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Troop 167, Perrysburg, Ohio | Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

Job Description

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The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) is the assistant to the SPL. The ASPL is selected jointly by the SPL and Scoutmaster immediately after a new SPL is elected. By PLC decision, the ASPL must be of at least Star rank. The ASPL should be ready at all times to assist the SPL in any duty or to assume the role of the SPL in his absence. Assigned duties may require planning or conducting troop meetings, campouts. etc. The ASPL, at the direction of the Scoutmaster, is responsible for writing a summary of accomplishments at the end of each term of Office.

Reports to: Senior Patrol Leader

Adult Mentor: Scoutmaster

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Qualifications:

  • 1st Class Scout

Counts toward rank: Star, Life, Eagle

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader duties

Help with leading meetings and activities as called upon by the Senior Patrol Leader.

  • Take over troop leadership in the absence of the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • In the absence of the Troop Scribe, Historian, or Quartermaster should be prepared to perform the duties of those offices on a temporary basis.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Assist in the training of younger scouts along with the Troop Guide and Instructors.
  • Guide the Troop Historian and the Troop Librarian.
  • Regularly attends troop meetings, troop campouts, and troop events during his service period.
  • Provide a role model to the troop of cheerful service and an example of following the principles of scouting.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout Uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.