Description:The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absencel.
Comments: Substituting for the Patrol Leader is only part of the Assistant Patrol Leader’s job. The APL actively helps run the patrol.
|Reports to:||Patrol Leader|
|Type:||Elected by members of the patrol|
|Attendance:||75% for all activities over previous 6 months|
|Confirmation:||Nomination Approved by Scoutmaster|
You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
You are expected to attend 85% 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.
You are expected to give this job your best effort and use the adult leadership and advice when you feel they are needed.
General Leadership Responsibilities
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.
Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call the 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.This requires you to “Be Prepared”, plan ahead and this will never be an issue.
Specific Leadership Responsibilities
- Helps the patrol get ready for all troop activities.
- Lends a hand controlling the patrol and building patrol spirit.
- Must be well informed in case Patrol Leader is absent.
- Follows the Patrol Method and understands the 10 things to be a better leader.
- Note: You can still have a conference with your advisor at any time. If you feel like having a discussion, just ask.
|Duties||What it means in Troop 980|
|Assist the Patrol Leader in the following:
|Assume responsibilities of the patrol leader in his absence||
|Represent the patrol at the PLC in the absence of the Patrol Leader.||
|Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.||
|Develop patrol spirit.||
|Keep others informed:||
|Set a good example:||
|Wear the uniform correctly:||
|Show Scout Spirit:||