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Troop Guide

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Serving as Troop Guide can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirementss for Star, Life, and Eagle.

  Selection: Appointed
  Selected by: Scoutmaster
  Reports to: Assistant Scoutmaster in charge of new boys

Job Description:

The Troop Guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.


  • Introduces new Scouts to troop operations.
  • Guides new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts.
  • Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year.
  • Teaches basic Scout skills.
  • Coaches the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
  • Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders' council meetings.
  • Attends patrol leaders' council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
  • Assists the Assistant Scoutmaster with training.
  • Counsels individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit

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