Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description:

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) is the second highest ranking scout leader in the troop. The ASPL acts as the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) in the absence of the SPL or when called upon. He also provides direct leadership to the Scribe, Quarter Master, Historian, Web Master, Librarian, Chaplain’s Aid, OA Representative and Bugler. This is an elected position.

Responsible to:

Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster

Minimum Rank:

First Class Scout

Minimum Training:

Oak Leaf and NYLT


Approximately 5 months

Minimum Attendance:

The ASPL should attend at least 80% of the Monday meetings and at least 75% of the monthly campouts.

Specific Duties:

  • Oversee with the assistance of assigned Assistant Scoutmasters the following Scout leaders: Scribe, Quartermaster, Historian, Web Master, Librarian, Chaplain’s Aide, OA Representative and Bugler.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the SPL.
  • Take over troop leadership in the absence of the SPL.
  • Function as a member of the Patrol Leader’s Council.
  • Be on time for all troop meetings and activities.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the scout uniform.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Be an active Scout and show Scout spirit.