The troop guide is both a leader and a mentor to the members of the new-Scout patrol.
He should be an older Scout who holds at least the First Class rank and can work well
with younger Scouts. He helps the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol in much the
same way that a Scoutmaster works with a senior patrol leader to provide direction,
coaching, and support. The troop guide is not a member of another patrol but may
participate in the high-adventure activities of a Venture patrol.
- 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.