Scout Leadership Roles

Throughout your Scouting experience you will be expected to fill a position of responsibility within your Troop. This position may vary in its duties and responsibilities but will help you grow and understand the meaning of leadership and being responsible, thereby making a contribution to the Troop as a whole. All positions except those within the “New Scout Patrol” will be for a period of six (6) months to I (one) year. Within Troop 84 the qualifications for these positions are as follows:

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)
• Must be Star rank or above.
• Must have previously held a position of leadership within a Scout Troop.
• Must have Scoutmaster’s consent.
• Must have parents/guardians consent.
• Must win election by 50% of voting members present at time of election. If no majority is reached, the two top candidates will compete in a second election with second place Scout becoming Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL).
• Senior Patrol Leader may not hold any other positions in the Troop during time of office.
• New Senior Patrol Leader will take office as soon as possible after election date.
• Senior Patrol Leader may be removed from office by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the PLC and with the Scoutmaster’s approval.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)
• The winning candidate for ASPL will be the runner up (second place) from the SPL election.
• All candidates for ASPL will, therefore, have the same qualifications as required for SPL.
The positions of SPL and ASPL are subject to recall upon two-thirds (2/3)-majority vote of the PLC, or Scoutmaster.

Patrol Leader
• All Patrol Leader candidates must be at least “First Class” Rank!
• All candidates must be active members in their Patrol.
• All candidates must win by a majority of 50% of the members present in their Patrol. If no majority is reached, the two candidates with the highest number of votes will compete in a second election in which one candidate must win by a majority of 50%.

Assistant Patrol Leader
• All candidates must be at least “Second Class” ranks.
• All candidates must be active within their patrol.
• The Assistant Patrol Leader will be appointed by the Patrol Leader with the consent of the Patrol’s Assistant Scoutmaster.
New Scout Patrol Positions
• All positions within the “New Scout Patrol” require the member to be active within the Patrol.
• All positions will last for a period of two (2) months and will be selected by a means of rotation.

Troop Guide
• All the candidates for Troop Guide must be at least “First Class” ranks.
• All the candidates will be appointed to the position of Troop Guide by the Scoutmaster.

Instructor
All qualifications for Troop Instructor are the same as Troop Guide.
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (Must be Star Rank or above)
Troop Scribe
Troop Assistant Webmaster
Troop Librarian
Troop Historian
Troop Quartermaster
Chaplain’s Aid
Troop Bugler
• Candidates for the above positions must be “Second Class” rank or above.
• All the above positions will be appointed by the SPL with the consent of their Scoutmaster.
• Incumbent candidates for the above positions will have first choice for reappointment at each successive election.
Patrol Scribe
Patrol Quartermaster
Patrol Grub master
Patrol Cheer master
• All of the above positions will be appointed by the Patrol Leader with the consent of the Patrol’s Assistant Scoutmaster. These positions do not count towards advancement.
• Appointed Scouts must be active in their Patrols.
Den Chief
• This position requires Den Chief training from Minsi Trails Council and works with the Scoutmaster as a “position of responsibility.”
Additional “Position of Responsibility” as assigned and approved by the Scoutmaster.