Patrol Leader (PL)

Patrol Leader:

  1. Reports to the Senior Patrol Leader
  2. Elected by the patrol and approved by Scoutmaster
  3. Be of First Class rank or above


  1. Plan and lead patrol meetings and activities.
    • At least two per month with at least one of them not at the troop meeting
    • Maintain a list of all patrol meetings with meeting plan
    • Maintain attendance at each troop activity
  2. Keep patrol members informed.
    • Make weekly calls to each patrol member and maintain log
  3. Assign each patrol member a task and help them succeed.
    • Assign each patrol member a patrol position for the month
    • Have each patrol member set his advancement goals for the year
    • Bring advancement needs of your patrol to PLC meeting
  4. Represent the patrol at all PLC meetings and annual planning conference.
    • Attend Brownsea meeting
    • Attend at least 75% of PLC meetings
    • Have patrol representative at all PLC meeting
  5. Prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities.
      • menu and assign food purchaser
      • duty rosters
      • tenting arrangements
      • For each trip, prepare and keep records of:
      • Show and help develop patrol spirit.
        • Have patrol flag and  patrol yell
      • Have patrol in designated full uniform at troop activities
      • Earn Honor Patrol designation once during the year
        • Requirements listed below
        • Activities that support this goal are designated with “
      • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well.
      • Know what patrol members and other leaders can do.
      • Set a good example.
      • Wear the scout uniform correctly.
      • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
      • Be of First Class scout rank or higher

      Honor Patrol Requirements:

      1. Have a patrol name, flag, and yell. Put the patrol design on equipment and use the patrol yell. Keep patrol records up-to-date.
      2. Hold two patrol meetings each month.
      3. Take part in at least one hike, outdoor activity, or other Scouting event.
      4. Complete two Good Turns or service projects approved by the patrol leaders’ council.
      5. Help two patrol members advance in rank.
      6. Have at least 75 percent of members in full uniform at troop activities.
      7. Have a representative attend at least three patrol leaders’ council meetings.
      8. Have eight members in the patrol or experience an increase in patrol membership.