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Patrol Leader's Creed & Promise

In addition to the Scout Law & Promise, a Patrol Leader or his Assistant has some additional responsibilities.  The Patrol Leader's Promise and Creed gives the PL and APL a framework to do their very important job.

Patrol Leader's Promise

I promise to do my best to be worthy of my office as Patrol Leader, for the sake of my fellow Scouts, my Patrol and my Troop.

Patrol Leader's Creed

As a Patrol Leader I promise that I will:

  • Act at all times as a teacher of my Patrol to ensure the highest standards
  • Be a responsible person
  • Be organised with things
  • Be a step ahead with my badge work and Scouting knowledge
  • Lead by example
  • Wear my uniform properly and live by the Scout Promise and law
  • Be kind, considerate and trusted
  • Be a team member in the Troop Council
  • Run my Patrols Council and delegate to Patrol members
  • Help the Scouts in my Patrol with their Scouting
  • Standby my Patrol members when they need support
  • Organise things for my Patrol
  • Make my Patrol a strong, independent group with a mind of its own but still remain an essential part of our Troop
  • Have fun and make sure my Patrol do too

As the Leader of My Patrol 

  • I WILL lead my Patrol by my initiative and my personal example, in Scoutcraft knowledge as well as in Scout Spirit.
  • I WILL plan, with my Scouts, the Patrol's activities, meetings, hikes, Good Turns, special projects and will carry them out to the best of my ability.
  • I WILL train my Assistant Patrol Leader to lead the Patrol in my absence, and give each of the other Scouts a chance to do some leading in the Patrol.
  • I WILL keep well ahead of my Patrol in advancement, and will help my Scouts to advance by training them and examining them in Scout Requirements.
  • I WILL set an example for my Patrol by wearing my Scout Uniform at all Scout activities, and will urge my Scouts to do the same.
  • I WILL be responsible for the routine business of the Patrol attendance, dues, and the like, but will get some other Patrol member to keep the records.
  • I WILL make a special effort to be a friend to each Scout of my Patrol, and to know his home, his parents, his school or work, so that I may truly be able to help him.

As a Leader in the Troop

  • I WILL faithfully attend all sessions of the Patrol Leaders' Council to receive training for my job and to do my part in planning the program of the Troop.
  • I WILL represent my Patrol at Patrol Leaders' Council, bringing before the Council the wishes of my Patrol, and taking back to my Patrol the decisions of the Council.
  • I WILL promote the whole-hearted, punctual and well disciplined participation of my Patrol in all Troop activities.
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