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Assistant Patrol Leader

General Information

Type: Appointed by the Patrol Leader
Term: 6 months
Reports to: Patrol Leader

Description: The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence.

Comments: Substituting for the Patrol Leader is only part of the Assistant Patrol Leader's job.  The APL actively helps run the patrol.

Qualifications

  • Age: none
  • Rank: none
  • Experience: none
  • Attendance: 75% over previous 6 months
  • Confirmation: Appointment Approved by Scoutmaster

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 80% of all 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 Senior Patrol Leader or 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 someone will assume your responsibilities.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

  • Helps the Patrol Leader plan and steer patrol meetings and activities.
  • Helps the Patrol Leader keep patrol members informed.
  • Helps the patrol get ready for all troop activities.
  • Represents his patrol at Patrol Leader's Council meetings when the Patrol Leader cannot attend.
  • Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.