Troop Guide


Job Description: The troop guide works with new Scouts. They help them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.

Reports to: the assistant Scoutmaster (Advancement Chair).


  1. Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
  2. Guides new scouts through early Scouting activities.
  3. Shields new scouts from harassment by older Scouts.
  4. Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year.
  5. Teaches basic Scout skills.
  6. Coaches the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol on his duties.
  7. Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  8. Attends patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new Scout patrol.
  9. Assists the assistant Scoutmaster with training.
  10. Counsels individual Scouts on Scouting challenges.
  11. Sets a good example.
  12. Enthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctly.
  13. Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  14. Shows Scout spirit.


  1. Recommended by the SPL and approved by the Scoutmaster.
  2. Serves for 6 months.
  3. Must be active in the troop.
  4. Must have leadership experience and the patience to work with new Scouts.