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<center><big>The [[Troop Guide]] helps new Scouts feel comfortable and earn [[First Class]] rank in their [[First Class-First Year|first year]].</big></center>
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{{Info|Serving as [[{{PAGENAME}}]] can apply towards [[Positions of Responsibility]] requirements for [[Star Rank|Star]], [[Life Rank|Life]], and [[Eagle Scout Rank|Eagle]].}}
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The '''Troop Guide''' works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their [[First Class]] rank in their first year.
 
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==Reports to==
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== Responsibilities ==
== Responsibilities ==
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* Introduces new Scouts to [[troop]] operations.
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* Introduce new Scouts to [[troop]] operations.
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* Guides new Scouts from harassment by older Scouts.
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* Guide new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
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* Help set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
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* Ensure older Scouts never harass or bully new Scouts.
* Helps new Scouts earn [[First Class]] rank in their first year.
* Helps new Scouts earn [[First Class]] rank in their first year.
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* Teaches basic Scout skills.
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* Coach the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
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* Coaches the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
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* Work with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
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* Works with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
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* Attend [[Patrol Leaders' Council|patrol leaders’ council]] meetings with the [[Patrol Leader|patrol leader]] of the new-Scout patrol.
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* Attends [[Patrol Leaders' Council|patrol leaders’ council]] meetings with the [[Patrol Leader|patrol leader]] of the new-Scout patrol.
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* Assist the [[assistant Scoutmaster]] with training.
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* Assists the [[assistant Scoutmaster]] with training.
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* Coach individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges.
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* Counsels individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges.
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* Sets a good example.
* Sets a good example.
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* Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]] (all four parts).
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* Wear the Scout [[uniform#When_is_a_Boy_Scout_.22in_uniform.22.3F|uniform correctly]].
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* Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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* Live by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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* Shows [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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* Show and help develop [[Scout Spirit|Scout spirit]]
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* Teach basic Scout skills.
==Equivalents==
==Equivalents==
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==References==
==References==
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* [http://olc.scouting.org/resources/TLT.ppt BSA Troop Leader Training Powerpoint Presentaiton]
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{{Troop Leadership Links}}

Current revision

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


Serving as Troop Guide can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Troop Guide
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Scoutmaster
Reports to:Assistant Scoutmaster in charge of new boys

Contents

Reports to


Responsibilities

  • Introduce new Scouts to troop operations.
  • Guide new Scouts through early Scouting activities.
  • Help set and enforce the tone for good Scout behavior within the troop.
  • Ensure older Scouts never harass or bully new Scouts.
  • Helps new Scouts earn First Class rank in their first year.
  • Coach the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on his duties.
  • Work with the patrol leader at patrol leaders’ council meetings.
  • Attend patrol leaders’ council meetings with the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol.
  • Assist the assistant Scoutmaster with training.
  • Coach individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show and help develop Scout spirit
  • Teach basic Scout skills.

Equivalents

The Troop Guide is the youth guide leader in its unit. Other youth guide leaders are:

See also

Boy Scout portal
Boy Scout Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)"
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..."
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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