Raptor Patrol Emblem

Unnamed Patrol:

Hayden: Patrol Leader

Michael: Assistant Patrol Leader






Youth Leadership Positions:

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster - Serves under the Scoutmaster with the same responsibilities as the adult Assistant Scoutmaster position (except where age restrictions may be an issue). Must be at least 16 but not yet 18.

Senior Patrol Leader - Top youth leadership position, elected by the scouts. Runs troop meetings and activities, presides over annual program planning meeting and Patrol Leaders' Council meetings. Reports to the Scoutmaster. Appoints most youth leadership positions under guidance from the Scoutmaster. Usually serves on a term basis, after which he can be re-elected or replaced.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Acts as Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the SPL. Provides leadership to other youth leaders.

Patrol Leader - Elected by the members of his patrol. Represents his patrol at the Patrol Leaders' Council meetings. Plans and leads patrol meetings and activities. Keeps good communication with his patrol members keeping them informed.

Assistant Patrol Leader - Appointed by Patrol Leader. In the event of the Patrol Leader's absence, the Assistant will lead the patrol or attend meetings of the Patrol Leaders' Council. Note: This position does not count towards the leadership requirements in Star, Life, or Eagle.

Troop Guide - Works with new members, helping them to feel comfortable in the troop. Will teach basic scout skills, helping new recruits achieve the rank of First Class in their first year. Works with the Patrol Leader at Patrol Leaders' Council meetings.

Quartermaster - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Keeps track of Patrol and Troop equipment (ideally a written inventory). Checks if equipment is in good condition and works. Responsible for issuing and receiving back equipment, once again verifying condition.

Scribe - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Tracks various troop records: Activities of the Patrol Leaders' Council; dues, fees, attendance, advancement, etc.

Historian - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Collects and documents troop activities, photographs, newspaper clippings, awards, flags, scrapbooks, etc.

Librarian - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Keeps track of Troop literature, including Merit Badge pamphlets, books, magazines, audio-visual materials, etc. Responsible for any issuing and returning of such materials.

Instructor - Similar to the Troop Guide, but oversees instruction of Scout Skills for the entire troop. Can also facilitate Merit Badge instruction for the troop.

Chaplain Aide - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Works closely with the Troop Chaplain (a position on the Troop Committee) in order to meet religious needs of the scouts in the troop. Promotes the Religious Emblem award program.

Den Chief - Works closely with the local Cub Scout Pack. Assists Den or Pack leaders, helps Cub Scouts advance through their ranks and encourages them to join a troop after graduation from the program.

Order of the Arrow Representative - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader, must be member of the OA. Serves as a liaison between the OA lodge and his troop.

Webmaster - Manages and runs troop website.

Outdoor Ethics Guide - (Leave No Trace Trainer) Has a thorough understanding of the components of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!. Has completed Leave No Trace training. Sets an example, teaches the principles of, and ensures members of the troop are following the tenets of the programs. Must be 14 or older.

Bugler - Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader. Makes appropriate bugle calls when requested at troop activities. Note: This position does not count towards the leadership requirement of Eagle. It does count towards the requirement of Star and Life.