Senior Patrol Leader

Senior Patrol Leader
Elected by the Troop for a term of six (6) months, typically in September and March of each year

Pre-Requisites: (pre-requisites must be met by the date of the election)

  • Must have served as an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for a period of six (6) months.
  • Must be approved by the Scoutmaster to stand for election
  • The SPL may hold the office more than once, but may not be elected to successive terms
  • Must have been a registered member of Troop 2860 for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Must be a member in “In Good Standing” (Scouts are considered “In Good Standing” when they are registered with the Troop and have met the minimum participation requirements).
  • Scouts must contact the Scoutmaster at least one (1) week before the election to be eligible.


  • The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is the senior Scout leader of the Troop. 
  • With guidance from the Scoutmaster, He runs all meetings and outings, and serves as the Chairman of the Patrol Leader’s Council.
  • Note: during his term, the Senior Patrol Leader is not a member of a patrol. 

Every Scout should be reminded prior to Elections that they should cast their vote for candidate they think could best fulfill the duties of the office, rather than base their vote on popularity of the candidate.