Instructor Description and Self Evaluation

Instructor is a very important position in a troop. Scouts working toward the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class need to learn a lot of skills. The instructor helps them learn and demonstrate the skills. He enlists the help of other experienced Scouts from the troop to help him.

The description and requirements below are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meet the needs of your troop. The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position.

Printable copy of  Instructor Description and Self Evaluation


The Instructor teaches scout skills.

  • Appointed by SPL with Scoutmaster approval
  • First Class Rank or higher
  • May not serve three consecutive terms

Reports to: The Assistant Scoutmaster
Instructor duties:

  • Instruct Scout skills as needed within the troop or patrols.
  • Prepare well in advance for each teaching assignment.
  • Be proficient in all Scouting skills from Tenderfoot through First Class.
  • Work with Troop Guide in advancing new scouts.
  • Conduct Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, Safe Swim Defense, and Safety Afloat instruction on campouts as needed.
  • Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 65%
  • Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 65%
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the field uniform (class A) correctly to all regular troop meetings and religious services.
  • Wear the activity uniform (class B t-shirt) to all outings and other troop activities.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.

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