- Position description: The troop guide works with new Scouts. He helps them feel comfortable and earn their First Class rank in their first year.
- Reports to: The assistant Scoutmaster for the new-Scout patrol in the troop
- Troop guide duties: •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.
- Works with the new boy patrol leader to teach him how to run the patrol
- Teaches scouting skills to all scouts in the patrol to complete the requirements toward Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class.
- Helps the patrol scouts create and organize their binder
- The Guide is a mentor using the EDGE method so he must EXPLAIN, DEMONSTRATE, GUIDE and ENABLE the patrol through active hands-on participation. The GUIDE is expected to attend ALL the patrol meeting.
- The role of GUIDE cannot be a part-time position and cannot be delegated easily so a scout taking on GUIDE must commit to a lot of participation.