Patrol Leader

The Patrol Leader is the senior scout who is in charge of one of the groups of scouts known as Patrols.  The Patrol Leader and his assistant are responsible for leading the patrol on outings, instructing & testing younger patrol members, and communicating information to the members of their patrol.


In many ways, if you think of a patrol as the same sort of thing as a Hogwarts House like Gryffindor in the Harry Potter novels, then a Patrol Leader is like a prefect - a youth leader for the house.


Patrol leaders represent their patrols on the Patrol Leader's Council (PLC), which organizes all troop activities and plans the troop's annual calendar of events.