Description:The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader is the second highest ranking patrol leader in the troop. The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader acts as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the SPL or when called upon. He also provides leadership to other junior leaders in the troop.
Comments: The most important part of the ASPL position is his work with the other junior leaders. The ASPL should be familiar with the other positions and stay current with the work being done.
|Reports to:||Senior Patrol Leader|
|Type:||Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader|
|Rank:||1st Class or Higher|
|Experience:||Previous service as SPL, PL, or APL|
|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 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 the someone (A patrol leader if possible) is ready to assume your responsibilities. This requires you to “Be Prepared”, plan ahead and this will never be an issue.
Specific Leadership Responsibilities
- Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities.
- Runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
- Helps train and supervise the Troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian, Historian, and Chaplain Aide.
- Serves as a member of the Patrol Leader’s Council.
- 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|
|Be responsible for developing, planning, and implementing Troop 980 activities.||
|Help with leading the meetings and activities as called upon by the SPL.||
|Take over troop leadership in the absence of the SPL||
|Function as a member of the PLC.||
|Keep others informed:||
|Set a good example:||
|Wear the uniform correctly:||
|Show Scout Spirit:||