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Type:               Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term:               6 Months

Reports to:     Senior Patrol Leader

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.



Age:                none

Rank:              Star or higher

Experience:     Patrol Leader Preferred

Training:          National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) preferred

Attendance:     50% over the previous 6 months



Training:          You must attend the Troop Leadership 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.



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.



Ø      Helps the Senior Patrol Leader lead meetings and activities.

Ø      Runs the troop in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.

Ø      Helps train and supervise the Troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructor, Librarian, Historian, Webmaster,  and Chaplin Aide.

Ø      Serves as a member of the Patrol Leader's Council.




 Duties  What This Means For Troop 223
Be responsible for developing, planning, and implementing Troop 223 activities.
  • Working with the PLC, develop the detailed program plans for all Troop activities.
  • Type up a detailed programs plan for each month and distribute to the Troop. These are based on Adult Leader and Patrol Leader input during PLC meetings that concern Troop activities.
  • Provide assistance and leadership to the Troop Instructors
Help with leading the meetings and activities as called upon by the SPL
  • Make sure the Instructors know what assignments they have been given by the staff.
  • Help the SPL conduct the meetings and activities.
  • Help maintain discipline.
 Function as a member of the PLC
  • Attend all PLC meetings so that you can inform all of the upcoming programs.
  • Take notes of program ideas presented at the PLC.
  • Make a list of the things you and the Instructors are assigned
 Keep others informed:
  • Call the SPL at least once each week to pass along information and check on preparations for meetings and activities


Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)