Patrol Leader

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Patrol Leader
Selected by:Youth Patrol members
Reports to:Senior Patrol Leader

A Patrol Leader is the elected leader of a Scout patrol, the base unit of a troop and the key to the patrol method. He is a voting member of the Patrol Leaders' Council, reporting to the Senior Patrol Leader. With approval of the Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster, he appoints an Assistant Patrol Leader.


  • Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
  • Keep patrol members informed.
  • Assign each patrol member a specific duty.
  • Represent your patrol at all patrol leaders' council meetings and the annual program planning conference.
  • Prepare the patrol to participate in all troop activities.
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
  • Know the abilities of each patrol member.
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show and develop patrol spirit.


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