Scout Leader or Scouter generally refers to the trained adult leaders of a troop. Scouters are essential to the success of the troop as they assist in planning, logistics, transportation, safety, and general squirrel scout herding. Providing leadership role modeling, experience and direction when requested, Scouters are the "safety net" for the scouts, standing ready to help when requested and step in when the circumstances warrant intervention so that the scout can live up to the scout oath.