Assistant Patrol Leader

The Assistant Patrol Leader is appointed by the Patrol Leader and leads the patrol in his absence.

NOTE: Assistant Patrol Leader is not one of the BSA recognized positions for PoR credit, no rubric is provided.


  • Help the patrol leader plan and lead patrol meetings and activities. 
  • Help the patrol leader keep patrol members informed. 
  • Help the patrol leader prepare the patrol to take part in all troop activities. 
  • Lead the patrol in the patrol leader’s absence. 
  • Show and help develop patrol spirit. 
  • Represent the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings in the patrol leader’s absence. 
  • Work with other troop leaders to make the troop run well. 
  • Set a good example, wear the Scout uniform correctly, and live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.