 months.

Performance Requirements

Training
You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance
You are expected to attend 85% of all Monday troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort
You are expected to give this job your best effort.

General Leadership Responsibilities

Uniform
Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior
Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance
Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on-time for meetings and activities. You must call the Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is ready to assume your responsibilities.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Runs the Patrol Leader's Council meeting.
  • 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.