Troop Positions

Leadership Roster

Updated: 

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

Paw
Patrol Leader (PL)

Aliens
Patrol Leader (PL)

Scavengers
Patrol Leader (PL)

Crocodiles
Patrol Leader (PL)

Webmaster

Historian

Quartermaster

OA Troop Representative

Troop Guide

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JrASM)

Den Chiefs

The Positions

Official Description: 

With three green bars behind the Scouts emblem, the Senior Patrol Leader’s (SPL) shoulder patch symbolizes one of the oldest leadership positions in Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America has long recognized the senior patrol leader as the highest youth leadership position in a troop. They are the primary link between a troop’s Scouts and its adult leaders. They shoulder the responsibility for leading meetings of the troop and the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) and provide valuable leadership in planning and carrying out the troop’s program of outdoor activities, service projects, and events.

Official Description: 

The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) is the second highest youth leadership position in the troop, working closely with the senior patrol leader to help the troop move forward. The ASPL acts as the Senior Patrol Leader in the absence of the senior patrol leader, or when called upon, and provides leadership to other youth leaders in the troop. The ASP: is appointed by the senior patrol leader under the guidance of the Scoutmaster.

Troop 10 SPL Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Scoutmaster 

Minimum Rank: First Class

Troop 10 ASPL Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Senior Patrol Leader, Scoutmaster 

Minimum Rank: First Class

Official Description:

A Scout at least 16 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership skills may be appointed by the Scoutmaster to serve as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM). The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster functions just like an Assistant Scoutmaster (except for leadership responsibilities reserved for adults 18 years of age or older). In this capacity, Junior Assistant Scoutmasters (a troop may have more than one) follow the guidance of the Scoutmaster in providing support and supervision to other youth leaders in the troop. Upon their 18th birthday, a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster will be eligible to become an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Official Description:

Troop Guides serve as both a leader and a mentor to the members of the new-Scout patrol. They should be an older Scout who holds at least the First Class rank and can work well with younger Scouts.

The Troop Guide helps the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol lead their patrol, so they can develop into a well-functioning group, working together harmoniously and productively.

Troop 10 JASM Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Scoutmaster

Minimum Rank: First Class

Troop 10 Troop Guide Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Scoutmaster

Minimum Rank: First Class

Official Description:

The Patrol Leader (PL) is the patrol’s key leader, representing the patrol at all patrol leaders’ council meetings and the annual program planning conference, and keeping patrol members informed of decisions made. Patrol Leaders carry out planning, leading, and evaluating patrol meetings and activities, and assure patrols are prepared to participate in all troop activities. They keep their patrol intact so they can work together and share responsibilities to get things done. It is incumbent upon them to be a good example for the members of their patrol and the rest of the troop. 

Official Description:

Quartermasters serve as the troop’s "supply boss". They keep an inventory of troop equipment and see that the gear is in good condition. They work with patrol quartermasters as they check out equipment and return it. At meetings of the patrol leaders’ council, they report on the status of equipment in need of replacement or repair. In carrying out their responsibilities, they may have the guidance of a member of the troop committee. 

Troop 10 Patrol Leader's Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Senior Patrol Leader 

Minimum Rank: Second Class

Troop 10 Quartermaster's Responsibilities:

Supervisors: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Committee Registrar, Committee Advancement Coordinator 

Minimum Rank: First Class

Official Webmaster Description:

Troop webmasters are responsible for maintaining the troop’s website. They make sure that information posted on the website is correct and up to date and that the privacy of youth and adult troop members is protected. A member of the troop committee may assist them with their work. 

Official Historian Description:

The historian collects, assembles, and preserves troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other memorabilia, and makes materials available for Scouting activities, courts of honor, the media, and troop history projects. 

Troop 10 Websmater's Responsibilities:

Supervisors: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Committee Chairperson, Committee Secretary 

Minimum Rank: Scout

Troop 10 Historian's Responsibilities:

Supervisors: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Committee Secretary 

Minimum Rank: Scout

Official Den Chief's Description:

Den Chiefs are Scouts who assist a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos den leader. They are selected by the Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster and approved by the Cubmaster and to the den leader. Den chiefs help Cub Scouts advance through Cub Scout ranks and encourage Cub Scouts to join a troop upon graduation. 

Official Chaplain Aid's Description:

The Chaplain Aide assists the troop chaplain (usually an adult from the troop committee or the chartered organization) in serving the religious needs of the troop. They lead the troop in opening or closing prayer and mealtime blessings. Chaplain aides ensure that religious holidays are considered during the troop’s program planning process and promote the BSA’s religious emblems program. 

Troop 10 Den Chief's Responsibilities:

Supervisors: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster

Minimum Rank: Scout

Troop 10 Chaplain Aid's Responsibilities:

Supervisors: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scoutmaster 

Minimum Rank: Scout