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PATROL LEADER


Troop 1537
Leadership Position Description

PATROL LEADER

GENERAL INFORMATION
Type:   Elected by members of the patrol
Term:   6 months
Reports to:   Senior Patrol Leader

Description:   The Patrol Leader is the elected leader of his patrol. He represents his patrol on the Patrol Leader’s Council.
Comments:   The Patrol Leader may easily be the most important job in the troop. He has the closest contact with the patrol members and is in the perfect position to help and guide them. The Patrol Leaders, along with the Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader are the primary members of the Patrol Leaders’ Council.

QUALIFICATIONS

Age:   none
Rank:   none
Experience:   none
Attendance:   75% 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 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 given 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 the Assistant Patrol Leader is ready to assume your responsibilities.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Appoints the Assistant Patrol Leader.
  • Represents the Patrol on the Patrol Leader’s Council
  • Plans and steers Patrol meetings
  • Helps Scouts advance
  • Acts as the chief recruiter of new Scouts
  • Keeps Patrol members informed
  • Knows what his Patrol members and other leaders can do
  • Leads and organizes Patrol events

SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES:

  • See list above
  • Patrol Leader to meet with Assistant Scoutmaster on a monthly basis to answer questions and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.  Patrol Leader can also setup a meeting with Scoutmaster for help and support.
  • Patrol Leader to meet with Patrol Advisor on a monthly basis to answer questions and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.  Patrol Leader can also setup a meeting with Scoutmaster for help and support.
  • Patrol Leader to complete Troop 1537 Scout Leadership Position Summary.
  • Patrol Leader to meet with all Patrol Positions on a monthly basis to provide support and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.
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