Troop Leader Resources

Troop Guide

9667493Troop guides serve as both a leader and a mentor to the members of the new-Scout patrol. They should be an older Scout who holds at least the First Class rank and can work well with younger Scouts.

The troop guide helps the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol lead their patrol, so they can develop into a well-functioning group, working together harmoniously and productively.


  • introduces new Scouts to troop operations
  • helps new Scouts towards earning the First Class rank
  • teaches basic Scout skills
  • coaches the patrol leader of the new-Scout patrol on their 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
  • counsels individuals Scouts on Scouting challenges
  • sets a good example
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit