The instructor helps Scouts learn and demonstrate skills. He enlists the help of other experienced Scouts from the troop to help him.
Scouts BSA Youth Leadership
A reader asks about being youth-led when all of the Scouts have no previous experience. “The girls have tried, but without experienced scouts in leadership positions to model how to plan a scouting year, run troop meetings or plan a trip, and troop trainers to instruct new scouts in camping skills, like established troops have, things have come to a stand still. “
This weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Scouts BSA Troops (ILST).
Communication is key to a healthy and vibrant troop. The Webmaster is a youth member of the troop who maintains the troop website (with the assistance of an adult if necessary). The description and requirements given are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meet the needs and expectations of your troop.