How long should a SPl be elected for. I have a new SM who wants the posioion to become 6 month post. It has been a one year post for the past 6 years. SM want the term shorter so more boys can hold the position. I say it takes the SPL as least 6 months to learn the job, and by shorthing the term to six months to allow more scouts only dilutes the position of SPL. Not every one gets to be SPL. Shorling the post waters down the SPL. what do you say?