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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

Experience:         none

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.



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.



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)