Interested in being a Patrol Leader, or Assistant Patrol Leader?
Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders must be over 18 and will co-ordinate the activities of the patrol
The Patrol Leader must have a Nights Away Permit and First Response (First Aid) certificate by the time of the event - don't worry if you don't have these already, we can help you with training and funding for this training if you need it
You will be the communication point between your patrol and the Contingent Management Team (CMT), who will be there to support you
You won't have full responsibility for the under 18 members of your patrol - this 'parental' responsibility sits with the CMT - but you will be keen to support and help them along the way
In April 2018, all Patrol Leaders will meet for a weekend at the PL Academy to learn leadership skills and get all the latest information so that they feel confident to take their patrol on a Path
Assistant Patrol Leaders support the Patrol Leader and, if for any reason the Patrol Leader can't continue with Roverway, their Assistant would take over
Being a PL / APL is a great opportunity to take part in some training and develop your leadership skills, all in a fully supported environment - why not give it a go?
Make sure you express your interest in being a PL/APL when you register you interest here.
PL and APL Responsibilities
To manage the Patrol, ensuring deadlines are met and everyone involved in the Patrol is aware of the decisions that have been made
To be the main contact for UK Headquarters to pass on information about the UK Scout Contingent’s preparations
To attend Contingent events, training days/ weekends, and to work closely with the Contingent Management Team in order to ensure all relevant Unit preparations and administration meet UKHQ deadlines
To communicate and distribute all relevant information about Roverway 2018 to relevant parties (e.g. patrol members and their parents, UKHQ contacts, County team, etc)
To encourage strong cohesive ties across the Patrol so that every member feels valued and respected; nurturing a strong Patrol identity.
To encourage and support patrol fundraising, if requested
To share your Roverway experience with others to encourage participation in future International experiences, including making full use of social media over the course of your Roverway journey.
To contribute to the review and feedback process as required
Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the County Commissioner (or designated nominee) and the Contingent Management Team.
Final TOP TIPS for a successful Patrol Leader
P – Plan to make sure all deadlines are met and your Patrol has the best experience
A – Assist those in your Patrol
T – Take the lead
R – Ready your patrol but be confident enough to ask for help