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Boy Scout Troop 44

Patrol Leader


Job Description

The patrol leader is the elected leader of the patrol. He represents his patrol on the patrol leaders' council. He reports to the senior patrol leader.

Patrol Leader Duties


When you accepted the position of Patrol Leader, you agreed to provide service and leadership in our Troop. That responsibility should be fun and rewarding. This job description provides some of the things you are expected to do while serving as a junior leader in Troop 44. You should make any necessary notes on this sheet as this Fast-Start Junior Leader Training session is conducted. As a Troop 44 Junior Leader you will be challenged to your fullest capabilities. The adult leadership has faith in your leadership abilities, but will constantly be striving to improve those abilities. Your election and acceptance of this Troop position represents the acceptance of a contract. At the end of this Fast-Start Junior Leader Training you will be asked to sign a contract indicating that you understand your responsibilities and will constantly strive to live up to your Job Description. Good Luck and Congratulations.

Personal Goals

  1. Contact every patrol member prior to every meeting and remind them of anything that is due, what the skill is going to be, to bring handbooks, pad and pen, permission slips, etc.

  2. Hold patrol meetings as required (minimum of six per year) with the first mandatory patrol meeting after the August planning conference. All patrol meetings must follow a planned agenda approved by the Senior Patrol Leader. Agendas must contain the following aspects:
  3. All patrols must hold a minimum of three patrol activities during the Scouting year which can include Patrol hikes, Patrol merit badges, attend Town meetings, etc.

  4. Every patrol member must advance at least one rank and earn at least one merit badge outside of Summer Camp prior to the end of the Scouting year.

  5. Aim to be a Baden-Powell Patrol. Requirements include the following:

More information can be found in the Junior Leader Handbook, page 41.

Patrol Procedures


As a Patrol Leader, their are many resources available to you to help you do your job. These include people such as your Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee Members. Troop 44 offers a wealth of Scouting knowledge ranging from experience to literature to Internet resources. Please, take advantage of these abundant resources in order to better carry out your Troop position.


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