Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders

Senior Patrol Leader

The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth head of the troop. All other youth positions report to her, directly or indirectly. She is elected by the troop's youth members as a whole. Each troop sets its own requirements and schedule of elections, though senior patrol leaders are usually chosen at six- to 12-month intervals and can be reelected. During a Scout’s tenure as senior patrol leader, she is not a member of a patrol


  • Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, and the annual program planning conference.

  • Runs the Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meetings.

  • Appoints other troop junior leaders with the advice and counsel of the Scoutmaster.

  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to junior leaders.

  • Assists the Scoutmaster with junior leader training.

  • Sets a good example.

  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).

  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.

  • Shows Scout spirit.