The Troop Guide is appointed by the Scoutmaster and must hold at least the rank of Star Scout and be proficient in advancement skills.
The Troop Guide is responsible for:
- meeting regularly with the Scoutmaster and Junion Assistant Scoutmasters
- teaching other scouts, especially new scouts Second Class and below, the skills necessary to advance in rank, and
- specializing in three scout skill areas not taught by other youth leaders