Type: Appointed by the Scoutmaster
Term: 12 Months
Reports to: Scoutmaster
Description: The Instructor teaches Scouting skills.
Comments: The Instructor will work closely with both the Troop Guide and with the
Assistant Scoutmaster for new Scouts. The Instructor does not have to
be an expert but should be able to teach the Scoutcraft skills needed for
Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. The troop can have more
than one instructor.
Age: Preferably 14 or older
Rank: 1st Class or higher
Attendance: 50% over previous 6 months
Training: You are encouraged to attend the Troop Leadership Training even if you
have attended in the past.
Attendance: You are expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings, outings, and service
projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused
absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.
GENERAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will
wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required
badges in their correct locations.
Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show
Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities.
You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a
meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that
someone will assume your responsibilities.
SPECIFIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
Ø Teaches basic Scouting skills in troop and patrols.
What this means for Troop 223
Instruct Scouting skills as needed within the Troop or patrols.
· Take on assignments from the staff to provide skills instruction at Troop meetings and on campouts.
Prepares well in advance for each teaching assignment.
· Study carefully the skill to be taught.
· Uses resources that are available, for example
o Boy Scout Handbook
o Boy Scout Field book
o Merit Badge books
o Other library resources
· Write down your instructional plan
· Make sure you have all necessary equipment. Be Prepared.
Keep others informed:
· Talk to ASPL each week to be sure of your assignment. Tell him if you are having trouble preparing for your instructional assignment.
Scout Leadership Position Application (PDF)