Troop Guide

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


Reports to


  • 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.


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

See also

Boy Scout portal
Ranks requiring a Positions of Responsibility
  • Star Rank #5 "While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions..."
  • Life Rank #5 "While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility..."
  • Eagle Scout Rank #4 "While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility..." (reduced list)
  • See also: National Youth Leadership Training‎ (NYLT) - a fun, six-day outdoor learning course.


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