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Where can I find recommended "rank/experience "

for Troop Youth Leadership positions. SPL, ASPL, PL ...etc.

Thank you for your efforts in the support of Scouting programs !!

 

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Check in the Senior Patrol Leader Handbook and the Patrol Leaders Handbook. I think you'll find that it is left to the Patrol Leaders Council to determine. The age and experience of troops vary widely and can even change from year to year within the same unit. For those reasons, it would be impossible to have set requirements that would function for all units. The scouts are the best judge of the human resiources available within the troop, so they get to decide the requirements. Just be sure that the requirements are broad enough to allow a choice to elect from.

 

By the way that would just be for Senior Patrol Leader. The Patrol Leader is elected by the patrol members and each patrol is self governing. The APL is selected by the elected PL. The ASPL and all other troop positions are selected by the SPL much as a President chooses their Vice-President and cabinet members.

 

Hope this helps,

Bob White

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Right on, with one exception (unless something has changed since the 2001 Scoutmasters Handbook): The troop determines the requirements, if any, for patrol leaders, such as rank and age. P 21

 

Troops may set requirements and these requirements may include rank and age and about anything else they deem important, as long as it doesn't violate other fundamentals. As an example of other, I've seen some troops successfully use participation records, too. The details of "if" and "how" depend completely on the makeup of your troop.

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