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Troop 1537
Leadership Position Description



Type:   Elected by the 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.


Age:   none
Rank:   Life
Experience:   Previous service as SPL, ASPL, PL, or APL
Attendance:   75% over previous 6 months


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 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.


      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.


  • Runs and/or delegates all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Follow-ups with ASPL’s to make sure they are getting their activities completed.
  • 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.
  • Provide Scoutmaster the Patrol Election Form and the New Patrol Information Forms.


  • Complete the 6 month Troop Meeting Plan Sheets
  • Review calendar events and updates planning sheets
  • Publish weekly meeting agenda’s to Troop Scribe
  • Senior Patrol Leader to meet with Scoutmaster on a monthly basis to answer questions and make sure Scout is able to complete their elected position responsibilities.  Senior Patrol Leader can also setup a meeting with Scoutmaster for help and support.
  • Senior Patrol Leader to complete Troop 1537 Scout Leadership Position Summary.
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