Troop Leader Resources


The Scoutmaster is the adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts providing direction, coaching, and support.


The Scoutmaster has three basic roles:

  1. providing the youth leaders with the tools and skills so they can run the troop
  2. making sure the rules of the BSA and chartered partner are followed
  3. being a good mentor and positive role model

More Resources:

  • Every youth deserves a trained leader.  See more about training opportunities for adults including Scoutmasters at
  • BSA Publication Troop Leader Guidebook