Explaining the Role of the Instructor

Instructor is another role in a Troop. An Instructor is an older troop member proficient in a Scouting skill who must also have the ability to teach that skill to others. The main responsibility of the Instructor is”

“instructor typically teaches subjects that Scouts are eager to learn—especially those such as first aid, camping, and backpacking—that are required for outdoor activities and rank advancement. “

Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader Resources

Other responsibilities of the Instructor are:

  • teaches basic Scouting skills
  • schedule/coordinate merit badge counselor(s) for troop/Scout instruction
  • sets a good example
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit

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