The current squad of Patriots cheerleaders has 24 members. The cheer team does not have a special team name, they are simply known as the Patriots Cheerleaders. In early 2012, Darren Rovell of CNBC ranked the Patriots Cheerleaders as the best in the NFL. The Patriots Cheerleaders take part in different kinds of charities around the Boston area. In addition, they are involved with the Junior Patriots Cheerleaders.
Pat Patriot, the team’s mascot, is always there to cheer on the Patriots. Pat Patriot's character is a 'minuteman' from the Revolutionary War. In addition to Pat Patriot, there Patriots have a squad of men dressed as minutemen in the back of each end zone. The minutemen shoot off their muskets every time the team scores.