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{{quote-source|The junior leader with the most responsibility in a [[troop]] is the [[Senior Patrol Leader]]. He is elected by all of the members of the troop. Each troop sets its' own requirements and schedule of elections, though senior patrol leaders are usually chosen at six- to 12-month intervals and can be reelected.|[[Scoutmaster Handbook]] p. 13}}
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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
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==Position description==
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[[Image:Boyscout-troop.gif|thumb|right|Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)]]
The '''Senior Patrol Leader''' is the youth head of the [[troop]]. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.
The '''Senior Patrol Leader''' is the youth head of the [[troop]]. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.
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The {{PAGENAME}} is top youth leader in its [[unit]]. Other top youth leaders are:
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== See also ==
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==References==
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* [http://olc.scouting.org/resources/TLT.ppt BSA Troop Leader Training Powerpoint Presentaiton]
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[[Category:Patrol Leaders' Council]]

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The junior leader with the most responsibility in a troop is the Senior Patrol Leader. He is elected by all of the members of the troop. Each troop sets its' own requirements and schedule of elections, though senior patrol leaders are usually chosen at six- to 12-month intervals and can be reelected.
Scoutmaster Handbook p. 13


Serving as Senior Patrol Leader can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Senior Patrol Leader
Selection:Elected
Selected by:Youth troop members
Reports to:Scoutmaster
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Boy Scout troop organization chart (click to zoom)

The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth head of the troop. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.

Contents

Reports to

Responsibilities

  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.
  • Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.
  • 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.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit.

Equivalents

The Senior Patrol Leader is top youth leader in its unit. Other top youth leaders are:


See also

Boy Scout portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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